• What the Millennial traveler wants: Flexible work hours, hyper-connectivity, the latest technology

    We’re in the middle of graduation season and what will follow will be a new group of young adults entering post-secondary educational institutions or entering the workforce. It seems to be the ideal time to take a closer look at the much-discussed Millennial generation. Born between 1980 and 1996, there are roughly 80 million Millennials in the United States, making this generation larger than the Baby Boomers, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. 20160121_UnionDepotCWT_1Ds3_1271-Edit

    Their effect on today’s workforce is noteworthy: They make up one-third of all American workers. Because of this, many studies have been conducted to understand more clearly what it means as they continue to enter the job market. They value experiences and seek flexible work hours, hyper-connectivity and the latest technology.

    When it comes to business travel and Millennials, this means:

    • On-the-go technology is key – 75 percent of Millennials use mobile devices to research their travel plans. (source)
    • Millennials are almost twice as likely to want to travel for work as the Baby Boomer generation. (source)
    • Millennial women are having children at a rate that is by far the slowest pace of any generation of young women in U.S. history. Because they are less likely to have responsibilities at home, Millennials can approach business travel as a lifestyle experience. (source)
    • When traveling for business, Millennials are more likely to extend their trip to include a personal vacation. (source)
    • Forty percent of Millennials are likely to share their trip experience via social media. (source)

    So what are we at CWT doing to reach the Millennial business traveler?

    When it comes to flexibility and the latest technology, we’re proud of our award-winning mobile app, CWT To Go. Ranked 4+ stars by both Apple and Android users, CWT to Go is used by more than 600,000 travelers worldwide. Current features include hotel booking, flight alerts, Uber, weather, the ability to change an existing reservation, a “click-to-call” option to connect with a travel counselor, airport maps and more.

    We want CWT To Go to become the all-in-one app for traveler needs – in other words, the perfect tool for those with an affinity toward technology, instant access and connectivity to everything, everywhere, at their fingertips.

    To experience all that CWT To Go has to offer, click here to watch a video and download the free app.