A poll by www.sunshine.co.uk has revealed that ‘not travelling enough’ is the top regret for Britons over the age of 50; with the majority of those taking part claiming that they’d been on holiday, on average, ‘less than once a year’ throughout their lifetime.
Some 2,107 UK adults over the age of 50 took part in the study and answered questions about the holidays they had been on and what regrets, if any, they had in life.
When asked, ‘What do you regret, if anything, from your life so far?’ and asked to select all that applied from a list of possible answers, the most common response given by 91% of respondents was ‘not travelling enough’.
When asked how many holidays abroad, on average, they had been on throughout their lifetime so far, the majority, 64%, said ‘less than once a year’. When asked what places they would most like to have visited that they hadn’t got round to yet, Australia, the US and South Africa were the top answers given, with 78%, 71% and 65% of the vote respectively. Furthermore, 63% said they planned to see more of the world once they’d retired.