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: