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Baby Boomers are on the move in Style

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Travel is the big ticket item on most retirees must do lists.  According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics Australians love travelling with 9.8 million of us departing for overseas destinations last year on a short stay. We love visiting New Zealand, Indonesia (Bali), United States of America and Britain.

Baby Boomers are already the most travelled generation in history. We are young at heart, are active, we enjoy learning and like adventures.

SHORT-TERM RESIDENT DEPARTURES, 

Top 10 Countries in 2016 Calendar Year, Australia, Trend Series


 

2016

 

2006

 

 

Trend

 

Trend

2006 to 2016

Source countries

'000

 

'000

Trend % change


New Zealand

1 315.6

 

860.3

52.9

Indonesia

1 248.4

 

193.1

546.6

United States of America

1 053.4

 

441.4

138.7

UK, CIs & IOM(a)

587.6

 

422.6

39.0

Thailand

528.6

 

288.2

83.4

China

451.4

 

249.9

80.6

Singapore

377.1

 

195.9

92.5

Japan

362.5

 

99.5

264.3

Fiji

344.7

 

201.9

70.7

India

319.4

 

106.7

199.3

Total(b)

9 863.6

 

4 889.3

101.7


(a)           United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
(b) Total includes short-term resident departures from every source country so components will not add to the total. 

Source ABS web site.

Whether it is a once in a life time adventure or we are just getting to that stage in our lives when we are more cashed up and can enjoy a few more frills the over 50’s are leaning towards indulging in luxury holidays. Cruising has seen a huge increase in favoured methods of holidaying. Cruising gives the holiday maker that much needed rest with the convenience of having to unpack once. More and more travellers are turning to cruising with the number of options in river and ocean cruising increasing across the board.

 

To get the latest on where you can travel to I turned to Leanne Willmot, the Sales Development manager for Queensland with Scenic, the Australian owned luxury specialist tour and Cruise Company. Scenic have been taking seniors on tours for 31 years and have gone from strength to strength. Starting out with coach tours on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria and now operating all around the world.

 

If you want to feel in safe hands and travel with an experienced travel company then Scenic is your answer.  Listen to the episode for the latest in destinations and some great travel tips from Leanne.

 

Until next time.

 

Ann

 

 

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Ann is an author, experienced entrepreneur, seasoned self-directed investor and a highly sought-after retirement consultant. For more than 30 years, Ann has worked diligently to build her own personal financial security.

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