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Seek "roamance": Almost 1 in 2 Millennial & Gen Z travellers look for love abroad

As V-day approaches, 45 per cent of Millennial and Gen Z travellers from across Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada and the UK admit to actively seeking romantic connections when travelling.

As V-day approaches, 45 per cent of Millennial and Gen Z travellers from across Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada and the UK admit to actively seeking romantic connections when travelling.

And the new Flight Centre Travel Group research reveals more men (53%) than women (42%) have experienced a holiday fling.

Kiwi (59 per cent) and South African (63 per cent) Millennials and Gen-Zers were the most likely to admit they actively seek romantic connections when travelling than their Aussie (40 per cent), UK (23 per cent) and Canadian (41 per cent) counterparts.

Solo travel is having a moment

Male Millennials and Gen-Zers are more likely to embark on solo travel than women.

On the flipside, solo travel is also trending as people embrace the opportunity to connect with themselves while experiencing new destinations.

Solo travel is taking off with cruise, touring and expedition companies recognising the need to waive or reduce single supplements on their products.

The majority of the more than 4,000 Millennials and Gen-Zers (60%) surveyed said they were very or somewhat likely to travel solo with more men than women keen to do so (64% versus 56%).

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Solo travel in Machu Picchu, Peru.

Among the Millennials and Gen-Zers surveyed, the most popular type of solo travel was a soul-searching journey focused on self-discovery (54 per cent) or a reflective journey that allows contemplation and builds self-awareness (54 per cent).

Around 49 per cent were interested in a cultural journey that fosters a deeper connection.

As FCTG Global CEO James Kavanagh said: “Our research shows that people are seeking and finding love abroad – with each other and with themselves.”