A booming boomer market

Cruise vacations and leisure travel are poised for a boom as baby-boomers start a show of strength (in #s) according to Lauraday Kelley, CTC, MCC, vice president Education & Training for Vacation.com. Interestingly, spa vacations (commonly thought to be a pursuit of Gen X & Y) also feature among the hot trends for the rich and the retired!

In another path-breaking study conducted by Canadian scientists, bilinguism or knowing and speaking two languages was thought to delay the onset of dementia (caused mostly by Alzheimer’s disease, the most common scourge of old age). Engaging the brain in the kind of activity (that learning two languages, for example involves) keeps memory cells in fighting good shape! Food for thought?! Vacations that heal the mind and the body don’t sound like a fad anymore!

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Vijay Dandapani

Co-founder and president of a New York based hotel company for 24 years. Grew the firm to five hotels in Manhattan and also developed a greenfield project at MacArthur airport, New York. Speaker at numerous prestigious forums including Economy Hotels World Asia, Lodging Conference, NYU, Columbia University Real Estate Roundtable, Baruch College's Zicklin School and ALIS. President and ceo of New York City Hotel Association since January 2017.

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