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Tourism and Leisure Behaviour in an Ageing World

Tourism and Leisure Behaviour in an Ageing World

By I Patterson, formerly University of Queensland, Australia

December 2017 / Hardback / 240 Pages / 9781786390943 £85.00 / €110.00 / $140.00
With 10% online discount: £76.50 / €99.00 / $126.00
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Main Description

Tourism and Leisure Behaviour in an Ageing World, based on Ian Patterson's previously published Growing Older, provides an overview of the latest research concerning tourist behaviour and leisure needs of baby boomers, seniors, and older adults. With an increasingly ageing population, industry interest has intensified and there has been a corresponding explosion in related research activity.

Covering marketplace trends that attract the older market, this new edition:
- Provides an understanding of the older tourism and leisure market, discussing how to effectively provide for this expanding group;
- Discusses growing areas such as independent travel, the leisure experience, cultural and heritage tourism, cruises, and health and wellness tourism;
- Supplies case studies of tourism and leisure organizations successfully catering to the needs of the older market.

This book is an invaluable resource for researchers and students interested in senior leisure and travel, a section with the money and the time to invest heavily in leisure and tourism activities. It can also be applied by professionals to improve their product offerings for this sector, which, while valuable, brings its own unique challenges.


Suitable for researchers and upper-level students of tourism and leisure.

  • 1: Tourism and Leisure Needs of Older Travellers
  • 2: Socio-demographic Variables Associated with Tourism, Leisure, and Ageing
  • 3: Motivations and Constraints to Tourism and Leisure for Older Travellers
  • 4: Changing Technological Trends and the Travel Behaviour of Older Tourists
  • 5: Modes of Leisure Travel by Older Adults
  • 6: Types of Travel Experiences: Group Package Tours and Independent Leisure Travellers
  • 7: Different Travel Markets: Adventure Tourism and the Older Traveller
  • 8: Different Travel Markets: Educational Tourism and the Older Traveller
  • 9: Different Travel Markets: Cruise Tourism and the Older Traveller
  • 10: Different Travel Markets: Cultural and Heritage Tourism and the Older Traveller
  • 11: Different Travel Markets: Health and Wellness Tourism and Older Travellers
  • 12: Conclusions and Recommendations

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