Why Travel Cultivates Happiness (INFOGRAPHIC)

Travel brings happiness

Today is the world’s first ever International Day of Happiness, which was established by the United Nations General Assembly to recognize that it is: “Conscious that the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal,[“…] Recognizing also the need for a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes sustainable development, poverty eradication, happiness and the well-being of all peoples…”

G Adventures recently conducted an online survey through Fluid Surveys, which found that for 83 percent of respondents travel is very important to their happiness, even more important than marriage, buying a house and having a baby.

“At G Adventures, creating happiness  and community is one of our core values. We understand the positive effects of travel and recognize its ability to cultivate happiness,” says Todd Rogerson, Mayor of G Adventures. “As indicated by the survey, it’s clear that travel plays a huge role when it comes to happiness.”

Interestingly, the survey found that while men prefer traveling with their significant other, women woud rather globetrot with a friend. And when asked what aspect of travel makes respondents most happy, “new experiences” topped the list, followed by “culture” and “meeting new people”.

To learn the full results of the survey, check out the cool infographic below:

nternational Day of Happiness Infographic

  • http://www.weareholidays.co.in/blog/ Shivangi

    Very cool stats, although i believe that research statistics are always skewed in some way. Travel definitely does it for me !!

  • http://suitcaseentrepreneur.com Natalie Sisson

    This is such a great infographic, perfect to reference in my book I’m writing about being a Suitcase Entrepreneur and totally backs up my experiences on this topic too.

  • http://TravelswithNathan.com Nathan Segal

    For me, travel is really important. I’ve combined travel with my writing career for the last eight years and for me, it’s a great way to live. It’s also a great example of what you can do if you learn how to use the Internet. I highly recommend it.

  • http://driftersblog.com JR Riel

    Great info. I love reading stats like this, makes me want to come up with my own survey just for a reason to do this. I agree with most of the results here, it doesn’t seem like much was miscalculated. Thanks again for compiling this!