‘Instagram Is the Modern-Day Travel Agent’

How much of a role does Instagram play in helping users make travel decisions? A lot more than you might think, especially when it comes to millennials.

How much of a role does Instagram play in helping users make travel decisions? A lot more than you might think, especially when it comes to millennials.

A survey of 78,994 people by travel dating website MissTravel found that 48 percent of Instagram users turn to the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network to help choose vacation destinations, and 35 percent use Instagram to discover new places.

There is a sharp divide among age groups, with 76 percent of millennials saying that they would likely incorporate Instagram into their vacation decisions, while fewer than 4 percent of Generation X respondents expressed the same sentiments.

MissTravel founder and CEO Brandon Wade said in a release introducing the survey results:

Social media is a way to connect with far-off places and new cultures before even stepping foot on foreign soil. Instagram is the modern day travel agent.

Readers: Has Instagram ever played a role in your travel plans?

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