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Celebrate National Plan for Vacation Day with VisitNorman

January 28 is National Plan for Vacation Day.

More than half of American workers (55 percent) failed to use all their time off last year. That’s a stockpile of 768 million unused vacation days, of which 236 million were forfeited completely.

What’s the key to using more vacation time? Planning. But nearly half of American households (46 percent) don’t do this simple step — and they lose out on their time off and the benefits it brings.

“The beginning of the year is the time to pull out the calendar and start planning for the entire year. Before you know it, life happens, and you may find yourself in November with weeks left to use and simply not enough time left in the year to schedule them,” said Roger Dow, president and CEO of U.S. Travel Association, the organization rallying the industry around this nationwide event. “National Plan for Vacation Day is the perfect reminder for Americans to plan to use those well-earned days off to explore this great nation. From the beaches of Puerto Rico to the Montana mountain tops, America truly has something for every travel style and budget.”

Using vacation days to travel could also improve the U.S. economy, create American jobs and have a positive impact on our health and overall wellbeing. In fact, if Americans used all their time off to travel, our economy could see a boost of $151.5 billion in travel spending and an additional 2 million U.S. jobs.

Americans can all enjoy the many benefits of taking a break while giving themselves something to look forward to—and VisitNorman has some great ideas to help you plan your perfect getaway.

Norman is a city of annual festivals and events. Coming up in the next few months are the Norman Mardi Gras Parade, the 44th Annual Medieval Fair, Norman Music Festival, Jazz in June and the Annual Aviation Festival. Plan a trip to Norman one of the #NormanMustDo events and add plenty of time to eat at a few Norman Original restaurants, shop at some of Norman’s best #ShopNorman districts, take in some Live Music in the Walker Arts District, check out our world-class museums and stay at one of our lodging establishments.

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