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Mobile technology becomes more popular among over-50s

Mobile technology becomes more popular among over-50s

Holidaymakers over the age of 50 are more likely to use their mobile phone to record their trip than using them to keep in touch with family and friends back home.

This is according to a new poll by Saga Holidays, which revealed that the over-50 age group has become more likely than ever to use technology such as camera phones and mp3 players while on an overseas holiday.

Over half (60 percent) of over-50s going on holiday said they had camera phones which they planned on taking abroad.

Chief executive of Saga Holidays Susan Hooper explained that phone cameras will become a "holiday packing essential" as technology improves further.

"The over-50s have really embraced new technology and I’m sure we will be seeing some of our customers updating their Facebook or blog pages via their handheld soon," she said.

It was also revealed one in 20 over-50s were planning on using their camera phone as much, or more than, their regular camera.

A separate Saga poll recently revealed that the over-50s had become more inclined to experience new cultures than have a beach holiday.

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