Here's the clever out-of-office generator you didn't know you wanted
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Here's the clever out-of-office generator you didn't know you wanted

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Courtesy of Westin

Because a great vacation needs a great out-of-office.

Face it, your out-of-office messages are boring: “I'll have limited access to email…blah blah; if your message is urgent…blah blah.” What you really should be doing is leaving an automated reply that tells people you're traveling, seeing the sights, having fun! Now there's an OOO reply tool that will make you sound like the coolest kid on the block, almost guaranteed to leave your correspondents envious and smiling.

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Courtesy of Westin

As part of Westin Hotels & Resorts' new “You Need Better Vacation Days” campaign, the chain has partnered with the wise-guy humorists at McSweeney's to develop the Out of Office Generator. Try it for yourself. Just fill in a few blanks (dates, what kind of trip you're planning, who you'll be going with, etc.) and the app generates a witty, beautifully written message that will make you sound like a combination of adventurer, sybarite, and all-around bon vivant. It will even generate a shortened version for posting on social media.

Tip: When you fill in the “Who to contact while I'm away” box, do what I did and write, “Anyone but me.”

Mark Orwoll is the International Editor of Travel + Leisure. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

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