Get ready for a big dose of wanderlust ...
World Tourism Day raises awareness around the world about the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value.
In his yearly World Tourism Day message, the United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s Secretary General, Taleb Rifai said, “Every time we travel we are part of a global movement that has the power to drive inclusive development, to create jobs and to build the sustainable societies we want for our future.”
And according to an American study, travel is the best medicine. The researchers found men who did not take an annual vacation were shown to have a 20 percent higher risk of death and about a 30 percent greater risk of death from heart disease.
More good news: the benefits of travel are fast-acting. The study also found that after only a day or two of travelling, almost 90 percent of participants saw significant drops in their stress level.
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