[Infographic] Leisure Travelers Older than Business Travelers03 Jul 2014

Leisure Travelers older than Business Travelers

Leisure Travelers older than Business Travelers

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According to the Research Department of the US Travel Association, the age of leisure travelers are older than business travelers. Most of the leisure travelers have an average age of 47.5 years old while business travelers’ age is 45.9 years old.

Of the more mature travelers group, those aged 65 and above comprise 18 percent and another 18% are between 55 and 64 years old. Combining the two, they comprise 36 percent of all leisure travelers.

The remaining numbers fall within these age groups:

  • 19% – 45 to 55 years old
  • 17% – 35 to 44 years old
  • 20% – 25 to 34 years old
  • 8% – 18 to 24 years old

On the other hand, majority of the business travelers, about 26% are aged 45 to 54. The largest group includes the 35-44 years old at 24%, followed by ages 55 to 64 (20%). The younger professionals that fall within ages 25 to 34 comprise only 19%. The smallest percent are those 18 to 24 years of age at 8 percent. Seniors aged 65 and above are still included but only at 7%.

The reason why leisure travelers are older than business travelers is probably because most of them are retirees. These are the people who have more money to spend. They are the ones who have reached retirement and and who are willing to spend thousands of dollars on specialty tours like trips to the Ancient Athens and Green Isles, Italy’s Versilia Coast & The Cinque Terre, or the Bounties Of Bordeaux Wine Cruise.

It’s not always the case for every retiree but more people, who have recently retired, with their retirement fund now easily accessible, they are the ones who usually go on adventures and start to enjoy the world more.

A lot of traveling will happen if the retiree is capable of paying for his trip. It’s like giving himself a big reward after all the years of working hard. Some even sell their homes to travel the world. Crazy idea but it works for some people.

If you want to travel the world, allow Gateway Destinations to plan an extraordinary adventure for you and your loved ones.

[Source: US Travel]

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