The research was carried out amongst a representative sample of 2,000 adults aged 16-34 in the UK.
Definition of ‘microgapping’ (as coined by VisitEngland): "The habit of taking short breaks that encapsulates the developmental and experiential opportunities offered on a traditional gap year."
- Only 24% of UK millennials said that they were likely to take three months or longer off from working to travel within the next three years
- However, 82% said that if it were possible they would be interested in taking a career break to go travelling
- 64% of UK millennials found the idea of ‘microgapping’ appealing
- Over half (57%) of UK millennials said they would be likely to try ‘microgapping’ in the UK if shown how to do it