Travel Agents-Better Than A Therapist
That’s right folks, we are in the service of helping people book holidays and going on holiday is an effective form of therapy that has scientifically proven positive effects =)
Here are some reasons why travel agents are better than therapists:
1. TRAVEL CAN DEFEND AGAINST DEPRESSION
According to various studies, going on holiday has been shown to significantly reduce the likelihood of developing depression, and in fact can help promote greater brain health. Travelling has also been found to make us happier than actually getting married!
Interestingly, and great news for travel agents, travelling’s therapeutic effects don’t just start once the client has set foot on a plane or landed in a new country, but actually start as soon as the person has booked their holiday.
Pretty cool huh?!
2. TRAVEL BRINGS PEOPLE CLOSER TOGETHER
Sharing new travel experiences together, and solving problems on the fly strengthens all types of relationships and generally brings people closer together – so well done to us, oh travel agent!
Couples that travel together were found to report higher levels of intimacy than those that stayed home, and had healthier and happier relationships overall.
3. TRAVEL CAN SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE STRESS =)
Travelling has been found to be one of the most immediate ways of relieving stress.
Studies have found that stress levels dropped by as much as 89 percent just a day or two into a holiday – that’s much faster than even the most effective anti-depressants and so much more fun!
Freed up from the commitments and complexities of everyday life, travelers can ditch the old in search of the new and actually feel alive again instead of feeling imprisoned by the mundane.
And we’re the ones who help free them……
4. TRAVEL MAKES PEOPLE MORE OPEN MINDED
Exploring new cultures and meeting new people that hail from all walks of life has been proven to make travelers way more open minded and creative.
This is due to the brain’s neuroplasticity and the ability of travel to shape and mould the brain in new ways as we experience new things.
5. TRAVEL MAKES YOU MORE STABLE (EMOTIONALLY)
The constant change that comes with travelling can make people better able to cope with anxiety back at home.
That’s because a traveler will get used to things not going their way on their travels, and then won’t be so flustered when the same happens back home.
This ability to make people more emotionally stable is more pronounced over long-term travel, so we advise our clients to turn that two-week holiday into a three month journey!!