Italians? They are travel photojournalists who use the smartphone instead of the camera . According to a research carried out by eDreams , the classic Reflex, a fundamental tool for many travelers, has now been replaced by a mobile phone. This is confirmed by a survey of 10,000 people that involved Spain, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, the United Kingdom and France.
According to the data collected, the Italians are the tourists who most of all prefer the smartphone to the camera. To choose this medium to capture the important moments of the holidays are above all the over 55s. Apparently Italy is in contrast with the custom of immortalizing travel memories . It is not the very young who photograph breathtaking panoramas and monuments, but the fifty-year-olds. Smartphone in hand, 69% say they always use the phone when they are traveling, on the contrary boys between 18 and 24 choose it only at home and not on vacation.
But how should the smartphone be perfect for an Italian photojournalist? Apparently our compatriots consider battery life and phone resistance to shock and contact with water to be fundamental . When they buy it they also consider the type of camera, just in view of the photos they will take on the road.
And the goals? The favorite is the sea , loved by travelers of all ages. Crystal clear sea and golden beaches seem to be the perfect place to spend holidays and take some photos. Italians also appreciate cultural journeys and love discovering other cities in Italy and Europe. The “city break” formula is chosen by both sixty-year-olds (41%) and thirty-year-olds (37%) to escape the daily routine. The younger ones prefer theme parks instead. Children between 18 and 24 travel mainly to have fun in Disneyland-style facilities , but also to participate in music festivals .