I was in Phoenix recently for meetings with advertising agencies and had lunch with my father and his friends. The conversation turned to travel -- from adventure, to cruises to golf. Now is a good time to mention the majority of people at lunch were in their 60's and 70's -- one dynamic couple had gone sky diving on multiple occasions! Many had enjoyed cruising to the Mediterranean, Panama Canal, Greece and Italy.
As marketers, we know that consumers ages 45 + have the desire and resources to travel. Boomer consumers purchase 80% of the luxury travel and over 60% have their passports. There is a pent up demand for travel from years of our recession. Confidence is growing and travel planning is beginning to rise.
Here are several categories of travel that are hot among baby boomers:
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