Gen Y taking advantage of strong AUD

first_imgThe strong Aussie dollar is motivating Generation Y to travel overseas and spend more on accommodation than Baby Boomers according to recent consumer research.The survey commissioned by Canstar Blue revealed a range of insights into the tourism sector including travel differences between the generations.Gen Y consumers stated the strength of the Australian dollar was a deciding factor in choice of holidaying abroad rather than at home, preferring a longer break to a quick getaway.The survey also showed booking accommodation online was preferred by 67 percent of respondents while 49 percent admit to not remembering the last time they saw a travel agent face to face.Baby Boomers revealed they were more inclined to use a travel agent while Gen Y would visit an agent to research a trip before using their advice to book online.Gen Y was four times more likely than Baby Boomers to use Facebook to brag about their holidays, that they booked well in advance so they have something to look forward to. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: K.Wlast_img read more

Sam Baldwin found himself in this position when he

first_imgSam Baldwin found himself in this position when he became disillusioned with life as a ‘lab rat’ and decided to escape to Japan and embark on an adventure as an English teacher. The difference for Baldwin was that he didn’t see it as a year out – he saw this as a year in.For Fukui’s Sake tells the story of two years spent in the rural Japanese town of Ono in Fukui Prefecture and, inspired title aside, the book is a charming and often hilarious recollection of an Englishmen’s adventures in the Land of the Rising Sun.Baldwin expertly captures what it feels like to be a foreigner in a strange land and the book colourfully depicts the highs and lows of the adventure.With a slant towards the wild places and wildlife of rural Japan, he shares tales of mountain climbs, seven-day snow storms, snake invasions and bear attacks, as well as his growing relationships with the locals he meets.As he bids an emotional farewell to his class and says ‘sayonara’ to the locals he now counts as friends, it’s clear that Baldwin did indeed have his year (well, two actually) in.For Fukui’s Sake will appeal to anyone with an interest in Japan and armchair travellers who’ve wondered what it’s like to climb Mount Fuji, visit a Japanese dentist or go fishing in a swimming pool. And those pining for an overseas adventure will only be swayed further towards taking the plunge._For Fukui’s Sake is available from Amazon, or for more information visit: _ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Many of us dream of taking a year out somewhere exotic, far away from the daily grind and familiarity of life at home. RelatedJapan to give away 10,000 free flightsJapan to give away 10,000 free flights12 top travel books for ChristmasLight up the long winter nights with these 12 inspirational books guaranteed to make a great gift for the travel lover in your life this Christmas.Secret seas: 7 holiday seas you’ve never heard ofMediterranean mundane? Set sail for new nautical adventures. We introduce seven seas you’ve probably never heard of.last_img read more