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Travel perks and discounts abound for seniors

Ground travel

The plane is not the only means of transport available. AARP partners with various car rental companies to offer senior discounts. Seniors may also be eligible for discounts of 5% or more on Greyhound, Amtrak and Trailways tickets. Seniors who live in metropolitan areas can also benefit from reduced fares on public buses and trains through providers such as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York.

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Accommodation

Getting there is one thing, but seniors can also get discounts on hotel stays or cruise cabins. AARP reports that many large hotel and motel chains offer senior discounts between 5 and 15 percent. Royal Caribbean has offered senior discounts on select cruises and cabin categories. Smarter Travel notes that most chains require travelers to book direct rather than through an online booking agency or promotion site to qualify for discounts.

Dine out

Many restaurants, and national chains in particular, offer senior discounts with or without AARP membership. Applebee’s offers 10-15% off for seniors 60 or older. Brick House Tap & Tavern, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Denny’s, IHOP, Outback Steakhouse and many more offer discounts or special rates for seniors.

Tours and more

Seniors can also chat with travel agents or booking services for discounts on sightseeing tours and other vacation excursions.