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  • How do Gen Yers kick back?
  • How do Gen Yers kick back?
    Janssem Cardoso, Creative Commons (2015) ©

UK Gen Y on Leisure

Gen Yers are renowned experience hunters. Whether it’s their penchant for a fancy brunch or their desire to explore the world like a local, they’re known for making their free time count. But are they really so enriched? Canvas8 sat down with Brits between the ages of 18 and 35 to find out.

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Gen Yers are renowned experience hunters. Whether they’re setting off for Glastonbury, jetting off to explore another continent (like a local, of course), or staying close to home to fuel the renaissance of brunch or the rise of immersive dining, 78% of this group prefer experiences to possessions. [1]

They’re even delaying the responsibilities of adulthood – homeownership, marriage, kids – to ensure they’ve gathered as many experiences as possible before they settle down. On a global scale, they prioritise travelling over buying a house or paying off debt. [2] “They’re very ...



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