Generation Z is the most regretful of all ages about missed travel opportunities
Worldwide almost three-quarters of travellers (71%) regret missed opportunities to travel, among young people aged 18-24 (Generation Z) this is even 82%. Among all generations almost a fifth of all travellers (19%) say that they have found their passion or purpose in life while travelling, 17% have overcome a great fear and 15% have learned a new language.
MISSED OPPORTUNITIES TO TRAVEL
Worldwide almost three-quarters of travellers (71%) regret missed opportunities to travel, among young people aged 18-24 (Generation Z) this is even 82%.
TRAVELING CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE
Among all generations almost a fifth of all travellers (19%) say that they have found their passion or purpose in life while travelling, 17% have overcome a great fear and 15% have learned a new language.
Whether you’re daydreaming about the bucket list holiday that you could have booked, or the road trip you had to make, Booking.com and ili research shows that no less than 71% of travellers worldwide regretted a non-made trip.
Booking.com, the world leader in connecting travellers to the largest choice of incredible places to stay, has surveyed 20,500 travellers worldwide in collaboration with ili, the world’s fastest offline translation device. In this study, these are the most frequently heard cases of which one regrets:
- I had wanted to travel more often (46%),
- I would have liked to travel more when I was younger (35%),
- I wanted to see more of the countries visited (29%),
- I wanted to go to more remote destinations (25%),
- I had wanted to travel more adventurously (25%).
Generation Z has the most regret: over a third (35%) wanted to be more adventurous and three in ten (29%) wanted to go to more remote destinations. It is not surprising that 32% of the selfie generation (18 to 24 years old) would have liked to have taken more photos as a souvenir of their trip. This percentage was 23% for the entire group of respondents.
Despite regrets of an unmade trip, more than half of the travellers surveyed (53%) indicate that they have left their worries about a new destination behind and have gone there anyway. Especially Generation Z sails with full force to overcome her fears: almost two-thirds of the 18-24 year olds (61%) went over the line. The positive impact of this is that 44% will continue to travel in the future, 41% have more confidence in life and 40% have a sense of personal victory. It also deepened existing relationships and creates new friendships: nearly a third of travellers (30%) became closer with their families and more than a quarter (27%) started their new, long-term friendships on holiday.
For more than half of travellers (55%), their holidays have led to significant changes in their lives – this percentage even rises to 71% for 18 to 24 year olds. Almost a fifth (19%) found their goal or passion in life, 17% have overcome a great fear and 15% have learned a new language. Traveling can also do us well physically and mentally: 46% say that travel has had a positive effect on their mental health and 26% decided to take better care of their body.
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