Does generation matter? A comparison between travel behaviour and factors affecting on travel decision of generation Y and Z Oraon Kiatkajornvirat & Sun Jin

Does generation matter? A comparison between travel behaviour and factors affecting on travel decision of generation Y and Z

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Oraon Kiatkajornvirat & Sun Jin

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This study aimed to examine the differences in travel behaviours and attitudes toward factors affecting travel decisions between Generation (Gen) Y and generation Z Thai tourists. Moreover, this study proposes a tourism marketing strategy to promote tourism for both generations. The samples size of this study was 400 Gen Y and generation Z Thai tourists. The online questionnaire was used to collect data through Facebook fan pages. The result yielded that Gen Y and Gen Z Thai tourists shared many similar travel behaviours, such as travel objectives, transportation, the season of traveling, favourite areas, days of travel, frequency, and sources of information. The author recommended that cultural tourism, eco-tourism, and adventure tourism would fit the needs of these cohorts. Influencer marketing should be implemented to encourage sales promotion toward these generations. Moreover, the popular type of social media should be used to fit with the character of each generation.

 Keywords: Generation X, Generation Y, Travel behaviour, Travel decision, Thai tourism.

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Title: Does generation matter? A comparison between travel behaviour and factors affecting on travel decision of generation Y and Z
Author: Oraon Kiatkajornvirat & Sun Jin
Journal Name: International Journal of Science and Business
Website: ijsab.com
ISSN: ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4739159
Media: Online
Volume: 5
Issue: 7
Acceptance Date: 03/05/2021
Date of Publication: 05/05/2021
PDF URL: https://ijsab.com/wp-content/uploads/770.pdf
Free download: Available
Page: 147-169
First Page: 147
Last Page: 169
Paper Type: Research Paper
Current Status: Published

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Oraon Kiatkajornvirat & Sun Jin (2021). Does generation matter? A comparison between travel behaviour and factors affecting on travel decision of generation Y and Z. International Journal of Science and Business, 5(7), 147-169. doi: https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.4739159

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Oraon Kiatkajornvirat (corresponding author), School of Business, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), Beijing P. R. China. Email: oraorn.ko@yahoo.com

Professor Sun Jin (PhD), School of Business, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), Beijing P. R. China.

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4739159

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