Sunday, 6 November 2016

Aussies Told Not to Act Their Age When Travelling


Do we really travel according to our age? Scoot aims to find out!

Most people it seems, travel to a destination that they think suits their age, and their travel is defined by their physical age, not their inner age, which according to a test done by Scoot, Singapore's, young-at-heart low cost airline, these could be decades apart.

But what if you could run a test to see what your inner age was, would you change your travel plans? Would seniors swap the bingo halls for zip-lining?

Scoot decided to run this test on some “older” folks from Queensland and asked them questions like “Would you visit a zoo at midnight? Would you freefall for fun? Would you like to spice up your love life?” Their answers surprised Scoot, and some of their partners!

In 2011, residents aged 65 years or over accounted for 14.4% of the Gold Coast population (71,363 people). By 2031, the number of senior residents (aged over 65 years) is expected to increase by almost 2.2 times - accounting for over 20.2% of the city's population.

So, four willing Queensland “silver nomads” were selected to go and live-up their inner age in Singapore, and did all the exciting things they said they wanted to do, including indoor parachuting, zip-lining, and eating new and different foods at the world famous hawker centres.

Scoot has now launched a new campaign to help Gold Coast seniors discover their inner age and then scoot to Singapore for an inner age-appropriate adventure.

Just head to their facebook page and try it out, and anyone could win an inner age discount for their next flight to Singapore… plus an inner age appropriate itinerary of Singaporean activities. Whether it's ziplining across Sentosa, or talking selfies with Supertrees, or chowing down on chilli crab, Singapore's chockful of awesome, affordable and achievable experiences for the young-at-heart.

Jacqueline Loh, Head of Marketing and Ancillaries for Scoot said, “According to statistics people are living longer. More than a third of your life could be spent in retirement. Scoot is encouraging the not so well travelled, or travel-shy people, in particular the older generations to live their inner age and visit Singapore, as its well earned reputation for efficiency, safety, fun and myriad activities is all there for them to enjoy.”

With affordable airfares from $169.00 ex Gold Coast on sale from now until 2359 Dec 11, 2016 for travel from 13th Jan 2017 – 02 June 17 it is time to act your real age.

But if you are an active Senior in another state don't despair, Scoot is offering lead in fares from Perth to Singapore (economy, per way, including taxes) from $139 and from Sydney and Melbourne from $199 (economy, per way, including taxes).


Scoot™, the low-cost, medium-to-long haul arm of the Singapore Airlines Group managed by Budget Aviation Holdings, has carried over seven million guests since taking to the skies in June 2012. The world's first all 787 Dreamliner fleet operates between Singapore and Sydney, Gold Coast, Bangkok, Taipei, Tokyo, Tianjin, Shenyang, Nanjing, Qingdao, Seoul, Hong Kong, Perth, Osaka, Kaohsiung, Hangzhou, Melbourne, Guangzhou, Jeddah, Chennai, Amritsar, Sapporo, Jaipur, and soon to Dalian and Athens. Scoot provides – in addition to fantastic value airfares – a safe, reliable and contemporary travel experience with a unique attitude – Scootitude™. Offering amenities including on-board Wi-Fi Internet connectivity and in-seat power as well as the ability to redeem and accrue Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles, Scoot was voted 2015-16 Best Low Cost Airline (Asia/Pacific) by and ranked in the Top 10 of the World's Best Low-Cost Airlines in 2015 by Skytrax. Scoot is passionate about changing the way people travel long distance. Book your tickets at or contact our Call Centre. Find out more on,, or

See the full video of the Queenslander's testing their inner age and their adventures -

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