“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us…”
Travel is good for the soul. Immersed in new surroundings you learn, explore and experience the unknown, which broadens your mind and makes you grow as a human. Turns out, travel provides some additional benefits.
The US Travel Association launched a project this year called The Travel Effect, a multi-year, multimillion dollar research and marketing campaign to study and publicize the benefits of travel. “What we’ve long known anecdotally, we will now prove through authoritative research: travel has a positive effect on health, relationships, business performance and the well-being of communities,” said Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association.
Below are a few statistics revealed by The Travel Effect.
- 57% of people who traveled as a children went to COLLEGE.
- Adults who went on domestic education trips during their youth EARN $5000 MORE OR 12% GREATER INCOME than those who took no trips.
- 85% of talent managers at “use it or lose it PTO” organizations agree that employees who take time off are “more productive in jobs.”
- Family vacation memories last a lifetime, 62% of adults remember vacation from a young age.
And if that’s not enough motivation to book a ticket, check out this video from BuzzFeed.
You belong in the sun, Coolibar takes you there. Bon Voyage!