As part of National Plan for Vacation on January 30, Innsbrook is encouraging Midwesterners to plan their spring, summer or fall getaway! Innsbrook offers an ideal destination less than an hour west of St. Louis, so vacationers can do away with the stress of travel hassles and spend more time reconnecting with loved ones and nature.
“Innsbrook is celebrating National Plan for Vacation Day because it’s time for Americans to reclaim their time off,” said Innsbrook Vacation & Guest Services Manager Heather Howe. “By planning, you can reap the benefits of taking a break while giving yourself something to look forward to at Innsbrook, such as hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, concerts and more, all while surrounded by the natural beauty of Innsbrook’s 7,500 acres and more than 100 lakes.”
Every year more than half of Americans (54 percent) fail to use all their time off, creating a stockpile of 662 million unused vacation days. In Missouri, 53 percent of employees leave time behind with a total of more than 13 million unused vacation days.
The most effective remedy for American workers who want to use more vacation days is better planning. Yet just over half of households set aside time to plan the use of their vacation time each year. National Plan for Vacation Day, launched by Project: Time Off, is a call-to-action for Americans to stop making excuses and start making vacation plans.
Research shows that vacation planners have a distinct advantage over non-planners. Project: Time Off’s The State of American Vacation 2017 report found that planners use more of their time, take longer vacations and are happier.
- 52 percent of those who planned vacation in advance took all of their vacation time vs. 40 percent of non-planners.
- 75 percent of planners were more likely to take a full week of vacation time or more at a time. Non-planners take significantly fewer days at once.
- More planners report they are “very” or “extremely” happy with their relationships, health and well-being, company and job compared to non-planners.
Americans’ 662 million unused vacation days presents a $236 billion in missed economic opportunity—including a more than $1.83 billion boost for the Missouri economy.
“America’s vacation deprivation shortchanges the time we invest in our personal relationships, undermines our performance at work and threatens our economic well-being,” said Katie Denis, chief of research and strategy for Project: Time Off. “In 2018, Americans need to plan for their bucket list, instead of their to-do list.”
Innsbrook offers vacation packages, family-friendly amenities, overnight accommodations in lakeside condos, a golf course, onsite restaurant and more. Generations of families have been coming to Innsbrook for more than 45 years to spend time away from it all, together.