"Children's and Families' Holiday Experience" is the first volume to consider the active social role of children (0-18) as well as parents in shaping the nature of the family holiday experience. By doing so, it provides significant insights into the ...
holiday desires, expectations, and experiences of children and the families' tourism behaviour, that offers the potential for the tourism industry to plan, develop, and market products that provide a higher quality service to these populations. This book traces the modern history of the demand for and provision of holidays for children and families. As part of this, it examines the nature of the holiday desires of parents and children and the roles society and the tourism industry play in influencing these. It provides an analysis of the changing nature of the holiday desires and experiences of children as they evolve through different life stages and the influence this has on the shape of family holidays. Given increasing concerns about child safety and education, this book examines both issues within the tourism experience. Finally, the book analyzes how the tourism industry caters to the needs of children and families and offers insights into how this could be improved in the future. This thorough investigation will be of interest to students, researchers and academics in the areas of Tourism, Geography and Cultural studies as well as Tourism Industry.
Number of pages: 216
Date of publication: 08/02/2011
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