Ekonomiczne Problemy Turystyki (Jan 2016)

Tourism Activity in the Third Age Group: its Characteristics on Selected Examples

  • Piotr Oleśniewicz,
  • Julita Markiewicz-Patkowska,
  • Krzysztof Widawski

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 36


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The article refers to the functioning and development perspectives of senior tourism based on the opinion of two active senior sections members of an association dedicated to sport promotion. A short presentation of the association activity is followed by an analysis of the survey responses. The research was performed among 68 seniors. The questions concerned four main topics: the respondents’ personal status and physical condition, the preferred forms of recreational activity, the main purposes of travelling and tourist motivations, and, finally, the most important factors inhibiting the responders’ tourist activity. The group was also asked to assess the tourist offer existing on the local market in Lower Silesia, and especially to emphasise factors that should be changed.