National Plan for Vacation Day

January 24, 2022

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 over the coming months.
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.

“The research reflects what so many have known for quite a while—that the stresses of the past year can, at least in part,
be lifted by thinking about and planning time away to recharge and experience something new,” said U.S. Travel President
and CEO Roger Dow. “There are real benefits to getting vacation plans on the calendar at the start of the year which
include the happiness associated with travel and committing to take off all the time that is earned for a well-deserved

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.

“Americans say it is important to use their paid time off to travel. Vacation gives us a chance to recharge and reconnect
with family and friends, as well as explore more of our beautiful, diverse country,” added Dow.
Visit Jackson TN 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.