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Older travellers increasingly heading on gap years

22 September 2009 17:45

Older travellers increasingly heading on gap years

Many older travellers choosing to take gap years in their retirement could find that travel insurance for people with pre existing medical conditions offers them the level of cover they need.

According to Gap Year for Grown Ups, older people are increasingly inspired by the travels of their own children and are looking at jetting off on their own overseas adventures.

Planning ahead and considering what activities they might want to take part in on a gap year could help older Brits to choose the right travel insurance policy for their trip.

Brand manager at Gap Year for Grown Ups Lauren Mackay pointed out the benefits of heading abroad on a gap year and said: "People come back feeling refreshed and invigorated by their time away from their usually daily routines. It's also a great way to improve your soft skill set no matter what your age."

Figures from Halifax showed that almost half (49 per cent) of all 55 to 64 year olds would like to find the time in their life to go travelling.

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