Children born between 1982 and 2002 are who we call the millennial generation. This age group will eventually replace the Baby-boomers as they retire. These most organized generations ever are true multi-taskers, who are expected to have 6-8 careers in their lifetime and are captivated to diverse environments.
With the emerging power of the “millennial market,” the Philippine Tour Operators Association (PHILTOA) expressed trust that local tourism will further increase and surpass projections because of them. With the growing numbers of millennials traveling every year, here are tips that could help them maximize their “wanderlust.”
Look for a Local Travel Agent that can help you
As an excited traveler, millennials tend to be overwhelmed about the prices that they see, whether online or offline. To look for a reasonable promo, you should know that getting in touch with a travel agent will help you have better understanding thus, arriving to a wise decision making process.
For millennials who will be traveling for the first time, an experienced tour operator in the Philippines can help you address important issues such as cheap bookings, fun-filled itineraries and accurate travel dates for a hassle-free journey.
Pack Less, Travel Smarter
Packing and traveling light means putting all the important things in your bags and luggages. To be prepared, one must secure a checklist on what to bring like enough number of clothes, travel devices, toiletry basics, important documents, sufficient cash and medicine kit just when you need them the most. The tip is to have at least 2-3 luggages which include one main bag to save you more money on checked baggage.
Smarter packing will also help you compartmentalize things and where you should find them. Moreover, lesser risk of important items being stolen can be assured. Just pack those that you’ll know you’ll need and use. Traveling light can help you tour comfortably making everything handy and not all over the place.
Share Your Travel Experience on Social Media Properly
Social media is definitely everywhere. With the popularity of social networking sites like Facebook and Instagram, travel-savvy millennials can capture and share their travel pictures online while showcasing the beauty of famous local travel destinations like Boracay, Palawan, Baguio and many more.
Always keep in mind that sharing your travel experiences on social media is not a way to brag, just to say the least, but to educate all your friends and family about the hidden beauty of the place, what it offers and the unique culture it possesses. With this, you can be a great travel ambassador of your country by simply taking pictures using a good camera phone, a lot of creativity and realness in storytelling.
Learn to Socialize with the Locals
When traveling, the most ideal thing to do is to spend your time with the locals. It is then you can familiarize yourself with their culture and tradition. Socializing with the locals can build connections with new people along with new set of experiences and insights in life.
Keep in mind that traveling does not need to be expensive as some people thought it to be. At this day and age, millennials have the freedom to travel knowing that they have it all planned out. Therefore, setting a good travel expectation and looking forward to new experiences will make your trip memorable. Finally, create a lasting impact for more lessons that you’ll learn as you go on in life.