Companionship to an Aging Parent in International Tours: Conflict VS Harmony

Translated title of the contribution: 国际旅游中子女作为老年父母陪伴者的身份研究:矛盾与和谐

Jianwei Qian, Pearl M.C. Lin

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Senior tourism is a rapidly growing market in China, and global players have begun to attract senior tourists from China using diversified ways to help boost the industry in different destinations worldwide. However, scant research has been conducted to examine senior tours accompanied by offspring, let alone the Chinese senior context itself. This study utilizes autoethnography to examine a senior international tour accompanied by a young son. The study confirms the existence of six sources of conflict, but verifies that harmony is the more important feature in such a tour. Related practical implications on how to better arrange such tours are presented.

Translated title of the contribution国际旅游中子女作为老年父母陪伴者的身份研究:矛盾与和谐
Original languageChinese (Simplified)
Pages (from-to)892 - 911
JournalJournal of China Tourism Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2022


  • autoethnography
  • international travel
  • Senior tourist
  • tourist study
  • young companion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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