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More millennials are taking family vacations than other age groups

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PHOENIX — More millennials are taking family vacations than their elders.

AAA Travel’s survey found 44 percent of millennials (ages 24-38) were planning a family getaway – more than members of Generation X, at 40 percent, or baby boomers, at 32 percent.

Generation X is age group between 39 and 53 years, while boomers are 54 to 72 years old.

“Just like generations before them, millennials see a family vacation as one of the best ways to create new memories and re-connect with loved ones,” Triple A Arizona spokeswoman Michelle Donati said.

“No matter their age, families are going on not just one, but multiple vacations throughout the year.”

Triple A also found many families were looking for new experiences.

Donati said 73 percent of vacationing families were going somewhere they’d never been.

More and more travelers were going international, too.

Donati said 35 percent of vacationing families planned to go abroad – a 9-percentage-point increase from 2016.

Based on advance travel bookings, AAA said the top five most likely international destinations for families will be Cancun, Mexico; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Rome, Italy and Dublin, Ireland.

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