Recent research by Hipmunk online travel service[i] tracks the growing desire of both demographics to integrate social media into their travel plans.
Fifty-three percent of 18 to 34-year-olds surveyed said they would like to connect socially with other passengers while traveling, compared with 37% of Gen X.
The survey also highlighted the strong anticipation from Millennials in using an in flight platform to meet other people.
Secure and free, Q2Connect is revolutionising the way travellers are connecting and networking in Australia. The platform harnesses the power and reach of social media and filters information based on travel details or events allowing the user to see others attending the event, travelling on the same flight or staying at the same hotel.
Founder and Director of Q2Connect, Peter Mansour said, “Q2Connect amplifies social media channels for tech and social savvy, travellers in a safe and secure environment. Research is demonstrating that the next generation of travellers are embracing social media.”
“We believe there is a gap in traditional social media channels to be used in travel and Q2connect empowers travellers with the ability to connect in a secure environment. Our site allows users to connect with existing contacts, or see who else is travelling at the same time base on flight, cruise, hotel, conference or event location.”
“Users have complete control over who they connect with weather via the platform or in person. Q2Connect really is a simple and secure way of connecting with friends, networking professionally or as a point of research for travel.”
For more information, and to sign up for free, visit www.q2connect.com