Spending Time with the Family: A New Year’s Resolution

As another year comes to an end, millions of people around the world are reflecting on 2018 and looking forward to the future with anticipation as they make their New Year’s resolutions. Eating healthier foods, exercising more, losing weight and spending more time with family are just a few of the things on the list.

Family Time Is Happy Time

What’s most important? For Belgians, it’s family. Brussels Airlines and iVox, a Belgian-based market research and polling agency, wanted to know what makes people happy.  Their “Happy Times” research showed that 75% of Belgians believe family time is crucial for happiness, and 41% percent believe time with the family is THE most important factor in happiness. 

With frenetic work demands and children busy with school and leisure activities, the family bond may be weakening. In some homes, the nightly family meal is a thing of the past. 

The Brussels Airlines and iVox study showed 53% of those polled said they currently have too little time for family. In fact, 3 out of 10 Belgians under 55 said they spend a maximum of one hour a day together.

Take to the Skies

How can that problem be solved? Take to the skies, urges the airline. Ninety percent of families with children say that traveling is the ideal way to spend more time together. Travel can bring people together. Jet off to visit those cousins, aunts, uncles or grandparents!

Can a flight to a vacation destination spice up a relationship and keep romance alive? The airline’s survey showed that 8 out of 10 people in a relationship say that traveling can make them fall in love again. 

As the champagne bubbles rise in your glass and Auld Lang Syne rings through the air, those annual New Year’s resolutions will be put to the test. If more time with the family tops your list, Brussels Airlines can help with “Happy Times.” The airline offers flights to more than 100 destinations, starting as low as 34 euros. Have a happy New Year!