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The elderly population presents a market of particular relevance to a large number of industries for its high purchasing power, comparatively higher than younger groups. Specifically, the tourism sector is emerging as one of the biggest beneficiaries of the aging process as a result of changes in...

Author(s)
Alén, E.; Losada, N.; Domínguez, T.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Social Indicators Research, 2016, 127, 1, pp 303-322
Abstract

The main purpose of this research is to investigate the relationship between the travel behavior of elderly tourists and overall quality of life. Specifically, the study examines the interrelationships between six main constructs: involvement, perceived value, satisfaction with trip experience,...

Author(s)
Kim, H. L.; Woo, E. J.; Uysal, M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2015, 46, pp 465-476
Abstract

This study employed time-series data along with the theory of generations, life cycle theory, and continuity theory to analyze the psychological characteristics and travel behavior of American senior leisure tourists. Three generations were compared - the Silent Generation, the Lucky Few, and the...

Author(s)
Chen, S. C.; Shoemaker, S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 2014, 48, pp 58-75
Abstract

This article analyses a new mode of vacation, between short-term vacation and longer-term stay or seasonal migration. It looks at the thousands of French, who, each year between January and March, settle down with their recreational vehicles on the Atlantic coast of Morocco. This article examines...

Author(s)
Viallon, P.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 2012, 39, 4, pp 2073-2091
Abstract

Several cases of the H5N1 virus, or bird flu, have recently been discovered in Asia. In some isolated cases, the virus was found to have been transmitted from animals to human beings. However, most research suggested that the virus has low virulence in man. In 2005, the World Health Organisation...

Author(s)
Lee ChungChieh; Chen ChihJen
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Tourism Management, 2011, 32, 6, pp 1421-1422
Abstract

The senior travel market has become an increasingly important area of interest to travel agents. This study examines senior travellers based on their travel experience, behavior, and overall experience on visiting Thailand, in terms of their age, marital status, and education. In this study, a...

Author(s)
Batra, A.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Administration, 2009, 10, 3, pp 197-212
Abstract

The senior market is particularly attractive to the tourism industry. Alongside evidence of a growing propensity to travel and spend, consumption is often deliberately linked to low seasons, balancing out the peaks and valleys for tourism suppliers. Health is one variable which is particularly...

Author(s)
Hunter-Jones, P.; Blackburn, A.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
International Journal of Consumer Studies, 2007, 31, 5, pp 509-516
Abstract

This study examines the senior travel market and its behaviour in Taiwan using data obtained from a survey of 284 senior travellers in Taipei and Kaohsiung in August 2001. Ridit analysis is used to explore the destination selection attributes of senior travellers. Three travel barrier factors were...

Author(s)
Huang, L.; Tsai HsienTang
Publisher
Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2003, 24, 5, pp 561-574
Abstract

Subjective age - as distinct from chronological age - is a relatively recent area of scientific inquiry within quality-of-life studies. The purpose of this empirical study was to see whether the size of the gap between actual and self-perceived age could be predicted from a knowledge of a senior's...

Author(s)
Cleaver, M.; Muller, T. E.
Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Social Indicators Research, 2002, 60, 1/3, pp 227-241
Abstract

In this study, 356 people in the 55-plus age group (from Australia) revealed how old they felt, how healthy they felt, and their personal values, travel motives, travel risk perceptions, travel patterns and holiday destination preferences. Upon dividing the seniors into 2 groups (the young at heart ...

Author(s)
Muller, T. E.; O'Cass, A.
Publisher
Henry Stewart Publications, London, UK
Citation
Journal of Vacation Marketing, 2001, 7, 4, pp 285-301

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