When your routine bores you, when life seems to lose the shine it is supposed to have; you look up to vacations for untangling these mysteries. Right? However, youth and middle-aged folks now see the needed break in a bit different way.
The days of the extra long, leisurely vacation are over. At least, they seem to be for Millennials. We can’t deny that due to work pressure and expenses most of us don’t find ourselves the leisure time. This has given birth to a trend called micro-cation.
As per Allianz Global Assistance’s 2019 Vacation Confidence Index, More than half of Americans haven’t taken a break longer than 3-4 days. The conducted survey took a sample size of more than a thousand American working professionals of different age groups to find how they utilize their vacation time.
A trend which is led by youth is being followed across all the generations and with time an increasing number of Americans are switching to going on short trips.
About 75 per cent of millennials went on to take at least one micro-cation in 2018. On the other hand, about 70% Gen Xers and 60% of Baby Boomers followed the footsteps. Surprisingly, just about 20% of Americans took at least one 4 plus nights trip last year.
Additionally, about 30 per cent of the participated audience told that taking a short break from professional life works for them. Despite the change in trends, about 30 per cent of Americans didn’t go on any trips and the same was the story of 35 per cent of Baby Boomers and 25% younger generations.
Needless to mention that a good work-life balance is necessary for high productivity and employee satisfaction. Considering the mentioned numbers, professionals are lacking quality time off and corporate management must take the required steps.