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Children's engagement in event tourism: a conceptual framework

Children's engagement in event tourism: a conceptual framework

Mohammadi, Zohre ORCID: 0000-0003-3795-1400 and Fehrest, Fatemeh (2024) Children's engagement in event tourism: a conceptual framework. In: Séraphin, Hugues, (ed.) Events Management for the Infant and Youth Market. Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, UK, pp. 9-23. ISBN 978-1804556917; 978-1804556900; 978-1804556924 (doi:

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In recent years, research on children's tourism experiences has gained prominence, as children are becoming an increasingly vital market for the tourism industry. While events are a main sector of the industry and host millions of children every year, there is a lack of research specifically focussed on children's experiences in events. This chapter focusses on children's entertainment events which can provide children with a satisfying, memorable and educational experience. This study has developed a framework to facilitate deeper mixed studies on children's experiences in event tourism. The framework is composed of four pillars based on various social, tourism and event theories and models, including the Cognition–Affect–Behaviour (CAB) theoretical framework, the Orchestra Model of Experience, the Event Experience Scales (EES), the Theory of Child Well-being and the Transtheoretical Model of Behaviour Change (TTM). The framework can be used by future researchers as an analytical evaluation tool to study children's experiences in different types of events and understand the mechanisms of behaviour change in this context.

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Additional Information: "This is an Accepted Manuscript version of the following article, accepted for publication in [In Séraphin (Eds.). Events Management for the Infant and Youth Market]. [Mohammadi, Z. and Fehrest, F. (2023), "Children's Engagement in Event Tourism: A Conceptual Framework", Seraphin, H. (Ed.) Events Management for the Infant and Youth Market, Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 9-23.]. It is deposited under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License (, which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited." - MP
Uncontrolled Keywords: children; events; experience; cognition-affect-behaviour; well-being; framework
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2024 16:36

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