Annual travel insurance for over 65s on the rise


More over 65s are breaking with convention and travelling further afield more frequently. That’s according to a new report by Age Concern Enterprises, which has pointed to the rise in sales of its travel insurance for the over 65s last year.

It has revealed that annual worldwide travel insurance sales for its over-65s policy went up by an astonishing 41% between January and September 2009 – and this when travel has been one of the industries badly affected by the global economic slump.

From the results it seems clear that more older people than ever before are keen to spend longer periods away from home exploring foreign lands that are even further away. It also shows that they are not only going on one-off trips, but that they are more likely to go on a number of trips each year.

What’s even more surprising is that Age Concern Enterprises also recorded a 20% rise in sales of its winter sports cover for older people. So rather than just visiting other countries, the over 65s are now more likely than ever before to go on activity holidays.

All this is changing how we think about older people and travel. No longer are they prepared to sit back and miss out on the new revolution in cheap flights and excellent deals that the rest of us are enjoying.

The report also found that older people are becoming increasingly savvy when it comes to finding the best deals for their trips. This was revealed through the 35% rise in sales of insurance through the company’s website, and shows that older travellers are happy to go online to seek out the best deals.


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