March 27th, 2007
Gadgets Trumps Travel for Singles
A research done by Tourism Australia shows that singles under the age of 35 would rather buy gadgets than to spend it on traveling. Australia has seen a dip of 15% in the past five years with respect to singles under 35 who prefer to travel. The meteoric rise of gadgets has seen its first side effects affecting the travel business. Here’s a small section of that report:
The report found the greatest domestic travelers in Australia were childless working couples, followed by families with children and empty nesters. At the bottom of the table were “adolescents”, defined as people aged younger than 35, single and probably living with their parents.
I think the findings and the facts are very logical and realistic. Childless couples have the best chance to travel as their baggage is much lighter than the couples who have kids. While some people like traveling alone, many prefer to go with a special partner. If singles are ‘single’, I doubt that many would be inclined on traveling alone. Maybe the tourism department needs to start more social clubs for singles and then encourage them to travel.