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Over 50s going for the long haul

26 January 2009 08:37

Over 50s going for the long haul

A large number of people aged over 50 are setting their sights on seeing the world when they go on holiday, new research has stated.

Research from Alliance & Leicester has discovered that 26 per cent of people aged over 50 are planning a trip half way around the world to Australia or New Zealand, while three per cent are even contemplating braving Antarctica.

Madonna is the latest member of this club after recently celebrating her 50th birthday and she is following this travelling adventure by embarking on a world tour called 'Sticky & Sweet".

Emma Walkley, current account manager at Alliance & Leicester, said: "For many people, turning 50 is a significant milestone and a time when people gain a new lease of life.

"Our research has shown that many of today's over 50s work hard to stay healthy and to maintain their fitness in the later stages of life."

The research also found that many over 50s would like to go extreme and take part in activities such as a bungee jump or a sky dive.

Holidaymakers undertaking activities of this nature are advised to take out travel insurance for sports and activities to provide them with the most dependable cover.ADNFCR-1320-ID-18737527-ADNFCR