The short answer is according to research yes – travel is the secret to true happiness!
You probably know by now if you read this blog regularly that travelling makes me happy. We took 53 trips last year and I am never happier than when I am flicking through my Instagram feed searching for exotic locations or plotting a trip. I am definitely one of the 77% of people who book a holiday to cheer themselves up when they’re in need of a happiness boost.
At this present moment I am probably be the happiest person on the planet as I am off to Portugal next week to stay at Martinhal in Lisbon, I’ve just confirmed a week in Corsica with Simpson Travel in July and I am currently spending hours planning two weeks in Rwanda at the end of May.
In global research commissioned by Booking.com, the leader in connecting people with the most incredible places to stay, people revealed that travel gives us such an emotional boost, we consider planning and going away on holiday more vital for our happiness than other big life occasions. Apparently a holiday brings them more happiness than their wedding day, and 51% of those surveyed say they prefer travelling then going on a date with their partner!
So what is it about holidays or travelling that make people so happy and what sort of travel makes them happy?
The research, which questioned 17,000 people from 17 countries, revealed that for the majority, travel experiences, anything from backpacking, to boutique B&B breaks, family villa holidays, or even exotic and remote retreats, brings more lasting happiness than material things (70%). Which explains why most people (56%) prioritise holidays over possessions such as clothes, jewellery and gadgets while almost half (48%) rank travel over home improvements.
Whatever type of holiday you prefer – whether it’s a 5-star luxury beach villa or a cosy bed & breakfast tucked away in the countryside – it appears that it is a truth universally acknowledged that travel makes us happy.
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