While it isn’t a holiday, today is National Plan for Vacation Day. Erin Lenz with the Nebraska Tourism Commission says it is a day set aside for people to plan their vacation time for the rest of the year. She says too many people leave vacation days unused.
Lenz says, “Every year, actually more than half of Americans fail to use their time off. This year has created a stockpile of 705 million unused vacation days so we are encouraging people, along with the U.S. Travel Association to start planning their vacation for the rest of the year.”
Lenz says planning a vacation gives you something to look forward to and she is also hoping that more people choose Nebraska for their vacation destination. She says, “We are currently advertising out-of-state markets for the crane migration. Additionally in the spring and summer, we will start advertising the rest of our “Nebraska; Honestly, Its Not For Everyone” campaign to bring in those out-of-state travelers to the state.” Lenz says if you can appreciate the majestic beauty, wide open spaces and the exploration the state provides, everyone is welcome.
Research shows that planners have a distinct advantage over non-planners. They use more of their time off, take longer vacations and are happier in their personal lives, health and well-being.
The free Nebraska state travel guide is available and people should start planning. Lenz says they are again bringing back their Nebraska Passport Program for the 10th year and are currently in the process of planning those stops. It will start on May 1st and Lenz says all Nebraskans are encouraged to go out and explore our state gems. Additional Nebraska travel ideas can be found at VisitNebraska.com.