Today’s wellness industry is far more than fad diets and the latest gym equipment; it is more about lifestyle choices.
According to the Global Wellness Institute, wellness tourism was worth $720 billion in 2019; this fell to $436 billion in 2020 due to the pandemic. However, the forecast for future wellness travel up to 2025 could reach $1.1 trillion.
Well-being covers the health spectrum from physical fitness to emotional stability. Tourists are looking to shake off the lockdown restrictions and escape to places that offer activities for all to enjoy. Spending time away from the rigors of everyday life, exploring beautiful landscapes, relaxing on a sun-kissed beach, and having the chance to make lasting memories is beneficial for everyone’s well-being.
A feature on Love Holidays about family travel has some interesting facts on the positive impact of travel on children. The article discusses how traveling with your family has changed over the years. What was once a stressful event for some parents is now made more accessible by the tourism industry’s realization that changes needed to be made.
So, here are some reasons why family vacations suit your well-being; in addition, our previous article 10 Reasons Why Travel is Important discusses more reasons to travel.
Family Travel Strengthens Bonds
When at home, the pace of everyday life doesn’t always allow enough time to spend uninterrupted moments together. A vacation is a beautiful way to strengthen family bonds. Simple activities like preparing and sharing a meal can make cherished memories. Group activities bring you closer together through the ability to adapt to a situation and establish a stronger emotional tie. Whether it is a game of cricket on the beach in England or a safari in an African National Park, it will positively affect your mental well-being.
Having young children around is a great excuse to do crazy childish things! Letting go of the inhibitions of being a responsible adult is excellent for the mind and body. You can talk to the animals in a zoo and jump in the waves as they roll up the beach. When looking back at the fun you had, the children will remember when their parents did silly things, recalling memories and tales to pass down to the future generation.
The educational value for the whole family is immense. Youngsters are far more likely to remember facts and statistics by visiting new places and meeting people from different backgrounds than their own. Immersing yourselves in a new culture has enormous benefits. Sharing the experience and discussing what you have learned will increase your happiness. The brain’s functions will be improved as it processes new ideas and digests the information you are gathering.
No Time to Be Bored
Having left technology behind, making the family vacation interesting for everyone’s well-being is essential. It is a well-known fact that young people need stimulating pursuits and activities to stop boredom. Consult with adults and children to see where they would like to visit or what new adventures they want to pursue. Make a bucket list for the vacation and choose ventures that suit all the young and older family members.
Relax The Kids Are With You
Having your children with you on vacation enhances their Parent’s/Guardian’s health and happiness. It takes away the worry and guilt of leaving them behind. In their blog, ‘The World Travel and Tourism Council’ tells us that traveling with loved ones helps meet your need for love and belonging and why travel is good for mental health. Including the children gives them a sense of security, enhances their connection with you, and strengthens the feeling of love and fulfillment within your family circle.
There Are Many Practical Benefits
Travel as a family has evolved over the years. CN Traveler notes how airports are easier to navigate, and children are better catered for. Hiring a larger, more comfortable vehicle for the trip will let others entertain the kids, leaving the driver free to relax and enjoy the journey. The advantages of sharing accommodation often mean a bigger room, suite, or apartment. Many attractions offer discounts, and priority passes to family groups which help when budgeting for your trip.