MILLENNIALS TAKING SHORTER VACAYS
A new survey found that millennials go on 5.6 trips per year, making them the most frequent vacationers. Unsurprisingly, given the age group’s famously shortened attention spans, their vacations are also the shortest.
The online survey conducted by Northstar Research Partners and Expedia Media Solutions — which polled 1,001 Americans who’d taken time off in the last year — indicated vacations taken by millennials last an average of just 6.2 days.
Why are millennials (people between ages 24-35) travelling so frequently? Supposedly, it’s because they want to cross things off their bucket lists and they figure going on short trips is the best way to accomplish that goal.
Other generations, Gen Z (18-23), Gen X (35-50), and baby boomers (51-69) were also surveyed.
All four of the age groups found it challenging to stay off their phones while vacationing – none more so than Gen Z. The survey found 78% — yikes! — of Gen Zers couldn’t stop texting while travelling. #LikeDuh.