More and more people over 55 on a road trip

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on a road trip

As our name suggests, we love to go on road trips. In our opinion, the best way to get to know a country or region is by taking a (small) road trip. A tour through a beautiful country is the most fun for us, and preferably by car. And we’re not the only ones who like that. Sunny Cars has achieved remarkable results in their research into road trip preferences. More and more people over 55 also like to go on a road trip. Are you one of those too? Here are a few facts at a glance.

Traveling with friends

Why is it that people over 55 are becoming more and more interested in a road trip? From that age on, many have more time to travel and often opt for several vacations per year. One of those holidays is often a road trip. The majority of car hirers go on a road trip with their partner and/or children. Young people and the over-55s more often choose to take a road trip with friends. For the over-55s, this is because the children are often out of the house and there is more time for friends. And these people often flock to countries like Spain , Greece , Italy and Portugal , which are ideal road trip countries!

Book a rental car

We are happy to book a rental car when traveling to explore a country more easily and better. We love the freedom that a car gives you at your destination. And we are certainly not alone! 1 in 4 Flemings who have booked a rental car in recent years, do so every holiday. And for people over 55 that is even 1 in three. This shows that renting a car while traveling is very popular, especially among the over-55s!

55-plussers op roadtrip
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Difference between young people over 55

Both young people and people over 55 often rent a car while travelling, but there are still some differences in each group. Young people indicate that they have less confidence in rental companies than older people. People over 55 are also more observant than young people when they pick up their car. They check that there is a first aid kit and spare wheel and check whether the car has any damage before departure. We have to admit that we also forget to check this. If we can give you one tip: always check your rental car for damage before you leave!

Do you book a rental car?

Have you ever booked a rental car while traveling? Or are you already very experienced in making a road trip? You can certainly give us some tips in the comments !

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