According the Boston Consulting Group, the >Millennial generation is far more interested in traveling abroad than previous generations. Millennials have become the fastest growing age segment in terms of money spent on travel, says The New York Times. In the beginning of 2015, it was estimated by NBT World that approximately $226 billion would be spent by millennials that year alone.
Over the years, technology has changed the way people travel. Millennials have many apps to help guide them while traveling – from language translation, to car rentals, photo editors, maps, and travel booking. Travelers want technology, it can help them in almost every aspect of their trip. For this very reason, a new mobile application has been recently launched, called Tripstir.
Tripstir is a mobile travel application that allows people to discover upcoming travel plans and experiences, and easily share them with their friends, family, workmates, or whoever follows them on social media. The app brings a community of travelers together to share their tips and recommendations for cities and locations that they have visited. Tripstir also allows users to identify when their trips overlap with those of people they’re following, allowing them to connect with locals and other travelers from the Tripstir community.
Young travelers will no longer go to a direct website to make a booking on a hotel, transportation, or excursion. They will do their research, and seek out trusted reviews to assure that they plan the best trip itinerary possible. From where to get a quick bite, to nightlife recommendations, Millennial travelers depend on reviews and suggestions from people they trust.
According to the The Huffington Post, “Millennial travelers believe in their peers.” Instead of listening to an ad on a billboard for a hotel, they will follow the suggestions of their peers on various social media on where to stay. Forbes even stated that only 1 percent of Millennials who were surveyed said that an advertisement would make them trust a brand when it comes to travel. Tripstir allows users to discover experiences through reviews and guidance, searching by destination, or filtering by people you follow on the app.
Get inspired by others and socialize your next travel experience by sharing your upcoming trips, photos, videos, and recommendations with your friends and followers with Tripstir.