Hotel Marketing Focuses on Seniors, the Most Widely Vaccinated Group of Travelers
Studies Show Readiness To Travel is On the Rise for Older Consumers
Travelers are starting to hit the road again as millions are vaccinated against COVID-19 and are feeling more comfortable about taking long-overdue vacations, with one of the biggest segments of the vaccinated population being senior citizens. To help bring this segment of guests back, hotels are creating promotions and offering discounts.
She cited AARP research, which states that 54% of boomers are planning trips in 2021 and are eager to travel.
Hotels are now targeting those 55 and up through social media and partnering with AAA mostly and some with AARP, Tim Dick, executive vice president with CBRE Hotel Advisory and Asset Management, said. These include offering discounted advance purchase rates, packages that include educational tours and excursions to local sites and venues, food credits where in-house restaurants are operating, discounted spa packages, and partnering with local retailers for discounts.