Travel goals for holidaying in festive season
December is the time of the year when social media feeds are loaded with pictures and videos of folks traveling and celebrating the festive season at beautiful locations around the world. Millennials are traveling in huge number this holiday season. December is the holiday season and folks do not visit foreign shores only for business. The globetrotting community is on a travel spree. Millennials have been bitten by the ‘travel bug’ and ‘wanderlust’ and have a good spending power. Millennials love to spend long as well as short weekends traveling. The outbound tourist traffic and the average spending per person on a single trip have increased.
The entire outlook towards festive season has changed. Millennials want to avoid the hassle, crowd and pollution of city and spend time with loved ones traveling and exploring new destinations. They prefer to travel for a holiday rather than being home to celebrate the festival. Gen Z and Millennials prefer weekend vacations and make the most of it during festive season by clubbing in the weekends to enjoy extended holidays.
Millennials are willing to set aside a good amount of money for a luxury trip. Asian and Middle Eastern destinations continue to be the hot favourite among holiday makers. International destinations like Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong and Dubai are among to attract a lot of crowd. Travelers are also flocking to the US, the Far East, Australia and South Africa. November makes for peak travel time as the festive season makes for a good reason to plan trips.
Technology makes travel easy. Millennials are traveling more frequently than before aided by affordable pricing of airfares and hotel rooms. The ease of booking combined with enhanced technology has enabled travels easier. Millennials are seeking out for newer destinations and newer experiences. The mobile commerce has led to increasing penetration and crashing prices of smartphones which has led to changing the entire travel experience right from the time of research to travel bookings.
The trend highlights a whopping increase in bookings coming via smartphones. The consumer market is extremely demanding and volatile. A key factor that has driven the growth is affordable data and online travel agents that focus on delivering a seamless travel booking experience via the mobile interface. Millennials prefer traveling by flights with both full service and low cost carriers adding more aircrafts and seeing an increase in global market share for travel. The burgeoning disposable income fuels the desire to travel by air. The ease of travel is the major contributor of this growth in travelers.
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