When it comes to travel, the general consensus is that millennials or “Gen Y” prefer the more experiential side of things—unique adventures, hotels with personality and a sense of place, a focus on what’s local and value for money. But just how much do millennials value travel?
According to a recent survey of more than 1,500 individuals ranging from 18 to 35 years old by Contiki—a travel company that is specifically catering to this particular age group—83 percent are traveling one to five times a year, 48 percent one to two times a year and 35 percent three to five times a year.
But when it comes to what they’re willing to relinquish in order to travel, the results are surprising. Some 80 percent of the millennials said that they would give up Netflix, 77 percent coffee, 73 percent alcohol, 60 percent carbs.
More than half, 57 percent, said they’d even give up sex to travel. Fewer (41 percent) would relinquish their cell phones, given 49 percent of them admitted to spending eight to ten hours per day on their device. After all, they’ll need it on the trip for all those Instagram photos—and more.