A study conducted by Hostelworld has revealed that 82 percent of employers think a person is more employable if they have been traveling.
Around 1,000 people were surveyed from various countries including the UK, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Brazil and South Korea, with 64 percent of people from the UK saying that going on long vacations makes them more employable.
And 38 percent of people surveyed believe travel boosts confidence, with 37 percent seeing it as a way to increase people skills. 35 percent of people also agreed that it helps you adapt to new situations and 31 percent saying it improves communication skills.
The study also revealed that 34 percent of people who had traveled extensively were self-employed compared to 14 percent who hadn't.
Feargal Mooney, Chief Executive Officer at Hostelworld, said: "We know that for some people employment can be a barrier to travel - whether it be young adults wanting to get on the career ladder, or those further down the line with mortgages to pay - but our research shows that this doesn't have to be the case. Travelling is one of the most rewarding experiences a person can have, and those who ignore the desire to see the world often regret it ... Whatever stage of life you're in, there's really no excuse not to get out there and meet the world ...
"Thousands of young adults will be graduating this summer and thinking about their next steps in life - but with growing competition in the jobs market, candidates are finding it harder and harder to stand out. Travelling not only allows people the space and time to think about what they want to do with their lives and ignite their passions, but also provides you with invaluable skills including increased confidence that will help you to stand out from the crowd."