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Weixuan Wang is a Ph.D. student in Leisure Behavior at Indiana University Bloomington Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies. She received her master’s degree in Tourism Management in 2015. Her research focuses are accessible tourism and how technology and data science can assist in understanding and improving travel experience and quality of life for people with disabilities and older adults.

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Leisure travels play a majority part in the life of seniors, especially the retirees. It is a key contributor to the improvement of senior's overall quality of life. With the aging of our society, senior travelers are becoming major consumers of travel services and representing a growing market for travel business. Technology development in the last two decades has tremendously reshaped the tourism industry. Business and stakeholders of the travel industry have designed and implemented many technologies to improve the travel experience. However, for the senior traveler, it could be challenging for them to adapt to the technology used for travel purposes. This study is determined to explore the influence of technology use for travel purposes of seniors on their travel experience and its impact on their quality of life.

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Technology Use of Seniors on Their Travel Experience and Quality of Life

Leisure travels play a majority part in the life of seniors, especially the retirees. It is a key contributor to the improvement of senior's overall quality of life. With the aging of our society, senior travelers are becoming major consumers of travel services and representing a growing market for travel business. Technology development in the last two decades has tremendously reshaped the tourism industry. Business and stakeholders of the travel industry have designed and implemented many technologies to improve the travel experience. However, for the senior traveler, it could be challenging for them to adapt to the technology used for travel purposes. This study is determined to explore the influence of technology use for travel purposes of seniors on their travel experience and its impact on their quality of life.