Sometimes you don’t need a study to point out the painfully obvious, but it always helps to affirm your suspicions with hard data. It’s no surprise that people are craving a vacation now more than ever. According to a recent survey conducted by National Plan for Vacation Day (NPVD), people are incredibly hungry for a vacation right now, with 63 percent of respondents saying they “desperately” need a vacation.
NPVD is January 26, and the goal is to set aside a day at the start of the year to encourage people in the United States to plan their time off for the rest of the year. NPVD is also joining forces with the Let’s Go There initiative, a movement to encourage people to plan and book future vacations. A key part of the initiative is making sure workers actually take their PTO days.
According to the NPVD survey, 97 percent of respondents claimed that simply having a trip planned makes them happier, and 84 percent said they’re excited to plan a trip in the next six months. To join the global community of fellow trip planners, hashtag your travel plans with #PlanForVacation on social media, or follow the hashtag for inspiration.