Gogobot – the award-winning, tribe based travel app and website – is announcing its 2016 Budget and Student Travelers’ Tribes Rising Stars Destinations, where budget and student travel is growing, as well as its 2016 Budget and Student Travelers’ Tribes Declining Destinations Worth a Second Look list.
Gogobot’s Budget Travelers and Students Tribe Rising Stars Destinations list for 2016 are cities increasing in popularity amongst both budget and student travelers, according to data from Gogobot’s more than 10 million travelers:
2. El Paso
3. Grand Rapids
6. New Orleans – Tied
6. Madison – Tied
10. Chiang Mai
“Our data shows there’s a fundamental shift happening in budget and millennial travel,” notes Krista Canfield, Gogobot’s Getaway Expert. “When it comes to breaking in their passports, budget travelers and students are shying away from hedonistic beach locales like Bali and Cancun and instead opting for experiential destinations like Warsaw and Chiang Mai. Given the upcoming election year and the focus on immigration policy, it’s interesting to see that stateside these tribes are heading to places like El Paso, which is home to the National Border Patrol Museum.”
Rich Carriero is a Students Tribe member who has been to 20 countries and he says he picked New Orleans as a vacation destination because, “Spots like Hotel Monteleone in the French Quarter do an excellent job pairing Parisian luxury with New Orleans’ scintillating nightlife. They make economy travelers feel rich given their plush rooms with comfortable beds and floor to ceiling windows.”
For more info on why each place made Gogobot’s lists and ideas on where to stay, eat and play in each destination, head to this link.
Gogobot takes a number of different factors into account when selecting its winners including reviewing data across the more than 60,000 destinations in its database. Both lists are based on the number of reviews from distinct travelers visiting the destination, the number of people creating trips on Gogobot for these destinations and real travelers recommending these spots to the Budget Travelers and Students Tribe on Gogobot in 2015.
More than 10 million used Gogobot to research places to go and to book great places to stay, eat and play in the past year. Members have posted more than one million reviews and shared more than five million photos and postcards on Gogobot’s free website and apps.
Having marked its fifth anniversary in 2015, Gogobot also celebrated a banner year with several awards and accolades. Gogobot was named an Editors’ Choice app by Google Play in 2016 and a Top Developer by Google Play in 2015. PC Magazine deemed Gogobot one of the, “Best Travel Apps of 2015.” In 2015, Gogobot was also called one of Mashable’s, “Five Can’t Miss Apps,” one of USA Today’s, “Best Apps to Survive Life After College,” and one of the Travel Channel’s, “Top Ten Apps to Download.”