Hotels.com has discovered that a fifth (20%) of OAP travellers (those above the age of 65) admit to spending on average more than £500 a day while abroad, excluding accommodation and pre-booked flights, and choose to take fortnightly trips whenever they travel. This amounts to £7,000 spent per foreign holiday.
The survey also found that just 10% of holidaymakers under the age of 65 part with £500 or more on each day of their holiday, while senior sightseers are more than willing to spend the extra silver pound. One in ten (10%) of our older generation choose to holiday for more than a leisurely 18 days at any one time compared to just 4% of those busy working in their 30s and 40s.
Findings also revealed that boat trips and exotic excursions topped the list of most favoured holiday, with more than half of those surveyed admitting this is their priority when abroad. This was followed by eating out, going food shopping, buying souvenirs and searching for designer clothes.