With American travel consumers starting to value experiences over material possessions, it's been a boon to the travel industry. Many are saving money to go on trips with their loved ones -- or even alone -- and others are willing to pick up a new job just to fund their next adventure. However, research from Expedia shows that no two travelers are the same. Here, we look at American travel consumers across generations to understand how they plan and what they like to do while they're away.
Here, we take a look at four facts about the American travel consumer:
A Priority for the Majority
74% of Americans say that experiences are a bigger priority than things
57% of Americans say that they're currently saving money specifically allocated for travel
It's Worth a Sacrifice
71% of Gen Z respondents say they'd pick up a part-time job to save up money for a trip
49% of Gen Z and Millennials said they'll sell some of their clothes or furniture to save money for a trip
A Need for Speed
80% of Americans say it would be helpful to be able to book all travel and accommodations on one website
50% of Gen Z said it would be preferable
48% of Millennials said it would be preferable
The "Social" Impact
27% of Millennials have posted about a potential trip on social media to get opinions before booking
36% of Gen Z have chosen a destination specifically because they saw posts about it on social media
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