Follow The Sun

Retirees motorhomes’ movements, meanings and practices during the winter season in the Algarve

Authored by: Joana Afonso Dias , Alexre Domingues

The Routledge Handbook Of Second Home Tourism And Mobilities

Print publication date:  April  2018
Online publication date:  April  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138678316
eBook ISBN: 9781315559056
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315559056-29

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Abstract

This chapter explores movements, meanings and practices of retiree motorhomers and the importance and value of mobility during the winter season in the Algarve. Although drive tourism has captured little interest among academics, the research suggests that the broader self-drive tourism market is non-homogenous, consisting of people with varying behavioural characteristics, who are undertaking journeys beyond the traditional access routes, with differing spatial configuration. We argue that better awareness of movements, meanings and experiences of travel by motorhome grey movers will be of value, if the motorhome community, policies that impact on the governance of destinations related with the motorhome phenomenon and motorhome parks and campgrounds are all oriented in the same direction.

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