An article by the Jerusalem Post highlights a how that countries growing aged population has resulted in the development of a travel industry for seniors.  According to the article, “there are currently roughly 700,000 seniors and pensioners residing in Israel and a growing number of them enjoy good health and sufficient financial resources to enjoy their retirement years”.  The article interviews the Director of Beshvil Hazahav, a travel company specialized in tours for seniors, who points to the fact that “many retirees enjoy good health and longevity” and that “they are also at an age when they no longer have mortgages to pay and children to support”, as the reason many of them choose to travel.  He goes on to list a few qualities that make a senior tour successful.

Share your thoughts on senior travel with IAHSA.  Have you observed a similar phenomenon in your country?  What are popular destinations?  And don’t forget:  you can still sign up to participate in IAHSA’s Study Tour to Israel next spring.  Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn about aging services in Israel while you share with colleagues from around the world.