Healthy Ageing, Ethics and Accessible Tourism in Mexico. An Analysis from Psychosocial Gerontology

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The objective of this article is to analyse the current situation of older adults in relation to accessible tourism as a human and constitutional right, which seeks the successful ageing and emotional well-being of the people. It seeks to propose a critical reflection on certain inappropriate and discriminatory behaviors that threaten the dignity, the ethical values and the rights of older adults and/or disabled people in the Tlaxcala society. On the other hand, chronic gerontological symptoms and accelerated population ageing cause an uncomfortable situation and indicate an informality of the national health system, therefore, the efficient care and leisure of this population should spearheading state priorities to sustain inclusion and preventive health. It is a qualitative research where the inductive-analytical method is used to generate the pertinent conclusions on this topic related to the ethics applied to alternative tourism.


Keywords: Accessible tourism, Elderly people, Ageing, Ethics, Discrimination of the Elderly.




El objetivo de este artículo es analizar la situación actual de las personas adultas mayores en relación al turismo accesible como un derecho humano y constitucional, lo cual procura el envejecimiento exitoso y bienestar emocional de la gente. Se busca proponer una reflexión crítica sobre ciertos comportamientos inadecuados y discriminatorios que atenten contra la dignidad, los valores éticos y derechos de las personas adultas mayores y/o discapacitados en la sociedad tlaxcalteca. Por otra parte, los síntomas gerontológicos crónicos y el aceleramiento del envejecimiento poblacional provocan una situación incómoda e indican una informalidad del Sistema Nacional de Salud. Por tanto, los cuidados eficientes y el acceso al ocio de dicha población deberían encabezar las prioridades del Estado para sostener la inclusión y la salud preventiva. Es una investigación cualitativa donde se utiliza el método inductivo-analítico para generar las conclusiones pertinentes sobre este tema relacionado a la ética aplicada al turismo alternativo.

Palabras clave: Turismo accesible, Personas mayores, Envejecimiento, Ética, Discriminación Mayores


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LINDOR, M. (2019). Healthy Ageing, Ethics and Accessible Tourism in Mexico. An Analysis from Psychosocial Gerontology. REVISTA INTERNACIONAL DE TURISMO, EMPRESA Y TERRITORIO, 3(2), 61-83.
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MOÏSE LINDOR, Center of Political and Social Studies del Colegio de Tlaxcala, A.C.

Professor, Ph.D., Director of the Center of Political and Social Studies del Colegio de Tlaxcala, A.C. Member of the Urban Affairs Association (UAA-USA).

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