Title

Seniors: Quality of Life and Travel and Tourism

Document Type

Book Section

Publication Date

7-31-2018

Publication Title

Best Practices in Hospitality and Tourism Marketing and Management: A Quality-of-Life Perspective

Publisher

Springer International Publishing

Publisher Location

Cham, CH

First page number:

241

Last page number:

253

Abstract

The senior segment in travel and tourism is increasing in both size and profitability. Travel/tourism scholars have done much research in relation to quality of life and senior tourists. Determining what aspects of travel impacts the well-being of seniors should be valuable to program coordinators of retirement communities and tourism officials. In addition, destination promoters and service providers should benefit by knowing which aspect of travel is most conducive to enriching the physical and emotional well-being of senior travelers. With this regard, this chapter is designed to review the literature relevant to senior tourist behaviors, measures of seniors’ quality of life and its relation to tourism, and how participating in leisure while traveling may enhance their well-being. Another goal of the chapter is to suggest future research directions that can be useful for tourism providers and professional associations (as well as government agencies) that deal with seniors, travel, and tourism.

Keywords

Senior Tourists, Tourism, Quality of Life (QOL)

Language

eng

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