People in their 50s and over are no longer sticking to tried and tested locations when it comes to taking a holiday.

People in their 50s are becoming more adventurous when it comes to choosing their holiday destinations, with many now opting for exotic locations rather than heading to tried and tested resorts.

The trend has been noted by Tom Hall at Lonely Planet, who explained it is often older travellers who are looking to get guides to places like central Asia and book tickets on the Trans-Siberian railway.

“I think some of the most popular ones will probably be some of the destinations that are maybe more popular with travellers, with India, south-east Asia being examples,” Mr Hall said.

He noted many are very passionate about where they want to go and have a long list of places they want to visit.

A rise in the number of older people booking flights to India may soon follow the release of the film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which follows a group of retired Brits who move to live in the country.

Written by Erin Marshall

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