National Plan for Vacation Day (NPVD), powered by U.S. Travel Association, encourages Americans to plan their vacation days for the entire year at the start of the year. After nearly two years of pandemic stress and fatigue, NPVD is an opportunity for Americans to look ahead to brighter days and make plans for getaways or vacations centered around outdoor recreation over the coming months, according to a news release from KCCVB.
Planning is the key to taking time off and traveling. A new study from Destination Analysts, commissioned by U.S. Travel Association, reveals that Americans who plan out their paid time off take more time off to travel, but one-quarter (24%) of American households don’t take this simple step.
National Plan for Vacation Day comes at a time when American workers report feeling extreme levels of burnout. According to Destination Analysts, more than two-thirds (68%) of American workers feel at least moderately burned out and 13% are extremely burned out.
Data also shows that while vacation is essential to Americans’ mental health and well-being, it is also a crucial benefit for American workers. Nearly 70% of U.S. workers agree that their ability to take vacations is an important factor in keeping them in the workforce. In fact, paid time off is the second most important employee benefit an employer could offer after health insurance benefits.
“The Kosciusko County Convention and Visitors Bureau is joining thousands of organizations across the country to celebrate National Plan for Vacation Day and encourage Americans to take some much-needed time off by planning a vacation focused on outdoor recreation,” said Laura Rothhaar, the marketing and communications manager at the KCCVB. By committing to planning on Tuesday, Jan. 25, Americans can enjoy the many benefits of taking a break while giving themselves something to look forward to.
Visit the KCCVB website, VisitKosciuskoCounty.org, to find more information and follow it on social media @VisitKosciuskoCounty to enter a giveaway contest on Tuesday, Jan. 25.