Traveling often makes you happier in a 7%

19/02/2021 3:36 pm

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Is not necesary a scientific study to inspires you to travel. but, a new study published in the journal Tourism Analysis shows that those people who have the opportunity to travel more often feel happier with their lives than people who do not travel at all.

Chun-Chu (Bamboo) Chen, from the Washington State University School of Hotel Business Administration, conducted a survey to find out why some people travel more frequently than others and whether or not travel and tourism experiences have an impact. prolonged effect on happiness and well-being.

The results are clear: they show that people who pay more attention to tourism-related information and often spend time on their travel plans with friends are more likely to go on vacation regularly than those who are not constantly thinking about their next trip. In addition, those who traveled regularly also reported feeling 7% happier than those who did not travel or did so practically never.

“While things like work, family life, and friends play a larger role in overall wellness reports, the accumulation of travel experiences appears to have a small but noticeable effect on life satisfaction,” Chen explains. “It really illustrates the importance of being able to get out of the rut and experience new things.”

Reference: “Would you be more satisfied with your life if you travel more frequently?” by Chun-Chu Chen, Sui-Wen (Sharon) Zou, James F. Petrick. Tourism Analysis.

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