All aboard: age no obstacle to international travel

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Domestic and international travel doesn’t stop because of age according to customer data from Age UK Enterprises, the commercial arm of the Age UK charity. More than a quarter (27 per cent) of all Age UK Travel Insurance policies in 2012 were held by those aged 80 plus and a further 19 per cent were held by those aged 70-74.

Europe is the most popular destination, with 50 per cent of those aged over 80, travelling to the continent. A further one in 10 (nine per cent) of over 80s are going further afield to destinations such as the USA, Canada and the Caribbean.

Gordon Morris, Managing Director Age UK Enterprises, commented: “It’s surprising to see many providers refusing cover to older travellers due to their age – we firmly believe that no one should be refused travel insurance based on this. Older people’s travel ambitions don’t stop and there needs to be adequate provision to cater for the needs of this group.”


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