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Growing older: tourism and leisure behaviour of older adults.

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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 and travel for older adults; information sources on tourism and travel for older people; modes of tourism and leisure travel by older adults; and the particular tourism and leisure needs of older adults in retirement communities. Also explored are different travel markets for the elderly, including group package tours, adventure tourism and educational tourism. The book has 11 chapters and a subject index.

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Book Chapters

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: 6 (Page no: 110) Modes of tourism and leisure travel by older adults. 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.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • School of Tourism and Leisure Management, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2006
  • ISBN
  • 9781845930653
  • Record Number
  • 20063203027