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Posted on March 1st 2013 - 08:57


Over 50s are just as adventurous on holiday as young people


The average 50-something holidaymaker is as much as a thrill seeker as someone half their age, new research by luxury travel company Colletts Travel has revealed. Experts who studied the holiday habits of 2,000 over 50s found that the stereotypical image of an older couple just sitting in deckchairs under parasols, couldn’t be further from the truth.

The report revealed the older generation are now just as likely to book themselves on breaks which involve walking, cycling and canoeing. Other favoured holiday pursuits that the over 50s enjoy are horse riding, scuba diving and even parasailing.

It also emerged four out of ten of those who took part in the study said they became more adventurous with their holidays as they have got older.

Roy Collett of Colletts Travel said: “Many adults head off on lots of holidays when they hit retirement, with kids flown the nest, they have already achieved the car, the house etc. Now they want inspiration, to explore new parts of the world and sample new cultures, new cuisines and life experiences”.

He also said that after working for forty years and being restricted by only four or five weeks holiday per year it is a great feeling being able to travel as much as you want. “We see lots of over 50′s booking adventurous holidays that they wouldn’t have dreamed of going on 20 years ago, mainly because the older generation want to go all out whilst they are still healthy enough to do so.”


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