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Booking a trip can make us feel happiest

Booking a trip can make us feel happiest.

A new poll, conducted by the Institute for Applied Positive Research, has revealed that 97 per cent of people feel happier when they've got a trip booked, whilst 82 per cent insists having travel plans makes them feel "moderately" or "significantly" happier.

And it was also revealed that 71 per cent of people have more energy when they have plans to go away.

However, the coronavirus pandemic has had a significant hit to people's feelings of isolation, with 50 per cent of people admitting they sometimes or often feel isolated, with the figure up from just 23 per cent in 2018. In general, the happiness feeling has also fell this year to 14 per cent from 31 per cent in 2018.

Michelle Gielan, founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research, said: "Booking a trip - even just getting it on the calendar - might be the very thing we need to restore our emotional immune system after months of mounting uncertainty and stress."

Whilst Roger Dow, President and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, said: "As millions of people have stayed close to home to contain the pandemic’s spread, we have all missed getting away to be with others and experience moments that clear your mind and refresh your soul. Those days will return, and we want travellers to know that we’ll be ready when they’re ready to make their next trip."

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