4 Hottest Destinations for Young Adults
Exploring hot destinations for millennial travellers
As travel becomes more affordable, with more great
destinations within an
easy reach, young people tend to travel more often, to more
Young people are travelling more – and many factors contribute to this “global
phenomenon” as described by the World Tourism Organization.
For one, overseas travel has become so affordable that it’s no wonder the present
generation is the most traveled ever.
In addition to airfares and accommodation options now being easily within a lot of
young people’s budgets, there are now fewer restrictions when it comes to traveling to popular
Best of all, getting all the necessary documents and permits has become simpler
with the help of passport and visa processing companies.
But where do millennials travel to?
Most parts of the world are open for exploration, but there are some places that are highly recommended for
young people to check out based on their usual travel budget, interests, and other factors.
The following are four of the most popular destinations for young adults
Great Shopping on a Budget – Hong Kong and
It’s a toss up between these two Asian locations because when it comes to
shopping, they both offer not just great deals, but a vast variety as well. Hong Kong has long been considered the
world’s shopping capital, but over the years Vietnam has crept up behind it when major brands started outsourcing
their production and manufacturing in the country.
For a long time Hong Kong has been a shopping
mecca to tourist from around
the world, including now millennials, with major brands'
shops available here.
Why Millennials Will Love Hong Kong or Vietnam for
- Shopping malls are everywhere. Head to Sheung Wan and you’ll find big
shopping malls with both high-end stores and kitschy kiosks selling handmade products. There’s also an
abundance of night markets all over Central, Kowloon and other cities. If you need to go souvenir shopping, you
can get seven shirts for just 100HKD at a night market in Kowloon. As for Vietnam, it has a lot of
long-established local shops that sell good quality and unique locally made products.
- Food shopping in both Hong Kong and
Vietnam is very satisfying. There are many food stalls and roving vendors that sell “souvenir” edibles and
really affordable meals that are not only delicious, but very fresh, too.
- You can get designer brands at discounted prices here as well.
- If you’re looking for gold, jade and even ivory jewelry, you’ll easily find
places that offer them at low prices — they’re usually located near train stations where you can have your
money exchanged, too.
Outdoor Adventure – Australia
The majestic Land
Down Under is another top destination for young travelers. Those who
are into camping and just roughing it out won’t have trouble finding budget campsites where they can stop for a
night or two as they explore the country and experience the many outdoor wonders it offers.
For those who enjoy the great outdoors, Australia
is a perfect destination,
as Aussies are fond of spending most of their time engaged in outdoor
Why Millennials Will Love the Aussie
- For those who will be renting a car, the Great Ocean Road is almost a free
adventure. It offers so much in terms of the country’s history and its natural splendor.
- There are plenty of national parks. Young travelers can learn more about the
country’s culture as well as the many endemic species of wildlife and plants.
- Outdoor sports are super-popular in Australia and locals are nice enough to
let tourists join in on pick-up games. Also, if you’re interested in surfing and other water sports or
activities, there are schools and instructors at the beach ready to provide you the lessons you
- There are amazing walking and biking trails everywhere. Many local businesses
rent out bikes and hiking gear to tourists.
Culture and Nature – Canada
One of the safest places to live in the world that offers a spectacular display of
the different seasons is Canada. Young people, particularly from America, consider it the other best option for a
vacay (the other being Mexico) because it’s a fantastic place to explore for cultural enrichment and to experience
Millennial travelers from Asia are coming to love Canada as well, especially with
the special tourist arrangements (such as no visa required from tourists from Asia who only wish to stay for 90
days or less) provided.
Lovers of natural beauty and fantastic scenery
will find Canada particularly
appealing, such as Banff, Canada's oldest National
Why Millennials Will Love
- It’s such a multicultural country that they’ll easily encounter people from
their own country.
- It has such a strong European influence and it’s evident in the language and
architecture. Head to Quebec or Montreal and you’re automatically transported to old Paris – absolutely great
for taking pictures.
- It’s never a long drive from the city to nature. This is a big plus for young
travelers who don’t want to spend such a long time moving from one place to another.
- In the winter, maple candies and lollies are freely provided by generous
local maple tree-growers. Who doesn’t want free sweets while taking in the sites and getting to know the
Fun Education – Japan
The Land of the Rising Sun has a strong culture of education, which is why there’s a diverse set of provisions that
support learning. Millennials who just wish to know more about the world, the latest scientific breakthroughs,
and others will find Japan’s approach to learning utterly delightful — especially since apart from the fact that
Japan is very creative, it’s completely dedicated to “kawaii” as well.
Japan's capital Tokyo is a hive of activity, but
there are many natural
and technological attractions to make your vacay a unique experience.
Why Millennials Will Love Learning in Japan
- There are parks with no entrance fee that teach everything from driving to
- Expos are all year-round events in big cities and these never fail to draw in
crowds of young people who wish to learn everything from cars, to agriculture, to the latest inventions for
disaster preparedness, and many others.
- Family theme parks that combine education and entertainment can be found in
different cities. Admission to these places is affordable and even discounted for students.
- There are tours headed to pretty much anywhere to sign up for, and these
tours always have special rates for children and students.
If you’re a young person planning to see the world out there, these are the
hottest destinations for you. Expect to encounter people your age who share your interests. Who knows? You just may
end up with new friends to share your life-changing adventure with.
Bevan Berning is an Immigration professional and owner
of Pathway Visas, an Immigration Agency dealing mostly with skilled
immigration to Canada and Australia. Bevan’s enthusiasm for the industry has kept him in the
Immigration field for the past seven years. Bevan is South African by birth and has been
residing in Dubai for the past eight years.