Millennials New Enjoy Cruising More Than Boomers
For years, cruise lines and travel agencies have focused on marketing cruise vacations to younger travelers. But it’s been a struggle for them to shake the perception that cruises are best suited for older travelers, despite their relative affordability and wide array of entertainment options onboard.
It turns out this marketing push may have paid off.
The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) commissioned a report on consumer habits that shows millennials are also more likely to enjoy cruises than older generations, and that younger travelers are often spending more on vacations than baby boomers, in a reversal of longtime trends.
ASTA polled 1,522 people in the U.S. aged 25 to 70 on their travel habits and preferences for The 2017 ASTA How America Travels National Study conducted by PSB.
Overall, their research found that the American travelers averaged 1.94 vacations in 2016, with millennials averaging 2.38 vacations. Boomers took the least vacations, averaging 1.65, and a third of them took no vacations at all.