Take Back Your Calendar on National Plan for Vacation Day with the Arizona Office of Tourism

Jan 29, 2020

PHOENIX, AZ - Did you use all your vacation time in 2019? Join the Arizona Office of Tourism on January 28, 2020 in planning for your next getaway on National Plan for Vacation Day.

According to the U.S. Travel Association, more than 41% of Arizona workers failed to use all of their vacation time last year. Vacation days left unused by Arizonans totaled 11.4 million with a direct spending potential of $3.2 billion.

Taking vacation days not only improves the U.S. economy, but supports American jobs. If Americans used all of their allotted time off, the economy could see $151.5 billion in travel related spending and the additional support of 2 million U.S. jobs.

 “The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to schedule your vacation days for the rest of the year, said Debbie Johnson, Director of the Arizona Office of Tourism. I encourage all Arizonans to join me on National Plan for Vacation Day and plan an Arizona getaway to see something new in our beautiful state.”

The key to taking vacation is planning - Arizonans who plan are more likely to use most or all of their time off. The U.S. Travel Association has created a Vacation Planning Tool to assist travelers in planning and placing vacation days on their calendar. This new tool allows users to plot out the dates of their trips and vacations for the year, export to their calendar and share with family, friends and co-workers.

National Plan for Vacation Day takes place during the last Tuesday in January as a day to encourage Americans to plan their vacation days for the rest of the year at the start of the year. And, if you’re looking for inspiration or travel ideas, you can always find them at VisitArizona.com. 

 

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Media Contact:

Josh Coddington

(480) 438-4700

jcoddington@tourism.az.gov

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