Journal of Tourism and Recreation

Journal of Tourism and Recreation

ISSN: 2368-2655 (Print)    ISSN: 2368-2663 (Online)

Volume 3 (2017), No. 1, Pages 21-39

DOI: 10.12735/jotr.v3n1p21

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Children’s Preferences among Services and Amenities in Kids-Friendly Resorts: An Exploratory Study on American Tweens

Hend M. Hamed1 

1Faculty of Tourism and Hotels, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.12735/jotr.v3n1p21

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Abstract

Tweens are consumers who make their own choices about what to purchase or consume. Similarly, they are tourists who have their own opinion about where to spend their vacation and what activities to practice during their leisure time.

   Kids-friendly resorts have emerged targeting mainly kids with their tourism product, services and amenities relying on the strong influence that children have on their families. Tweens are one of the important segments targeted by kids-friendly resorts as a core tourist segment.

   This study investigates the alignment between the services and amenities offered by the kids- friendly resorts and the actual needs and desires of tweens in USA. In addition, it highlights the services and amenities preferred the most and those preferred the least by those tweens. Furthermore, it examines whether there are differences among the tweens’ preferences regarding the services and amenities in kids-friendly resorts due to difference in age or gender.

   The study proves the compatibility between the services and amenities in kids-friendly resorts and the tweens’ preferences. It also reveals that there are no significant differences among the tweens’ preferences due to difference in age or gender.

Keywords: family vacations; family resorts; kids-friendly resorts; kids/children; tweens

To Cite this Article: Hamed, H. M. (2017). Children’s preferences among services and amenities inkids-friendly resorts: An exploratory study on American tweens. Journal of Tourism and Recreation, 3(1), 21-39. http://dx.doi.org/10.12735/jotr.v3n1p21

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