Holidays: successive generations adopt increasingly similar habits

Laurence Dauphin et Frédéric Tardieu, direction du Tourisme

Between 1964 and 2004, more and more people living in France went on holiday. Their holidaymaking rate grew from 43% to 65%. People born between 1940 and 1944 were the first group to experience a high rate, and the habit of going on holiday then spread from generation to generation. Beyond these historic changes, holidaying practices are today more linked to the age of holidaymakers than to the generation to which they belong. Nowadays, young retired people go away the most, and the numerous baby-boomer generations are expected to add extra weight to the «senior tourism» phenomenon in the years to come.

Insee Première
No 1154
Paru le : 07/08/2007