Social impacts of tourism

A critical literature review on the interrelation between well-being and tourism in the case of seniors

Authored by: Edina Kovács , Kornélia Kiss , Ivett Pinke-Sziva , Gábor Michalkó

The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Impacts

Print publication date:  May  2019
Online publication date:  April  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138494961
eBook ISBN: 9781351025102
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The aging of societies represents the most thorough – and what is more, guaranteed – foreseen change, which all high-income, and, particularly, most middle- and low-income countries are facing in the coming decades. According to forecasts, the worldwide proportion of people above the age of 65 will grow from today’s 8.5 percent to 16.7 percent by 2050, which is undoubtedly a considerable part of the world’s total population.

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