Plan your Myrtle Beach vacation now--it’s for your own good!

Did you know that more than half of American workers (55%) failed to use all their time off last year? That’s a stockpile of 768 million unused vacation days just in 2018, of which 236 million were forfeited completely!

What’s the key to using more vacation time? Planning. But nearly half of American households (46%) 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 travel for the entire year. Before you know it, life happens, and you may find yourself in November with weeks of vacation 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 travel.

Furthermore, taking time off is essential to a person’s overall well-being:  it strengthens personal relationships, improves professional performance and promotes overall health and wellness.

Using vacation days to travel could also improve the U.S. economy and create American jobs. 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.

Visit Myrtle Beach is celebrating National Plan for Vacation Day to encourage Americans to take some time off. And what better destination is there than Myrtle Beach? With 60 miles of beautiful beaches, loads of amazing attractions, more than 1800 restaurants and excellent lodging options, the Grand Strand is an ideal place to relax and take those well-deserved days off.

By committing to plan your 2020 vacations on January 28, you can enjoy the many benefits of taking a break while giving yourself, your friends and family something to look forward to. Visit Myrtle Beach has some great ideas to help you plan your perfect getaway.

Start planning by finding great accommodation deals and discounts on attractions and dining.