50 Is the New 30: Who Are Today's Globetrekkers?

21 Sep 2017 by Olga Brighton

Travel Insurance Tips

Forget Gap Year students donning backpacks and exploring every corner of the globe, according to recent travel trends it’s the over 50’s who are taking globetrotting by storm and travelling further and more often than ever before.

A whopping 85% of over 50's travel more than twice a year. And why not! Over 50’s are living longer, more health conscious - and with a greater disposable income it would be a shame not to travel, wouldn’t it? Holidays get higher up our ‘essentials list’ as we get older and what’s more, the older we get, the more we like to travel – with over 65’s being the most prolific travellers of the over 45 market.

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With the time, interest and enthusiasm to explore the world, over 50’s are travelling to more adventurous and undiscovered places than previous generations. Whether it’s a trip of a life time on the Orient Express, seeing the northern lights, or glamping in Nepal or Borneo there is no stopping this sea change, do don’t forget to make sure you are covered by a quality travel insurance policy.

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On the whole, travellers over 50 are smarter when it comes to buying travel insurance. As a seasoned traveller, you understand the importance of having the right cover and what can go wrong if you don’t. With over half a million Brits making a claim on their travel insurance last year alone, mishaps definitely do happen! But is it better to buy an annual travel insurance policy or a single trip? We look at this Travel Insurance dilemma facing holidaymakers each year.

Ask yourself a few simple questions to decide whether you are better off with an Annual Multi Trip or Single Trip Travel Insurance Policy.

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How to get it right:

  • Are you considering two trips outside of your home country this year? Don’t forget weekend breaks too.

  • Will you be travelling outside Europe for one of these trips? Eg: long haul to the US or Asia?
  • Might you opt for a Winter sports break as well as a summer break and weekends away?

If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, then odds are that it will be more cost effective for you to purchase an annual multi trip policy this year.

Whether you are visiting family overseas, taking a weekend break, or that adventure holiday, or cruise of a lifetime, Globelink Travel Insurance provides affordable insurance for people aged up to 89 who live in UK and EU. For an instant quote and purchase go to Globelink's website or call +44 (0) 1353 699082.

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