Need a vacation? You are not alone! After two years of living through the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans are feeling burned out and ready for a change of scenery. However, Americans are still not using all of their vacation days. American workers left an average of more than four days or 29% of their paid time off on the table last year, but the majority of Americans (64%) say they desperately need a vacation.
Why aren’t more people taking vacations? 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 2022, NPVD will be celebrated on Tuesday January 25th but you can start planning your vacation at any time.
Vacations by the numbers:
The importance of vacation planning:
So, if you want to be happier with your job, health and wellbeing, it’s time to start planning your next adventure. Make a promise to yourself to use all your time off this year. Join us in celebrating National #PlanForVacation Day on January 25, 2022! We’re all better when we take time to travel.
You can also follow Oregon’s Adventure Coast Facebook, @travelcoosbay on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok to find inspiration on the best spots to visit, eat, stay and explore any time of the year. Request your FREE visitor’s packet today!
As the developments with COVID-19 continue to unfold, please follow the direction of our public health authorities, including the CDC, Oregon Health Authority, and Coos Health & Wellness, to protect yourself, our community and our visitors. Face coverings are mandatory for all when inside a public space, AND outdoors when 6 ft distancing cannot be maintained. 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 you to stay home and stay healthy. Let’s all do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Visit the state’s Safe+Strong Oregon page for more information.