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Diamond Resorts International

September 09, 2014 05:00 ET

Diamond Resorts International Research -- Take a Vacation, Seriously!

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Sep 9, 2014) - Vacations aren't a luxury. They're essential. And to demonstrate just how important vacations are, Diamond Resorts International® released an infographic based on three studies by Nielsen (2013), Expedia (2011) and Perigee (2003) that gives an overview of what impact taking regular vacations -- or no vacation at all -- can have on your health, happiness, productivity, relationships, love life, and overall well-being.

To illustrate the influence vacation patterns have on people, Diamond Resorts International® introduces two stereotypes: "Brenda Burnout," the non-vacationer, and "Travis Traveller," the yearly vacationer. You want to find out whether you are a Brenda or a Travis? Or maybe who would you rather be?

Then check out the infographic at!

The bottom line: You may feel you cannot afford to take a vacation. The truth is, you cannot afford not to. The benefits of taking annual vacations are better health, less stress, more energy, increased libido, higher productivity, greater satisfaction in relationships, and increased overall happiness.

You want to do better on the job, work smarter, and work less? The solution: Vacation more.

*Vacation Integration Towards an All-Inclusive Lifestyle (Nielsen, 2013)
†Vacation Deprivation Survey (Expedia, 2011)
‡ Work to Live, by Joe Robinson (Perigee 2003)

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