According to Staysure - the over-60s will soon outnumber the under-16s.
So one in five people in the UK are over 65 years of age and most are retired. Not exactly a shocking statistic, until you learn that the average pensioner spends more time engaged in physical activity than the average 19-year-old, and Britain's senior citizens are on the move, venturing further than ever before on their holidays.
Although the cost of travelling has decreased for most of us, the same cannot be said for the cost of travel insurance for the over 50's.
Online travel insurance specialist, staysure.co.uk, has broken the mould and after the successful re-launch of their innovative and easy to use website, is now dedicated to providing a high level of affordable and discounted travel insurance for over 50's.
Ryan Howsam, Staysure's founder says: “There are over 9 million people in the UK aged 65 and over who are travelling more than ever. There are plenty of over 75's travelling too. Healthier lifestyles and medical advances means that age should not necessarily be regarded as the major risk factor it once was. There are many people aged over 70 who are perfectly fit and healthy. Staysure's philosophy is that someone's age should not determine whether or not they are fit to travel.”
Staysure specialises in travel insurance for senior citizens and those who need to buy travel insurance to cover pre-existing medical conditions. Covering over 250 pre-existing medical conditions as a standard, Staysure are raising the bar within the travel insurance industry. The website and quote system has been carefully developed to meet the objective of offering its customers travel insurance in three easy steps, providing levels of cover to choose from to suit any budget, from basic, economy and premier cover, all for single trip, annual multi trip and long stay durations. This has meant creating a highly intuitive question system, clear policy layouts, and tiered product offerings that will allow customers to opt out of certain elements of cover and individually tailor their own policies.
Travel insurance: News update: April 2008