Celebrate Diversity and Inclusion this National Plan Your Vacation Day

It’s National Plan Your Vacation Day (Jan. 25, 2022), annually celebrated the last Tuesday of January! Visit Tri-Cities joins destination marketing organizations throughout the United States encouraging Americans to plan their vacation days for the entire year. With more than half of remote workers logging more hours than when they were in the office, according to the US Travel Association, taking advantage of paid time off is more important than ever.

While taking vacation time to travel as an outlet to relax and destress is critical to overall wellbeing, travel offers so much more! Travel also inspires empathy, deepens cultural understanding and dismantles stereotypes when being immersed in a destination’s offered experiences.

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“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” -Mark Twain, Innocents Abroad

The Tri-Cities is a diverse and inclusive destination, welcoming visitors of all races, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, genders, gender identities and expressions, religions, abilities, socio-economic status, and all the intersecting identities therein to experience all the community has to offer.

In turn, a trip to the Tri-Cities offers visitors opportunities to the discover the region’s heritage and history, experience the how the locals celebrate inclusive events and experience a variety of flourishing districts born from people of different cultures who made the Tri-Cities their home. We look forward to welcoming you!

Tri-IDEAs, is a program exploring and celebrating Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility through tourism in the Tri-Cities. 

Visit Tri-Cities, we believe travel is transformative on multiple levels. Exploring new destinations exposes us to different ideas, cultures, history, heritages and people. Through Tri-IDEAs, Visit Tri-Cities will connect with local business owners, community leaders, event organizers, residents and more to highlight, share and celebrate the diversity of the Tri-Cities that can be experienced through travel and tourism activities.