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Baby Boomers Travel the World Seeking Adventure

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Aired 4/19/09

Tom Fudge: The travel and tourism industry is getting older. By that, I don't mean the business has been around for a long time. But the people who do travel are increasingly in their sixties and up. There are a lot of reasons for this, and if you spend a minute to think about it, you can probably figure it out. Older folks have time, they have money, and as the baby boom generation matures, there are more and more of them.

On one level senior tourism, or mature tourism to be a bit more politically correct, is no different from the travel habits of everyone else. Older travelers aren't all the same, and they don't all want to go to the same place, but passing years do make a person value different things and it usually makes people a little more demanding when it comes to travel services.

Barry and Corinne Smedley will give a presentation on their South American trip to OASIS, Older Adult Service and Information Systems , today at 1:15 p.m. at the Mission Valley Mall, and April 9, at 10:30 a.m. at the North County Fair. 

 

Guests

  • Sondra Glazer, travel agent and president of Regency Travel in San Diego, which specializes in cruises and tours. 
  • Barry and Corinne Smedley , San Diego residents who've been travelling the world for 20 years and sharing their experiences through various presentations around San Diego.

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