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Don't Let Your Summer Vacation Be Threatened by 'Guilty Vacation Syndrome'
Date:5/18/2009

Study Shows 90 Percent of People Have It, New Malady Can Be Cured

WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The symptoms often go undetected. They are mistaken for other, less serious ailments. But thanks to a new initiative conducted by the American Resort Development Association (ARDA), more people are getting treatment for their Guilty Vacation Syndrome (GVS). They are learning to embrace vacation -- with no second-guessing, stress or guilt.

According to a recent survey conducted on ARDA's consumer Web site, VacationBetter.org, ninety percent of people are not taking or are delaying their summer vacation this year because they feel guilty about it. With the negative economic news every day and companies cutting back on people and programs, many feel that despite wanting a vacation, they shouldn't take one.

"We always take two weeks at the beach each year to refresh and rejuvenate," says Pete J., a GVS sufferer. "This year we've decided to cut back since we don't want to appear insensitive to the economic situation."

Symptoms include misplaced emotions, indecisiveness and sadness.

"People with 'Guilty Vacation Syndrome' must put their health first," said Howard Nusbaum, ARDA president and CEO. "There has been substantial research affirming the physical and mental benefits for taking time to get away and recharge. And in stressful times like these, it's even more important."

According to ARDA, there are several remedies for GVS. First, realize that vacations are a necessity and not a luxury. Second, commit to an annual vacation -- a recipe for stronger ties with families and friends, less stress and better health. And lastly, learn from those that have never suffered from this malady; timeshare owners have continued to make vacations a priority despite tough economic times.

"We have always believed in taking time to vacation. That is why we bought our timeshares more than 10 years ago and have added several weeks since," said Kathy and Rich V., guiltless vacationers. "With the stresses of today's world, it's even more important to take the family and get away from it all to spend some quality time together. Having pre-purchased our annual timeshare weeks in a fabulous location or being able to trade to other great locations makes it a no-brainer. Even if we need to spend some time while vacationing to check emails or take a call or two from the office, it is different when you are away from it all. We don't apologize for taking time out to relax and recharge, and we encourage others to do the same."

It's proven that one to two weeks away from the daily routine leads to better job performance and productivity, perhaps helping to make your job even more secure when you return to it.

For more information on recovering from GVS, please visit www.VacationBetter.org.

About VacationBetter.org

The American Resort Development Association's (ARDA) on-line resource informs consumers on the importance of taking a vacation and the overall benefits of enjoying one -- regularly -- through shared vacation ownership. VacationBetter.org is a comprehensive, educational tool for consumers to learn about this travel option and to demonstrate a way for travelers to vacation better.


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