National Plan for Vacation Day is January 26, and now is the time to start planning for travel when the time is right.

“Vacation planners have a wide variety of choices when considering what to do in Arkansas,” said Stacy Hurst, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism. “From Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art to incredible new hiking and biking trails, we have something for everyone. A trip in The Natural State is the perfect getaway.”

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“Arkansas Tourism is celebrating National Plan for Vacation Day to encourage travelers to plan ahead for a future trip and take some much-needed time off,” said Travis Napper, director of Arkansas Tourism. “By committing to vacation planning on January 26, Arkansans can enjoy the many benefits of taking a break while giving themselves something to look forward to.”

National Plan for Vacation Day takes place during the last Tuesday in January as a day to encourage Americans to plan their vacation days for the entire year at the beginning of the year. Now more than ever, National Plan for Vacation Day is a chance for travelers to do what is safe and productive: plan. According to the U.S. Travel Association, simply planning a vacation can increase happiness, boost optimism and relieve stress.

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About Arkansas Tourism
Arkansas Tourism, a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism, strives to expand the economic impact of travel and tourism in the state and enhance the quality of life for all Arkansans. The division manages 14 Arkansas Welcome Centers and employs more than 60 staff members across The Natural State. For more information, visit

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