Forget Your Wedding Day or Even Having a Baby, Research Reveals Travel Is the Secret to True Happiness
2016-11-29 21:00 1674

AMSTERDAM, Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Almost half (49%) of people say a holiday brings them more happiness than their wedding day, while over half (51%) prefer travelling over going on a date with their partner

Global research commissioned by, the leader in connecting people with the most incredible places to stay, has revealed that travel gives us such an emotional boost, we consider planning and going away on holiday more vital for our happiness than other big life occasions - such as our own wedding day (49%), going on a date with your partner (51%), landing a new job (50%), getting engaged (45%), and even having a baby (29%). Furthermore, 77% say they book a holiday just when they're in need of a happiness boost.

"The research reveals the excitement people feel when travellers can easily research potential places to go and types of places to stay," said David Mau, director of product, "With over 1 million properties worldwide that have more than 23 million bookable rooms in over 30 types of accommodation in over 94,000 destinations around the world, people can boost their happiness in a few simple clicks on"

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