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Would you be more satisfied with your life if you travel more frequently?

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This research intends to examine whether frequent travelers are more satisfied with their life as well as why these individuals travel more frequently than others. Derived from a sample of 500 Taiwanese respondents, the study results show that respondents attaching personal importance to tourism are more likely to gather travel-relevant information, resulting in more frequent travels. It is also found that frequent travelers are more satisfied with their life. These findings suggest that travel and tourism can be an important life domain affecting how people evaluate their overall quality of life.
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Keywords: bottom-up theory of well-being; life satisfaction; tourists’ quality of life; travel importance

Affiliations: 1: Washington State University 2: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 3: Texas A&M University

Appeared or available online: December 5, 2020

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