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November 16th, 2022 | 10:25 CET

Study shows how young people consume - TUI, Pathfinder Ventures, Amazon

  • Camping
  • Travel
  • ecommerce
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Back in the 1980s, sunburn, cheese hedgehogs and bocce ball on the beach were simply part of the package for vacationers. Today, a vacation can be a bit more than that. Individual experiences and new cultures are in demand. As a study by the payment provider Klarna shows, young people, in particular, save significantly more than older generations in relation to their income. The most common savings goals are vacations, housing and pensions. Reason enough to take a closer look at some consumer stocks and their prospects.

time to read: 3 minutes | Author: Nico Popp

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    Joe Bleackley, CEO, Pathfinder Ventures Inc.
    "[...] In addition to campsite fees, Pathfinder Ventures has put itself in a position to offer all of these sought-after camping solutions. The only thing they don't sell is the RV itself. [...]" Joe Bleackley, CEO, Pathfinder Ventures Inc.

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    TUI: Moving away from package tours

    The tour operator TUI is considered the thick ship of the German travel industry. As early as the 1980s, the Hanover-based company could take you to Italy or Turkey - bocce and sunburn included. But TUI is also changing. In response to the success of booking platforms such as, TUI is rejecting the classic package tour. In the future, TUI wants to meet the desire of many customers for more individuality with flexible offers that travellers can combine. For example, a cruise on a river into the countryside, including a cooking course in the open air, followed by a few classic days on the beach to relax.

    In recent weeks, TUI has already rolled out offers of this kind, offering flights only or hotel bookings only, for example. Young people, in particular, like to put together their own trips. Those who travel a lot and speak good English usually have no problem deciding spontaneously on the spot which offers they want to take advantage of. The new strategy is not yet expected to significantly impact the upcoming quarterly figures on December 14. After the share had recently gained considerably, the upward correction in the overriding downward trend could gradually run out of steam. The share is not a buy.

    Pathfinder Ventures: Camping is a growth area in winter as well

    Already fully geared to the needs of individual travellers is Pathfinder Ventures. The Canadian provider of campgrounds and sites for mobile homes has a whole series of beautiful resorts to offer in western Canada. Pathfinder's principle is clear: to provide consistently high quality and thus also to convince families. Middle-aged people in particular have the means to take regular vacations, appreciate relaxation without travelling long distances, and are happy to spend time in nature with their families. Pathfinder offers customers just that. The beauty of Canada's outdoors is not only attractive during the spring, summer and fall seasons, as evidenced by the recently reported expected campground occupancy rates during Q4 2022 and Q1 2023 of over 50%.

    "These numbers are very encouraging to us as we continue to see growth at all of our resorts during what we call the off-season," said Joe Bleackley, CEO of Pathfinder. "The desire for winter camping is increasing every year, and we are well positioned to be a leader in winter RV camping in British Columbia." Pathfinder is also considered a growth company. It plans to acquire existing camping facilities and consolidate them under the umbrella of the strong Pathfinder brand. Interested investors can learn what else the Company is up to and how CEO Bleackley sees the world in an interview published this summer. While companies like TUI are still developing individual offerings, Pathfinder already stands for unique vacation experiences. The share is interesting for speculatively-oriented investors, especially because of its growth prospects.

    Amazon: Must convince young consumers

    As the Klarna study shows, young people, in particular, save for lasting experiences and old age. Short-term consumption no longer seems to play such a significant role today. The Amazon share has already felt the effects of this. Concerns about consumer restraint in the wake of inflation are justified. Now layoffs at Amazon are also making for bad headlines. For top dogs like Amazon, business with young consumers who think sustainably is no longer a foregone conclusion. The Company remains well-positioned for the future, but the days of thoughtlessly ordering every little thing with a few clicks or swipes are over.

    In the long term, we can assume that the Amazon share is promising below the EUR 100 mark. While TUI's rally is losing momentum, Pathfinder's stock has recently fought its way free to the upside. If the capacity utilization remains as expected in the winter and news about possible acquisitions follows, the share is always good for a breakout.

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    Der Autor

    Nico Popp

    At home in Southern Germany, the passionate stock exchange expert has been accompanying the capital markets for about twenty years. With a soft spot for smaller companies, he is constantly on the lookout for exciting investment stories.

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