AARP TRAVEL AMBASSADOR SAMANTHA BROWN REVEALS SURPRISING INFO ABOUT BOOMERS AND CELEBRATION VACATIONS
New Video Provides Insight on Choosing Travel to Celebrate Milestones
AARP research found that the joy and satisfaction of travel make it a top choice for celebrating an important milestone, with 78 percent of people 45+ saying that they have taken or intend to take a Celebration Vacation in the next two years. Celebrating anniversaries is the number one reason people 45+ plan a Celebration Vacation, with 87 percent of them choosing a vacation over a party, jewelry, or other big-ticket item to celebrate the occasion.
- U.S. destinations are most popular with Las Vegas leading the way, followed by Disney, Los Angeles, New York and New Orleans;
- Top tropical Celebration Vacations include the Caribbean, Hawaii and Puerto Rico;
- Boomers are leaving the kids/grandkids at home for Celebration Vacations; and
- Staying on budget and deciding where to go are Celebration Vacation challenges.
The new AARP Travel website (http://travel.aarp.org) aims to alleviate some of the challenges by providing tools like the Trip Finder to build custom itineraries and the Map Explorer to get a detailed street-level interactive map of attractions, hotels and more.
To watch Samantha Brown talk about AARP Travel’s research on Celebration Vacations, please visit: http://origin-qps.onstreammedia.com/origin/multivu_archive/MNR/66070_Sam_Brown_SMT_Selects_with_Slate_0731.mp4
For more information about AARP’s research on Celebration Vacation, please visit http://www.aarp.org/about-aarp/press-center/info-07-2014/AARP-Travel-Finds-Celebration-Vacations-Popular-with-Boomer-Travelers.html
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