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Mature travellers more likely to go on adventure holidays

More people aged over 50 are embarking on adventure holidays abroad,

More people aged over 50 are embarking on adventure holidays abroad, Saga Holidays has said.

The holiday company said this was because people were staying fitter for longer, meaning older holidaymakers are becoming increasingly keen to try new activities while abroad.

Saga Holidays spokesperson Paul Green explained that he had noticed a shift from "wanting a bit of sun" to experiencing "different cultures and activities they might not have taken part in on the beach".

"There aren’t many people who go scuba diving off the south coast of the UK but it might be something they would try in the Caribbean or in Asia," he said.

Mr Green went on to say that Saga had experienced an uptake in demand for destinations in South America, with Chile emerging as one of the most popular countries.

Touring holidays in Nepal and India are also proving popular, while flights to Cuba are also in demand from Britain’s mature holidaymakers.

Recent figures from GoLearnTo.com revealed that 85 per cent of travellers over-50 journey independently and find that doing so is an ideal way to meet like-minded people.

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