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Diamond Resorts International -- Vacations for Life -- Enjoy the Benefits of Meeting People Across the World

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LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - April 12, 2016) - Many seasoned travelers can attest that vacationing does more than provide some entertainment and relaxation. One of the primary consequences of tourism as cited by sociologists, psychologists and physicians alike are from the numerous benefits derived from meeting and bonding with new people, especially those from an entirely different culture. Worldwide resort network Diamond Resorts International® has outlined ways that connecting with the local community can expand the mind and body, as well as a few tips to make the most out of every new encounter abroad.

Diamond Resorts International® reminds guests there is no better way to quickly learn about a new place than spending time with the locals. In fact, it is much easier to meet others while traveling than it is at home, as most people are much friendlier to a visitor than to a fellow resident, and always happy to offer restaurant tips or questions about transportation and customs. Before a tourist interacts with a local, their impression of a country may only be based on reading a guidebook or by the restricted, role-defined interactions in a hotel or with a large group. By asking questions and expressing a genuine interest in a person's home and traditions, the vacationer will be able to form their own opinion of a region -- and will do their own small part in spreading their positive experiences to their friends and family back home. Meeting people across the world also helps develop the skills and eliminate the fears of foreign locations or cultures, ultimately helping an individual discover themselves on a personal level, less dependent on their immediate, long-forged social connections and ingrained support.

One of the most effective ways to start conversations abroad, according to Diamond Resorts International®, is to develop a daily routine. It may seem counterintuitive as people take a vacation to break from their normal schedule, but there are major differences between activities at home, and at your dream destination. Having a morning routine of taking a regular walk, buying a cup of coffee, or visiting the same place each day, will allow travelers to gradually increase organic interactions with people in a natural way. Volunteer activities are another fantastic way to integrate more deeply and naturally into a new culture. Prior research before your trip will help locate opportunities, and will give the sightseer a very special outlook and experience, courtesy of the high-quality locations from Diamond Resorts International®.

About Diamond Resorts International®

Diamond Resorts International®, with its network of more than 370 vacation destinations located in 35 countries throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, Australasia and Africa, provides guests with choice and flexibility to let them create their dream vacation, whether they are traveling an hour away or around the world. Our relaxing vacations have the power to give guests an increased sense of happiness and satisfaction in their lives, while feeling healthier and more fulfilled in their relationships, by enjoying memorable and meaningful experiences that let them Stay Vacationed.™

Diamond Resorts International® manages vacation ownership resorts and sells vacation ownership points that provide members and owners with Vacations for Life® at over 370 managed and affiliated properties and cruise itineraries.

To learn more about Diamond Resorts International® destinations, visit: https://www.diamondresorts.com/destinations

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