"National Plan for Vacation Day" can be difficult during the pandemic
JACKSON, TN (WNBJ)-
If you have dreams of getting away from it all, now may be the best time to make your plans but planning a vacation can be difficult during the pandemic.
“Make sure that you know what precautions are in place when you travel there and make sure that you talk to your lodging facilities whether it’s a hotel or an Airbnb to make sure what guidelines are in place when you arrive in the community," said Lori Nunnery of Visit Jackson.
According to the U.S. travel association, 68% of Americans workers are burned out because of the pandemic and could really use a vacation.
“One of the things that we found in the research is that people feel better when they plan a vacation or they are looking forward to a vacation, so this is our encouragement to you to get that on your calendar to have something to look forward to,” said Nunnery.
That's why national plan for vacation day is getting a lot of attention this year,
“This is to remind people or encourage people to go ahead and plan out their vacation time, set those days aside early in the year so you don’t lose those days,” said Nunnery.
It's estimated that 81 % of Americans are excited to plan a vacation within the next six months, but the pandemic can still interfere with those plans.
“My family was planning a trip last week to Colorado, but we actually had to cancel because both of my parents got covid," said Beau Houser says fortunately they were able to get their money back because they purchased travel insurance, something triple AAA says is vital to get during the pandemic.
The auto club also says no matter how or where you plan to spend your vacation this year. expect to pay more.
but expects say despite the travel complications from covid, planning a vacation may be "just what the doctor ordered" for many Americans this year.