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Retired and Traveling?

There are roughly 180 million age 55+ vacationers in the U. S. Their increasing volumes combined with their substantial monetary muscle and availability of leisure time make them an extremely worthwhile market for the U. S. travel sector. The typical spending by older vacationers on their last adventure travel vacation was $1, 300 as compared to $950 for vacationers between the ages of 35-54 and $660 for vacationers between the ages 18-34.

Combine senior citizen's vacation practices with the incontrovertible fact that a growing number of retirees are opting to become new parents - pet parents that is. The desire to foster will not stop when our kids are grown. The great thing about a family pet is that they may well grow older, nevertheless they will never grow up. With these new little ones as part of the family, retirees look to incorporate them into their busy lives. With vacation becoming such a large part of many seniors' lives, many believe that they just can't leave without their pet. So with the kids out of the house, retirees are bringing their new furry, feathered or finned "children" vacationing with them more frequently. Be it the yearly pilgrimage to the winter home, a family vacation or just a get-a-way, retirees and their pets are vacationing together. "Rex is my large baby" states retiree Jim Austin of his 5 year old yellow lab. "My wife and I vacation a great deal and whenever possible we take Rex with us. Rex loves to travel as much as we do and our getaway wouldn't be as fulfilling without him!"

Vacationing together with your family pet can be a delightful experience if you prepare ahead of time. Many retirees are making use of the Internet for help. You heard right! Increasingly more retirees are getting connected. As reported by eMarketer, the typical senior sends a minimum of 4 emails each day and 46 percent of This country's retirees have been online for over 5 years. The top reason retirees gravitate to the web is to make vacation plans. The challenge has become searching through hotel listings and airline websites to locate those that will welcome their pets. Fortunately, sites like Pet Friendly Hotels http://www.pet-friendly-hotels.net does make pet friendly information and policies very visible for every hotel. (Shameless plug! )

Innovative resources have surfaced over the Web exclusively to help prepare for a pet vacation. There's an increasing demand for pet vacation information and facts to assist retirees locate pet-friendly inns, bed and breakfasts, and hotels where your dog, cat is welcome. Vacationing together with your family pet can be a challenging proposition if you haven't undertaken it before. It's good to plan out the getaway and be sure that you have access to accommodations and services along the way to keep your little friend happy and safe.