Are over 50s now more likely to take adventure holidays?
The number of older Brits taking an adventure holiday could be set to rise after Travelex noted that more than half (55 per cent) of over 50s are planning a trip abroad over the next few months.
According to the firm's data this marks a 75 per cent year-on-year increase in older travellers heading overseas.
With CheapFlights.co.uk claiming that now is "an opportune time" to be booking long-haul flights on the cheap, it could be the perfect moment for over 50s to be considering booking that South African overland tour they've been dreaming of or heading off on a Rio Carnival package deal.
"The economic downturn has given travellers the opportunity to journey further afield, as they can get better value for money in long haul destinations," explained Nadine Hallak, travel expert for the website.
"Although initial flight costs can be steeper, bargain-savvy consumers are aware that weaker currencies and lower ground costs mean a lower overall spend."
Her comments followed a Post Office study which suggested that Sri Lanka may be one of the cheapest long-haul destinations to visit.
One way to see Sri Lanka would be to take an overland adventure around the nation, with stops in Colombo, Kandy and Galle, among others.
Travelex noted that three in ten older Brits cited their main motivation for getting away from the UK as the poor weather during summer - another reason why an adventurous outdoors-style vacation in a far-off land might appeal.
Travelex spokesman Graham Edgar confirmed that the research shows that over 50s also seem to be quite money-savvy when it comes to booking time away.
"They are choosing last minute sun holidays in terms of where they can get great value by opting for countries and resorts that are offering last minute, money saving deals," he said.
"Anyone heading abroad in the next few months would do well to monitor the relevant currency in advance so they can order at the right time to get the best value for money."