Recently, a study based in London, United Kingdom showed the preference of tourists to communicate using Facebook instead of other means such as postcards.
It also revealed that due to the emergence of smartphones, travelers are more apt to text or “tweet” about their vacation instead of sending out a postcard.
Likewise, the research revealed that only one in six travelers still send postcards whenever they are out of the country.
What’s more, over 50% of the 2,000 respondents mentioned that they have never experienced sending out a postcard; instead, they would rather send a text message, call, or post on Facebook to communicate with family and friends.
In general, 46% of the respondents said that they constantly stay in touch with their loved ones when they travel.
Meanwhile, the study was also found that over 50% of people below 24 years old tend to post photos and updates of their vacations online.
Four out of ten shared that postcards are “too slow,” while 36% said that locating a postbox and stamps was too much of an effort. In addition, 8% cited that they were concerned about postmasters browsing their mail.
Notably, the study discovered that texting was the most popular way for people to stay in touch, with 60% of respondents indicating that they text frequently.
In second place is phoning home, followed by Facebook and email, with 34% and 29%, respectively. Some travelers likewise stated that they go online to look at guidebooks, maps, and to read the news.