According to the 2018 AARP Travel Trends survey, this year will be a big year of travel for boomers. Many say they want to travel to relax and rejuvenate…and not bring work along on the trip.
Older Americans are almost twice as likely to feel free, both financially and otherwise, to travel in the coming year as they were a year ago. Nearly half say they have an urge to “get away from it all”.The average amount budgeted for travel in this population for next year is $6,400.00. About half plan to travel within the United States, with Florida and California listed as the top destinations. The other half want to go abroad, with Caribbean and European trips identified most often.
The majority of Boomers stay in hotels or motels once they’ve landed.The survey shows 62% choose this option over renting private homes because they prefer the amenities such as the concierge and room service. A cruise ship cabin is the second-most popular accommodation as cruises make up over one third of international travel. Cruise ships are also know to be wonderfully accessible and easy for those with mobility disabilities.
Will you be traveling in 2018? We would love to hear about your trips!