Over 50s 'taking romantic breaks'
26 January 2009 10:30
Older couples are proving more romantic than those in their 20s with new figures showing that three out of four are planning four or more city breaks together this year.
A study by hotel chain Holiday Inn found that the over 50s are increasingly spending time away from home with their partners.
Spokesperson for the firm Chris Hale said: "By 50, most people have paid off their mortgage, their kids have left home and all of a sudden they have enormous freedoms they haven't enjoyed for years.
''While people in their 30s and 40s are tied down with debts and family life, the over-50s are packing their bags and heading off for romantic weekends, with great big grins on their faces."
Travel insurance is vital whatever the age of the traveller with experts warning that older people with medical conditions should be particularly wary of travelling without it.
Earlier this week, the Civil Aviation Authority highlighted the importance of passengers informing an airline of any illnesses or medical problems before they fly.
Figures from the group show that there were 514 emergency calls made by UK airlines in 2007 due to medical conditions.