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.
Heike Schanzel 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.
Foreword Part 1 The Context of Family Tourism 1 Introduction: Families in Tourism Research - Heike Schanzel 2 Society and Ideology: Changes in Family Time Perceptions with Implications for Tourism - Heike Schanzel 3 Family Tourism, Demography and Social Trends: An Analysis of the UK Market - Ian Yeoman, Una McMahon-Beattie, Damian Lord and Luke Parker-Hodds 4 UK Family Tourism: Past, Present and Future Challenges - Carol Southall Part 2 The Experiences of Family Tourism 5 The Inclusion of Fathers, Children and the Family Group into Tourism Research on Families - Heike Schanzel 6 VFR Travel: Why Marketing to Aunty Betty Matters - Elisa Backer 7 The Value of Social Tourism for Disadvantaged Families - Lynn Minnaert 8 The Stress of the Family Holiday - Elisa Backer and Heike Schanzel 9 Gay and Lesbian Families and Tourism - Howard Hughes and Carol Southall Part 3 The Futures of Family Tourism 10 Consumer Kids and Tourists: Creative Marketing a City to Young Tourists - Sally Webster 11 Investigating the `Family Lifecycle' Model in Tourism - Elisa Backer 12 The Future of Families' Tourism: A Cognitive Mapping Approach - Ian Yeoman and Heike Schanzel