The chang­ing faces of fam­ily hol­i­day pho­tos

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A re­cent study com­mis­sioned by the Sin­ga­pore Tourism Board has re­vealed that Aussie hol­i­day­mak­ers take an av­er­age of 77 pho­tos each day of their hol­i­day, and 57% of those fam­i­lies sur­veyed said they use Face­book and In­sta­gram to col­late their im­ages and build vir­tual photo al­bums. Less than one third of par­ents ac­tu­ally printed their pho­tos and cre­ated a phys­i­cal photo al­bum within the past 12 months.

In­ter­est­ingly In­ter­est­ingly, 67% of par­ents think that hol­i­day-go­er­shol­i­day go­ers spend too much time stag­ing pho­tos and post­ing up­dates and im­ages on so­cial me­dia, rather than liv­ing in the mo­ment.

• One in four par­ents (25%) ad­mit they spend con­sid­er­able time try­ing to cre­ate the ‘per­fect hol­i­day pic­ture’ for so­cial me­dia.

• When it comes to print­ing pho­tos, 55% of Aussie par­ents claim so­cial me­dia has re­placed the need, 53% say they are too much ef­fort, and 39% say they just col­lect dust on the shelf.

• 62% of mums and 51% of dads turn to so­cial me­dia for col­lat­ing their hol­i­day pho­tos, shar­ing with fam­ily and friends, and rem­i­nisc­ing.

• Asked to con­sider rapidly chang­ing tech­nol­ogy and imag­ine the fu­ture of hol­i­day pho­tos, 33% of Aus­tralian par­ents be­lieve we will be cre­at­ing 3D pho­tos, 19% think we’ll be cap­tur­ing hol­i­day mem­o­ries with holo­grams and 30% said they think we will have wear­able tech­nol­ogy that takes our pics!

Galaxy Re­search, Jan­uary 2016. Re­search was con­ducted Aus­tralia-wide and in­cluded in­sights from 1,004 par­ents with chil­dren un­der 18 year olds, who have trav­elled over­seas in the last two years.

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