Did you know that today’s millennial generation is the main actor in reviving the travel industry around the world, including in Indonesia. Their enthusiasm and higher curiosity make the millennial generation, or maybe you are more familiar with the ‘ kids nowadays ‘ , become more adventurous and like to go around looking for new things.
This generation born after the 1980s was born when the world of technology had begun to develop and was ready to welcome the future. With the internet, the whole world feels in the palm of our hands. We can see almost 90% of the entire world through maps to the roads we usually pass though. That’s where curiosity and curiosity to experience the beauty of the world and get new experiences encourage them to travel. Especially, with social media being their main trigger, for millennials who are socialites who want to travel around the world.
The following are the characteristics of today’s millennial traveler. Do you have it too?
Traveling with friends instead of a travel agent
Yes, many millennials are willing to save their pocket money to travel with friends instead of buying their dream goods. The funny thing is, some millennials have even created their own treasury system, you know. Yes, they do tend to be more intentional and committed to their plans because according to him, traveling with friends will be more exciting than traveling with a travel agent.
Millennials are a generation that really likes freedom, let alone determining the destination when traveling. They also do not like to be arranged and follow the schedule that has been determined by the travel agent because their concept of traveling is ‘ escape from reality’. Yes, so it’s no wonder why they tend to prefer traveling with friends who have the same interests rather than traveling with a travel agent .
Backpacking & on budget
Backpacking is the current travel trend. Besides being more practical, backpacking is also known as traveling with a budget that is still friendly in the pocket, especially for some millennial generations who do not have their own livelihoods or are not yet stable in their work, and want to go traveling. With this backpacking trend, it provides an opportunity for anyone to be able to travel with a more suitable budget, because who doesn’t want to have fun traveling with a minimal budget?
Technology is everything
As a generation that was born with a technological civilization that is quite advanced. The millennial generation must have been very best friends with their gadgets or smartphones . With just a touch on the screen, all difficulties while traveling can be resolved with all the conveniences available.
From the planning process to when traveling, millennials will rely entirely on technology. Starting from booking transportation and accommodation, browsing favorite destinations recommended by many people, budgeting stages about estimated expenses, or even looking at maps. Everything is all technology, gadgets, or who likes to be called a smartphone. Can you imagine traveling without your smartphone?
Updates on social media
Update pictures is a must! Whether it’s selfies, wefies, natural landscape photos, stylish photos, or even candid photos. Showing off photos while traveling is like a tradition and obligation for millennials. Traveling without photo updates must be like eating rice without side dishes! Usually, millennials prefer to go to destinations with good views or backgrounds for photos on their Instagram feeds . The more Instagrammable and artistic, the better.
Consciously or not, social media is the trigger for so many millennial generations who want to go traveling. Curiosity and envy of other people’s Instagram photos are strong triggers and reasons. So, are you a social media user too?
Prefer to live in a guest house or rent a house instead of staying in a hotel
Usually, the choice to stay in a hotel is the last choice for millennials, they prefer to stay in guest houses, hostels, or rent houses / apartments such as through Airbnb . As discussed above, they usually travel in groups with their friends and they will feel more together when they live in the same house. Feel the comfort of living with friends in the same house while on vacation, making them feel more comfortable and bonding with each other.
Well, how? Do you have any of the above characteristics?