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US Youth Travel Market - February 2011

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Table of contents

  1. Introduction

    • Data Sources

      • Destination USA

          • Figure 1: Top 10 destinations in the world by number of arrivals, 2009
      • Demographic Profile of the US

          • Figure 2: Projections of the US youth population by age group and gender, selective years between 2010-30
        • How big is the youth demographic?
          • Figure 3: Projection of the youth population in the US, 2010 & 2020
        • The growing Hispanic population
          • Figure 4: Hispanic population in the US, 2010 & 2020
      • Economic Profile of Young Americans

        • Income and expenditure
          • Figure 5: Average annual income and expenditure in the US, by age group
        • Disposable income among young Americans
          • Figure 6: Housing profile in the US, by age group, 2009
      • Educational Profile of Young Americans

          • Figure 7: Labour force of college/university students in the US, comparing type of course with full-time and part-time employment, 2009
      • Who are the Youth Travellers?

          • The role of schools in the US youth travel market
            • Safety issues
            • Foreign Travel – A Rite of Passage

              • Spring Breaks – At Home and Abroad

                • Overview of Domestic Travel

                    • Figure 8: Total domestic trips in the US by purpose of visit, 2006-10
                  • The most popular US destinations among youth travellers
                    • Figure 9: Top 10 US destinations among students and youth travellers, 2006-09
                • Overview of International Travel

                    • Figure 10: Outbound travel, by US residents, 2005-09
                  • Few Americans hold passports
                  • Outbound Youth Travel

                      • Figure 11: Outbound US citizens visiting overseas destinations, 2005-06
                    • Discounts for youth travellers
                    • Travel Patterns of Young Hispanics

                      • Holidays that Appeal to Youth Travellers

                          • Teaching English as a second language
                            • Communing with nature in the US
                            • Extreme Sports and Adventure Travel

                                • Extreme sports
                                  • Adventure travel
                                    • Characteristics of adventure travellers
                                    • Transport and Youth Travel in the US

                                        • Teen drivers in the US
                                          • Figure 12: Teen drivers in the US, 2000-08
                                        • LCCs in the US
                                        • Where Do Youth Travellers Stay?

                                          • Hostel accommodation
                                            • Backpackers and hi-tech flashpackers
                                              • How youth hostels have changed
                                                • Budget hotels
                                                  • ‘CouchSurfin’ USA’
                                                    • Figure 13: Top 10 countries for couch-surfers by number of people and percentage of total, January 2011
                                                    • Figure 14: Couch-surfers (all countries), by age group, December 2010
                                                • Marketing to US Youth Travellers

                                                  • Newspaper travel sections under siege
                                                    • Figure 15: US Sunday newspaper readership by age group, 1999-2009
                                                  • Reaching the youth demographic
                                                    • Figure 16: Use of mobile data applications among Americans, by age, April-May 2010
                                                • Tourism Websites and Social Media

                                                  • Websites – when they work and when they don’t
                                                    • Social media
                                                      • Hispanic Americans are early adopters
                                                      • Booking Patterns Among Youth Travellers

                                                        • What Next?

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                                                          US Youth Travel Market - February 2011

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