Generation Y and travel

To open up to new horizons, to cultivate oneself, to relax in idyllic surroundings, to discover the planet and its multitude of cultures… There are so many reasons why young people, and more particularly those of Generation Y, travel to the four corners of the world. This generation travels a lot, but not necessarily on vacation, preferring short breaks, probably due to a lack of time.


With the start of working life, you no longer need mom and dad to take to the open seas. Phone in hand, rucksack on back and off we go for new adventures! The young traveler market is booming, and will reach nearly 300 million travelers by 2020, according to World Tourism Organization forecasts. It has to be said thatthere are many opportunities for young people to build their future and enjoy a unique experience, whether it’s a short or long stay.
These include the Programme Vacances Travail (PVT) and the Volontariat International en Administration (VIA) for longer stays. Short breaks are favored by low-cost airlines and multi-trip packages (EasyJet, Ryanair, Hop, Interrail, etc.).

The 20-35 age group is a generation of globetrotters, who prepare their trips in no time thanks to the Internet, and for whom borders are no longer a barrier. Ultra-connected, they find the best transport and accommodation deals on websites and social networks, so they have more money to spend on local activities, restaurants and souvenirs. The most important thing for Generation Y is to be able to immerse themselves in the local culture and discover it as authentically as possible.
91% of them say they use the web to plan their trips, and make little use of traditional travel services.

There are many different reasons for traveling, primarily for pleasure, but many also want to learn a language, gain work experience or simply study abroad.

Leaving is one thing, but it’s essential to take precautions, as a bad experience can happen quickly, and the processes are particularly complicated when it comes to health insurance. Leaving for 30 days, 3 months or even 1 year is not the same thing. That’s why it’s important to find out what you need to know, so thatyou’re covered for all eventualities.

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