Perks That Come Along With Travelling

travelperksTravelling is something thousands of people claim to want to do. But they never actually get round to it. Travelling offers a variety of benefits many of us don’t even realize. Apart from the obvious perks of exploring new cultures and countries, there are other benefits you can receive from travelling around the world.

Connect

In the world of work, we say it’s not what you know it’s who you know. The same thing applies to travelling. It gives you the chance to make new allies around the world. Make friends with someone in an exotic country and you have a contact should you ever return to or move to that country. It’s a long-term investment in your worldwide connections, and you get to have fun at the same time!

Royalty Programs

Many resorts and travel operators offer royalty programs. This is one of the travel perks where you can save hundreds of dollars. Programs tend to differ widely. Some offer discounts for introducing friends who take a holiday with the operator, whereas others let you accumulate points by making return visits.

There are loyalty and royalty programs available with travel operators in all sectors, including airlines, resorts, and cruises.

Increase Your Resourcefulness

Increase your ability to adapt to certain situations. Many of us refuse to travel because we’re scared of entering a place where we have no connections and no foothold. The bolder travellers amongst us have no problem with it. This attitude translates to the way we act in daily life.

If we have no problems experiencing a culture completely different from our own, there’s no reason why we should still fear situations which make us feel uncomfortable. Becoming more resourceful is precisely why people say travelling changes lives.

Shopping Opportunities

In America, we have an unmatched shopping culture. But we can’t get strange handcrafted souvenirs at the local Walmart. Going abroad exposes us to a range of new shopping opportunities. It’s the chance to kit out your home in exotic items and add a new twist to your abode.

Go to China and get a bamboo chair weaved by the hand of an expert. Or add a dash of color to a room with a dream charm from the markets of Marrakesh. It’s the chance to get your hands on things you wouldn’t otherwise have access to.

Luxury at Nothing Prices

We’ve all dreamed of living in a luxury apartment overlooking the ocean. Very few of us will ever attain those high levels of wealth in the US. If we can’t achieve these dreams here, there’s no reason why we can’t do it abroad. By going to a country where the dollar is a stronger currency, we can get more for our money.

If we wanted a servant in the US it would cost us thousands of dollars. Go to the Seychelles or India and it comes as standard. Things are cheaper, when compared with the value of the dollar, so we can live a lifestyle which far exceeds our own for a few weeks.