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The US Seniors Market
The US mature adult population not only vacations more, but spends 30% more per person on travel than any other group, according to the Travel Industry Association of America. Well educated 55-plussers make up the bulk of the U.S. outbound international travel market. The mature market has an average of 16 days per year for vacation compared to their younger counterparts who take an average of only 11 days. Mature travellers are fueling a boom in the adventure and nature holidays centred on a theme or hobby. They are also creating a demand for holidays that include a cultural, educational or historic element. During 1998, 53.6 million adults visited a museum or historical site and 33 million attended a cultural event such as live theatre, art or music. Older travellers also spend more; an average of US$1,300 on adventure trip, compared to US$660 for those aged between 18-34. The 55 - 74 population will almost double from 40 million to 74 million, within the next 30 years.
[Source: Tourism Industry Intelligence Vol. 7, No. 12 2000 via SPTO News Dec 22, Fiji]