National Plan for Vacation Day set for Jan. 25

Order a free 2022 Missouri Travel Guide to plan a getaway

Planning ahead is key to including more travel in your life. That’s the purpose of National Plan for Vacation Day, Jan. 25.

A good way to get started is to order a free copy of the 2022 Official Missouri Travel Guide. The annual publication includes information about hundreds of destinations in the Show-Me State, including state parks, lakes, rivers, theme parks, golf courses, museums, theaters, hiking and biking trails, wineries and other attractions. The guide can be ordered at

“Winter is a great time to make travel plans for the year ahead,” said Stephen Foutes, director of the Missouri Division of Tourism. “Missouri has many destinations perfect for a weekend getaway, road trip, or vacation with family and friends.”

According to a recent study from Destination Analysts, Americans who plan out their paid time off take more time to travel. Research shows that vacation time is essential to increased mental health and well-being.

Travel is also good for the economy. In fiscal year 2021, Missouri saw more than 33 million visitors resulting in a total economic impact of $13.5 billion. Tourism is a top industry in the state, employing more than 257,000 Missourians.

National Plan for Vacation Day is sponsored annually by the U.S. Travel Association.

Find more information about travel destinations in Missouri at


About the Missouri Division of Tourism

The Missouri Division of Tourism works to showcase Missouri experiences through compelling storytelling to inspire travel, support healthy communities and strengthen the state’s economy. In fiscal year 2021, Missouri welcomed 33 million visitors and saw a $13.5 billion economic impact in the visitor economy. Learn more at