Holiday Planning Tips For Single Travellers Over 50

Posted on: 9 January 2020

Single senior citizens often have a hard time planning their holidays. The extract below provides a few holiday tips for single travellers over 50 years old. 

Work with a Reputable Agent

Check social media reviews and travel blogs to determine the reputation of various travel agents in your area. Some of your concerns should include: 

  1. The agent should be experienced and licenced to operate in your area. When dealing with online agents, ask them to send certificates and licences.
  2. Inquire about the agent's specialisation. For instance, some specialise in holidays to specific countries while others deal with budget travellers.
  3. When travelling overseas, you may need an agent who can link you with a suitable migration agent to help you acquire a visa.
  4. What services does the agent provide? Other than hotel and transport bookings, you need an agent who will provide guides to assist you in integrating with the local community.

Once you choose an agent, gather as much information as you can regarding the airline you will use, the hotels you will stay at and the various travel destinations you will visit. Conduct some research to ascertain that you will get value for your money. 

Do You Want to Travel Alone? 

Being single does not mean that you want to travel alone. Holidays are the perfect time to meet other singles and make new friends. Ask your travel agent to inform you about the composition of people you will travel with. Most agents will put you in an appropriate group.

Travel Essentials

Other than your beachwear and hiking gear, you will also need a camera to document your holiday. Carry a travel charger and a spare phone to use in case of emergencies. Remember to carry your medication if you have pre-existing conditions such as high blood pressure or arthritis. Keep your travel documents safe.

Create an Itinerary

Create an itinerary detailing your travel dates, where you will travel and the hotels at which you will stay. Indicate the agent and hotel contacts. Leave this itinerary with a close friend or relative. It will help in case of an emergency.

Consider Travel Insurance 

Travel insurance is a policy that provides compensation if you lose your luggage, suffer from flight and hotel cancellations or have a medical emergency when travelling. Further, the policy may also cover damages to your rental car. Taking a travel insurance cover will make your holiday stress-free. 

Top holiday tips for single travellers over 50 include working with a reputable agent, travelling with like-minded individuals, packing the recommended essentials, creating a travel itinerary and taking a travel insurance cover. 

To learn more about holidays for travellers over 50, contact a travel agent in your area.