The latest gift trend: Booking travel 'experiences' instead of buying 'stuff'

The latest gift trend: Booking travel 'experiences' instead of buying 'stuff'

The latest gift trend: Booking travel 'experiences' instead of buying 'stuff' The newest trend in holiday gifts doesn't take up space in carry-on luggage or add weight to checked bags. It doesn't even need to be packed. Rather than giving holidaymakers new gear for travel — electronics organizers, Yeti thermoses, yet another airplane pillow — some are giving travel itself. A survey of more than 1,000 Americans by the computer company Adobe showed that while 51% of respondents plan to purchase physical gifts this holiday season, 17% plan to give "an experience" instead. Survey respondents cited spa treatments (25%) and concert tickets (25%) most often, while others said they planned to give plane tickets (21%) and cooking classes (16%) as gifts. "Experience gifting" — as it is known — isn't …
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