Press release

Saga reveals over 50s wish they had travelled more

Tuesday 14 January 2014

• 75% of over-50s wish they had travelled more
• 79% of people in their 50s say there are still plenty of places they want to visit
• Only one third of over-50s has put together a travel wish list

Saga Holidays offers adventure and touring holidays across globe and is ready to inspire guests who want to explore more of the world. It’s time to put together a bucket list and here are a few ideas!

The Himalayan Trail to Bhutan
Discover the mysterious Kingdom of Bhutan, one of the most isolated countries in the world which still maintains much of its rich culture and Buddhist heritage. Travel from Delhi into the foothills of the Himalayas and explore the hill stations of Darjeeling before heading into Bhutan. Marvel at breath-taking scenery and discover the spiritual and historic highlights of this tiny mountain kingdom with visits to magnificent temples and serene monasteries.
17 nights from £3099, departing Gatwick April to May and September to November

Islands of the Caribbean
Travel in a small group of up to 25 Saga guests and explore rainforests, hilltop forts, coral reefs and volcanic mountains on this all-inclusive Caribbean adventure. In Tobago, laze on the beach or explore waterfalls and a bird sanctuary before snorkelling in warm waters. Next stop, Grenada offers more beach life plus the chance to tour botanical gardens, a rum distillery and spice plantations. Fly to St Vincent for the last three nights and take an optional boat trip to Mustique or snorkel in the Tobago Cays. Idyllic Bequia awaits - a tiny paradise island to top this sunshine tour.
13 nights from £2,799, departing February to May and September to November

Saadani Sultans and the Spice Isle
Watch for hippos, fish eagles and bee-eaters on a boat safari and take a bush walk with a Masai guide while in Tanzania. Stay in thatched bungalows next to the beach at Saadani Village before moving on to a lodge to relax and prepare for big game drives. Fly to Zanzibar, where a seafront hotel offers the perfect base to explore historic palaces and forts. Visit the house where David Livingstone made plans for his last expedition or just swim and sunbathe on this exotic spice island.
12 nights from £2799 departing February to March, June and September to December.

Holidays include VIP door-to-door travel service, travel insurance and additional cancellation cover, return scheduled flights and transfers, tour manager, porterage and most meals. All-inclusive offers all meals and a free bar open 12 hours daily, serving local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

To book call freephone 0800 092 4677 or visit


Editors:* Populus interviewed 12,365 Saga customers, all aged 50+, online between 11 and 19 December 11 and 19, 2013.
75% say they would have liked to travel more.
79% of those aged 50-59 say there is still lots of the world they want to see.
Despite the importance of travel stated by Saga customers, only 33% have a ‘bucket list’ of places they would like to visit.