Tourbar.com, a growing traveling technology service, today is releasing statistics on where single senior citizens are traveling to and why.
Senior gypsies or silver nomads are some of the names being tossed around. However, age is no longer a barrier to travel. More and more seniors are renewing their passports and heading to the far reaches of the planet.
But where are seniors traveling to these days? And why do seniors travel?
The statistics are based on research collected from 130,000 members users from over 180 countries.
When asked what members are looking for when they travel, the top three responses included:
- Making new friends
- Experiencing an adventure
- Finding a soul mate
Among those polled, popular destinations included:
- Italy 14%
- USA 13%
- Spain 13%
- Thailand 12%
- Russia 11%
- UAE 9%
- Turkey 8%
- France 7%
- Germany 5%
- UK 4%
- Greece 4%
They are retirees who have downsized to the extreme, choosing a life of travel over a life of tending to possessions. And their numbers are rising. Between 1993 and 2012, the percentage of all retirees traveling abroad rose to 13 percent from 9.7 percent, according to the Commerce Department.
Tourbar allow users to plan trips, seek out tour guides, companions, and potentially new love interests. Users can find a travel companion, but users have a profile similar to other social networking sites with photos, bios, upcoming travel plans, countries visited and more.
For more information, visit www.tourbar.com