Press release

Australia tops Saga passengers' wish list

Thursday 7 November 2013

Saga offers adventure holidays to Latin America, South-East Asia, Africa, India and Australia. In a poll of 10,000 over-50s, more than one third put Australia at the top of their bucket list

Australia is the dream destination for Saga passengers with more than 35% saying they would love to spend time Down Under.

This vast country, the sixth largest in the world, is far and way the most popular travel choice, although Africa also attracts a huge 23% wanting to visit this diverse country.

There is little between the next three destinations with India attracting 10% of the vote, South America 9% and South-East Asia 8%.

Only 3% say they can not decide which destination to put first and  just over 10% say they have other destinations on their mind!

Carl Catterall, of Saga, said: “This survey shows that distance is no object when it comes to holidays for the over 50s. Our passengers want fun and adventure first and foremost – the length of journey is rarely a barrier if the itinerary is inspirational.

“We are also finding the days of ‘fly and flop’ are fading. The thirst for discovering new places, either in the wilderness or dramatic man-made wonders, is continually increasing. It is not surprising that Australia, with its fascinating ancient and modern history, deserts and mountains, beaches and vibrant cities tops our survey by far.”

Saga Holidays won 9 golds at the 2013 British Travel Awards, including Best Safari, Wildlife and Nature Holiday Company; Best Special Interest; Best Escorted Adventure; Best to Sub Saharan Africa; Best to Central & South America and Best Singles Holiday Company.

Example of Saga tours:
Australian Adventure, 19 nights from £4099, takes in cosmopolitan Perth, Alice Springs, dynamic Cairns, the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney and Melbourne. Departures from January to May and September 2014, January to March 2015.
South American Adventure, 16 nights from £3799, reveals the sexy cities and breath-taking beauty of Chile, Argentina and Brazil. Tours include the Andean lakes, Iguassu Falls and bays of Rio de Janeiro. Departures from January to April and September to November 2014.

A Last Great Wilderness, 12 nights from £2999, is a tour for travellers who are passionate about wildlife. Staying in a lodge originally built for a former Zambian president, experience the South Luangwa National Park on game safaris and night safaris. Departures from January to November 2014.

Spirit of Cambodia and Laos, 14 nights from £2499, offers two neighbouring, yet contrasting countries. Explore the UNESCO-protected temples of Angkor, tour Phnom Penh and take a boat ride to Pak Our Caves and a floating village. Departures January to May and October to November 2014.

India’s Golden Triangle, 7 nights from £1399, unveils the highlights of old and new Dehli, Jaipur’s Amber Fort and the romantic allure of Agra. Discover the 16th century city of Fatehpur and see the Taj Mahal at sunrise. Departures from January to May and September to November 2014.

All holidays include VIP door-to-door chauffeur service, return flights and transfers, airport taxes, accommodation, most meals, tour manager, tourist visa, travel insurance and cancellation cover.

For details call free on 0800 414 383 or visit


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