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Health Perception, Travel Concerns, and Senior Tourist Satisfaction

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Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 171)

Abstract

Based on a sample of tourists who visited the Azores (n = 697, ages 55 - 94), it was intended to understand the concerns about the trip; to analyze health perception in relation to satisfaction with travel and satisfaction with life. A Senior Tourism Questionnaire and the Life Satisfaction Scale were applied. The application of non-parametric tests that: (i) the location of accommodation differs according to sex; (ii) the flight duration, location of accommodation, medical care and mobility conditions vary according to age; (iii) the difficulty with language, cultural differences, medical care, travel prices and mobility conditions change according to the perception of health status; (iv) the destination security, comfortable accommodation, food supply, cultural differences, mobility conditions and hospitality of the residents change according to the satisfaction with life; (v) the satisfaction with the trip varies according to the satisfaction with life and the perception of health status.

Keywords

Aging Travel concerns Health Satisfaction Senior tourists 

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Acknowledgments

This study was carried out within the framework of the University of the Azores research project «TuSénior 55+ - Senior Tourism and Wellness in the Azores Destination: Creating a Cultural Product» funded by the PO2020 Azores program and the Azores Regional Government, with reference ACORES-01-0145-FEDER-00002 Senior 55+.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidade dos Açores, IPCDSH da Universidade de CoimbraCoimbraPortugal
  2. 2.CICS.UAc/CICS, NOVA.UAc, Universidade dos AçoresPonta DelgadaPortugal
  3. 3.Universidade dos AçoresPonta DelgadaPortugal
  4. 4.CEEAplA, Universidade dos AçoresPonta DelgadaPortugal
  5. 5.GBA/cE3c, Universidade dos AçoresPonta DelgadaPortugal

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