Happy Wednesday, Roseville! Let’s get you all caught up to start today off on an informed note.

Let’s get to it!

But first, you need to know about today’s weather: Temperatures are expected to hold steady today with a high around 94 degrees and a low this evening of 59. Winds remain about 5-10 mph and humidity should remain about 40%-52%.


Here are the top stories today in Roseville:

  1. Voter registration data from the past 12 months shows that an influx of new residents and increased diversity are shifting voter demographics in Placer County. Although Republican voters still have have a significant majority in the region, the electorate is seeing a shift as the margin between Republican and Democrat voters narrowed to 9.83 percent, in comparison with 23 percent in 2006. The county saw 25,000 new voter registrations in the reporting period from June 2020 to July 2021. (Roseville Today)
  2. Our local mall is adding to your summer fun as the Galleria at Roseville presents Summertime Cinema on the Promenade. Beginning this Friday, with a showing of Moana, the evenings include special gifts, treats, and a secret guest. VIP seating is available with a $10 ticket. Snow cones from Kona Ice and fresh popcorn from NorCal Popcorn will be available for purchase. The Lego Movie will be shown on Friday, July 23 and The Croods: A New Age will be shown on Friday, July 30. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Placer County. (Westfield Galleria)
  3. City crews have been hard at work this summer resurfacing bumpy, crumbly Roseville streets in need of repair. Beginning tomorrow, please be alert and travel with care while navigating two major corridors slated for resurfacing: Vernon Street between Douglas Boulevard and Cirby Way (weekdays, 8:00 am-4:00 pm) and Eureka Road between Douglas and Sierra College Boulevard (weekdays, 7:00 am-3:00 pm). (City of Roseville)
  4. Last week in the Roseville Daily, you learned about a Citizen’s Academy offered by the Placer County District Attorney’s Office where community leaders could learn more about the inner workings of our local law enforcement. For those of you more interested in crime fighting on the federal level, our local Federal Bureau of Investigation Field Office is also offering a Citizen’s Academy beginning in September. The sessions require a commitment of seven weeks with a three-hour class once per week. Nominations are being accepted up to August 6. (FBI)
  5. Watersport enthusiasts may lament the low water levels at Folsom Lake, but history buffs are getting an opportunity to explore the ruins of a Gold Rush era town exposed by the drought. Mormon Island was settled in the 1840s and ceased to exist when it was flooded by the creation of Folsom Dam in 1955. Visitors to the area on the southeastern side of the lake, near Browns

Covid-19 has changed almost every aspect of the travel industry, leading to a significant shift in who is travelling amid the pandemic and who is buying travel insurance. Here’s some of the key data revealed by Squaremouth:

  • Millennials and Gen Z travellers accounted for more than 40 per cent of travel insurance policy purchases through Squaremouth.com in 2021, compared to under 30 per cent in 2020.
  • Just 24 per cent of travellers this year are baby boomers, compared to 40 per cent in 2020.
  • The average trip cost in 2021 is down to US$3,951, a six-per-cent drop from the same period in 2020, partially due to travellers taking shorter trips in 2021.
  • Travellers in the Gen Z, Millennial, Gen X, and baby boomer demographics are all spending less on trips this year compared to last year.

An uptick in travel across all age groups

“Overall, we’ve seen an uptick in travel across all age groups since the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine,” said Squaremouth Lead Data Analyst, Steven Benna. “Although older travellers are showing that they are more willing to travel than they were a few months ago, younger travellers are still the most comfortable taking trips right now.”

Squaremouth maintains a large portfolio of travel insurance products that offer coverage related to the Covid-19 pandemic, including cancellation and emergency medical benefits that cover the virus, and Cancel For Any Reason coverage. The company recently earned its third international award for its customer service response to the pandemic.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Squaremouth reports that Millennials and Gen Z travelers are showing more interest in travel insurance than ever before. Covid-19 has changed almost every aspect of the travel industry, leading to a significant shift in who is traveling amid the pandemic and buying travel insurance.

Squaremouth.com hosts the largest number of travel insurance providers and policies that offer coverage related to the Covid-19 pandemic. Squaremouth Analytics has compared thousands of travel insurance policies purchased pre-and-post-pandemic to identify changes and trends in travel insurance, revealing how both consumers and travel insurance providers are responding to the impact of Covid-19. The key trends are:

Younger travelers are most comfortable traveling amid the pandemic

  • Millennials and Gen Z travelers account for more than 40% of travel insurance policy purchases through Squaremouth.com in 2021, compared to under 30% in 2020
  • Just 24% of travelers this year are Baby Boomers, compared to 40% in 2020

Traveler Share by Generation

Generation

% of Travelers 2021

% of Travelers 2020

Gen Alpha (born 2013 or later)

5%

3%

Gen Z (born 1997 through 2012)

18%

12%

Millennial (born 1981 through 1996)

23%

18%

Gen X (born 1965 through 1980)

27%

20%

Baby Boomers (born 1946 – 1964)

24%

40%

Silent (born 1945 or before)

3%

7%

Most Travelers are Spending Less on Trips

  • The average trip cost in 2021 is down to $3,951, a 6% drop from the same period in 2020, partially due to travelers taking shorter trips in 2021
  • Travelers in the Gen Z, Millennial, Gen X, and Baby Boomer demographics are all spending less on trips this year compared to last year

Average Trip Cost per Traveler by Generation

Generation

Average Trip Cost Per Traveler 2021

Average Trip Cost Per Traveler 2020

Gen Alpha (born 2013 or later)

$1,167

$999

Gen Z (born 1997 through 2012)

$1,521

$1,695

Millennial (born 1981 through 1996)

$1,561

$1,637

Gen X (born 1965 through 1980)

$1,759

$1,914

Baby Boomers (born 1946 – 1964)

$2,469

$2,740

Silent (born 1945 or before)

$3,218

$2,892

“Overall, we’ve seen an uptick in travel across all age groups since the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine,” says Squaremouth Lead Data Analyst, Steven Benna. “Although older travelers are showing that they are more willing to travel than they were a few months ago, younger travelers are still the most comfortable taking trips right now.”

Squaremouth maintains a large portfolio of travel insurance products that offer coverage related to the Covid-19 pandemic, including cancellation and emergency medical benefits for contracting the virus, and Cancel For Any Reason coverage. Travelers can search for policies that include Covid-19-related coverage, including Cancel for Any Reason, here.

Notes to editors

Available Topic Expert: Steven Benna, inhouse data specialist is available for comment and interview. [email protected]  +1 (727) 619-7262

Research Methodology: Squaremouth.com hosts the largest number of travel insurance providers and policies that offer coverage related to the Covid-19 pandemic. Squaremouth Analytics has compared thousands of travel insurance