The Patterns of Cultural Tourism of the Elderly in Bangkok
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This research is a qualitative research that aims to study the Patterns of Cultural Tourism of the Elderly in Bangkok 1) study the cultural tourism model of the elderly and 2) study the cultural tourism ability of the elderly. The data were collected by in-depth interview with accidental sampling were 19 elderly people who lived in Bangkok Province. Analyze data by analyzing interviews from audio recordings and extracting audio data into text format. Including related to research support analysis. The results revealed that most of the elderly would go to take part in the ceremony. Mostly, they travel in long holidays and travel with family by private car or their friends from the charity group tour. Period of travel had one day trip for cultural ceremony, about 2-3 days for stay overnight trip and about 4-5 days. The objective of travel is for relaxing, making family relationship and learning different cultures. Expense were 5000 - 15000 baht each time. Most of the money spent on travel is from personal business, and money from grandchildren. And they asked their family or friends and read a book about tourist attraction for information preparation. The problem is traffic jam, car parking and problems with facilities such as parking for the elderly, ramp, railing, toilet, sign and pavilion.