Boomers embrace adventure


Online travel agency OneTravel has reported that ‘baby boomers’ – those aged 60 and over – are embracing more adventurous travel. The agency recently released a list of the top destinations to which this demographic is planning to travel this spring, and while traditional safer retiree spots like Orlando, Florida and Cancun, Mexico were listed, so were more adventurous up-and-coming spots such as Thailand, Peru and Vietnam.

Outside of the US, European cities such as Barcelona, Spain, Paris, France and London, UK were popular, driven by the fact that flights to these destinations have decreased in price over the last couple of years. For example, OneTravel data showed that flights to Paris from the US have dropped in price by 19 per cent year-on-year, while flights to Dublin are 14-per-cent less expensive and Rome 12-per-cent less.

In the US, meanwhile, California, Arizona, Nevada and Florida were all commonly cited as planned destinations.