Baby Boomer Travel Trends For 2019

| February 20, 2019

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What's on their bucket lists? What kinds of trips and activities are they planning in 2019 and beyond?We put together an infographic with must-read statistics on baby boomer travel trends, plus tips to include top destinations in your fundraising efforts.

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Maritime Travel Inc. began with a single storefront called Maritime Travel in 1949. Since then, we've become one of the largest independent travel agencies in Canada. Today, our retail operations consist of 115 locations from coast to coast with 18 locations branded LeGrow's Travel in Newfoundland and Labrador, several branded Voyages Maritime in Quebec and Northern New Brunswick and the remainder branded Maritime Travel right across the country.

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Maritime Travel Inc. began with a single storefront called Maritime Travel in 1949. Since then, we've become one of the largest independent travel agencies in Canada. Today, our retail operations consist of 115 locations from coast to coast with 18 locations branded LeGrow's Travel in Newfoundland and Labrador, several branded Voyages Maritime in Quebec and Northern New Brunswick and the remainder branded Maritime Travel right across the country.

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