The influence of children on vacation travel patterns

Norma P. Nickerson, Claudia Jurowski

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Travel surveys are conducted worldwide every day, but ignore an important segment of the travel industry: children who travel with parents. This paper provides an insight into conducting surveys on vacationing children, why these should be considered more often, and what can be gained. Results show children have a higher response rate than adults, are slightly more satisfied about conditions at the destination than adults, and provide a perspective about planning and development to increase child satisfaction at the destination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-30
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Vacation Marketing
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2001


  • children and adult comparisons
  • children travel surveys
  • destination research
  • family vacations
  • satisfaction
  • vacation marketing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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