As a great philosopher once said, ‘Change is the only constant in life’. A lot of things – ideologies to lifestyle – change from generation to generation. Character studies for generations classified them based on their birth year and labeled each group as Baby boomers, Generation (Gen) X, Millennials or Gen Y, Gen Z, and Gen Alpha (the newest generation). Millennials are the cohort of people born between 1980 and 1996, and they comprise the largest generation.
Travel trends also differ across the generations, and interestingly, millennials are a travel-demanding generation who take more trips a year than any other generation. So, this post is dedicated to those millennial travelers who are regarded to be spearheading the revival of the pandemic-hit travel industry.
Surveys taken to understand millennial travel habits and trends reveal that millennials are willing to spend more on travel and prefer travel experiences to materialistic possessions. Travel is their second most popular choice for optional spending, and this is a generation that typically looks beyond touristy places prioritizing travel for culture and experiences. This generation favors short trips, and their travel decisions are internet-driven. They tend to rely on smartphones for almost everything, from researching and planning a trip to booking flights and accommodation to recording and sharing their travel experiences. The millennial travel trends survey reports put out many more interesting findings related to the way millennials travel, and here we have presented all the data about millennial travel in this infographic. Check it out!