My first thought walking into a Seattle travel bloggers meet up, several weeks ago, was that everybody looked, well OLD(er). Maybe I am used to the young energy at Matador Travel but I felt like a black sheep, fo sho.
Everybody was nice enough, and there were some youngish people peppered about, but I felt like I was at a PTA meeting or something. Then I realized that I felt like a black sheep because I was one. The travel demographic is dominated, except for rare occasion, by the retiring Baby Boomer demographic. They have the dough that pay for the ad and articles in the magazines. Roustabout backpackers and vagabond 20-Somethings don’t have the financial clout to really matter in the industry.
Right? (please, god, somebody prove me wrong here!)
Baby Boomer types : I like you, some of my best friends are Boomers!
So what’s my market, my niche, my demographic? Does it even matter??
Thank the good lord my new travel Pal Nick Vivion was in attendance! Here’s to you buddy!
SO WHATCHA THINK? ARE TRAVEL BLOGGERS / WRITERS OLD GEEZERS AND GRANNIES?