Regardless of the age group spending greater than £17bn on abroad holidays all over the world final yr, it warned the quantity spent has not absolutely recovered from pre-pandemic ranges.
“Our newest evaluation exhibits that abroad journey for the UK’s over-55s has virtually recovered from the pandemic and we count on 2023 to be the yr that it returns to pre-pandemic ranges,” Stuart Lewis, chief government of Relaxation Much less, mentioned.
“Journey is a vastly essential a part of the lives of individuals aged 55 and older. In our personal analysis, greater than three quarters of Relaxation Much less respondents mentioned that journey was essential to them.”
France, the Canary Islands, Greece and Portugal have been additionally discovered to be common abroad locations for older Britons, in line with the survey.
Its research estimated that in 2022, there was a 337 per cent improve within the variety of abroad journeys from individuals aged 55 and older in contrast with 2021.
The group additionally predicted that 2023 can be the yr when spending surpasses 2019 ranges and 2024 would set new data for abroad journeys and vacation spend.
Mr Lewis added: “The pandemic taught us simply how fragile life might be and resulted in lots of mid-lifers reappraising what they needed from their lives and careers. We’re now seeing a re-ignited wanderlust to discover and expertise new locations and cultures.
“For these with good well being and a protracted listing of must-see locations to go to, there’s a lot to make up for throughout the misplaced years of covid once they couldn’t journey and a powerful want to stay their lives to the fullest.”