Why Senior Travel Discounts Aren’t Always the Best Deal

Older adults may find better prices on hotels, car rentals, tourist attractions and more by opting for deals that aren’t reserved just for their age group.

Most seniors know that they can take advantage of travel discounts geared specifically toward them for savings on hotels, attractions, rental cars, guided tours and more. But are the special rates for older travelers really that special?

Often they are not, and seniors would be better off taking advantage of deals available to anyone through travel deal sites, mobile apps, coupon sites, daily deal sites and rewards programs. Here are several examples of how senior discounts stack up to other special offers and deals:

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Cameron Huddleston
Former Online Editor, Kiplinger.com

Award-winning journalist, speaker, family finance expert, and author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk.

Cameron Huddleston wrote the daily "Kip Tips" column for Kiplinger.com. She joined Kiplinger in 2001 after graduating from American University with an MA in economic journalism.