November Senior Travel News Round-up

It’s almost December and we thought we’d take a look at some of the latest travel news from around the World that is affecting older travellers.

Skyscanner bought by Chinese firm

UK based flight search engine which is very popular with the Over 80s has been bought by Chinese company Ctrip. The amount paid was thought to be around £3 billion!

Seniors from the UK will not only use Skyscanner on their PCs, but more and more have downloaded the App onto their tablets too.

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New Zealand open for business again after earthquakes

NZ is very much open again and gearing up to another busy summer season. The popular southern hemisphere island is particularly popular with older Britons.

The country suffered a major earthquake of over 7.2 magnitude, centred on the busy tourist area around North Canterbury, on the South Island. Some roads and access to towns were severely disrupted, but a lot of work is ongoing to get the infrastructure back on it’s feet.

New Zealand is expecting over 4 million visitors which is almost the same as the population.

The country remains popular with seniors as it often reminds them of how England use to be.

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Thailand to extent long stay visas for seniors

Thailand, the ever growing tourist hub of Asia, is increasing long stay visas from 1 year to 10 years for seniors citizens from a few select Western countries.

The 10 year visas are targeted at the Over 50s who can prove they have a healthy income or 3m Baht in their bank. They will also need good health insurance coverage too.

For more on this check out…

http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/tourism-and-transport/1141756/10-year-visa-for-senior-tourists

 

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