Reach for the Magic Destinations is excited to share it is supporting National Plan for Vacation Day, the annual day for Americans to plan their entire year at the start of the year, on January 26th.
Though many Americans are not ready or able to take a trip just yet, there is a wealth of information that says simply planning a vacation can increase happiness. In fact, 97% of survey respondents say having a trip planned makes them happier - and that's exactly what we will encourage Americans to do this year.
In 2020, the constraints of the pandemic resulted in Americans using, on average, just 6.8 earned vacation days for travel. Survey data also shows that 84% of Americans are excited to plan a trip in the next six months, indicating an impending surge in travel demand once conditions improve.
Importantly, Reach for the Magic Destinations is encouraging Americans to continue to adhere to healthy travel practices-whether one is planning a vacation in the short term or for later this year. U.S. Travel Association's Travel Confidently toolkit has a wealth of resources and guidance to encourage safe and healthy travel, which includes wearing a mask, frequent hand washing, maintaining social distance when possible and staying home if feeling ill.
This year's National Plan for Vacation Day takes place amid challenging times, but we can still look forward to and plan for brighter days. Whenever you're ready to travel, Reach for the Magic Destinations would love to help you create vacation memories.