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Millennials Embrace Family Travel - Move Over Baby Boomers

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Move over Baby Boomers, Millennials embrace family travel Credits: AAA Northeast
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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Eighty-eight million Americans are planning to take family vacations this year, the largest group planning getaways are millennials.

"Just like generations before them, millennials see a family vacation as one of the best ways to create memories and reconnect with loved ones," said Rick Del Nero, AAA Northeast Vice President of Travel. "No matter their age, families are going on not just one, but multiple vacations throughout the year to revisit favorite destinations and experience new places."

 According to AAA Travel, 44 percent of millennials are planning a family getaway, more than members of Generation X (39 percent) or baby boomers (32 percent).

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Family trips abroad are expected to be a hot trend in 2018. Of families who will take a trip this year, 35 percent plan to visit an international destination - a nine percentage point increase from two years ago. Based on advance travel bookings, AAA predicts the top five most likely international destinations for families will be:

  • Cancun, Mexico
  • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Rome, Italy
  • Dublin, Ireland

"We've seen increased demand for international travel overall, and that trend is now starting to appeal to families," continued Mr. Del Nero.

For families staying stateside, expensive gas prices - the highest prices seen since 2014 - are not stopping vacation planners from packing up their cars for a road trip. They remain the most popular option for family vacations, with nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of those planning a trip expected to hit the roads.

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