From providing well-deserved family time to introducing kids to a whole new world, vacations are not only good for us, but they’re also good for the whole family!
Let’s be honest, we would all love to receive a vacation for Christmas but did you know that the University of Toronto has stated that new research shows that gifting experiences can foster stronger relationships than gifting material items.
In the research published by the UT, Cindy Chan, an expert on consumer relationships quotes “The reason experiential gifts are more socially connecting is that they tend to be more emotionally evocative. An experiential gift elicits a strong emotional response when a recipient consumes it — like the fear and awe of a safari adventure, the excitement of a rock concert or the calmness of a spa — and is more intensely emotional than a material possession.”
Did you know that family vacations have a long-lasting impact on Kid’s Happiness? With 10 family-friendly club resorts to choose from, using your TravelSmart membership to give your family the gift of travel this holiday season has never been easier.
But let’s be honest, do you really need to science to convince you to take a family vacation? We know we don’t! There are a ton of positives to taking a family vacation, here are our top 3 favourite benefits:
- Vacations reduce stress for the entire family by creating more quality time away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
- Travel makes younger children smarter by introducing them to new experiences and cultures they would not experience outside of school or books.
- Family vacations create unique memories. These travel memories form a vital part of every family members’ identity and will more than likely never be forgotten.
TravelSmart Tip: Check out How to be prepared if you’re travelling with younger children on your next vacation HERE