The Future of Travel Amongst Millenials

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• What do we look for when we travel? An escape? A breath of new experiences, or to see a new and different way of life? • While the corners of the globe shrink and all blank spaces of the map fill in, what changes is how we travel.

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• Millennials are the largest demographic since the baby boomers of the 1950s. • Roughly grouped as people ages 16-34, Millennials represent a societal shift, a realignment of perspective, and It should come as no surprise that this change affects their leisure time.

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New services have cropped up within the last year, each espousing the ideals supported by this outspoken generation.

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• Of these concepts, ridesharing, apartment or home renting, and travel dating have each grown from obscurity to the main stream. • But just how serious is this trend becoming?

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• Is this the result of a temporary fad, or have Millennials been able to change the way vacations are taken? • By examining the trends, some fascinating facts are unearthed.

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A N E W W AY T O F LY • A new service making the rounds with the millennials is Airbnb. • Purposed as an answer to ever-growing hotel costs, Airbnb offers travelers an alternative by renting apartments or homes.

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• Compared to other travelers, over 60% of Millennials put their faith in this service, finding the personal touch of a real living space more comfortable than cookie-cutter hotel rooms.

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• A vacation is defined as a trip of over 100 miles away from home, and accommodations for these trips usually run upwards of $1,000 for a week’s worth of room and board. • Millennials utilizing Airbnb, however, can be expected to spend only $400 for the same length of stay.

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• Older millennials with their own families find the services of Airbnb just as useful. • Renting a house with several rooms, and more importantly several bathrooms, affords all the comforts of home without sacrificing cost.

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B A B Y, Y O U C A N D R I V E M Y C A R • Once considered a passing fad, services like Uber and Lyft have proven they are here to stay. • Choosing the flexible fairs and tap-the-app ease, millennials have demonstrated that the days of hailing a cab are quickly coming to a close.

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• A recent survey of transportation receipts revealed the truth of this trend. • Uber’s services make up 55% of ground transportation receipts, and leave traditional taxis in the dust at 43%.

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• While still in its infancy, Uber offers a bevy of benefits for both the passenger and driver. • Using Uber as part-time employment, drivers benefit from having experience outside the car, oftentimes being college educated.

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D AT I N G ‘ R O U N D THE WORLD • The world at their fingertips, Millennials don’t go anywhere without their phone. • With apps for just about anything from car rides to dry cleaning, why wouldn’t there be an app for finding love?

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• Though Tinder has a reputation for being used solely for hooking up, many millennials are finding it a fun way to travel the world and meet new people. • With its recently released feature Tinder Passport, users are able to use their services worldwide to meet single people in other countries.

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• Shifting the focus away from hookups has really opened up the possibilities of this app. • Connecting with people across the world enables travelers to get a true sense of the local color without paying for guided tours.

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• Visit your new friend’s favorite restaurant, or go check out local landmarks known only to natives. • Taking the sting out of traveling alone, millennials are finding company on any continent by using this simple app.

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MILLENNIAL MOVEMENT • Their impact undeniable, Millennials are making some big changes in small ways.

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• In a short time, the way we get around, where we vacation, and how we meet people evolved in new and fascinating directions. • This, literally, is not your grandmother's way to travel.

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• A generation born to leap with technology and adapt to advances, millennials will continue to shape the trends of tomorrow, today.

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