How Long Should A Normal Vacation Be?

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Whether you’re sunbathing on the beach, hiking on mountains and rocks, or skydiving, everyone needs to de-stress somehow. From experience, vacation is an excellent way of calming the mind and body, allowing you to unwind from day-to-day stress. Vacations are not necessarily luxury; they are very essential for a well-balanced and healthy life.

The correlation between stress, physical, and mental health is well known. It is well known that stress contributes to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and decreased immune defenses. Mentally, stress does not only cause a person to be more irritable, and depressed, but it can also affect the memory which can lead to memory loss and the person making poor decisions. Stress can also lead to anxiety disorders.

How long should a vacation be

Most times people think that only people with mental illness have to pay attention to their mental health. But the actual truth is that your emotions, attitude, and thoughts affect your vibes, productivity, and your general health. Good mental health will toughen your ability to cope with everyday hassles, crises, and challenges. Good mental health is a necessity for creating the life you want.

To avoid the harmful impact of chronic stress and burnout, we need time to unwind and return to our pre-stress level of functioning. This recovery process requires ‘’time off work’’ by having periods of time when you’re not engaging in anything work-related. It is essential that you disconnect from time to time, in a way that fits your needs and preferences.

When possible, take time off to chill and de-stress, so you come to work feeling reinvigorated and ready to be at your best. A study published in Psychosomatic Medicine even suggests that taking time away from work can have both physical and psychological benefits, according to this study, not traveling at least once a year may increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases, which shortens the life span. Take care of your mental health and you will live long!

Now that’s the minimum, but what’s the recommended number of times to go on vacations in a year and the amount of time to spend on a vacation?

Ideally, it is advisable to on vacations at least two times a year, in addition to a few other small trips. The total amount to spend on vacation is 30-45 days per year. I know getting one month free from work in Nigeria may seem hard for some, but it is a very effective way to stay healthy, live a longer and happier life.

How can you space out these 30-45 days? Take at least a vacation of 7-14 days and fill in some three to four days trips across the year.



vacation in Nigeria

YES! As previously mentioned, a vacation helps to lower stress-level, promotes productivity, and improves health and wellbeing. Taking a break from the day-to-day hassles every now and then is essential, and a nice day at the beach or a time out with friends won’t cut it.

The truth is that people don’t realize how deeply stress affects us. Even outside of the workplace we sometimes still feel the pressure of our workload and boss expectations weighing us down.

That’s one of the greatest beauties of vacation. It is very hard to think about current projects when you’re on the beach or hiking up mountains thousands of miles from your office. The further away you are, the more radiant your new environment is, and the easier it will be to mentally distance yourself from stress and give your mind a well-deserved break.

But that shouldn’t be the only reason to take a vacation. Exploring new countries, cultures, and experiences will do the wonder in changing your perspective and deepening your understanding of yourself and the world around you. Vacation, when done right, will go far in improving your life. Maybe you are thinking of going for one soon and don’t know where to go, you can simply check out our guide here.

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Travel and Tourism During Coronavirus Epidemic

Travel Tourism Coronavirus

The Travel and Tourism Industry During The Covid19 (Coronavirus) Epidemic

Just like many other countries around the world, the Nigerian government recently imposed sweeping travel bans to stem the spread of coronavirus within their borders and beyond. Experiencing Naija has taken time to analyze how coronavirus could affect the Nigerian travel and tourism industry.


Before the Covid19 Epidemic

The travel and tourism industry has been a major contributor to many global economies ($2.9 trillion to global GDP in 2019 alone). The major worry for many countries, in a pre-coronavirus world, is that extreme numbers of visitors might not be sustainable. Our interconnectedness and ability to learn about different countries through social media, viral videos or various forms of media have created an inflow of tourism in the past. This impulsive flow was vulnerable to a global scale disturbance – a point of contention for many industry experts.

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Global Reactions

Last week, Nigeria just like other Nations limited non-essential travel across its borders. The United States raised its global travel warning for Americans to the highest level, advising citizens to avoid all international travel. Also, the European Council banned non-essential travel to the European Union last week for 30 days likewise the United Kingdom’s Foreign Office. Many other nations have banned certain arrivals, closed borders or suspended visas. It is, therefore, no secret that the Coronavirus epidemic will affect global tourism.


Travel Tourism Coronavirus

The coronavirus epidemic is putting up to 3.4 million jobs in the Nigerian travel and tourism sector at risk. With travel likely to slump this year, the epidemic will affect tourist visits, which stood at over 5.2 million. This impact would depend on how long the epidemic lasts and could be intensified by recent restrictive measures. According to, Nigeria’s Tourism Revenue reached $2 billion (NGN730 billion) in Dec 2018 compared to $3 billion (1,095 Billion) the previous year.



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Statistics from WTTC

According to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) – These are the potential jobs effect of COVID-19 (Coronavirus):

  • Up to 50 million jobs at risk globally representing a reduction in jobs of 12-14%. Keep in mind that the tourism industry accounts for 10% of the world GDP and jobs.
  • International travel could be adversely impacted by up to 25% in 2020 alone, equivalent to a loss of 3 months of travel.



What You Can Do About It

  • DON’T Panic
  • Postpone all travel plans, but do not cancel
  • Consider purchasing vouchers or gift cards for future hospitality visits when social distancing is not the manner.
  • Do not lose your curiosity and desire to Experience Nigeria, to learn about her culture, people and places even if you have to explore from the comfort of your home for now.
  • You can still experience Nigeria through articles on travel destinations that you would like to visit in the future.
  • The travel and tourism sector is large. Be mindful of the sectors within the tourism industry that rely on patronage for success. These include Transportation, Accommodation, Food and Beverage, Entertainment, and Connected Industries (travel agents, tour operators, etc.).
  • Consider a no-contact drop-off delivery from local restaurants and businesses and remember to tip well.
  • Stay informed, as the news changes regularly, by checking in with a trusted source like the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and the World Health Organization.


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