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Over-50s keen on active holidays

Over-50s tourists are shunning traditional luxury holidays abroad and are keen to take a more active route, new research has revealed.

According to a survey by Alliance & Leicester, one fifth of those polled see turning 50 as an opportunity to try new and exiting challenges.

But while one in ten claim to feel fit enough to run a marathon, other thrill seekers are not likely to be satisfied until they have had a luxury holiday that offers some extra adventure.

Commenting on the survey, current account manager at the lender, Emma Walker, explained that it is no surprise over-50s don’t see age as a barrier.

She said: “More and more over 50s are fit and active well into the later stages of life, so it is no surprise that physically challenging activities such as skydiving and mountain climbing are also on the to-do list.”

Other to-do list additions for over-50s tourists include scuba diving and 4×4 off-road driving. Check out all of the Drake & Cavendish Holiday Ideas.

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