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Économie du tourisme des seniors et spécialisation internationale

Abstract : The purpose of senior tourism eonomics is to analyze international tourism in the context of tourism demand from the elderly. For this purpose, it is necessary to define what a senior tourist is: it is a person over 60 years old who leaves his main place of residence and travels to another country, according to the definition of the World Tourism Organization. The theoretical framework of senior tourism economics and international economics is the theory of international specialization. This thesis shows that the theories of international specialization can explain senior tourism. This is particularly the case with the theory of demand, the theory of comparative costs and the theory of technological factor endowments. In order to support this theoretical demonstration, it was decided in this thesis to compare senior tourism in France and in China. This international comparison makes it possible to show that senior tourism must be segmented on the one hand by ages and on the other hand by motivations. Thus, this comparative analysis makes it possible to complete the theoretical analysis by showing that the consideration of this segmentation can lead to the development of determining factors for senior tourism, that can be useful in the context of bilateral and multilateral international comparisons.
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Chenxu Wang. Économie du tourisme des seniors et spécialisation internationale. Economies et finances. Université Toulouse le Mirail - Toulouse II, 2019. Français. ⟨NNT : 2019TOU20005⟩. ⟨tel-02619751⟩

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