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Connaissez-vous les flashpackers? Le terme circule depuis déjà quelques années, les intervenants touristiques s’y intéressent et développent des produits pour les attirer, les flashpackers font parler d’eux!

Connaissez-vous les flashpackers?

Nouvelle mouture de backpackers, qui sont ces voyageurs avec sac à dos? Et comment l’offre s’adapte-t-elle? Voici un aperçu de ce marché appelé à prendre de l’importance et quelques exemples de lieux d’hébergement originaux qui s’adressent à cette clientèle. Les flash quoi? Le terme flashpacker est une combinaison de flash qui, dans le présent contexte signifie «stylisé, sophistiqué ou encore raffiné», et de backpacker, qui désigne un routard ou un voyageur portant son bagage dans un sac à dos.

Prendre le temps… Selon une étude d’American Express Insurance Services menée auprès des Britanniques, 39% de ceux-ci estiment ne pas bénéficier d’assez de temps pour eux-mêmes à la fin de leur journée de travail. L’offre se développe Le Oops! À Bangkok, l’auberge Lub d mise beaucoup sur la propreté et la sécurité. La clientèle des <em>flashpackers</em> 01-4977542-une-sabbatique-pendant-les-etudes. C'est essentiellement le message qu'envoie l'Américain Jeffrey Selingo dans un tout nouveau livre qui fait beaucoup parler de l'autre côté de la frontière.

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Dans There is a Life After College, le journaliste souhaite guider les jeunes (et leurs parents) dans le parcours qui les mènera sur le marché de l'emploi. Il consacre notamment tout un chapitre à l'importance pour certains étudiants de prendre une période sabbatique, ou un gap year, en anglais. « Évidemment, une année de pause peut coûter cher, mais dans certains cas, il s'agit d'un investissement pour l'avenir si ces jeunes sont plus convaincus de ce qu'ils veulent faire une fois de retour sur les bancs d'école », assure l'auteur. Il ajoute cependant que cette année sabbatique doit être planifiée, et que rarement « une année à dormir dans sa chambre et à travailler chez McDonald's » porte ses fruits.

6 Reasons Why Traveling Abroad is Important for Young People - Greenheart Travel. In high school and college it is likely that you will receive some kind of encouragement to travel, study or work abroad.

6 Reasons Why Traveling Abroad is Important for Young People - Greenheart Travel

It may seem like you have a lot going on so you don’t seriously consider these opportunities or maybe you write them off since you plan on traveling later in life. I would encourage traveling at any age, but the earlier you can learn the lessons travel teaches the better. When you are young you are still finding yourself and preparing for your school and career.

The skills and experience you gain from traveling abroad can give you life-long personal benefits as well as a leg up in the professional world. In high school and college you have the luxury of having flexibility since you can study anywhere in the world and have relatively long study breaks. 1. As young people most of us have a pretty established comfort zone. The problem is, you learn the most in uncomfortable, unfamiliar situations. Greenheart Travel volunteer, Danny Scott, with host family in Costa Rica. Ces raisons pour lesquelles les jeunes aiment partir en voyage. Why Millennials Are The Most Important Consumer Generation For The Travel Industry. What’s more important to millennials than escaping from their student loans, buying a big-ticket item, or even improving relationships with their family and friends?

Why Millennials Are The Most Important Consumer Generation For The Travel Industry

If you guessed travel, you’d be correct. The millennial generation is known for placing a high emphasis on being unique, and a major part of that is growing their identity through culturally rich experiences and exploration of the unknown — both of which travel provides in full. This means millennial travel experiences aren’t the same as those of their predecessors, but rather involve more adventure and the desire for more customization. Along with greater daring and initiative, however, comes the necessity for something that millennials don’t often think about, much less prioritize — travel insurance.

For millennials, insurance and its processes seem stuck in the dark ages without the digital connectivity they require. This was the exact reason why Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection (BHTP) was created. How Millennials Are Changing Travel. Travel creates time to reflect on these priorities and decide how our career choices can accommodate them.

How Millennials Are Changing Travel

We understand that bumming around in our twenties for too long is irresponsible, but we also find it irrational to work unfulfilling jobs only to feel legitimate. And if we have the financial resources to pause, travel, and reassess, then why not take advantage of that privilege? But while long-term travel and gap years have been popular for years in countries such as Australia and the United Kingdom, the idea is still relatively new in the United States—and not yet widely accepted. “If you were to ask older people. ‘Is this a good idea, should I go do this?’ These skills can translate into a competitive advantage in the workplace.

As a daughter of immigrants, the American Dream has played an ever-present role in my career decisions. We want to hear what you think about this article.