Travel has had on the new level of impotence for that Millennial generation. It is more than the sporadic short drive or perhaps a quick flight to another side of the country. Even group tours to Europe won't satisfy the wanderlust of Millenials.
With social media along with a much more connected world, locations that were once thought of as inaccessible are actually, not only available options but sought-after destinations. Destinations with multiple travel blogs and various Instagram posts sharing details of a visit allow others to curently have a concept of what to do and just what to anticipate.
This connected world has also led to a heightened need for Millenials to understand cultures from around the world and also to partake in their customs. It's hard to do this in a group tour of forty. What it really way to travel has changed. Millennials look at traveling differently. Here's what they are looking for.
Millennials Round the World
Millennials would be the generation that came to age within the new millennia. They are the first generation to be intimately associated with people in the same generation all over the world. Gen Z may also claim this degree of connection, perhaps deeper, but not any that came before.
At this time, they've had social networking and smartphones not less than half their lives. They have played online games, joined discord channels, written and followed blogs, watching YouTube daily amongst millions of other outlets. At this time, finding a millennial that hasn't engaged with a person from another country could be nearly impossible.
The result of this connection is a world of shared trends, discussions, and ideas. And, one thing shared by millennials around the globe is a love of Travel.
- Millennial Birth Range – 1981 to 1996
- Age Range in 2022 – 26-41 years old
Mention a bus tour to an experienced millennial traveler and you'll likely see them cringe. The same can probably be said about all-inclusive resort stays in which you never leave the idea. No, Millennials want to be immersed within their destination. They would like to see how it is actually.
This means foot to pavement, experiencing the local public transit, buying something slightly unknown to consume, and interacting with the locals. They are things you can't use a crowd of forty or while locked to your resort. That isn't how millennials travel.
Knowing One's Self
Self-search isn't a concept exclusive to millennials. However, they've made travel their tool to do this. Whether it's a sensible choice or not, an immersive travel experience includes a way of opening a mind to new ideas and perspectives. It also often induces stress levels, and anxiety, and tests one's resourcefulness and mental fortitude. Whenever you stray from the cleared path, things can go wrong, but that's part of the adventure.
Travel is a method for millennials to truly put themselves out in to the world to see how they respond. And, carrying this out does reveal a great deal about one's self.
Being Unique While Echoing Social Media
The struggle from the millennial generation is how to stay ahead of the remainder. Most are not born with trust funds, or able to live the influencer lifestyle, flaunting themselves from one extravagant destination to the next. However, the desire is still there to do so.
One of the finest conflicts of the millennial traveler is balancing the desire to echo the most popular shots made by influencers while also being bold as unique. Would you wake up at 4:30 am to catch the sunrise photo over Angkor Wat, so you can catch the reflection from the pond at just the best moment? Don't be concerned, five-hundred other people is going to be there trying to get the same shot. And five-hundred thousand people have probably already posted about it. But do you do it anyway?
Uniqueness is really a indisputable fact that is nearly impossible to understand, but millennials continue to try to do this. Traveling to a lesser-known destination, even when it is on the heels of a favorite travel blogger, and returning with evidence of the experience may be the one of the ways that millennials make an effort to seek their uniqueness.
Top Travel Locations for Millennials:
- Rome, Italy
- Lake Tahoe, California
- Valencia, Spain
- Whistler, BC, Canada
- Dubrovnik, Croatia
- Bali, Indonesia
- New York, USA
- Dublin, Ireland
- Seattle, USA
- Saint Petersburg, Russia
An Active Lifestyle
More so compared to past generations, the idea of living an active, adventurous, and fit lifestyle attracts millennials. For American millennials perhaps it was experiencing and enjoying the height from the obesity pandemic before mass life-style change led to its decline. Perhaps it is simply the knowledge that there's so much out there that you will never experience from your living room that drives millennials to this desire. You won't find many viral posts from millennials in regards to a vacation day allocated to a couch.
Favorite Millenial Travel Activities:
- Experiencing a brand new Culture
- Photography of Cultural Destinations
- Ticking From the Bucket List
- Eating Out/Food Blogging
- Meeting New Friends