employees enjoying their PTO at a pool near the ocean
Aug 11, 2022

TripActions Helps Companies Transform PTO Culture

Libby Zay

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“We take time off super seriously,” said Drew Camden, president of Rotor Riot, a high-performance drone company. “Our team works really hard, and we don’t want them to stress about having to plan travel.”

Rotor Riot isn’t full of hot air: It’s one of a growing number of companies leveraging the ability to book personal travel through TripActions as a work perk to add to their benefits packages.

Camden and a dozen other employees at the small business book leisure travel through TripActions Lemonade, the personal travel platform built into the all-in-one travel, corporate card, and expense solution. Camden said employees use the tool to plan family travel around the holidays, custom-build trips to places like Hawaii, or tack leisure time onto work trips—an increasingly popular practice known as bleisure travel.

It’s an important practice. More and more companies are recognizing a disconnect between their PTO policies and company culture around taking vacations. Six out of 10 employees say their manager does not support their time off, yet 37% of employees would choose more time off over a pay raise.

In 2021, a record-breaking 47 million Americans quit their jobs, many of whom cited burnout and poor work-life balance as their reasons for moving on. As companies struggle to recruit and retain talent, it’s clear that transforming vacation culture in the workplace is crucial for keeping employees happy.

Creating a positive work culture around PTO could help small businesses:

  • Combat employee burnout
  • Promote work-life balance
  • Attract and retain talent
  • Boost employee productivity, creativity, and motivation
  • Lower employee healthcare costs

As Camden explained: “We like that we get to show how committed we are to taking time off and having a good work-life balance. In today’s job market, any extra perk is great.”

Camden also explained that employees like to use TripActions because “they get all of the perks of the business platform on the personal platform.”

These perks include:

  • Exclusive access to thousands of corporate negotiated rates
  • Itinerary management—flights, hotels, cars, and trains—in a single app
  • AI-driven search personalization based on preferred loyalty programs, travel preferences, and recent searches
  • Access to live agent support when needed
  • No fees for personal bookings

“Lemonade provides Rotor Riot with the additional benefit of personal travel at no additional cost,“ said Camden.

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