It’s a common scene nowadays to see young people carrying a huge backpack off to travel somewhere. They plan their itineraries months in advance, book their flights as soon as discounted airfares are up, and read reviews and travel blogs to have an idea of what to expect when they finally arrive at their destinations.
A total of 31,000 people from 134 countries were tapped to be respondents in a study conducted by Topdeck Travel. This survey provided a profile of traveling millennials; between ages 18 and 30, solo travelers, already traveled in Europe, North America, and Australia, and were able to travel overseas between one to three times in a year.
The survey also found out that millennials are more inclined to discover, explore, and immerse in new cultures and eat the local foods as they travel, than to party and shop in their respective destinations.
While we constantly think of the younger generation are selfie- and social media-obsessed, the study revealed that majority of them update their social media accounts a few times per week. Ten percent of those who were surveyed also said that they don’t update their social media accounts while they are traveling. For those who do, they used Facebook, Instagram, TripAdvisor, WhatsApp, and Twitter.
They also do not mind if there is no wifi access in the places they go to. However, a whopping 98 percent of the respondents documented their travels and adventures through the use of smartphones.
Europe, United States, and Australia/New Zealand were listed as the dream destinations of the millennials and would like to visit Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia, and Indonesia.