It’s no secret that we all get the itch to travel. But for millennials—according to one study—travel is seen an experiential investment, at once a necessity and an entitlement. As a Gen-Xer, I understand the first and wouldn’t express the second unless I was independently wealthy. (Since I’m not, I tend to save for vacations that never happen.) Gen-X and Boomers view travel as a treat and often don’t take all their allotted holiday time for fear of being thought lazy by their co-workers or bosses.
A different kind of fear drives millennials: FOMO or Fear of Missing Out.