Millennial Travel Essay

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The Millennial’s Travel Traveling is part of the human experience; people have been traveling since the beginning of time. However, the reasons for traveling have changed over time. If initially the human traveling was influenced by the primary needs and necessities, it eventually evolved to where all individuals, not only the ones in higher classes, travel for pleasure. In recent years, many people are describing themselves on social media as world travelers. They have nice crafted social media profiles with beautiful pictures from the places they travel too. Numerous of this people are millennials, who make a priority of taking few trips every year. However, there is something different about their trips, from the reason for traveling,…show more content…
According to Dr. Jeroen Nawijn, a senior lecturer in Tourism at the NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, vacationing works out positively on happiness, however, the effect is small and mostly short-lived (Nawijn). He concludes, “Vacationers reported a higher degree of pre-trip happiness, compared to non-vacationers, possibly because they are anticipating their holiday. Only a very relaxed holiday trip boosts vacationers’ happiness further after return. Generally, there is no difference between vacationers’ and non-vacationers’ post-trip happiness.”…show more content…
The WYSE Travel Confederation’s latest survey in which they surveyed more than 57,000 young travellers weighs in on the question “Does travel make us happy?”. They asked travellers how happy their last big trip abroad made them feel on a scale from 1 to 10 were 10 is extremely happy. The lowest happiness with the trip was recorded for the travelers under 20 years old at an 8.8 average in term of happiness (Feeling Happy). The highest average reported happiness was in the 26 to 29 years old group with happiness score of 9.1 (Feeling Happy). Based on the answers received, the ‘sweet spot’ for travel seems to be in the late twenties, from age 26 to
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