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Celebrate National Plan for Vacation Day By Requesting Your Free 2022 Carefree Travel Guide From the West Michigan Tourist Association

As part of National Plan for Vacation Day on January 25, the West Michigan Tourist Association (WMTA) wants to encourage you to request your free copy of their 2022 Carefree Travel Guide!

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.

Dave Lorenz, Vice President of Travel Michigan, adds, “Research shows that “paid time off” is the second most important employee benefit an employer can offer, after health insurance benefits. Too often, employees don’t take the time to plan their trips, so this benefit is wasted. With all of the exciting city experiences and awesome natural areas to choose from, it’s never too early to plan your getaway in Pure Michigan.”

“The West Michigan Tourist Association 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,” said Erin Murphy, Marketing Manager for WMTA. “By committing to planning on January 25, Americans can all enjoy the many benefits of taking a break while giving themselves something to look forward to—and now is the perfect time to request your free copy of our 2022 Carefree Travel Guide. This year’s guide is bursting with fun ideas to get people out and exploring all that West Michigan has to offer. It’s got great photos, lots of maps, and (most importantly) information on how you can plan your next adventure!”

The Carefree Travel Guide can be viewed online, or sent to you for free by requesting your copy on their website.

U.S. Travel Association is the national, non-profit organization representing all components of the travel industry. In 2020, travel generated $1.5 trillion in economic output and supported 11 million jobs, a drastic decline from pre-pandemic figures. U.S. Travel’s mission is to increase travel to and within the United States. Visit ustravel.org for information and recovery-related data.

Source: Destination Analysts, 2021. Methodology: This research is based on an online survey of employed Americans distributed to the Dynata Business Professionals Panel, one of the largest in the world. Survey respondents must have worked at least 20 hours a week at a company that employed at least two people and earned paid time off in 2021. The survey was fielded December 6–December 17, 2021. In total, 1,200 completed surveys were collected.