Family Tourism: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

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Heike A. Schänzel, Ian Yeoman, Elisa Backer
Channel View Publications, Jul 20, 2012 - Business & Economics - 240 pages

The family remains at the emotional heart of society, and makes up a significant proportion of the tourism market. However, the concept of family has changed over the decades and there are now different types of families that have their own unique attributes and needs. Families may have one parent or two, who may or may not be of different genders. This cutting-edge book constructs a multidisciplinary perspective on family tourism by discussing various types of families; how parents and children influence travel behaviours now and in the future and how family holidays may also be linked to stress. Family Tourism: Multidisciplinary Perspectives provides a compilation of issues from academic writers around the globe, to provide a range of perspectives linked by a common theme of family tourism with a futures perspective.


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Past Present and Future Challenges
The Inclusion of Fathers Children and the Whole Family Group
Why Marketing to Aunt Betty Matters
The Value of Social Tourism for Disadvantaged Families
The Stress of the Family Holiday
Gay and Lesbian Families and Tourism
Consumer Kids and Tourists Creatively Marketing a City
Investigating the Family Life Cycle Model in Tourism
A Cognitive Mapping Approach
Families and Tourism

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About the author (2012)

Heike Schänzel is a lecturer in Tourism Studies at AUT University in Auckland, New Zealand. Her doctoral thesis on family holiday experiences won an award and resulted in several academic journal publications.

Ian Yeoman is Associate Professor of Tourism Futures at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and allegedly the world’s only professional crystal ball gazer or futurologist specialising in travel and tourism.

Elisa Backer is a senior lecturer at The Business School, University of Ballarat, Australia. She is now considered a leading world expert in the field of VFR travel.

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