Yazan Al-Tell, Mamoon Allan and Nidal Al-Zboun


February 01, 2017

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Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences

Investigating perceived leisure constraints for senior tourists in Jordan

Broadly speaking, the notion ‘Tourism for all’ has been intensively promoted and tourists with special needs have gained extensive acknowledgement in the tourism literature in the past decade. To be specific, there has been a growth of interest among senior people in the tourism literature in the last few years. However, when literature is reviewed, few studies were revealed which investigate the senior people in the context of tourism industry in the Arabic countries. The main objective of this study is to assess the effect of intrinsic, interactive and environmental constraints on a sample of Jordanian senior people undertaking different tourism experiences in Jordan and their perception of such constraints. A quantitative approach was employed and a systematic random sample of 113 senior people was selected for the study. A self-administered questionnaire was administered in 2014 at Petra, Jerash, the Dead Sea, and three travel agencies in Amman and another one in Irbid, Jordan. The study has inferred that interactive constraints are the main constraints for the study respondents for their less or non participation and there are significant differences found between males and females in terms of interactive and environmental constraints. The findings of this study can be used to enhance the status quo of senior tourists in Jordan and improve the different aspects of their tourism experiences. Furthermore, the study could also enhance the accessibility of tourism destinations and supply in Jordan for such tourists.

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