Understanding senior self-drive tourism in Australia using a contingency model

Mahadevan, Renuka (2013) Understanding senior self-drive tourism in Australia using a contingency model. Journal of Travel Research, 2013 . doi:10.1177/0047287513496476

Author Mahadevan, Renuka
Title Understanding senior self-drive tourism in Australia using a contingency model
Journal name Journal of Travel Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0047-2875
Publication date 2013-07-17
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0047287513496476
Volume 2013
Total pages 9
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA United States
Publisher Sage Publications, Inc.
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This aticle is the first application of the contingency behavior model to understand the behavior of grey nomads to changes in the availability of accommodation facilities when visiting regional Queensland of Australia. Using a pilot survey of 90 respondents, it was found that grey nomad future visit trip would be adversely affected by a decrease in accommodation facilities and an increase in travel costs. However, for an increase in accommodation facilities, repeat visitation takes place but with a smaller impact (than the decrease) and, interestingly, travel costs become insignificant. In addition, income levels proxied by education, and social events are significant determinants of future visits. These findings provide important policy considerations for effective management and understanding of the self-drive silver market for tourism.
Keyword Grey nomads
Contingent behavior
Repeat visitation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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