Surprising Senior Travel Discounts (2024 Update)

If you worked with a UMA agent to save money on your Medigap plan, you might be planning a vacation with that extra cash. But did you know that you may be missing out on a variety of additional senior travel deals?

Our team is dedicated to saving you money — and not just on your health insurance. We searched the internet to compile this senior travel savings guide. With this list, you could spread your budget a little bit further and get the most out of your retirement.


Airline discounts for seniors are not as common as they used to be. The best and most effective way to take advantage of senior airfare discounts is to call the airline directly when booking. Your booking agent can help you find the best deal for you, plus easily book everything over the phone. Note: Most discounts are only available for specific routes and dates, and vary by airline.

Here are a few airlines that offer senior discounts:

Another way to save on flights is to be flexible in your travel dates. Luckily, this is perfect for retired individuals who have a little more wiggle room in their schedule. Flying during the week can save you big bucks on flights!


This is by no means an exhaustive list of hotels with senior discounts. Again, the best way to find a discount is to call the company directly.

  • Best Western: For guests 55+ but not available at all hotels, and subject to availability.
  • Hyatt: Available for guests 62+; may save up to 50%, but subject to availability.
  • Marriott: Available for guests 62+; Subject to availability.
  • Motel 6: 5% discount for senior guests; only available through specific channels (, My6 App or calling Motel 6 at 1-800-899-9841).
  • Red Roof Inn: Available for guests 59+; restrictions based on availability.

Car rentals

You should be able to easily find discounts on your car rental. Reach out to each company directly to find out their current specials.

  • Budget: Available for AARP members; more discount codes available at the link provided.
  • Hertz: Travelers 50+ may save up to 20% on base rates; exclusions may apply. Only applies to a portion of the rental cost.
  • Thrifty: Renters 50+ may save 5% on certain charges; exclusions and restrictions apply.


Taking a road trip with your car-rental discount? These road trip staple restaurants offer discounts. Other local stops may offer discounts as well.

  • Arby’s: Individual franchises offer senior discounts (55 and older, 10%). We recommend asking at time of purchase.
  • Denny’s: Denny’s offer certain items at lower prices for guests 55+.
  • Dairy Queen: 10% off or one free small drink for guests 55+.


What’s a vacation without entertainment? Depending on where you’re going, there are a few senior entertainment discounts that you should consider when planning your next trip.

  • U.S. National Parks: Offers a Senior Lifetime Pass for $80, or a Senior Annual Pass for $20 Myst be a US citizen or permanent resident, age 62+.
  • Kennedy Space Center: Offers $5 discount on seniors (55+) one-day and two-day admissions.
  • Ticketmaster: Certain events may offer Senior pricing.

There’s a lot more where these came from! Check out this full list of senior discounts. These discounts are subject to change at any time, so make sure you confirm with your chosen company.

Don’t forget to check your insurance

Added costs happen, whether it be from an injury, or losing your luggage, or something else. Make sure you’ll have health coverage along your route and at your destination.

Leaving the country? Some Medicare Supplement policies include coverage internationally. Call one of our Licensed Agents today to find a policy that works best for you (and your vacation plans).

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