Travel With Some Help From Retiree Discounts:


The internet has made booking a great travel deal easier and cheaper for everyone in the industry --business and casual travelers, hoteliers, airlines and car rental agencies.

Sites like Sherman’s Travel (www.ShermansTravel.com), Expedia (www.Expedia.com), Orbitz (orbitz.com), Kayak (kayak.com)  and Travel Zoo (travelzoo.com) have opened a whole new generation of travel aficionados to the latest, and in many cases, last minute opportunities to see the world – all without having to take out a mortgage to afford it.

But one area that both the young and the young at heart can now benefit from is travel deals for retirees, baby boomers and even those still a decade or more away from retirement can get jet off to that vacation they always wanted without breaking the bank.

Airlines are offering discounts to seniors, such as South West who specifically has senior fares, Air France offers senior fares that are reserved for passengers 60 years of age or older within metropolitan France; American Airlines  has senior citizen fares that are offered in some American, American Eagle and American Connection domestic markets for seniors ages 65 or older. Delta is offering senior discounts on certain itineraries. Delta Shuttle has senior fares for travelers ages 62 and above. Lastly, United Airlines offers senior citizen discounts in certain markets. Maybe taking a plane is not the way you choose to travel, no need to worry; Amtrak travelers 62 years of age and older are eligible to receive 15 percent discount on the lowest available rail fare on most Amtrak trains, as well as on cross-border services operated jointly by Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada, a 10% Senior discount is applicable to travelers aged 60 and over. 

Who says you can’t relive those days before marriage, kids or even the 9-5 job when you could just pick up and go and do it on a shoestring budget?  

The two greatest factors empowering today’s retiree and baby boomer generations towards travel is flexibility of times for travel and the rapid research and deal-making capabilities found on the internet.  

So go pick yourself up a backpack, some comfy shoes and get ready to see the world without spending the kids’ inheritance...at least not all of it!






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