Travel therapy has demonstrable benefits for mental health and wellbeing: study

A recent cross-disciplinary study by Edith Cowan University suggests that tourism should be seen as a viable health care field . Dr Wen said that tourism can improve the quality of life of people with disabilities .

Washington, United States, June 24: A recent cross-disciplinary study by Edith Cowan University (ECU) suggested that we change our conception of tourism, seeing it not just as a recreational activity but as a viable health care field.Dr Wen said that the diverse nature of tourism allowed for the study of how dementia treatments could be useful to those who have mental health problems or conditions.Exercise has been linked to mental health, and taking part in new activities can contribute to cognitive and emotional health, On holiday, meals are usually more social affairs for several people, and family-style meals have been shown to positively influence dementia patients' eating habits, and so Dr Wen said that now is a good time to see how tourism can improve the quality of life of people with disabilities, not just for healthy tourists but also for poor communities.So, after COVID, it's time to think about how tourism can improve quality of life for people with disabilities.