Golden Travels: Top Destinations Visited by Mature Travellers from Booking.com
Mumbai, January 15th 2017: Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has delved into its over 1.5 million properties in over 123,000 destinations around the world to reveal the top five destinations visited by mature travellers over the past year.
From a romantic, historic city break in Rome to a cultural trip to immerse yourself into the exciting history and delicious cuisines of London, a holiday to Turkey to view the spectacularly diverse scenery, a break to Paris for art lovers or an adventure of a lifetime in bustling Bangkok; there is something for everyone. You’re never too old to go exploring, broaden your horizons and immerse yourself with new people, religions and cultures, learn a new skill or volunteer for a charity.
The enchanting and historic city of Rome is a must visit for mature travellers seeking a getaway steeped in history, architecture, culture and art. Popular landmarks include the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums and stop by the Trevi Fountain to make a wish. It comes as no surprise that Booking.com travellers’ top endorsements for Rome include history, monuments and ancient landmarks. The charming capital is loved by the British, French and German as these were the top travellers who visit last year and popular booked accommodation options include hotels, guest houses and bed and breakfasts.
Where to stay: Stay in the heart of Rome at the Hotel Quirinale, set in a beautiful 19th century building. Ideally located, the hotel is just a short walk from popular landmarks such as the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and the Rome Opera House through a leafy courtyard. Start the day with a complimentary continental breakfast before exploring, then finish the day with a delicious dinner at the a la carte restaurant, overlooking the peaceful gardens and courtyard.
London, United Kingdom
Often referred to as the capital of Europe, London is a must visit destination to immerse yourself in a variety of cultures. From the designer clad streets of Belgravia, to the urban markets of Camden Town, every neighbourhood has its own unique character waiting to be explored. Soak up the British culture with a visit to the British Museum, take a trip to Buckingham Palace and hop on a whistle stop tour on a London red bus, perfect for getting a good view of the famous landmarks. The top endorsements by Booking.com travellers are sightseeing, shopping and museums. The top nationalities that booked a stay in London in the past year include French, Italian and German and the top accommodations booked over the past year include hotels, hostels and apartments.
Where to stay: Located in the centre of London are the spacious and luxurious 9 Hertford Street apartments. A short walk from the expansive Green Park, Buckingham Palace and bustling Shepherd Market, known for its boutique stores, restaurants and Victorian pubs. Travellers can take advantage of the fully equipped kitchen and will love the large living room and super king-sized bed, perfect for relaxing after a busy day exploring.
Travelling around Turkey is a great adventure as the country offers a blend of rich histories and landscapes ranging from mountains, natural hot springs, caves, ancient volcanic activity and beaches. During your travels sample the exotic cuisine, barter for a bargain at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul’s Old City and go for a dip in one of the famed Turkish Baths. The top endorsements for Istanbul by Booking.com travellers are history, shopping and food. The top nationalities that booked a stay in Instanbul in the past year include Arabian, Russian and German and the top accommodations booked over the past year include hotels, apart-hotels and hostels.
Where to stay: Offering five-star luxury accommodation, the Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul is a great starting point for travellers looking to ease into their Turkish adventure. Take a dip in the rooftop pool, choose from a selection of treatments at the award-winning spa and enjoy a delicious meal at 16ROOF while gazing at the beautiful Bosphrous view. After sampling the stylish restaurants and exploring tastes of world cuisine, head to Les Ambassadeurs for a drink and be entertained by delightful jazz music.
Paris, the world’s capital for art and culture, is a must on any golden travels list. Venture to the city of lights and be awestruck by Paris’ timeless beauty and history. From the grand boulevards lined with designer stores, countless famous monuments and landmarks, to the parasol dotted cafes lining the cobblestone streets. Experience delectable French cuisine, bustling cities and tick off the capital’s famous monuments and landmarks. This beloved capital is best known for its museums, sightseeing and culture according to Booking.com travellers and is loved by the British, German and Italian as these were the top nationalities who visited last year. Popular accommodation options include hotels, hostels and apartments.
Where to stay: The Jardin Saint Honoré Apartments is a great home away from home and the perfect base for a Parisian adventures. Located in the heart of Paris, the apartments are perfectly situated just a short walk from popular hotspots such as the Lourve Museum and the Notre Dame Cathedral.
Conjuring up images of Bangkok usually allude to millennials on a gap year, exploring the non-stop nightlife of Khao San Road. However, Bangkok should not be overlooked by mature travellers as this bustling capital has a lot more to offer than just a hedonistic party scene. Escape to Bangkok for delicious street food, ornate shrines, the opulent Grand Palace and the sacred Wat Phra Kaew Temple. During your stay come face to face with an elephant at one of the many sanctuaries, take a trip to the floating markets and pay homage to the Big Buddha. The top endorsements by Booking.com travellers are shopping, food and temples. The top nationalities that booked in the past year include Chinese, German and British and the top accommodations booked over the past year include hotels, hostels and apart-hotels.
Where to stay: Located in the heart of Bangkok City, Kritthai Residence offers easy access to all major entertainments and shopping malls. Travellers can take advantage of the 24-hour front desk and onsite tour desk and the Kritthai Residence is just a short stroll from the Siam shopping centre and the Jim Thompson House.