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Move over millennial moms and dads, it’s Generation Z that now holds the reins when it comes to making decisions about travel. Being born in the Internet age has its perks, one of which is having your finger on the pulse of the latest trends.
Gen Z, otherwise known as those born between 1990 and 2010, are now the main influencers when it comes to choosing the best travel destinations for families. According to a new survey conducted by Virtuoso, a global network specializing in luxury travel, Gen Z contributes significantly to families’ travel decisions. Eighty-eight percent of those surveyed said Gen Z held major influence when it came to picking destinations.
Being born in the Internet age and fully immersed in sharing their lives on social media has left Gen Z incredibly savvy globe-trotters. Based on their responses to Virtouso’s survey, here are their top picks for family travel this year:
4. Orlando, FL
6. Costa Rica
7. South Africa
8. Turks and Caicos
9. Dominican Republic
For those looking to get off the beaten path, topping the list of unconventional family destinations were: Iceland, Africa, Antarctica, Cuba and the Galapagos Islands.
How much influence do your kids have over your family travel plans? Tell us in the comments below.