According to this article from The Atlantic the millennial generation, those between ages 16-34 are taking as many opportunities to travel abroad as possible. Currently 20% of all international tourists are young people, making up 200 million travelers even amidst economic uncertainty. Motivations for travel are also slightly different from other generations, with millennials seeking extended meaningful experiences such as educational or philanthropic trips or cultural immersion vs. the traditional short stay standard vacations.
“The World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation, which recently surveyed more than 34,000 people from 137 countries, found that young travelers are not as interested in “the traditional sun, sea and sand holidays” as previous generations are. They are spending less time in “major gateway cities” and instead exploring more remote destinations, staying in hostels instead of hotels, and choosing long-term backpacking trips instead of two-week jaunts.”
Check out the rest of the article to see how Millennials are accessing these new kinds of travel experiences through budget-travel tools and a new outlook on work-life balance and living while you’re young.
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