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OneTravel Data Shows Baby Boomers Are Embracing Adventure Travel


Data Shows the Top Destinations, Trends and Average Price Points for Travelers Between the ages of 61 and 80 this Season

NEW YORK, March 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- OneTravel, a leading online travel agency, has released the top destinations Baby Boomers over the age of 60 are traveling to this spring. The booking data shows the top domestic and international destinations Boomers are jet-setting to, along with unique trends for this age group, and the average cost of plane tickets this spring.

While Boomers continue to travel to more traditional vacation spots for retirees like Orlando, Florida and Cancun, Mexico, booking data shows they are getting more adventurous this year, by heading to up-and-coming destinations such as Thailand, Vietnam, Costa Rica, and Peru.

European cities appear to be the most appealing international choice for Boomers with seven cities making it into the top 20 this year. Select European gateways have seen significant price decreases year over year which may be contributing to their increase in popularity. According to OneTravel's data, flights to Paris are 19% cheaper, flights to Dublin are 14% cheaper, and flights to Rome are 12% cheaper than in 2017.1

Domestically, Boomers continue to frequent warm weather destinations such as Florida, Arizona, Nevada, and California.

Top 20 Most Popular Spring Break Destinations for Boomers in 20182

Domestic Destinations

Average Airfare3

International Destinations

Average Airfare3

Orlando, FL


Cancun, Mexico


New York, NY


Tel Aviv, Israel


Las Vegas, NV


Bangkok, Thailand


Ft. Lauderdale, FL


Barcelona, Spain


Houston, TX


London, England


Phoenix, AZ


Toronto, Canada


Chicago, IL


Mexico City, Mexico


Tampa, FL


Puerto Vallarta, Mexico


Washington, D.C.


San Jose del Cabo, Mexico


Los Angeles


Dublin, Ireland


Fort Myers, FL


Guadalajara, Mexico


Miami, FL


Oranjestad, Aruba


Denver, CO


Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Honolulu, HI


Rome, Italy


San Francisco, CA


Amsterdam, Netherlands


San Diego, CA


Paris, France


New Orleans


Madrid, Spain


Dallas, TX


Vancouver, Canada


Boston, MA


Lima, Peru


Seattle, WA


San Jose, Costa Rica


About OneTravel
OneTravel is a leading online travel agency that offers deals for savvy travelers seeking both quality and value. Launched in the mid-nineties, OneTravel is now recognized globally for providing one-stop shopping for all travel needs. Customers have access to millions of cheap flights including business class and first class airfares, hotel rooms, car rentals, and cheap vacation packages to top destinations around the world. Visit OneTravel's social media pages at and For an on-the-go travel concierge experience, download OneTravel's app for Apple or Android


1 Based on average roundtrip airfare for tickets booked before 2/19/18 for travel 3/1/184/30/18 compared to the average roundtrip airfare during the same time period in 2017.
2 Based on passengers ages 61 – 80 booked for travel from 3/1/18 – 4/30/18.
3 Based on average roundtrip airfare for tickets booked before 2/19/18 for travel 3/1/18 – 4/30/18. Average airfare rounded to the nearest dollar.  

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