Why do we Travel?
According to recent research by Sunshine.co.uk, the main reasons we travel are to escape stress and take advantage of cheap holiday deals.
The survey, which polled nearly 1,500 people, found that over 40% were taking holidays twice a year as opposed to one summer trip, because nearly 30% said they needed to escape the stresses of everyday life.
The survey also found that nearly 25% are travelling more because affordable holiday deals are more widely available. Before, your choices of holiday were limited to the package and price the travel agent could offer you, however, holiday deals are now widely competitive and available online, so you can compare in seconds to find a deal to suit your budget.
This survey shows the changing attitudes towards holidays and their affordability since previous generations. Nowadays, air travel can be extremely affordable, which means that most people are lucky enough to travel abroad – and now more than once a year!
Unfortunately only 11% said that a higher disposable income allowed them to travel more frequently.
Interestingly, along with stress and holiday deals, one of the other main reasons for travel that the survey found was a new relationship. People who had just started new relationships said they were more likely to go on multiple trips with their new partner, to spend quality time together.
Funnily enough, only 21% remarked that a desire to travel was the reason for their trips abroad!
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