October 27, 2021

Where Gen Z Likes to Travel and Stay


Gen Z is ready to venture beyond U.S. borders. In 2020, more than two in five traveled abroad, which was the highest share of all generations according to Phocuswright’s latest travel research report on this next iteration of young travelers Gen Z Travelers: A Breed of Their Own. The top destinations? Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. But they were also more likely than other generations to travel to farther-flung regions like Asia or South America.

Gen Z domestic vs. international travel

Big cities remained the most popular destination type among Gen Z. Compared to all other generations, these young travelers were more likely to visit big cities (38%) and theme park destinations (23%), which typically cater to bigger crowds.

In terms of accommodations, 51% of Gen Z travelers who plan to take a 2021 leisure trip anticipate booking a hotel while 27% expect to book a short-term rental. This follows 2020 behavior data that showed 36% of Gen Z staying in a hotel compared to 30% in short-term rentals.


Copyright 2021 Northstar Travel Media LLC. All rights reserved. From https://www.phocuswright.com.

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