By I Patterson
This ebook explores the features, tourist/leisure behaviours and tourism/leisure wishes of older humans, and the way to successfully industry to this increasing crew sooner or later. The book's chapters learn: the motivations and constraints to tourism and rest for older adults; sociodemographic variables linked to tourism, rest and growing old; modern developments in foreign tourism and commute for older adults; info assets on tourism and go back and forth for older humans; modes of tourism and rest go back and forth by way of older adults; and the actual tourism and rest wishes of older adults in retirement groups. additionally explored are diversified commute markets for the aged, together with workforce package deal excursions, event tourism and academic tourism. The ebook has eleven chapters and a subject matter index. on hand In Print
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They segmented their sample on the basis of their tourism motivations, and found three different clusters that had distinct characteristics, needs and wants, which were similar to the three clusters identified by Shoemaker (1989). The three groups were: ● Novelty seekers travelled to visit new places and experience new things. They were generally younger seniors who were likely to be retired and have a good income. Novelty seekers contained fewer people in the 34 ● ● Chapter 2 upper income range than the active enthusiasts, and were more likely to stay in cheaper types of accommodation.
Travel to meet new people and make new friends, and to be together with people who share their common interests and values. Social travellers preferring holiday packages to have fun and enjoyment with others and are very security-conscious. Travel to collect new experiences, to discover the world around them, learn new things to satisfy their hunger for knowledge and adventure. Most popular values are fun and enjoyment in life and self-respect. Travel to get away from the demands of daily life and responsibilities, and to experience rest and relaxation.