Travel statistics by demographic
Travel statistics by demographic
Last updated: Nov 4, 2020 · 3 min read

Travel statistics – by demographic

How do different generations travel? Is there a difference between Gen Z, Millennials, and Boomers when it comes to traveling?

Last time we brought you some Millennials’ statistics. Are you curious about how other generations travel? Motivations, destinations, and many more statistics are waiting for you, keep reading!


Who spends the most on a holiday?

When it comes to traveling and budget, different generations have diverse opinions. Who spends the most on trips and holidays? And who is more concerned about costs and budgets?

  • 13% of Gen X’s budget goes to tours or different tourist attractions
  • 25% of Gen Z’s budget is spent on flights.
  • 33% of Millennials would spend $5,000 or more on their vacations
  • 81% of Gen Z said their budget is a strong issue when deciding on bookings

Where do they travel?

In terms of destination, let’s take a look at domestic and international. Who is more likely to travel overseas, and who is more eager to travel only domestically?

  • Who is the one that travels to domestic destinations:
    • 42% of Millennials have taken domestic trips
    • 51% of Gen Xers are traveling to domestic destinations
    • 51% of Boomers have traveled to a domestic tourist destination
  • Who is more likely to travel to international destinations:
    • 7% of Millennials have traveled overseas
    • 3% of Gen X have taken international trips
    • 6% of Boomers are traveling to international destinations

How much do they travel?

The average days of vacations per year vary depending on the generation that’s traveling. See how much varies:

  • Generation Z (born between 2001 – 2015): an average of 29 days of vacation per year
  • Generation X (born between 1965 – 1980): 26 days of vacation per year
  • Millennials (beginning of the ’80s – beginning ’00s): 35 days of vacation per year

Why do they travel?

Let’s take a look at the different motivations for people to travel.

  • Visiting family and friends
    • Gen Z: 56% will travel to visit their friends and families
    • Millennial: 50% take trips in order to see their families and friends
    • Boomers: 57% are willing to travel to visit relatives and friends
  • Relax and avoid stress
    • 47% of Millennials travel to reduce stress and to relax.
    • 40% of Gen Z travels for relaxation.

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