MOVE OVER BABY BOOMERS,
MILLENNIALS EMBRACE FAMILY TRAVEL
AAA Survey Reveals An Estimated 88 Million Americans
Will Take Family Trips This Year
March 15, 2018 –– Led by millennials, some 88 million Americans plan to take family vacations this year. According to the latest research from AAA Travel, 44 percent of millennials are planning a family getaway, more than members of Generation X (39 percent) or baby boomers (32 percent).
“Just like generations before them, millennials see a family vacation as one of the best ways to create memories and reconnect with loved ones,” said Marilyn Buskohl, Manager of Public and Government Affairs at AAA South Dakota. “No matter their age, families are going on not just one, but multiple vacations throughout the year to revisit favorite destinations and experience new places.”
As travelers seek new sights, AAA expects family trips abroad to be a hot trend in 2018. Of families who will take a trip this year, 35 percent plan to visit an international destination – a nine percent increase from just two years ago. Based on advance travel bookings, AAA predicts the top five most likely international destinations for families will be:
“We’ve seen increased demand for international travel overall, and that trend is now starting to appeal to families,” continued Buskohl.
For families staying stateside, expensive gas prices – the highest prices seen since 2014 – are not stopping vacation planners from packing up their cars for a road trip. They remain the most popular option for family vacations, with nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of those planning a trip expected to hit the roads.
Additional AAA family travel highlights for 2018:
When planning a family vacation, which can be complex when the travel party is more than two, consider seeking the expert advice of a qualified travel agent. They have first-hand destination knowledge, can provide personalized service, and help to create a better vacation experience. Travel agents work directly with travel providers and can often negotiate discounts and advise travelers on other savings or benefits that may be available, such as upgrades and shipboard credits. For more information and to begin planning a trip, visit AAA.com/Travel or the AAA Mobile app.
Travelers who are AAA members can make their vacation dollars go further with exclusive travel-related discounts including:
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