14 Remote-Friendly Employers That Help Workers Pay for Vacations

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Need a vacation? Your boss might help you with that — but only if you work for the right company.

While many workplaces are stingy about offering time away, a handful of companies are so generous that they chip in with vacation-related stipends, discounts and reimbursements.

This is even true of some companies that allow employees to work remotely, according to FlexJobs.

The website devoted to flexible jobs, including those that are partly and fully remote, recently identified more than a dozen companies that are “remote-friendly” and vacation-friendly.

Those employers are:

  1. AFAR Media
  2. Airbnb
  3. BambooHR
  4. Basecamp
  5. Bonanza
  6. Evernote
  7. Expedia
  8. FullContact
  9. Motley Fool
  10. Moz
  11. Travelzoo
  12. TripAdvisor
  13. United Airlines
  14. Yesware

Each of these companies offers some type of perk that can help make employee vacations more feasible financially. For example, FlexJobs reports that:

  • AFAR Media gives full-time workers 30 days of vacation time and a $2,000 stipend for travel.
  • Basecamp allows those who work for the company for at least a year to choose from more than a dozen different paid vacation packages. These packages are valued at $4,000 to $5,000.
  • FullContact offers $7,500 per year for employees to travel. Even better, employees are asked not to work while on vacation.
  • United Airlines gives employees discounted airline tickets and offers unlimited standby travel on any United flight.

How to save on your next vacation

If your employer didn’t make the list, don’t fret: There are still plenty of ways to slash travel costs.

In “18 Ways Save on Every Kind of Travel,” we round up some of the best travel tools that will help you save on hotels, airfare, car rentals and more.

Another way to save is to avoid some common — and costly — travel errors. They include traveling at peak times, such as around holidays. As we have reported, doing so can be more expensive. So, plan your trip for another time:

“During summer, the kiddos have nothing but time on their hands. So, schedule a trip during a run-of-the-mill summer week or weekend when everything will be less crowded and, with any luck, cheaper.”

For more, check out “5 Common Travel Mistakes That Cost You Money.”

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