Expedia reports that 32 percent of millennials surveyed, and 40 percent of those who travel internationally at least once a year, said that they present an, ahem, idealized version of themselves online. And they want to be more like it in real life. The generation’s travelers also want friends to take note of their spectacular travel photos. In the United States, 46 percent of millennial respondents said it’s important to them that people comment on the trip photos they post on social media. Just 20 percent of people from other generations said they felt the same way. “This is not to say that millennials are so superficial that the future of travel is one big generation making decisions based on what’s the most Instagrammable,” Expedia notes in its study. “Social validation and integration are ultimately universal human needs. …” Get the full story at The Seattle Times Download the report "Millennial traveller report: Why millennials will shape the next 20 years of travel" at Future Foundation (PDF 2.1 MB)