Riviera Travel Reveals Over-55s Are Living Their Best Life & 2020’s Top Travel Destinations

Do you feel like you’re living your best life? Well, according to research from Riviera Travel, you are! 

In a recent generational study of 2,000 UK residents, Riviera Travel found that the over-55s demographic has the best well-being of any age group, with 70% describing themselves as having ‘very good’ mental health, compared to just 59% of those under 35.

Over-55s are not only feeling less stressed and less anxious than the younger generations but have incredibly engaging lifestyles and are living life to the full through travel. 19% of over-55s have spent more than 30 days on holiday in the last year – that’s double the number of under-35s, which falls at only 10%.

Is this linked? We think so. Regular travel is a great mood booster, so it’s really not a huge surprise that those who travel more are experiencing greater mental well-being.

Seeing More Of The World

Another question asked in the study was, ‘What advice would you give to younger generations looking to live their best life?’ Overwhelmingly, the results show over-55s are recommending that younger generations see more of the world and try new things.

The idea of seeing more of the world correlates with new travel trends spotted by Riviera Travel. They’ve looked at their travel data for 2020 and can see a rising popularity in long-haul destinations – people don’t just want a quick beach break, but instead are looking for far-flung destinations where they can experience new things and see more of the world.

Cristo Redentor, Rio de Janerio

Where To Travel In 2020

So, if you’re looking to boost your well-being, see more of the world and try new things in 2020, where should you be heading? Riviera Travel has revealed the 7 most popular long-haul destinations for the year, which are:

  1. USA
  2. Japan
  3. Canada
  4. South Africa
  5. New Zealand
  6. Australia
  7. South America

From taking in the views of Rio de Janeiro at the foot of Christ the Redeemer in Brazil to travelling on a 189mph bullet train in Japan or heading out on a safari in South Africa, 2020 is the year to explore further afield and experience more of the world around us.

Table Mountain, Cape Town

These are just a handful of the experience-packed worldwide tours you can enjoy with Riviera Travel. For more once-in-a-lifetime trips, visit Riviera Travel


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