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Want to Be Happier in 2021? Plan a Vacation!

Want to Be Happier in 2021? Plan a Vacation!

Mon, Jan 25, 2021

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It’s Time To Start Dreaming for the Year Ahead!

Need a vacation? You are not alone! According to data prepared for the U.S. Travel Association by the research firm Destination Analysts, more than six in 10 Americans (63%) report they “desperately” need a vacation after the trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic. The study also found nearly 8 in 10 (77%) American workers say they are extremely or very happy while on vacation and many indicate this has a positive impact to their health and well being.

Yet, survey findings have continuously shown that vacation days are not being used, negatively affecting health, relationships and companies. American workers say that 33% of their paid vacation days went unused last year!

If vacations have so many positive benefits, why aren’t more people taking them? According to travel experts, one of the causes of this phenomenon is insufficient planning. The U.S. Travel Association says Americans are more likely to use all their paid time off when they plan their vacation days for the whole year at the beginning of the year.

That is why the organization has launched a National Plan for Vacation Day (NPVD), celebrated on the last Tuesday of January, each year. The purpose of this day is to highlight the importance of taking time off to travel—both for our personal health and wellbeing and for the economic prosperity of our nation. If you want to take a vacation in 2021, NPVD will be celebrated on Tuesday January 26th but you can start planning your vacation at any time.

So, if you want to be happier with your job, health and wellbeing, it’s time to start dreaming and begin planning your next adventure. Yes, the pandemic has wreaked havoc on travel plans, but if you are one of the six in 10 American travelers (59%) who say they miss traveling (Destination Analysts, Coronavirus Travel Sentiment Index Report, 1/18), take heart, there is hope on the horizon!

Make a promise to yourself to use all your time off this year. When you are ready to travel, we are ready to welcome you back where we have Adventures to Invigorate and Space to Spread Out! So #LetsMakePlans and start dreaming for the year ahead! Here are some resources to help get you started.

Guest Column: Make 2021 the Year You Plan Your Dream Vacation

Oregon’s Adventure Coast- Trip Ideas

COOS BAY – NORTH BEND VISITOR & CONVENTION BUREAU 50 Central Avenue Coos Bay, OR 97420 (541) 269-0215

North Bend Visitor Information Center 1380 Sherman Ave North Bend, OR 97459 (541) 756-4613 Note: Due to COVID, the North Bend Visitor Center is Temporarily Closed.

Charleston Visitor Information Center 91141 Cape Arago Hwy Charleston, OR 97429 (541) 888-2311 Open Seasonally: May 1st - September 30th

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Editor’s Note: As the developments in Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to unfold, please follow the direction from our public health authorities including the CDC, Oregon Health Authority, and Coos Health & Wellness to protect yourself, our community and our visitors. Visit the state’s Safe+Strong Oregon page for more information.

On January 15, 2021, Coos County has moved back into the Extreme Category. This category limits social gatherings to no more than 6 attendees from up to 2 households. This category also closes gyms & fitness centers, indoor recreation facilities including museums, limits the number of patrons that can be inside a retail establishments, and closes restaurants & bars to all but outdoor dining (limited seating) and take-out.

Face coverings are still mandatory for all when inside a public space and when outdoors when 6 feet distancing cannot be maintained.

The Visitor Information Center in Coos Bay is open to assist you when visiting our area on temporary winter hours of 10am-2pm Monday-Saturday. Please follow the protocols in place at the Center.

If you are ready to travel, we are ready to welcome you back to Oregon’s Adventure Coast. However, if you are feeling ill or not comfortable traveling right now, we encourage to stay home and stay healthy. Let’s all do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Here are some suggestions to help you stay healthy.

  • Wash hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Cover nose and mouth using bent elbow or a tissue when coughing and sneezing.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
  • Practice social distancing of 6 feet when in small crowds.

We are closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as it relates to our state, our county and our destinations. This situation continues to evolve with changes daily and there is a lot of uncertainty. We strongly encourage residents and travelers to always follow public health authorities’ recommendations above all else.

(541) 269-0215
50 Central Ave, Coos Bay, OR 97420

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