Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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HAPPIEST DESTINATIONS



Australia, Canada, South Africa, India, France and Thailand have been voted the happiest holiday destinations by UK travellers. (Tourists must travel far for happiness.)

skyscanner/ polled over 1000 people.

It asked about such things as accommodation, food, length of flight, weather, duration, motivation, travelling companions, planning and paying.

The countries ranked in order of happiness were:

1. Australia
2. Canada
3. S Africa
4. India
5. France
6. Thailand
7. USA
8. Italy
9. Portugal
10. Greece
11. Spain
12. Turkey
13. Germany
14. UK

According to Psychologist Cliff Arnall, "Most people enjoy experiencing somewhere different with a better climate... Two thirds of working people dislike their jobs and many resent the routine associated with the predictable, mundane nature of things at home. Being on holiday is an ideal escape..."

Those who had spent more than £3000 per person on their holiday were the most happy.

A sense of sharing was important.

Travelling with friends and meeting friendly locals were important.

Good weather was important.

Those who had planned a long time in advance were happiest.

According to Skyscanner, the Holiday Happiness Formula involves:

I - Interpersonal connections: genuinely getting on with the people you are travelling with and meeting new people whilst on holiday.

P - Planning.

M - Motivation: visiting a destination you always wanted to go to.

A - Accommodation.

W - Weather.

R - Reflection: taking the time to appreciate the new things you are experiencing.

D - Distance.

3 Comments:

Blogger shiffersmith said...

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Blogger shiffersmith said...

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