Brand new book on Family Tourism to be published next month (July 2012)

Here's information about the book from

Family Tourism: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (Aspects of Tourism)
by Heike Schänzel, Ian Yeoman and Elisa Backer (Jul 15, 2012)

Book Description

July 15, 2012 Aspects of Tourism (Book 56)
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.

Editorial Reviews


The family, in many countries, is in a state of flux and their vacation patterns have changed significantly in recent years. This book provides a comprehensive picture of the family on holiday, past, present and future. The authors fill a gaping hole in the academic and practitioner literature and this book will be an invaluable resource for students and professionals alike. Tom Baum, University of Strathclyde, UK This book addresses a much under researched aspect of contemporary life. Family tourism represents a major aspect of all leisure travel, yet little systematic research has, until now, been undertaken on the various forms of the family and their experiences of tourism. This book represents a systematic approach to the subject and is written in an accessible and interesting manner. I heartily recommend it to all those interested in tourism and in the family. Conrad Lashley, Oxford Brookes University, UK This book breaks new ground by bringing together a range of well-respected researchers from around the world to delve into the concept of Family Tourism from their individual knowledge base, so as to develop a multiple disciplinary focus to the study of Family Tourism. I am sure in a short time this book will be required reading, not only for students of tourism, but also for those who work in tourism marketing and want to better understand their markets. Brian Hay, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, UK

About the Author

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 Tou


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