Do you know where you’re going for vacation this year? As part of National Plan for Vacation Day, Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser is encouraging everyone to make plans to #FeedYourSoul right here in #OnlyLouisiana! Louisianans earned an estimated 34.7 million vacation days in 2017 but did not use 8.9 million of those days, or 25 percent of their earned time off was left on the table. “For Louisianans, there’s no better way to enjoy those unused vacation days than to plan now to take one vacation you’d normally go out of state, stay here in Louisiana, and see a part of the state you haven’t seen before. Louisiana isn’t just for spectators, but rather for those who truly want to feed their soul. By committing to planning your trip in Louisiana on January 29, you can reap all the benefits of taking a break while giving yourself something to look forward to in our great state,” said Lt. Governor Nungesser.
Every year more than half of Americans (52%) fail to use all their time off, creating a stockpile of 705 million unused vacation days, up from 662 million days the year before.
“National Plan for Vacation Day is an opportunity for Americans and for America. And who better than the travel industry to help plan the perfect vacation?” said Roger Dow, President and CEO, U.S. Travel Association. “America offers something for everyone, whether you prefer a sunny day at the beach or a snowball fight in the mountains. We encourage every American to plan their time off to explore our great country.”
The most effective remedy for American workers who want to use more vacation days is better planning. Yet just over half (52%) of households set aside time to plan the use of their vacation time each year.
To start planning your Louisiana vacation, visit LouisianaTravel.com.
You can also order your free 2019 Louisiana Visitors Guide.