The ever growing ease of international travel has made it all the more possible for a broader range of globetrotters to indulge in their wanderlust and explore distant shores. While it appears the younger population is wasting little time in fleeing for sun, fun and frolics, the generation of over 65s isn’t far behind. More senior citizens than ever are glamming-up their golden years by packing their suitcases and setting off for far-flung and exotic destinations that each contribute to a varied selection of holiday types. Spritely retirees can get their kicks from the likes of safari excursions, adventure tours and mountain hiking expeditions, slower paced pensioners can pamper themselves on yoga retreats, spa breaks or holistic holidays, and culture-seeking history buffs can take in any amount of iconic landmarks around the world on guided city tours and rural escapes.
With so many vacation options available there is becoming less need for people to turn to a one-size-fits-all style holiday typically found in busy beach resorts, and instead lets elderly travellers seek out destinations more particular to their wants and requirements. Niche resorts are popping up on all corners of the globe, catering to the growing number of discerning travellers by offering them a unique tailor-made experience. Among the wide array of bespoke options, sybarites can choose from swinging a nine-iron at sprawling luxury golf resorts, spotting rare breeds at hilltop bird-watching lodges, and scuba diving off the coast of private islands hideaways; but the list is limitless.