Tourism

How to relieve stress with travel

According to new research commissioned by Choice Hotels Asia-Pac, an enormous 82 per cent of Millennials say they are feeling some level of stress. 

And while, yes, they now have their own airline, this new “Need A Break” Report identifies work as a major cause of this stress for the under 35’s, as cited by 62 per cent – the highest result across all age segments.

71 per cent pointed the finger at finances/money and nearly a third of Millennials (29 per cent) flagged societal expectations as a significant cause of stress.

Millennials said that taking a short break (one to three nights) away from the daily grind was their top solution to relieving this stress (40 per cent), but work related concerns were stopping over half of them accomplishing this very achievable goal (51 per cent).

“We hope to provide inspiration to young Millenials through our www.NeedaBreak.com platform to encourage them to get away and have a short one to three night break to destress from their pressures,” CEO of Choice Hotels Asia-Pac, Trent Fraser said. 

According to the research, Australians are not taking enough short breaks a year, with the average Aussie taking just two breaks in 2016.

Although Millennials highlighted a real desire for more regular short breaks away from the office and daily grind, almost a fifth (17 per cent) indicated they actually didn’t take any short breaks in 2016. It was found that Aussies would like at least four short breaks a year.

The benefits of a short break are huge! 82 per cent of Australians said they felt revitalised after a short break, while 78 per cent said they like to know they have a short break to look forward to.

A further 75 per cent said that they get balance back in their life after a short break. Short breaks are also easier to plan than longer holidays.

Millennials, families with kids and baby boomers all agreed that the most beneficial outcome of a short break is happiness, followed closely behind feeling a closer connection to the family, partner or children. So why not take some time out from the office or studies and have some much needed R & R.



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