The millennial generation – characterized by people belonging to the 16 to 34 age bracket – is more interested in traveling abroad than older generations currently are. The United Nations estimates that about 20 percent of international tourists, around 200 million, are young people. This group of travelers provides an estimated $180 billion in tourism revenue.
The changing landscape of international travel may be attributed to rising incomes in emerging markets and the commitment of youth in more advanced economies to travel despite economic uncertainties. The millennials are experiencing a greater degree of growth in terms of money spent on travel than any other age group, according to studies conducted by American Express Business Insights.
Young globetrotters are redefining the meaning of international travel. They are no longer as interested in the usual sun, sea, and sand holidays, spending less time in getaway cities. They now explore remote destinations, staying in hostels and vacation rentals instead of hotels. They prefer high-adventure outings like backpacking trips to extended resort stays. Young travelers are taking long vacations that may exceed two months, visiting exotic places not typically listed in travel brochures.
The new trend in international travel may sound easy for jet set millennials, but older Americans may not have the capacity for these types of free-wheeling vacations. Fortunately, they can still indulge their wanderlust—even if they aren’t able to actually leave the country. One way to enjoy the allure of foreign countries is by smoking the best international brands of cigars. For Valley of the Sun residents, this can be accomplished at the famous cigar shop on High Street – known as Torch Cigar Bar. Our cigar bar offers the opportunity to sample the best cigars from different countries around the world, including:
- La Flor Dominicana Andalusian Bull – Made by Tabacalera La Flor S.A. in the Dominican Republic.
- Rocky Patel Sun Grown Maduro Robusto – Made by Tabacalera Villa Cuba S.A. in Nicaragua.
- Partagás Serie E No. 2 – Made in Cuba.
- E.P. Carillo Selección Oscuro Piramides Royal – Made by Tabacalera La Alianza S.A. in the Dominican Republic.
Smoking these world-renowned cigars will give you the feeling that you are exploring tobacco fields in the exotic countries that produced them. And best of all, you won’t even have to pack a suitcase.