Perceived constraint and negotiation of Chinese outbound senior tourists

Jun Wen*, Chung-En Yu, Songshan (Sam) Huang, Edmund Goh

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Senior tourists often face more travel barriers than non-seniors due to deteriorating health and mobility (Fleischer & Pizam, Citation2002), especially in long-haul travel. However, they may apply negotiation strategies to overcome constraints (Kay & Jackson, Citation1991). Exploring seniors’ travel constraints and negotiation strategies is essential to understanding their tourism participation. Researchers have sought to illustrate such constraints, including the following: the complexity of travel decisions, poor health, high travel expenses, and limited time (Fleischer & Pizam, Citation2002; Kazeminia, Del Chiappa, & Jafari, Citation2015; Nyaupane, McMabe, & Andereck, Citation2008). Identified negotiation strategies include reducing physical exertion, purchasing travel health insurance, or visiting feasible destinations (Kazeminia et al., Citation2015; Nimrod, Citation2008). However, relevant research has been mostly exploratory. Considering the physical and psychological requirements of overseas travel, senior tourists’ perceived constraints and negotiation strategies in this respect remain ambiguous.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-153
Number of pages5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2020
Externally publishedYes


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