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Vacation is the best way to boost happiness

Going on holiday has shown to be the most exciting and worthwhile to boost happiness for any individual. It gives opportunity to disengage from any routine in order to ease off from pressure. A recent study by Booking.com of 17,000 participants revealed many areas where people feel so good about going on a trip and the benefits it gives.

The study shows that 77 percent go on vacation to boost their happiness and refresh their emotional well-being. It also revealed that many people preferred vacation to any material possessions or social activities. That is why 56 percent of the participants chose to spend their money travelling and 48 percent love to get away from home to enjoy delightful locations. The result shows 50 percent believe going on vacation is more important to them than getting a good job, while 49 agreed it’s more exciting than their wedding memories. 51 percent of the participants love travelling than going on dates.

Of the study, 72 percent agreed that they are emotionally uplifted by the excitement of exploring a journey. Few people make advance enquiries on their trip as 56 percent are most excited doing it themselves when they are ready.

Surprisingly, 62 percent of the participants are more excited to leave office for their holiday.

Shawn Achor, a happiness expert says: “In a world where every dollar and hour counts, travellers are looking for a higher return than ever on their investment of time and money. Why take time off and pay money to be more stressed and less happy? The data highlight how there is a very significant correlation between enjoying the booking experience, and happiness during the actual trip. Unlike the average vacation, a well-planned, low stress vacation has a 94 per cent chance of returning you to work with greater levels of energy, engagement and happiness.

“I recently found that people who take all of their vacation days are not only happier, they are 34 per cent more likely to receive a bonus over the next three years. Happy travel pays”, Achor concluded.

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