“To travel is to live”, quoted Hans Christian Andersen and how poignant this becomes as we grow older.
Recent ABTA statistics show that 53% of travellers now are taking city breaks as opposed to the usual beach holiday at only 41%. The 55+ generation are travelling more and further than ever thanks to the internet where a massive 83% of holidays are booked directly on line.
The growth in booking your tailor made holiday is now the choice for most people, see the world, travel to new places or revisit old memories. All this is possible when we get older, as you have more time to plan your next adventure or dare we say knock something off your very own travel bucket list.
We asked our senior staff members where they have recently holidayed; The top 10 travel destinations are:
2. Cape Verde
5. Hong Kong
8. Nile River Cruise
Most of these countries, pre-internet were once seen as a just a dream, now they are easily reachable and growing in travel popularity each year. With so many holiday booking sites available you can book nearly everything in advance and often at a competitive rate. Through sites such as Expedia, Booking.com
Or you can book your flights directly with your airline of choice, be it the small budget airlines or travel in luxury with one the first class carriers and then hand pick your hotel in the location you want. All these options are now available for you.
You can also book your activities in advance through excursion sites you can book direct, such as Tiquets and Attraction Tickets Direct. Alternatively via your local travel agent with a companies such as Attraction World. The choices is truly mind blowing, travel on a budget or take the trip of a lifetime, it’s all available at the click of a button.
The tech savvy 55+ have the time to plan every aspect for the type of holiday they want and when they want it.
Should they want a city break in the ancient city of Rome or skiing in the snow capped mountains of France & Austria. See some of the worlds wonders such as Great Wall of China, Taj Mahal in India, Egyptian Pyramids of Giza or Pantheon in Greece. The wonders of the Indian Ocean, the Great Barrier Reef and the River Nile. All these places are available for travel, you just need some time to plan and off you go!
Our last word is that of the British figurative painter: “Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.” – Francis Bacon