As the median age of populations of countries in the West rises, the viability of mature travelers as a market segment is increasing significantly. Thailand has been a very attractive destination for travelers from the West. This study evaluates preferences and attributes of hotels and the destination as a whole using a sample of visitors to Koh Samui in Thailand. The study finds significant differences in hotel and destination preferences based on gender, profession, nationality and age. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.
- mature travelers
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management