Where are the children in tourism research?

Yaniv Poria, Dallen J. Timothy

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This research note discusses a critical gap in the tourism literature-children's travel, and specifically, their tourist experiences based on their own perspectives. The paper highlights a few reasons for the scarcity of studies on children, followed by a recommendation on how children's experiences should be revealed, arguing that children's voices ought to be heard if the aim of scholarly inquiry is to conceptualize the tourist experience comprehensively and responsibly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-95
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Tourism Research
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Child-psychology
  • Children
  • Research-methods
  • Tourist experience

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Marketing
  • Business and International Management
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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