Tourism is becoming very popular among the green-aged group. Incentives for seniors are also becoming quite common in various tourist hotspots, not just as an attraction to tourists but also as a corporate initiative to express gratitude for those who have contributed their lifetime to the community.
Incentives for seniors come in different forms: flat-rate discount for the seniors such as a 10 – 20% discount on any expenditure in a restaurant, purpose of goods in department stores, etc.; or a special rate up to 100% discount for admission to any facilities, such as museum, theatre, theme parks, public transport, etc. for anyone who has reached a certain age. In a lot of Asian countries, such as Malaysia, Singapore, any tourists can enjoy a discount in any restaurant just by showing an identity card to prove that they are 60 or over in age. It is important to check before departing for these places so that you know exactly how you have achieved savings during an overseas tour and make sure you bring along the necessary documentation, such as a photograph with colour/white background.
Even for local tours, a lot of places offer substantial discounts for seniors, such as museums, cultural performances, theatres. For ticketed events or admission, it is always useful to purchase the tickets online in advance to save any disappointment especially for visits on popular holidays.