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Hawaii Residents Use Their Vacation Time

Hawaii is among the top states in the nation for used vacation time and low work stress.
June 30, 2017


Hawaii Residents Use Their Vacation Time

Folks who live and work in Hawaii are among the least likely to leave their vacation time unused, according to Project: Time Off. Their report had interesting timing, considering that we encouraged our readers to take a break and enjoy an afternoon at one of Maui's guitar festivals just last week. As we pointed out then, buying Maui real estate comes with an ocean of perks.

As such a popular vacation destination, its residents are kept busy coming up with new ways to rest and relax, or go out on thrilling adventures. It's a good way to make a living, too. For example, Skyline Eco-Adventures is the United States' 1st zipline company, and it was founded in 2002 on Maui. A good portion of Maui's population are recreation professionals, or starting their own business for that purpose. When there's so much fun to be had in Hawaii, it's no wonder our residents are among the most likely to use their vacation time.

Project: Time Off performed an analysis of data they received from an online survey, and sorted the information geographically. The resulting report shows how much vacation time gets used by residents of each state on average, along with the 30 largest metropolitan areas. Hawaii residents left 39% of their vacation time unused, coming in second place for likeliest to use their time off, but was only behind by 1%. First place went to Maine, which left 38% unused. In Idaho, 78% of vacation time went unused, putting them at the end of the pack.

The report also discussed the workplace cultures in the highest and lowest states. They observed that only 6% of Hawaii workers reported a company culture that didn't promote time off, compared to the 20% national average. In addition, only 8% of Hawaii workers felt they would be likely to have to work during their time off, compared to the 21% national average. As for reporting that no one else could do their work while they were gone, 23% of Hawaii workers agreed, while the national average was 34%.

Stress was also considered in the report, because they're using it to evaluate the well-being of the nation. Hawaii was among the five lowest ranking states for work-related stress. While 59% of Hawaii workers reported work stress, the national average is 70 percent. Evidently, there's room for improvement no matter where you are in the nation. It certainly doesn't hurt to love where you live. As the report eloquently stated of Hawaii, "Working and living in a bucket list destination has its rewards," and we couldn't agree more. On that note, if you're in the market to buy a Maui home, condo or land, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. We would be delighted to assist you. Mahalo!

Blogs for June 2017

Hawaii Residents Use Their Vacation Time

Posted on June 30, 2017


Hawaii Residents Use Their Vacation Time

Folks who live and work in Hawaii are among the least likely to leave their vacation time unused, according to Project: Time Off. Their report had interesting timing, considering that we encouraged our readers to take a break and enjoy an afternoon… Continue Reading

The 26th Annual Ki Hoalu Guitar Festival

Posted on June 23, 2017

The 26th Annual Kī Hō`alu Guitar Festival

Looking for a break from your busy Maui workweek? Even here, we can get swept up in the demands of our jobs and start forgetting the opportunities for enjoyment that surround us. While visitors from all over the world flock to Maui… Continue Reading

Maui Home and Condo Prices Up in May on Lower Inventory

Posted on June 16, 2017

Maui Home and Condo Prices Up in May on Lower Inventory

The Maui real estate statistics for the month of May have been reported by the Realtors Association of Maui, revealing that median home and condo prices were up as a result of low inventory. It's the kind of… Continue Reading

Ocean Conservation and Education Benefit at Lumeria Maui

Posted on June 09, 2017


Ocean Conservation and Education Benefit at Lumeria Maui

If you're here to search for Maui real estate, chances are, you love the island, and the ocean that surrounds it. Very few people choose to buy a home on Maui if they don't love the beaches or the ocean… Continue Reading

Maui Garden EXPO 2017 a Homeowner's Delight

Posted on June 02, 2017

Maui Garden EXPO 2017 a Homeowner's Delight

One of the joys of buying a home on Maui is making it your own, inside and out. The folks that buy Maui real estate tend to be in love with the natural beauty of the island, which leads to interesting outdoor… Continue Reading

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