Be Merry! Student Flights Take You To The Happiest Places On The Planet in 2012

Travelers on a quest for happiness can get a dose of contentment in Costa Rica, Vietnam or Colombia with the latest travel deals on offer at Student Flights. These are the happy nations where the locals are likely to live the happiest, longest and greenest lives according to the latest published Happy Planet Index (HPI) on 28 May 2012.

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Happy Planet Index

Happy Planet Index

(PRWEB) October 27, 2012

Student Flights has analysed the findings in the 2012 Happy Planet Index (HPI), which ranked 151 countries around the world according to how much they fostered a long, happy and sustainable life for people who live there.

The HPI is the first-ever index to measure the length and contentment of life in countries, using a combination of global data on life expectancy, well-being and ecological footprint.

When it comes to choosing a holiday, results indicated that anywhere in Latin America or the Caribbean would put a smile on your dial, with nine of the top 10 happiest nations on earth located in South America.

Other popular travel destinations on the happiness scale included Indonesia, sitting at 14, Thailand, ranked at 20 and New Zealand, at 28.

Interestingly, the UK ranked at 41, well ahead of Australia at 76 and the USA at 105.

Student Flights national marketing manager Phil Hancox said the findings mirrored the travelling patterns of consumers.

“Destinations like Bali and Phuket are by far our biggest selling holiday spots for students and young adults,” Phil said.

“Aussies love to have fun and look for good value when they travel, so places that embrace the same celebration of life and are friendly on the wallet are always popular.

“London is a favourite also, particularly for people wanting to take gap-year holiday or a career-break.”

Here are a few recently released travel deals for these happy nations…

Costa Rica
Explore the natural playground, diverse wildlife, Caribbean beaches and impressive volcanoes on this 10-day tour of Costa Rica.
From $1045* per person twin share, this 10-day tour includes nine nights hotel accommodation, services of a tour leader, some local guides, all transport and sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary.
The tour departs on December 4, 2012 and is valid for sale until November 30, 2012.
To book, phone Student Flights on 1300 019 130     or see studentflights.com.au.

Vietnam
Enjoy the barefoot elegance, tropical greenery and relaxed vibe of the 4-star Hoi An Riverside Resort & Spa, located on the banks of the scenic Do River amid the rice paddies in Vietnam.
From $330* per person twin share, this deal includes six nights accommodation in a Standard Garden View Room and full breakfast daily.
The price is valid for stays between February 1 and March 31 and is valid for sale until December 31, 2012 unless booked out prior.
To book, phone Student Flights on 1300 019 130     or see studentflights.com.au.

Colombia
Discover the rich culture, colonial churches and colourful traditions of Colombia on this journey that visits the Rosario Islands, Bogota’s famous Gold Museum and more.
From $1936 per person twin share, the price includes six nights’ accommodation in three-star hotels, six breakfasts and four lunches, as well as return private airport transfers with English-speaking guide, private tours with English speaking guide, hotel pick up / drop off for all excursions and all sightseeing activities.
Price is valid for departures until November 8, 2012 and from November 14 to December 13, 2012 and on sale until December 31, 2012 unless sold out.
To book, phone Student Flights on 1300 019 130 or see studentflights.com.au.

Thailand
Stay eight nights for the price of four nights at the 3-star Best Western Phuket Ocean Resort, located on the hillside and set among the coconut groves that overlook Karon Beach and Karon Lagoon.
From $189* per person twin share, the price includes eight nights accommodation in a Superior Room, breakfast daily and return airport transfers.
The price is valid for travel from April 1 to October 31, 2013, with prices on sale until November 30, 2012.
To book, phone Student Flights on 1300 019 130 or see studentflights.com.au.

Bali
Stay five nights for the price of four nights at the 3½-star The 101 Legian in Bali.
From just $199* per person twin share, the price includes five nights accommodation in a Superior room and breakfast daily, plus a 15% discount off food, a 15% discount of all spa treatments, a 50% discount off your second treatment at the resort's 'Atma Spa' during your stay and much more.
The package is valid for travel from January 15 to March 25, 2013 and is valid for sale until October 31, 2012 and unless sold out.
To book, phone Student Flights on 1300 019 130 or see studentflights.com.au.

To travel to South America and other popular travel destinations phone 1300 019 130, visit http://www.studentflights.com.au or find a local Student Flights store and speak to a travel expert.


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