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4 reasons why you must travel more often

By Courtesy
November 18, 2014 09:33 IST
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Find out how travelling more makes you a better person and professional. 

How travelling makes you a better professionalA good majority of employees say no to travel or holidays simply because they believe that being absent from from work might affect their career.

In fact, a recent survey by Expedia, an international travel company has revealed that India is the fourth most vacation-deprived nation in the world.

Well, if you are among those who agree with the survey and don't quite remember the last trip you took, then the day won't be far when you'd regret your decision and say "I wish I had travelled more..."

By compromising on travel, you are not simply missing on the fun but on several skills too that can make you climb higher on the career ladder.

What are these magic skills and how do they help? Read on...


Travelling can help you brush up your communication skills.

While travelling, you get to meet people from different walks of life with whom you have to communicate for random things like ordering food, asking for directions, or exploring the culture.

For any career, good communication skills matter a lot, and you can easily develop upon this skill while enjoying travelling.

Cross culture understanding 

Today, people love to step out of their comfort zones and step out of their homes to work at a new place.

This is why several organisations today have employees from different backgrounds and cultures.

If you travel more, you get to understand different cultures and know more stories about different places within and beyond your country.

This would be an advantage for you and help you deal with people from different cultures and tradition.

Time Management

Time never seems to be enough, but one can surely learn to use it efficiently.

And to do this travelling is one of the fun-filled ways.

When you go out, you have got ample of things to do or places to visit, so you can properly learn how to prioritise stuff, set goals, and never miss out on fun element.

Creative thinking

When you travel, you get to see different things around.

This boosts your thinking ability and helps in generating ideas during brain storming sessions.

After travelling, one gets a renewed sense of creativity that's simply a great thing for any career.

Well, not just this, travel also brings along a great magic in the personal life as well as improve health.

According to women's health coach Jennifer Racioppi, "Vacations help reduce the cortisol levels, which get female hormones back in sync."

Well, the next time you get an opportunity to travel to a place you've never been before, you know what you're supposed to do.

Photo: Jamal Saidi/Reuters 

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