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Tourism : Boomers expectations  (USA)

Tourism : Boomers expectations (USA)

The main trends of the Boomers’ trip in 2017 were the subject of an AARP study in the USA. The study shows that almost all will travel for vacations with about half traveling abroad. Top 2017 Boomer travel trends show that almost all will travel for leisure with about half traveling internationally. General Travel Insights Travel in 2017 looks very[Read More…]

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Retirees Will Enjoy Trillions of Hours of Leisure Time in New and Exciting Ways

Retirees Will Enjoy Trillions of Hours of Leisure Time in New and Exciting Ways

A new Merrill Lynch study finds that as the baby boomer generation retires en masse to enjoy newfound freedom of time and activities, an estimated 2.5 trillion hours1 of leisure time will be created among the 65+ population over the next two decades. For the first time in the U.S., more people are in the “time affluent” stage (age 65+)[Read More…]

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Adventure Travel Booming with Baby Boomers reports Costa Rica Tour Company

Adventure Travel Booming with Baby Boomers reports Costa Rica Tour Company

Baby boomers now control 80% of all financial assets and account for 80% of all leisure travel. Their generation is largely contributing to the rise of luxury adventure travel. Costa Rica Tour Company is expanding rapidly to meet the new demand. The Costa Rica Tour Company is expanding to La Fortuna, Costa Rica to accommodate a growing luxury adventure vacation[Read More…]

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Baby Boomer Travel

Document sans titre By Kerry from http://www.over56.com ‘Travel’ is at the top of the list for many Baby Boomers. Baby Boomers are reinventing a whole new anti-aging lifestyle that has never been experienced before in human history. Boomers were generally born between 1946 and 1964. Every 7 seconds another Boomer will be turning 60 for the next 18 years. Boomers[Read More…]

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Retailers that book trips adjust for aging customers

When outdoor gear and apparel retailer Recreational Equipment Inc. Launched REI Adventures in 1987, the travel division catered mostly to hard-core outdoor enthusiasts. REI still leads an array of rugged excursions, including a Himalayan trek and a Kilimanjaro climb, but these days the Kent, Wash.-based company’s travel division also touts a growing menu of less-risky adventures : a walking tour of[Read More…]

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USA : Tourism specialists meet seniors’ needs

Why do seniors travel more than a few years ago ?The answer seems quite obvious : new generations live longer and healthier, which gives senior orientated tourism a new breathe. The market is well known for being adventurous, as taking seniors on a tour depends on their health. Seniors have very specific expectancies when travelling. They like to participate in[Read More…]

Elderhostel Organization Grows, Changes as More People Enter Golden Years

Elderhostel Organization Grows, Changes as More People Enter Golden Years

Traveling has long been a favorite pastime for retired Americans, but many are now combining traveling with learning. Each year, some 200,000 people attend Elderhostels around the world. The educational programs can last a day or several weeks, and they cover topics ranging from folk art to cooking to wilderness recreation. The Peabody Institute trains some of the world’s most[Read More…]

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Top 10 Baby Boomer Travel Trends

Top 10 Baby Boomer Travel Trends

Early this year, a new website was born. The site – BabyBoomerTrips.com – was the first portal dedicated to helping baby boomers find travel deals. Since the launch, the owners have received thousands of email messages regarding their site. Some of the common messages they are receiving are as follows : 1. Baby Boomers still love to find a good deal.[Read More…]