((N(d)μ(d)-40)(r))/(σ(b)((C(d)-μ(d) )N(d)-41/40 c) ) (41c.a)/(40)^2
Yes, this formula may take no less than a genius to figure out, but apparently it is the formula for what we all wish for, the perfect holiday. It suggests that the holiday that provides maximum relaxation and minimum worry is a three-day break that involves travelling no more than four hours from your home.
The different components of the formula are as follows:
N(d), the number of possible holidays of length 'd' that can be taken in a year
C(d), the cost of that holiday dependent on the number of days taken
a(d), the anxiety levels a holidaymaker might feel about a certain break (worries about taking time off work and tasks building up while away), related to 'd'
r(d), the level of relaxation a holidaymaker is likely to achieve while away from home, related to 'd'
Research shows that many people find a holiday away so stressful that they return home less relaxed than when they left. Plus the post-holiday slump can lead to even more stress from the accumulation of work whilst being away. In fact, the longer someone's holiday the greater risk to a person’s health because of over-indulgence factors such as too much sun, food and drink. These aspects explain recent increases in demand for shorter breaks in the UK.