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CABI Book Chapter

Growing older: tourism and leisure behaviour of older adults.

Book cover for Growing older: tourism and leisure behaviour of older adults.

Description

This book explores the characteristics, tourist/leisure behaviours and tourism/leisure needs of older people, and how to effectively market to this expanding group in the future. The book's chapters examine: the motivations and constraints to tourism and leisure for older adults; sociodemographic variables associated with tourism, leisure and ageing; contemporary trends in international tourism an...

Chapter 6 (Page no: 110)

Modes of tourism and leisure travel by older adults.

This chapter aims to describe the most popular modes of transport used by older adults for leisure travel, as well as to discuss the characteristics of the drive market as the most popular mode of leisure travel for older adults. Discussions on the use of recreational vehicles to establish temporary communities and the growing trend of a segment of older people known as 'snowbirds' to move to warmer climates are presented. Strategies that the motorcoach industry might use to increase usage by older adults are also presented, as well as an investigation on the growth in luxury cruise shipping for the wealthy baby boomer and older adult market.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Tourism and leisure needs of older adults. Author(s): Patterson, I.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 23) Motivations and constraints to tourism and leisure for older adults. Author(s): Patterson, I.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 49) Socio-economic variables associated with tourism, leisure and ageing. Author(s): Patterson, I.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 66) Contemporary trends in international tourism and travel for older adults. Author(s): Patterson, I.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 88) Information sources on tourism and travel for older people. Author(s): Patterson, I.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 138) Different travel markets: group package tours for older adults. Author(s): Patterson, I.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 157) Different travel markets: adventure tourism and the baby boomer generation. Author(s): Patterson, I.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 177) Different travel markets: educational tourism and older adults. Author(s): Patterson, I.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 195) Tourism and leisure needs of older adults in retirement communities. Author(s): Patterson, I.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 214) Conclusions and recommendations. Author(s): Patterson, I.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • School of Tourism and Leisure Management, University of Queensland, Australia.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2006
  • ISBN
  • 9781845930653
  • Record Number
  • 20083015547