Critically evaluate whether studying time, income and transport provides an adequate insight into understanding tourism demand linked to family holidays. Utilise examples to illustrate points made
Reading – to start the process!
Core text: Tourism. Principles and Practice, Tourism Demand – fourth or fifth edition.
Bronner, F., and R. de Hoog. (2008). “Agreement and disagreement in family vacation decision-making”. Tourism Management, 29: 967-979.
Decrop, A., and D. Snelders. (2004). “Planning the summer vacation. An adaptable process”. Annals of Tourism Research, 31(4): 1008-1030.
Hunter-Jones, P. (2014). “Changing family structures and childhood socialisation: a study of leisure consumption”. Journal of Marketing Management, 30:1533-1553.
Kang, S. K., and C.H.C. Hsu. (2005). “Dyadic consensus on family vacation destination selection”. Tourism Management, 26(4): 571-582.
Kozak, M. (2010). “Holiday taking decisions – the role of spouses”. Tourism Management, 31(4): 489-494.
Page, S and Connell, J. (2014) Tourism. A Modern Synthesis.Cengage, 4th Edn. Chapter 3.
Thornton, P., Shaw, G., and A. Williams. (1997). “Tourist group holiday decision-making and behaviour: the influence of children”. Tourism Management, 18(5): 287-297.
Remember alongside the recommended reading list for the module we have access to excellent journal coverage. I would encourage you to consider articles published in:
• Tourism Management
• Annals of Tourism Research
• Journal of Travel Research
• Journal of Sustainable Tourism
• International Journal of Tourism Research
• Current Issues in Tourism
This list is by no means exhaustive. Indeed there is no shortage of literature in this area. Use it to simply start the assignment process