Leisure Group Travel columnist Marty Sarbey de Souto suggests ways that tour planners can make their trips senior-friendly.

Unless you are specializing in tours for young people, you’ve most likely found that a certain percentage of your trip membership automatically consists of seniors.  Or, perhaps you are specializing in trips for the senior market.


Either way, you need to be aware of special needs for seniors, or as they so delicately say in Spanish “La Tercera Edad” – that third age following youth and middle age.

If you’re in that “Third Age” yourself or if you have had seniors as part of the fabric of your many tours, then perhaps you already have a feel for the special needs you need to be aware of in your trip planning.  But let’s just review a handful of them to be sure your trips are truly “senior-friendly.”

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