Holidaymakers over the age of 50 are more likely to use their mobile phone to record their trip than using them to keep in touch with family and friends back home.This is according to a new poll by Saga Holidays, which revealed that the over-50 age group has become more likely than ever to use technology such as camera phones and mp3 players while on an overseas holiday.Over half (60 percent) of over-50s going on holiday said they had camera phones which they planned on taking abroad.Chief executive of Saga Holidays Susan Hooper explained that phone cameras will become a “holiday packing essential” as technology improves further.”The over-50s have really embraced new technology and I’m sure we will be seeing some of our customers updating their Facebook or blog pages via their handheld soon,” she said.It was also revealed one in 20 over-50s were planning on using their camera phone as much, or more than, their regular camera.A separate Saga poll recently revealed that the over-50s had become more inclined to experience new cultures than have a beach holiday.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedMature travellers more likely to go on adventure holidaysMore people aged over 50 are embarking on adventure holidays abroad,Forty-somethings revisit their youth while on overseas holidaysForty-somethings revisit their youth while on overseas holidaysInternet becomes increasingly popular cheap flights search toolMore people are using the internet to research cheap flights to their holiday destination, new research has revealed.
Maldives – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineWaldorf Astoria’s uber-luxe property on the Maldivian archipelago is second-to-none in pampering. And there is no better way to take advantage of its wonders than the indulgent package the hotel has introduced in honor of Valentine’s Day. Lasting through the end of February, the five-night program begins with a private transfer in the resort’s branded seaplane, replete with canapés, fresh juices and, in case the unending Indian Ocean views become redundant, iPads for in-flight use. Guests check into their choice of a King Beach Suite or King Ocean Villa, both of which come with plunge pools, i-Spa bathtubs and rain showers, and sumptuously appointed areas for lounging, dining and sleeping. Upon arrival in the accommodation, guests are greeted with a blanket of 100 pink roses, the national flower of the Maldives. Today, guests can begin to indulge in the 12 allotted hours of spa treatments, which are set in the Grand Pavilion. Dinner tonight is under the stars on a private beach.Spend the days lounging in the soft, white sandy beach while sipping on the sommelier’s choice of complimentary champagne, served daily. Further pampering is still to be had at the spa, which offers traditional Ayurvedic and Maldivian treatments to detoxify, rejuvenate and restore. A private sunset champagne cruise awaits, followed by a five-course dinner with wine pairings in the underground Wine Cellar.On the last night, take a short boat ride to dinner on a private island. Dessert is a heart-shaped cake to commemorate your romance-filled time at the resort. Guests leave with an Aromatherapy Associates gift set and memories of unsurpassed luxury ($24,999 per couple).www.waldorfastoriamaldives.com