Travelmatch: Generation Y is Hooked on Travel

By Travelmatch, PRNE
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

LONDON, May 19, 2011 - has found that members of Generation Y are travelling
in greater numbers than ever before; they expect this trend to continue as
time goes on

According to online travel specialists Travelmatch, members of Generation
Y are travelling in greater numbers than ever before. The company has
observed a marked increase in packages sold to this group, a trend they
expect to continue in future years. Travelmatch has found that people from
Generation Y, which consists of those currently in their 20s, are largely
drawn to Goa holidays ( and trips to other
sunny locales.

Hotel occupancy figures have shown a similar trend: a report from
American Express Business Insights ( found that people in
their 20s are spending 20 per cent more on hotels now than before the
economic downturn. According to these numbers demonstrate
that members of Generation Y are now highlighting travel as their most
important luxury, and that they are willing to spend accordingly.

Alex Francis of comments: "People in their 20s love to
travel and often save significant amounts of money to go on trips to warm
destinations in the Mediterranean, Southeast Asia and India. There has been a
very high volume of such travellers in the latter months of 2010, and we are
seeing that trend continue in 2011."

Francis expects this demographic to continue to travel as time goes on.
He concludes: "People within this age group grew up during the era of
low-cost package holidays to Tenerife ( and other
gorgeous destinations. Thanks to this, they are accustomed to going on trips
abroad a few times a year. We don't expect this trend to change any time soon
as this generation has clearly caught the travel bug, and they are sure to
take advantage of any holiday opportunities that come their way."

About Travelmatch:

Travelmatch is a new travel discovery engine that helps inspire customers
by matching their requirements to a wide range of holidays, hotels, flights,
cruises, villas or city breaks. Unlike other travel sites, customers are not
required to choose a destination, date or budget before they can begin
searching. Customers are able to make informed decisions by exploring photos,
user reviews, maps, events and activities and other fun things relevant to
their chosen travel product., which closed its
first funding round in 2010, is based in Notting Hill, London.

Contact Information: Alex Francis, Press Officer, Travelmatch, press at, Newcombe House, 45 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3LQ, Tel: +44(0)20-3384-5830

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