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12 March 2013 08:34
The over-50 group is one of the world's fastest growing. Healthier and wealthier than ever, this group doesn't want to be labelled as older, but does want new experiences that overseas travel can offer, a new report says
When looking to travel trends in the decade ahead, experts say the world's 50-plus population is the fastest growing, wealthier and healthier than ever before and keen to have new experiences. Revolutions in medical science and healthier lifestyles mark this group - the expansive mid-lifers. The group shuns labels and age-specific services and products such as
senior travel insurance, but does want vital and relevant experiences.
Another emerging travel group could be called the "laptop and latte" voyagers who mix work with holidays, a new trend report says. This group has no particular timetable or location, according to the travel trends report from the Intercontinental Hotels group (IHG) that looks ahead to the coming decade.
About 1.4 billion adults around the world today have enough disposable income to travel overseas, the report said. It also profiled potential travel groups for the coming 10 years. One group, the new world explorers, includes Asian travellers, which the report says will make up a third of travel spending by 2020. Joining the new world explorers in the decade ahead will be people from fast-growing Africa, Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Turkey and Vietnam. New family groupings are another future travel trend. Around the world the traditional family is being reshaped. In Asia, for example, women are concentrating on careers first and getting married later. More and more, multi-generational family groups are travelling together, presenting a challenge to the traditional layout of hotels.
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