For some people, the joy that travel brings can overcome other important events in their lives, such as getting married or having a child. And a Booking.com survey confirmed that people value travel so much that it even topped the list of things that bring them the greatest happiness in life!
It doesn’t matter if you are traveling with nothing more than a backpack or making a reservation at a luxury hotel – all travel experiences positively influence your health and provide you with a significant boost in endorphins.
To get the right results, Booking.com interviewed 17,000 people who came from 17 countries so they could have a more diverse attitude towards travel.
Respondents confirmed that very few things can replace vacations when it comes to happiness. For example, 77% of people said they book a vacation when they need to improve their mood immediately.
The most intriguing part of this study is that people claimed to value travel far more than their loved ones and even happy events in their lives.
Research showed that people enjoy new experiences more than having a lot of material things. 70% of those surveyed said that going on vacation gives them satisfaction that lasts much longer than the happiness they get from buying things.
6 out of 10 people feel an emotional boost when reading hotel reviews and imagining their future trips!
Can you relate to the results of the study? Have you ever had a life-changing travel experience? Share your stories in the comments!