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Tips to Make Senior Travel Safe & Enjoyable

Our older relatives, parents and grandparents deserve the opportunity to travel as much as anybody else. It may seem like more hassle than it is worth but the travel sector is designed to provide something for everyone, including senior citizens living in assisted care environments. You can surprise your senior relatives with the experience of a lifetime by booking a trip for them. However, before you jump the gun, here are some tips that will help you make their trip not only safe but full of fun and enjoyment. 

Plan and Research Well
If you have relatives who have been living in assisted care facility it is likely they are used to their home comforts. They are accustomed to certain services such as medication dispensing, timely meals and transport. Therefore, when booking a trip for seniors it is important to look for travel agencies and providers who offer similar services in their packages. Make sure everything has already been planned and reserved to avoid disappointment. Book direct flights, choose the shortest travel options and always ask for end to end transportation.

 Explore Appropriate Travel Options
When planning a vacation for seniors, it is wise to involve a travel agent in the process. An experienced agent will recommend the right packages that can take care of everything your relatives need. Some travel options for senior travelers include:

 -               Bus tours: these tours are mostly designed with senior travelers in mind. Bus tours are one of the most friendly and enjoyable ways to experience popular tourist destinations, local events and national parks, among other things. In case of longer distance excursions, bus tours often include lodging and meals.

-               River Cruises: Cruising down a river can be a pleasant experience and less hard-going than large cruise holidays. River cruises offer short and relaxing trips for seniors with meal and other entertainment options onboard.

-               Resort vacations: All-inclusive resorts are one of the best places for your senior relatives to enjoy a peaceful time. Located in heavenly destinations, these resorts feature world-class cuisine, luxurious rooms, spas etc. They can simply walk around or engage in several activities available at the resort.

Ensure Proper Care While on the Trip
Travel options tailored to suit senior travelers should be designed with their needs in mind. Special requests such as assistance for those with disabilities, seat requests, cost-free wheelchair services and special dietary requirements should be met with ease. You can also ask for personal assistance for your parent or grandparent, if they are travelling alone. Make sure that you confirm all these requests at the time of booking so your relative is safe and comfortable throughout their break. 


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