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REVEALED: Best cities for senior travellers

A new study has revealed the best cities in the world to visit as a senior - and an Australian city ranks in the top three (though you mightn’t guess which one). 



Conducted by travel insurance comparison site InsureMyTrip, the study looked at 76 global cities in total, rating each place on key travel categories including availability of senior tours, access to transport services, ease of walking, and healthcare. 


And according to the study, Edinburgh was deemed to be the world’s most senior-friendly city for travellers, thanks to high scores for ‘limited mobility access’ (10), ‘senior population’ (9.17), ‘spaciousness’ (9.76) and ‘healthcare’ (8.19). 


While Europe dominates the top of the list, with seven out of the top ten cities, Australia is well represented thanks to a third place finish by Brisbane. 


Sandwiched between the Scottish and Australian cities, Vienna ranks second while Vancouver and San Francisco place fourth and fifth respectively. 


Rounding out the top ten are Geneva, Zurich, Prague, Hamburg and Rome. 



At the other end of the scale, the least senior-friendly cities for travellers were revealed as Mumbai and Kolkata (both India) followed by Cairo.


Mumbai scored most poorly for its ’access to transport services’, ‘choice of senior tours’ and 'quality of things to do’.



This is really a unique presentation of data that can help seniors feel more confident when choosing a destination,” InsureMyTrip marketing and eCommerce manager Ronni Kenoian said.


“We certainly understand that some travelers have specific concerns regarding mobility, healthcare access, and other factors.


“We hope seniors and travel planners consider this information in order to make more informed decisions regarding upcoming trips."



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Written by: Mark Harada
Published: 13 November 2019

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