People dreaming of travel post-COVID 19 now have some scientific data to support their wanderlust. A recent study has found that frequent travelers are happier in their lives than people who don’t travel at all. But during this pandemic, first of all, we have to keep safety in mind. If necessary, we have to wait when the right time to travel. In any case, we must first make sure that our travels are not unhappy.

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The New Travel Study

Chun-Chu is an assistant professor at Washington State University’s School of Hospitality Business Management. He conducted a study to learn why some people travel more often than others and whether travel experiences have a long-term impact on satisfaction and wellbeing. Individuals who pay more attention to tourism-related details and regularly discuss their traveling plans with friends are more likely to take daily vacations than those who are not planning their next holiday, according to the findings of his study. Participants in the survey who said they travel at least 75 miles away from home daily were also about 7% happier than those who said they traveling very rarely or not at all.

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Experience New Things

“While things like work, family life, and friends play a bigger role in overall reports of well-being. The accumulation of travel experiences does appear to have a small yet noticeable effect on self-reported life satisfaction,” Chen said. “It really illustrates the importance of being able to get out of your routine and experience new things. Previous research has looked at the stress reduction, fitness and well-being benefits of tourism activities. But much of it has focused on the impact of a single trip or holiday. Chen’s study goes a step further than prior research by examining the long-term benefits of travel over the course of a year.

The Survey

The study asked participants about the importance of travel in their lives, how much time they spent researching and preparing future vacations, and how many trips they took in a year. They were also polled on how satisfied they were with their lives. A little more than half of the 500 survey respondents said they take more than four pleasure trips per year. Only 7 per cent of respondents did not take any vacations.

Start Planning Your Next Vacation.

As travel restrictions due to Covid-19 begin to relax in the future. The research could have important implications for both tourists and the tourism industry. Based on the results of the study. Chen said travel companies, resorts, and even airlines could launch social media campaigns, such as creating hashtags about the scientific benefits of vacation. To spark people’s interest in discussing their opinions about travel.

This research shows the more people talk about and plan vacations the more likely they are to take them,” he said. “If you are like me and chomping at the bit to get out of dodge and see someplace new, this research will hopefully be some additional good motivation to start planning your next vacation.

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