Research has suggested that more over-50s are heading out on gap year-style holidays.
Travel operator Bridge the World said travellers in the age group are spending around £7,000 each on trips that can last up to three months.
The firm highlighted Australia and New Zealand as being among the most popular destinations for such trips, with Bangkok and Borneo also attracting many.
Bridge the World commercial director James Herbert said that the disposable income of many people in the age group put them in a great position to take such an extended break.
His comments suggest many people living in retirement properties could be heading off on three month-long holidays from time to time.
He added: "We are seeing these grown-up gap trips being booked by people who have been to Australia or New Zealand once before to visit friends and family, however now they're returning to see more and to stay for longer.
"Also they aren't heading straight to Australasia - they're taking time via multiple destinations in Asia and the USA on their way there and back."