Over the last few years, the over 50’s have seen a range of holiday travel options become available to them that offer wider choices and appeal. No longer limited to routine package tours, travellers can choose a trip that will appeal to their individual tastes. As with all holidays, the best trip is of course the one that most suits the travellers taking it.With organised, independent, long term and alternative travel options there are trips for everyone – you just need to investigate your options. Organised tours and all inclusive hotel packages have long been popular with the over 50 crowd. The security and schedule appeal to less experienced travellers, as well as those who do not wish to bother with planning when on holiday. While coach tours are a large part of organised touring, there are tours to suit all interests. Some tours are designed around historical sites, which Europe of course has plenty to offer, others around art or wine (such as Northern France tours). More adventurous travellers can also take package tours to Africa on a photo safari or to Asia for a trek to a high-altitude base camp – these are hardly the routine package tours that we imagine! It’s a far cry from a seaside beach holiday to Blackpool.For those wanting a more relaxed holiday; cruises provide travel, comfortable surroundings and also exotic destinations. However it doesn’t always have to be grandiose, there are many options for the over 50’s that want to experience a cruise for the first time. Cruising can be done on a traditional ship with hundreds or thousands of other tourists, like a holidays resort / city with movability. These larger cruise ships travel throughout the world’s oceans – some companies circumnavigate the Earth, others ply the seas between South America and Antarctica. These can for many be once in a lifetime experiences, a chance to see and experience wonders that we’ve all read about, but from the luxurious and enviable position of within a cruise.One of the big differences with cruises today are the choices available. If circum-navigating seems a little too much, then there are European options that take in the major cities, or even river cruises to really slow down and appreciate the views.If you’re determined to experience an ocean holiday and you’re not interested in big cruise ships, it is possible to charter a sailboat or motor yacht and take matters into your own hands! The only limits to yacht charter are those imposed by the captain, but get these clear at the beginning and enjoy the trip!Independent-minded travellers over 50 are welcome in most destinations. Older travellers are welcome in hostels (and will be pleasantly surprised at the quality and options, it’s not just full of teenagers!), and backpacking can be an affordable way to see the world on a pension. Longer trips, like an adult version of the gap year, are also possible and many travel and tour operators have such things available. Gap year-style travel fits well with sabbaticals, new retirees and those looking to change careers. Available as strictly scheduled or free-flowing trips, the only difference between the adult gap year and that enjoyed by University students is the unavailability of working holiday visas for travellers over 30. Travellers over 50 are also branching out into so-called “voluntourism”. Trips can be organised around volunteer opportunities – such as safaris, or added in as time and interests allow.Age shouldn’t be a limiting factor for travel. The best travel holiday for a person over 50 is the holiday he wants to take. Traditional package tours, coach holidays, jungle treks or helping in a foreign orphanage, holiday travel for over 50’s is limited only by interest and health and perhaps your own imagination!
For many people especially the older generations booking a holiday involves vast amounts of planning via local travel agents. Most people myself included would not have even considered using a website to book our holidays five years ago.So much has changed in the last decade or so that it is no common place for many of us to plan our travel itinerary, buy our currency, purchase our accommodation solely from a computer on the Internet. Many of us would not think twice now about booking our vacation over the Internet.As a matter of fact you very often receive a better cheaper deal by shopping online this applies not only to travel products and services but all business areas.I have produced a few tips which might help you when using the Internet as your reference to booking the ideal holiday: -1. Research – Read about the Country or area you are planning to visit there customs, the cost of living in this area and other information which will make you more knowledgeable when it comes to taking your holiday.2. Review – Look around the various review sites most have holiday or travel guides and reviews which may even go hand in hand with research. See what others have to say about an accommodation or destination. Customers reviews are the best way to gage if the place is dodgy or you are going there at the wrong time of year.3. Discount codes and Cash back – In the past few years websites have popped up which index businesses from all over the Internet and have listed literally thousands of discount codes which if valid will save you money on your holiday. Cash back is available for many of the larger holiday companies and it is worth looking into. Cash back is usually 1% – 10% of the total order value, another massive saving.4. Times of the year – Different times of the year will generally be different prices. Peak times such as Summer and around Christmas are more expensive than for example October or February in the UK. Prices alternate all of the time in the travel and tourism industry and what is one price today might not be the same price tomorrow.5. Travel Insurance – Shop around for your travel insurance as there are many companies out there offering fantastic deals. Also if you are travelling budget and on a tight budget it might be worth making additional savings on the policy.Keep your options open when booking online and essentially look around. Spending a bit more time looking you might locate a better deal or more suitable package.
Relaxing with having a beach holiday is a kind of holiday that every loving heart wants to share with his/her partner. In our world there are many exotic destinations present that have already listed their name among romantic holiday destination. Cape Verde is the name that stands at the top slot among all the romantic destinations on earth. Not only the relaxing beaches rather there is another factor that has dragged many loving attention towards this place. Self-catering holiday accommodation is the thing that you would definitely love to share with your soul mate while on a holiday trip.In this charming country you can rent a holiday villa or self-catering apartment in an affordable manner. Cape Verde as a holiday location is just perfect for couples from all around the world. Many couple prefers to go for this awesome romantic destination on their honeymoon trip. This is a place, which is combined of small islands in the Atlantic Ocean. Its tropical weather is just perfect for honeymoon couples to spend their time. Lots of entertaining activity and good food along with self-catering holiday accommodation with sun filled romantic beaches, what more you can expect as a honeymoon couple?Due to its location in Atlantic Ocean you can find some of the stunning and calm beaches where you can spend your time in a romantic environment. Cape Verde comprises of ten main islands and the key fact for you to know as a traveler is that those 10 islands have volcanoes. The tropical climate is just perfect for holiday lovers and many have mentioned it as the tropical paradise too. In winter the average temperature remains at 24 degree Celsius. This is the reason why tourist prefers to visit this place throughout the year. Warm tropical weather and low rainfall, these climatic conditions are really beneficial for a traveler who seeks to pay a visit with a partner.Cape Verde is just one of the many hot location spots this holiday season. You will be surprised at how many people are traveling and how much money they are saving when they go. When people travel one thing that they enjoy doing now is taking laptops and portable TV players with them. This really helps pass time and they can watch their favorite movies on the road and in the plane.