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”Holidays will make us happy” says the public

Taking a holiday is one of the most important factors in your happiness, according to new research.

A survey has found that 90 per cent of people include holidays at one of the five most important things that will make you happy, beating owning your own home and being in a relationship, among other factors.

The poll of 1,000 of its customers this summer by website also found that 98 per cent of people would forgo luxuries in order to afford a holiday.

Indications are that, despite the growing economic gloom, the UK holiday industry remains buoyant.

According to Lonely Planet author David Else, "the actual number of people (young and old) travelling the world or taking a simpler/shorter holiday has not been impacted much".

In a recent article for the Times, Nick Hasell says neither of the UK”s two biggest tour operators, TUI and Thomson, have yet to suffer "any fallout from the consumer downturn".

The firms” closest competitor XL went out of business earlier this summer, but this was due to rising fuel costs as opposed to a fall in consumer demand.

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