Family Tourism: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

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Heike Schanzel, Heike Schänzel, Ian Yeoman, Elisa Backer
Channel View Publications, 2012 - Business & Economics - 199 pages
This cutting-edge international book brings together leading experts? latest research in the field of family tourism by adding to its underdeveloped knowledge base. Family Tourism: Multidisciplinary Perspectives underlines the infancy of academic family tourism research that belies its market importance and directs towards future implications and theoretical debates about the place of families within tourism.
 

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Contents

Changes in Family Time Perceptions with
17
Demography and Societal Change
30
Past Present and Future Challenges
50
The Inclusion of Fathers Children and the Whole Family Group
67
Why Marketing to Aunt Betty Matters
81
The Value of Social Tourism for Disadvantaged Families
93
The Stress of the Family Holiday
105
Gay and Lesbian Families and Tourism
125
Consumer Kids and Tourists Creatively Marketing a City
143
Investigating the Family Life Cycle Model in Tourism
156
A Cognitive Mapping Approach
171
Index
194
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About the author (2012)

Heike Sch?nzel 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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