Travel agencies across the country are promoting January 31 as National Plan for Vacation Day.
The move was spurred by a U.S. Travel Association study that showed people are taking fewer vacation days than in years past. It said that, between 1976 and 2000, people used 20.6 vacation days on average. However, in 2015, that average dropped to 16.2 days. Debbie Armstrong, Executive Director of the DeKalb County Convention and Visitors Bureau, says this lack of time off can have negative effects.