The pandemic has made silver travellers more caurious than the young about foreign travel according to new research by the travel trade body ABTA. It shows that the proportion of 18-24 years old who holidayed abroad in the past 12 months was 17 percentage points higher than that of the 55-64 age group and 16 percentage points above that of the over 65s. The equivalent figures for the 25-34 age category were 15 and 14 percentage points respectively. In 2029, the last pre-Covid year the respective equivalent figures were only seven and eight percentage points. ABTA notes: “Generally older people have been a little more hesitant about travelling than younger age groups since 2020, due to higher concerns about catching COVID-19”.

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