One of the most challenging and interesting aspects of going on an unplanned last-minute family vacation is the thrill and excitement of making last-minute decisions. Secondly, planned vacations reduce the pleasure of going on vacation due to the exaggerated planning, packing, booking tickets, taking leave from office, completing children's homework, etc. When a sudden plan to move out comes up, one can actually feel the adrenaline pumping, and all these hectic chores, which would take weeks of planning, are completed in a jiffy.
Another advantage of a last-minute family vacation plan is that the best travel deals can often be found when booking an airline, hotel, cruise or vacation package that is advertised as "last minute travel" or a "last minute vacations" deal. One can save a lot of money on these cheap promotions. An additional advantage to last minute travel deals is the possibility of an even lower price. But it depends on availability, and could be a gamble.
A last minute family vacation can also be a great way to cut the transportation or housing costs of a trip. In this way one gets to go out and spend more on shopping for children, or maybe extend their vacation by a day or two. An unplanned vacation is also an ideal time to try out new things with one's family, and maybe go on an expedition or have a small private family campfire. Most importantly, there should be ways for the family to come back and do something together. After all, that's what the purpose of a family vacation is in the first place. While out on such a casual vacation, one can get more time with family members, and family bonds tighten. So instead of sending the kids off to a camp or off with their grandparents, spending quality time with the family in a splendid location is the mantra for a happy family.
Encourage staff and managers to take their vacation time. Even a day or two of vacation can make a huge difference in employee motivation. Now is the best time to plan the summer schedule and ensure that your employees are taking those earned and deserved vacation days.
USA TODAY (MAR 01 2007) published that some 51% of executives surveyed by Accountemps, Menlo Park, Calif., a specialized staffing service for temporary accounting, finance, and bookkeeping professionals, maintain they are more productive after a vacation than before
Now there is more proof that vacations increase employee productivity and even improve overall health, as the Travel Industry Association released its conclusions from studies of data that looked at the health benefits of vacation travel.
Results indicate that annual vacations can improve health, quality of daily life, productivity, and commitment to family and the workplace.