Destination Development Model for Foreign Senior Tourists

Journal of Business on Hospitality and Tourism: JBHOST, 2(1), pp. 1-16. Retrieved from https://jbhost.org/jbhost/index.php/jbhost/article/view/35

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I Gusti Bagus Rai Utama

Universitas Dhyana Pura

Putu Chris Susanto

Dhyana Pura University

Putu Chris Susanto

Universitas Dhyana Pura

Date Written: 2016

Abstract

This study aims to produce a destination development model for foreign senior tourists, involving 400 respondents and 40 tourism professionals as informants. The concept and theory as the basis of confirmation is the totality of tourism product (4A), which consists of attractions, accessibility, amenities, and ancillary services. Senior tourists tend to seek cultural attractions, art performances, festivals, natural attractions, and fair prices such as ones found in traditional markets. For amenities, seniors expect certain amenities such as: places for rest and relaxation, new facilities, places to gain knowledge and experience, places to escape the daily routine, places to meet people and interact, and senior-friendly accommodations. In terms of accessibility, seniors expect the availability of local transportation, tourism infrastructure, senior-friendly airport facilities and services. For ancillary services, seniors expect to get proper guidance and assistance throughout their visit. For local communities, the development of tourism destination specifically geared to attract seniors has a sizeable implication on the availability of employment but is difficult to develop because the facilities and infrastructure involved require significant investment.

Keywords: attraction, accessibility, amenities, ancillary services, senior tourists, tourism destination

JEL Classification: Z30, Z31

Suggested Citation

Utama, I.G.B.R. and Susanto, Putu Chris and Susanto, Putu Chris, Destination Development Model for Foreign Senior Tourists (2016). Journal of Business on Hospitality and Tourism: JBHOST, 2(1), pp. 1-16. Retrieved from https://jbhost.org/jbhost/index.php/jbhost/article/view/35, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3155153

I.G.B.R. Utama (Contact Author)

Universitas Dhyana Pura ( email )

Br. Tegaljaya, Dalung, Kuta Utara
Badung, Bali
Denpasar, Bali 80351
Indonesia
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Putu Chris Susanto

Dhyana Pura University ( email )

Br. Tegaljaya, Dalung, Kuta Utara
Badung, Bali
Denpasar, Bali 80351
Indonesia

Putu Chris Susanto

Universitas Dhyana Pura ( email )

Br. Tegaljaya, Dalung, Kuta Utara
Badung Bali, Bali 80361
Indonesia
+62361426450 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://undhirabali.ac.id

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