Retirement – A total of 10,000 people turn 65 each day — and many of them who retire want to make the most of travel opportunities. This baby boomer generation is leaving the work force and trying to enjoy the remaining years of their lives. There are some very specific travel trends emerging with the baby boomer generation.
Destination Weddings The fastest-growing online dating consumer category is ages 50+. According to The Wedding Report, 2 million couples get married in the U.S. each year, spending an average of $27,000. Destination weddings represent 16% of the wedding market and over $5 billion. Multi-Generational Or Family Trips These trips tend to be booked around milestone events such as birthdays or anniversaries. Note: grandparents are known now to take their grand kids to Europe today because they are savvy travelers themselves. These big-ticket trips will give them quality time and memories for a lifetime. Medical Tourism According to the Medical Tourism Association, the medical travel industry is a $60 billion industry. As Boomers age, affordable health care may be found outside the country. Most popular destinations include Singapore, Thailand, India, Mexico, Costa Rica, Jordan, Turkey and Brazil. From The Huffington Post