Visiting Friends and Relatives – sustaining relationships and cultural identity
Posted on: Wed 9 Jan 2019
Travel is highly social. Whether travelling alone, or with others, travel offers many diverse opportunities for social interaction. And the variety and frequency of our social interactions is an important aspect of psychological health.
The importance of social interactions is a major factor underpinning the rise of the Visiting Friends and Relatives (VFR) phenomenon.
Talking with Clara Tait, who is from Malta and emigrated to Australia some 37 years ago. Clara discusses the importance of regular trips to Malta to sustain contact with family and friends, and maintain cultural identity.
Produced by Christina Hagger