The
Power
of Travel

We’ve always passionately believed that travel can make you a better person
And now, after speaking with real travellers and working with Columbia Business School psychologist, Adam Galinsky, we can prove it.

Travel makes you happier & healthier

The facts

Travellers are

1 %
more likely to be positive and excited about the future than non-travellers
1 %
more likely to eat a balanced, healthy diet than non-travellers
1 %
more likely to exercise regularly than non-travellers

Your story

Laura Knight, Contiki traveller and six-two writer @lauraknight

“When I’m traveling and something ‘bad’ happens, I look at the situation in a more positive way – it’s taught me so much about resilience.”

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Travel increases your self-belief and confidence

The facts

Travellers are

1 %
more likely to achieve the goals they set for themselves
1 %
more likely to seek out new friendships
1 %
more likely to take risks and accept new challenges

“My Contiki experience provided me with that much of a buzz and confidence boost that I felt ready to quit my rubbish job, book a ticket and take on the world, solo.”

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6 ways to grow self-confidence through travel

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Travel makes you more socially and culturally aware

The facts

Travellers are

1 %
more likely to feel social responsibility
1 x
more likely to be involved in their local government and community
1 %
more likely to be tolerant of others’ beliefs

“During my trip to China, I experienced a completely different society. I realised that despite our apparent differences, essentially we – as a human race – are all the same.”

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Let’s change the conversation around men’s mental health.

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11 global cultural differences that will open your eyes

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3 ways you can volunteer while travelling with Contiki’s ME to WE experiences

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Travel makes you more environmentally conscious

The facts

1 %
of travellers recycle whenever possible
1 %
of travellers believe we need to work with other countries to combat global warming
1 %
of travellers believe our home countries need to take steps to reduce global warming now

Your story

Taryn Welsh, Contiki Manager

“I remember the first time I travelled to India in 2017. That was when I made a conscious decision to use as little plastic as possible while living my life.”

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Does travel have the power to change us?
From giving us new perspectives that change the way we see the world, to prompting new habits that benefit our minds, bodies and even the planet we live on – the answer is a resounding yes.
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