September 2018

Club Traveler

Where Will Your Vacations Take You in 2019?

Did you know that 52 percent of U.S. workers aren’t using all their vacation time? According to research by Project: Time Off, people who set aside time to plan out their vacation days are more likely to take all of their vacation time than those who don’t schedule time to plan.

Start plotting now for 2019 with these helpful tips.

Plan a trip for the beginning of the year. Kick off 2019 with your travel aspirations front and center. Picture a romantic winter journey to New York City in January or February. The hustle and bustle of the holidays will have subsided, leaving the city less crowded, just as picturesque and maybe even covered in snow.

Ice skate at Rockefeller Center or Bryant Park, sip on decadently rich hot chocolate from The City Bakery and take advantage of Hilton Grand Vacations Club’s Elevated Rewards Program. The complimentary rewards program includes discounts at world-class restaurants, like the iconic Russian Tea Room, as well as savings on treatments at partner spas like Exhale. Elevated Rewards also provides adult Members 20 percent off entry to the Museum of Modern Art; visit the museum’s information desk to obtain this discount. Additionally, the program rewards Members with discounts to Lincoln Center Presents performances, plus deals with neighborhood retail partners.

Where to stay?  Rest your head at West 57th Street by Hilton Club or The Residences by Hilton Club.

Mark your calendars for January 29. Each year, the last Tuesday of January is National Plan for Vacation Day. Take 10 seconds to schedule a reminder to sit down with your family or friends on this day and plan out your 2019 vacation days.

This vacation calendar tool allows you to plug in your number of days off and start arranging them to visualize your vacations. Share with friends and family and then export to Outlook, Google Calendar or another scheduling app. According to research by Project: Time Off, 212 million vacation days are forfeited annually. Don’t let your hard-earned days add to this statistic. Begin your year with time already set aside to make your vacation plans a priority.

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*The photo featured at the top of this article is by Tanachot / Getty Images.