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Traveling, Tips and Trends

TRAVELING, TRIPS, AND TRENDS domestic trips taken 4 are for vacation purposes Top vacation activities for U.S. domestic travelers: out of 2. 3. Shopping Visiting friends Visiting relatives Americans spend $526 billion Reasons for Rural sightseeing Beaches on vacation travel yearly Flight Delay Air carrier delay: 4.06% AVERAGE U.S. DOMESTIC AIRFARE PRICES Weather delay: .55% National aviation 2011 30 system delay: 5.02% 20 Security delay: .02% 10 40 Aircraft arriving late: 4.93% 2010 30 20 10 Cancelled: 1.46% Diverted: .21% 30 2009 20 10 40 2008 30 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 200 220 240 260 280 300 320 340 360 380 Chances of being involved 1 in11 million in an aircraft accident are MOST AFFORDABLE MEANS OF TRAVEL IN THE U.S. Chances of being involved in an automobile accident are 1 in 5000 Ranked from least to most expensive 1. Bus 2. Plane 3. Car 4. Train Americans spend $129 BILLION on auto transportation yearly coach TOP SENIOR TRAVEL DESTINATIONS IN THE U.S. PORTLAND, OREGON PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA BALTIMORE, MARYLAND LAS VEGAS, NEVADA WASHINGTON DC BRANSON, MISSOURI ORLANDO, FLORIDA FIVE EASY-TO-USE GADGETS FOR TRAVELING SENIORS Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W570 Innergie Duo USH Travel Charging Kit ActiveCare Apple iPad Garmin GPS Personal Assistance Link SONY Cubera A senior-friendly camera with an easy shooting mode A one-touch system to connect seniors with a care specialist anytime, anywhere A portable way to download travel guides with the ability to zoom in on text A kit including a consolidated cord to charge multiple electronics and auto A preloaded device with maps and directions for navigating to any destination adapters TIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL QUESTIONS FOR HOTELS ABOUT ACCOMMODATING SENIORS 1 Sign up for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program so the State Department can better assist you in an emergency Are there 1st floor accommodations? 2 Make sure you have a signed, valid passport and a visa Is there wheel chair access? 3 Leave copies of itinerary and passport data page with family or friends PASSPORT How do you accommodate oxygen tanks? 4 Check your overseas medical insurance coverage 5 Familiarize yourself with local conditions and laws Do you allow service dogs? Is medical care available on site? 6 Take precautions to avoid being a target of crime: To avoid being a target of crime, do not wear conspicuous clothing or jewelry and do not carry excessive amounts of money. Also do not leave unattended luggage in public areas and do not accept packages from strangers. Is there a shower chair available? Active Care (ACAR.OB) 1 (877) 219-6628

Traveling, Tips and Trends

shared by EnlivenGroup on Apr 02
One of the greatest perks of retirement is having more time to travel, and now that spring is just around the corner, more and more senior citizens are catching the travel bug. But whether you’re tr...


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