Rethinking travel life cycle with travel career patterns
Wu,Jialin1; Law,Rob1; Fong,Davis Ka Chio2; Liu,Jingyan3
2019-04-03
Source PublicationTourism Recreation Research
ISSN02508281
Volume44Issue:2Pages:272-277
Abstract

On the basis of previous life cycle literature, this study aims to further deliberate over the concept of travel life cycle (TLC) by integrating Pearce’s travel career pattern (TCP) theory. Links between TLC and TCP are investigated by determining the differences between the age and income groups. Results of four-year annual tourist surveys among 21,972 participants corroborate that TLC cannot be equated to family life cycle and be simply categorised by age, in which income level plays an important role. Middle-aged tourists in the high-income range show the most purchasing power in tourism, whereas those with mid-level income are the most business-oriented. Coinciding with Pearce’s TCP work, core travel motives are common motivations over the different stages of TLC. In addition, the middle layer motives are valued by tourists at an early stage. Moreover, theoretical and managerial implications are discussed.

KeywordDestination Management Tourism Motivation Tourist Behaviour Travel Career Pattern Travel Experience Travel Life Cycle
DOI10.1080/02508281.2018.1548994
URLView the original
Language英语
WOS Research AreaSocial Sciences - Other Topics
WOS SubjectHospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism
WOS IDWOS:000468531000013
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionDEPARTMENT OF INTEGRATED RESORT AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT
Corresponding AuthorWu,Jialin
Affiliation1.School of Hotel and Tourism Management,The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,,Hong Kong,Hong Kong
2.Faculty of Business Administration,E22-2043,University of Macau,,Macau,Macao
3.Business School,Sun Yat-Sen University,,Guangzhou,China
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Wu,Jialin,Law,Rob,Fong,Davis Ka Chio,et al. Rethinking travel life cycle with travel career patterns[J]. Tourism Recreation Research,2019,44(2):272-277.
APA Wu,Jialin,Law,Rob,Fong,Davis Ka Chio,&Liu,Jingyan.(2019).Rethinking travel life cycle with travel career patterns.Tourism Recreation Research,44(2),272-277.
MLA Wu,Jialin,et al."Rethinking travel life cycle with travel career patterns".Tourism Recreation Research 44.2(2019):272-277.
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