How important is getting the perfect Instagram holiday shot for a millennial in Britain?

  • Europe
  • Saturday, 01 Dec 2018

Young travellers today are more interested in getting that perfect Instagram shot than boozing and partying till dawn.

Millennials are more interested in posting the perfect Instagram photo while on holiday than getting drunk, suggest the findings of a new survey.

The results of a recently published World Travel Market London survey lend more credence to the nickname the generation has earned as “sober socialites” and reveals how values and priorities have changed when it comes to travel.

In a poll of 2,000 British holidaymakers, while just 9% of millennials said their priority is to get trashed while on vacation, 78% of respondents aged 25 to 34 said they seek to make their friends and Instagram followers green with envy by trying to capture the postcard perfect Instagram photo.

For younger holidaymakers aged 18 to 24, that figure drops to 63%.

The findings suggest that instead of returning home with wild tales of drunken debauchery, millennials are more interested in posting photographic evidence of their fabulous vacations for the world to see.

More than two-thirds of millennials also said they post online more than once a day while on vacation.

“It would appear that millennials, ‘Generation Sensible’ or ‘sober socialites’ – whatever you want to call them – are more health-conscious and mindful of their image when on holiday, and eager to share their photographs instead of handling a hangover,” said WTM London spokesperson Paul Nelson in a statement.

“The travel industry is tapping into this trend because Instagram has an estimated one billion users, so it’s a very influential platform.” – AFP Relaxnews

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