Prepared for YUSUKE T. | Delivered September 20, 2019
Baby Boomers: Travel Behaviors
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To identify the top 10 city destinations both domestically and internationally for baby boomers for the purposes of understanding where this age group travels most.
Continued research indicates that AARP provides the most reliable annual survey on top domestic and international destinations for baby boomers.
According to AARP, Europe is the number one international destination for baby boomers at
. The top three countries in Europe are England/UK/Ireland and Italy (both at
) and France at
The Caribbean, South America, and Central America come in at the second-most popular international destination for baby boomers at
top three destinations in this region are the Caribbean at
, Central/South America at
, and Mexico at
Asia and the Middle East are the third-most popular international destination for baby boomers at
, followed by Canada at
, the South Pacific at
, and Africa at
This means the
international destinations for baby boomers are the following:
The Caribbean —
Asia/Middle East —
Central/South America —
South Pacific —
Also based on AARP data, the number one domestic region for baby boomer travel is the South at 38%. This is followed by the West at 29%, the Northeast at 16%, and the Midwest at 12%.
By state, the
domestic destinations (since several are tied) for baby boomers are the following:
Las Vegas, Nevada —
New York —
New England —
Illinois (Chicago) —
Skip-generation trips, where grandparents take their grandchildren on vacation without the parents, are on the rise, and these trips are "practically always
planned by and paid for
by the grandparents."
Solo travel for baby boomer women is "exploding," with almost
of Overseas Adventure Travel customers choosing to travel alone. What's more is that
of solo travelers are women.
Almost all (
) of baby boomers choose their summer destinations by December.
of working boomers plan to take all their vacation time each year.
destinations overall for Americans are Orlando, Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; New York City, New York; and Maui, Hawaii.
destinations overall for American are London, England; Rome, Italy; Dublin, Ireland; Vancouver, Canada; and Paris, France.