National Plan for Vacation Day: Looking Ahead to Brighter Days


Visit Myrtle Beach is excited to announce its support for National Plan for Vacation Day (NPVD), the annual day for Americans to plan their vacation for the entire year at the start of the year–on January 26. Studies show that people who take vacations are healthier and happier in both their professional and personal lives compared to non-travelers!

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 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 shows that 84% of Americans are excited to plan a vacation in the next six months, indicating an impending surge in travel demand once conditions improve. With so many great travel deals to be had, savvy vacation planners who are able to book future trips now would be wise to take advantage of these offers—before demand picks up.

The Myrtle Beach Area offers diverse lodging facilities, numerous outdoor activities, attractions, theaters, shopping centers and restaurants with safety precautions in place, and of course, 60 miles of wide, beautiful beaches. Great Grand Strand travel deals can be found here.

Visit Myrtle Beach encourages everyone to continue to adhere to healthy travel practices. Whether you’re planning a vacation in the short term or for later this year, remember to wear a mask, wash your hands frequently, and maintain physical distance when possible and obviously, stay home if you are sick.

This year’s NPVD is taking place amid challenging times, but we can still look forward to—and plan for—brighter days. On January 26, use the hashtags #PlanForVacation and #mymyrtlebeach and tell us what part of the Grand Strand you plan to visit next!

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