Infographic: Breaking Down 2016 Traveling Better Study
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International travel company Monograms has unveiled its 2016 Traveling Better study, which spotlights the views of travelers about the best and worst ways to journey around the world.
Monograms conducted the survey with 1,168 international travelers, and examined what respondents valued most when taking a trip to an exotic destination. The results found that 63 percent of people surveyed believed traveling abroad was more stressful than domestic getaways.
The Traveling Better study also found that there are four major stress factors that can make a vacation less fun for everyone involved, including transportation hassles, hotel locations, language barriers and getting lost.
On the other hand, those surveyed also talked about what was most important to them during their trips, including centrally located hotels, pre-planned transportation, local expert assistance and access to must-see sites.
One of the most telling findings from the study was that 85 percent of respondents said they would pay more—52 percent said they would pay up to $500 dollars extra—to ensure they have more fun and less stress throughout their vacation.
Monograms parent company Globus vice president Steve Born released a statement:
“Traveling the world can be an amazing – and even better – an exciting and memorable experience! It should be. You just have to know how to do it right. We assume all travelers want to enjoy their vacation and increase their happiness before during and after their trip. Our goal is to make every Monograms trip a happy vacation. It's a lofty ideal but an important objective because vacations – and traveling the world – should be enjoyable.”
Here is the full infographic, via Monograms:
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