National Plan for Vacation Day, celebrated on the last Tuesday of January, is a day to encourage Americans to plan their time off.
Join us on January 29 and help get Americans to commit their time off for the rest of the year at the start of the year. Regardless of travel style, our country offers something for everyone. Massachusetts ranks 17th in the country for vacation day usage by state. Residents of Massachusetts were granted 62,813 vacation days in 2017 and used 47,896, leaving 14,917 unused vacation days.
Vacation: It’s Good for America
It’s no surprise America has a problem taking time off — but we’re getting better about it. In 2017, Americans used nearly a half-day (0.4 days) more than the previous year. And the best part about it? Its the third year in a row we’ve seen an increase. In 2014, America reached its lowest point of vacation usage and since then, we’ve seen a positive trend upward. Americans are now taking a full day more than back in 2014.
Clearly, Americans need to take more of their well-earned vacation days, but did you know that there are serious benefits to taking time to travel? While the average employee is taking 17.2 days of vacation, less than half (47%) of that time — just eight days—is used for travel. And many Americans do want to use it to travel: the majority (84%) say it is to travel with their time off.