Smooth Sailing Into The Vacation Season Companies Give Longer Breaks Than Before, But Don`t Expect To Keep Getting More.

Chamber of Commerce survey. By 1984, the percentage had grown to 4.8 percent. Each company spends an average $1,023 per employee annually, according to Hewitt Associates, an international consulting firm. The long slow climb isn`t expected to increase its pace, however. I think there`s going to be some rise in paid time off, vacation, holidays, said James R. Morris, director of survey research for the U.S. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

Caribbean Sailing Vacation Bookings on the Rise

Thomas, USVI — A Caribbean sailing vacation is a lifetime dream for many people who love the ocean, the flaming sunsets, the murmur of the waves, the cry of the seagulls, or the richness of the coral reefs. Many times, this dream is ruined by companies who promise the world and deliver very little, hosting their tourists on old and poorly maintained yachts, employing rude and aggressive personnel or offering little to nothing in terms of entertainment. There are, of course, exceptions, like the Caribbean sailing vacation offer of Sopris Charters, on which every tourist is treated like royalty, the accommodation conditions and the auxiliary services are impeccable and the overall atmosphere emanates luxury, comfort and relaxation. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

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