Over 50s Travelling More Than Ever
According to recent research by Silver Travel Advisor, 83% of over 50s feel they have over 25 healthy years of travel ahead of them, 74% are taking more holidays than they did before they turned 50, and 43% feel more adventurous in their 50s than they have before!
Today’s 50+ Brits are very different to the previous generation; they have energy, a reasonable of disposable income and the inclination to experience new things. Therefore it is completely unsurprising that the vast majority are taking more holidays and feeling more adventurous than ever before.
To add to this, research by ABTA (the Association of British Travel Agents) also found that the vast majority (76%) of 55-64 year olds are now booking their holidays online rather than over the phone (27%). This figure decreased slightly when looking at the over 65s (74%), but not by as much as you might expect – however this age group is the most likely to book their holiday via the phone.
If you’re a tech-savvy 50+ traveller looking for inspiration on your next trip, here are our top bucket list worthy adventure ideas;
- Take a cruise – cruises come with a ‘senior’ stereotype, but there are hundreds of different lines, destinations and routes to choose from. Opt for a European cruise to soak up the sun and take as many port visits as possible.
- Turn a hobby or passion into a trip – whether you love to cycle, play golf, ski or even paint, there are an endless list of activity holidays you could plan around your favourite past time. Do some research and choose a trip which sounds appealing to you.
- Take a once in a lifetime trip – because you deserve it! If you’ve always wanted to see the Northern Lights, the Egyptian Pyramids or sip coffee in Milan, get booking your once in a lifetime trip so you can tick it off your bucket list (and replace it with something new!).
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