Gen Y Aussies 'keen to travel over Christmas'

Many young professionals in Australia are considering loading up their travel debit cards and heading abroad over the Christmas period, according to an expert in the sector.

STA Travel spokesperson Rueben Acciano told the Sydney Morning Herald that those falling into the Generation Y age group may not opt for a traditional Christmas at home.

He observed that they can still keep in touch with their loved ones on December 25th by using FaceTime or Skype, so the need to be at home is not felt as keenly as it has been in the past.

"Gen Y, or whatever you want to call them, are less disposed to doing anything in the traditional way and technology makes it easier for them to stay in touch," Mr Acciano commented.

According to Meg Koffel, spokesperson for Intrepid Travel, some of the favoured destinations for Gen Y Christmas holidaymakers include Borneo, Vietnam and other locations in Asia.

A Roy Morgan study conducted between June and August this year revealed that nine per cent of people in Australia plan to take a holiday abroad in 2012.  ADNFCR-1761-ID-801208289-ADNFCR