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posted on 01.03.2022, 16:53 authored by Nigel Morgan, Annette Pritchard, Diane Sedgley
Studies of social tourism have concentrated on the benefits for young families and people with disabilities, yet few analyses have investigated its wellbeing value for economically disadvantaged older people. Based on participant-driven interviews during a UK social tourism trip, this paper informs understandings of social tourism experiences and explores the links between wellbeing and social tourism opportunities for older people. It reveals that social tourism presents older individuals with occasions for escape, respite, companionship, and reminiscence and for renegotiation of self-identity following spousal bereavement, but that these trips can be anxiously anticipated. The study proposes a research agenda, which explores the physiological, psychological, social and spiritual impacts of social tourism on older people’s wellbeing.

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Published in

Annals of Tourism Research

Publisher

Elsevier

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Citation

Morgan, N. Pritchard, A. and Sedgley, D. (2015) 'Social tourism and well-being in later life', Annals of Tourism Research, 52, pp.1-15

Print ISSN

0160-7383

Cardiff Met Affiliation

  • Cardiff School of Management

Cardiff Met Research Centre/Group

  • WCTR (Welsh Centre for Tourism Research)

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en