Retirement Tourism on the Rise as Seniors Head to Bali

According to a recent report Bali has become a ‘hot spot’ for seniors. This really shouldn’t come as a surprise since Bali has a great deal to offer those who want to experience a vacation that doesn’t fit the criteria of a just any ordinary vacation.

Bali tourism has been grown by leaps and bounds for all age groups, but recently it seems that the retirement population has found something they really like when it comes to vacations. The United Nations World Travel Organization (UWTO) projects that by 2025 one-third of the tourism market will be made up of seniors, often referred to as the ‘gray market.’ Bali Tourism is taking steps to encourage and grow this market segment, and take advantage of this opportunity.

One of the reasons that Bali is already benefiting from the ‘gray market’ is because companies have already begun to develop packages that focus on the retirement market. Seniors tend to take longer vacations and spend more money than the average tourist, because they have more disposable income and more free time.

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5 Best Beaches in the World

If staring at the same four walls of your office cubicle is becoming a little tedious, then it might be time to start dreaming about luxury Bali villas and white sandy beaches instead. Everyone deserves a holiday from time to time, so what’s wrong with planning your own now? If the thought of relaxing on a beach drinking cocktails sounds like your idea of a good time, then visit one of these top-rated beaches below.

Harbour Island, Bahamas

The problem with a lot of famous beaches is how busy they are. With people milling around, detracting from your peace, they become less of the relaxing paradise you envisioned, and more of a bustling hive of activity. Harbour Island in the Bahamas, however, is more serene than you could ever think possible.

It’s located off the coast of Eleuthera Island and is a little off the beaten track. Therefore, it’s less likely to be as populated by families as those more mainland beaches in the Bahamas. It’s encompassed by palm trees for that gorgeous beach vibe as well, so you can sun yourself on the pink sands while enjoying the serene environment. What’s more, when you start to get a little cold and hungry, you can then make your way to an eatery nearby for a delicious fresh seafood dish and a tasty cocktail.

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