From tan photos to pictures of people jumping on beaches, Gen Z travelers reveal their pet hatreds on social media for vacation posts (and promise to drop them at the start of the trip)
- 42% of young people say that vacation photos with clichéd captions are the worst posts
- Other animal hates include snapshots of overly loving couples and pictures of hotel rooms
- The best plan for young people is to visit a destination that is farther from home
Young people in the UK say that social media posts with clichéd captions like “catch flights, no feelings” are the worst to share
Gen Z says when the trip starts again they’ll drop clichéd vacation photos, according to a survey.
In the study, 42 percent of young people in the UK say that social media posts with clichéd captions like “catch flights, no feelings” and “my Monday is better than yours” are the worst to share and not repeat their next To travel.
The recreation of staged “popular” tourist travel poses (second, 35 percent), such as “propping up” the Leaning Tower of Pisa and posting selfies showing brown lines (third, 26 percent), are also on the list of the largest Vacations hates pet hatred, with overly loving snaps of couples (fourth, 25 percent), sharing pictures of the hotel room (shared fifth, 23 percent), and posting photos jumping on the beach (shared fifth, 23 percent), closely behind .
The social media hatred of vacation photos, which is second on the list, recreates staged “popular” tourist travel poses like this one in the Leaning Tower of Pisa (35 percent)
The survey was commissioned by youth travel company Topdeck Travel to learn more about how the pandemic has made Gen Z (generally those born after 1995) rethink what’s important to them when it comes to travel goes.
According to researchers, optimism is in the air for young British travelers. 93 percent are already planning future trips.
The most important future travel plan for young people is to visit a dream destination farther away (32 percent), followed by activities on the bucket list (29 percent).
Other high-rated plans include exploring the outdoors and nature (third, 26.3 percent), finding local culture (fourth, 26.1 percent), and time to relax and unwind (fifth, 25 percent).
Posting photos of tan marks is the third most popular vacation post on social media (26 percent).
A quarter of respondents say they can’t stand loving a few vacation photos
GEN Z AND THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL
Top 5 Social Media Pet Hates
1. Post pictures with clichéd subtitles – 42 percent
2. “Copy and paste” popular tourist pictures – 35 percent
3. Selfies to show brown lines – 26 percent
4. Overly loving vacation photos for couples – 25 percent
5 = post pictures jumping on the beach – 23 percent
5 = Share pictures of the hotel room – 23 percent
Top 5 future travel plans after the lockdown
1. Visiting a dream destination farther from home than normal – 32 percent
2. Checking off bucket list activities – 29 percent
3. Exploring nature and nature – 26.3 percent
4. Finding local culture – 26.1 percent
4. Spend time relaxing and relaxing – 25 percent
Source: Topdeck Travel
The survey of 1,000 18- to 25-year-olds also found that 39 percent can’t wait to unsubscribe from Zoom calls once restrictions have been lifted.
It found that Gen Z likes to say goodbye to longer screen time (36 percent), eat in (23 percent), and be in close proximity to the refrigerator – meaning constant snacking – (20 percent) when life is out of the Rudder is running.
Charles Knowlton, Global General Manager at Topdeck Travel said, ‘It’s been a daunting year for young people, but our results show they are resilient and ready to rejuvenate with new travel experiences.
Posting pictures of jumping on the beach on social media is the hatred of 23 percent of respondents in the study and ranks fifth
A common fifth on the list of social media hatred of pets for vacation postings is sharing pictures of the hotel room (23 percent).
‘Our study found that Gen Z is fed up with the polished Insta-worthy experiences we’re overexposed to today. Instead, they are looking for authentic travel experiences that will free them from the rules of normal life as soon as the travel restrictions are lifted.
“We have seen from our findings that after a year of lockdown, young travelers want to learn more about what a travel destination has to offer. This includes learning more about local cultures, experiencing nature and wildlife and making friends with fellow travelers.
‘At Topdeck, we inspire young travelers to move away from generic imitation copy-and-paste experiences and move to travel that feels real. We can hardly wait to make refreshing, authentic and life-changing discoveries possible for our customers again. Since the demand for the summer is sure to increase, we recommend booking early and always looking for flexible travel policies in case something changes. ‘