This year we want to be a part of the International Day of Happiness 2018. Since 2013, the United Nations has celebrated this International Day of Happiness. It is a way to recognize the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world. This year’s theme is “Share Happiness” and focuses on the importance of relationships, kindness, and helping each other. So, join us in bringing a smile to faces around the world.Measuring ProsperityThe Gross National Product (GNP) has long been the most important measurement for politicians to measure the prosperity of the economy. But the GNP fails to take into account the social and environmental costs of growth or progress. Therefore, a new measurement is on the rise. There is a shift in the economic paradigm that recognizes the link between the three pillars of sustainable development and stresses that social, economic, and environmental well-being are indivisible. Together, they define Gross Global Happiness.International Day of Happiness 2018All over the world, there is a debate on the link between happiness, well-being, and prosperity. Everybody understands that while material prosperity is important, it is not the only factor of well-being. Countries like Bhutan have recognized the supremacy of national happiness over national income since the early 1970s. Bhutan adopted the goal of Gross National Happiness over Gross National Product (GNP). This concept is gaining ground in regions around the world.World Happiness Report on MigrantsThis year’s World Happiness Report focuses on the well-being of migrants. You can download the report here. This report shows that there is a remarkable consistency between the happiness of immigrants and those born locally. Although immigrants come from countries with very different levels of happiness, their happiness levels converge towards those of other residents in their new countries. Those who move to happier countries gain, while those who move to less happy countries lose. The “footprint effect” means that immigrants are slightly less happy than the locally born in the happiest countries and happier than the local populations in the least happy countries.Let Us Help YouWe believe our world is a better place when compassion can travel where it is needed most. That is why we devote ourselves to serving those who serve the world. By being a genuine global travel organization, our experienced staff is reachable via diverse means of communication at any given time. Use our quick address locator to contact your nearest Raptim office should you have any questions. You can follow our blog for more stories and travel information.