THIS ‘N THAT: TRAVEL ADVICE FOR SENIORS

Jan 26th, 2012 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Travel Advice for Senior Travelers

Now and then I come across items of interest for senior travelers that simply do not fit into one category.  Recently I bookmarked several that I wish to share that I feel may be of interest to you.  They are not in any order of importance.

Tours and Cruises for Single Seniors

When you book a tour or cruise, you normally pay a “per-person, double occupancy” price. If you’re traveling alone, you are charged a higher price, normally called a “single supplement.” The single supplement is usually quite high – up to 50 percent of the trip cost – because it is designed to recoup the income generated by a second traveler.  There is a solution… look for “single-friendly” tour groups.

Escorted Tours to Ireland

So you’ve decided to travel to the island of Ireland? Let the experts take the hard work out of planning each and every detail of your vacation with an escorted land tour.

Seniors on the Go Column

This site by Smarter Travel has many helpful suggestions for seniors that range from VIP Lounges and Tipping to the recent American Airlines bankruptcy case.

Ten for a Dollar

Here you will find 17 tours that cater to Senior Travelers. It was put together by Transitions Abroad.

Afar Magazine

I thought that I was aware of most all the major travel magazines until Afar Magazine came up on one of my searches.  It really looks good and is worth checking out. In addition several other fine magazines are featured in this article.

Top All-Inclusive Resorts

Many of us prefer resorts that are all-inclusive… everything is taken care of on site and there are no hidden surprises when you check out.  Away.com has their listing that you will want to investigate. Not all all-inclusive resorts are created equal, as evidenced by our list of top-rated all-inclusives, which occupy some of the finest coves, beaches, promontories, and islands this side of paradise. Take your pick from the best all-inclusive resorts in Mexico, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and beyond.

And look out for these

I enjoy reading what other travelers are sharing and these take some kind of trophy as they tell of several called “Financial Nightmare Vacations” that you will want to avoid. Sometimes without warning, a dream vacation can spiral into a nightmare when things go awry. However, with a little foresight and careful planning, travelers can avoid those pesky traps that hinder the much-needed days of relaxing.

How to Get a Refund on a Non-Refundable Airline Ticket

Airlines often sell airfare tickets labeled as “non-refundable.” The claim is made to the customer that once the ticket is purchased, the deal is sealed, and there is no way that customer can get any of his money back. All of us at one time or another has had a ticket that read “non-refundable.”  Read this carefully so that next time you just might come out ahead of the game with the airlines. Airlines started doing this as a way to protect themselves from no-show passengers that wasted seats aboard a plane and then requested a refund for their ticket.  Check out this article to learn the conditions in which you just might get a refund.

And a closing by Peter Greenberg

Peter is a travel guru.  He knows as much as anyone one else in the field.  Here you will find a plethora of information that will make your trip a memorable one that is positive,  leaving you with a good feeling. Bon Voyage!  jeb



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