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This Travel Package Includes Your Own Personal Instagram Photographer

What Instagram obsession means for the Millennial vacation.
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Marianna Jamadi for El Camino Travel

This would appear to be a story about El Camino Travel, a company that’s received some press for providing participants on its guided tours to Latin America and the Caribbean with an embedded Instagram photographer. Yes, these are trips aimed at millennials. (“Is it indulgent? Of course,” Bloomberg Business wrote earlier this year.)

But El Camino’s vacation packages are really part of a larger story about the sorry state of the snake person vacation, which is brutish and short. A survey from Alamo Rent A Car finds that more than a third of millennials who received vacation days in 2014 worked every day of their time off. Glassdoor discovers that more than half of the country’s workers chose to straight-up forfeit paid vacation days. And as the Center for Economic and Policy Research notes, almost a quarter of American workers don’t even receive paid vacation.