Australians remained a well-travelled lot last year, with almost one in four travelling overseas despite the dollar falling about 17% from its 2012 highs.
For comparison, 24% of Australians aged 14 and over had travelled overseas in the year to March 2012.
Roy Morgan reported that while Generation Y – defined as people turning between 24 and 38 years old this calendar year – tended to be less wealthy than their baby boomer parents, they were “making sacrifices” to be able to holiday overseas.
People in the Generation Y age group were most likely to have holidayed overseas in the year to November, with 27% doing so compared to 26% of baby boomers and 17% of Generation Z (born between 1991 and 2005).
From the report:
Favourite Generation Y overseas destinations were the USA, New Zealand, France, England and Thailand.
Australians were well travelled domestically as well, with 59% of all over-14s holidaying locally, including 63% of baby boomers and Generation X and 60% of Generation Y.
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