Age doesn’t seem to be slowing down our desire to travel. In fact, according to research, the older we get, the more we travel.
Research carried out by Age UK Enterprises revealed that almost a third of Age UK travel insurance policies were bought by people aged 80 and over. While, 20% of policies were taken out by customers aged 65 – 69 and travellers aged 70 – 74 years accounted for another 20% of sales.
Age UK Enterprises, which is the commercial arm of the Age UK charity, also reports that over the past three years it has witnessed a 20% increase in annual policies sold to travellers aged 50 and above, indicating that these customers are taking more than one holiday per year.
Managing director of Age UK Enterprises, Gordon Morris, said: “We believe it’s wrong that so many travel insurance providers impose a maximum age limit which excludes older people purely because of their age.
“People should be able to fulfil their travel aspirations – no matter how old they are. This is why it’s so important they can access products like Age UK travel insurance, that have no upper age limit and provide appropriate cover for their needs.”