Dr Heike Schanzel

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Associate Professor

Email: heike.schanzel@aut.ac.nz

ORCID: ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3885-5640

Academic appointments:

  • Programme Leader Postgraduate Tourism, Auckland University of Technology (2017 - ongoing)
  • Associate Professor, Auckland University of Technology (2018 - ongoing)
  • Senior Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology (2012 - 2018)
  • Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology (2011 - 2012)

Qualifications:

  • PhD, Victoria University of Wellington
  • MTM, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Tourism, Otago University

Overview:

Heike Schänzel grew up in Germany with a passion for travel and adventures, initially training and working as a travel consultant there. She then arrived in New Zealand in 1990 touring the country on a motorbike, fell in love with it and decided to stay. Her academic journey took here to Auckland University, Otago University, Victoria University and finally AUT in 2011. Heike’s doctoral thesis examined family holiday experiences for the whole family group from a New Zealand perspective which won her a Dean’s Award in 2010 from Victoria University in Wellington. Her academic passion is about better understanding family fun (along with the avoidance of conflict) and gender along with the facilitation of sociality and meaningful experiences within the context of tourism and hospitality. Her other passions include skiing, sailing, trekking and yoga.

Teaching summary:

I am an advocate in active and co-creative learning that views and fosters students as embarking on an intellectual journey. My belief is that effective teaching fosters intellectual curiosity, encourages critical reflection and allows space for creative and original thinking.

Fields of research:

  • Tourism Management
  • Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience
  • Family and Household Studies
  • Recreation, Leisure and Tourism Geography
  • Gender Specific Studies

Professional activities:

Featured professional activities

    Editorship, reviewing, examining, and judging

    • Editorial board member, Tourism Recreation Research (2016 - ongoing)
    • Editorial board member, Journal of Tourism Futures (2015 - ongoing)
    • Editorial board member, Asia Pacific Journal of Innovation in Hospitality & Tourism (2013 - ongoing)

Research outputs:

Featured research outputs

  • Gram, M., O'Donohoe, S., Schanzel, H., Marchant, C., & Kastarinen, A. (2019). Fun time, finite time: Temporal and emotional dimensions of grandtravel experiences. Annals of Tourism Research, 79. doi:10.1016/j.annals.2019.102769

  • Aquino, R., Lueck, M., & Schanzel, H. (2018). A conceptual framework of tourism social entrepreneurship for sustainable community development. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 37. doi:10.1016/j.jhtm.2018.09.001

  • Porter, B., & Schanzel, H. (2018). Femininities in the field: Tourism and trans-disciplinary research. Bristol, UK: Channel View Publications.

  • Schänzel, H., & Jenkins, J. (2016). Non-resident fathers’ holidays alone with their children: Experiences, meanings and fatherhood. World Leisure Journal, 59(2). doi:10.1080/16078055.2016.1216887

  • Schänzel, H. A., & Lynch, P. A. (2015). Family perspectives on social hospitality dimensions while on holiday. Tourist Studies, 16(2). doi:10.1177/1468797615594742

  • Schänzel, H. A., & Smith, K. A. (2014). The Socialization of families away from home: Group dynamics and family functioning on holiday. Leisure Sciences, 36(2). doi:10.1080/01490400.2013.857624

  • Schänzel, H. A., & Yeoman, I. (2014). The future of family tourism. Tourism Recreation Research, 39(3).

  • Backer, E., & Schänzel, H. (2013). Family holidays – Vacation or obli-cation?. Tourism Recreation Research, 38(2). Retrieved from http://www.trrworld.org/

  • Pearce, D. G., & Schänzel, H. A. (2013). Destination management: The tourists' perspective. Journal of Destination Marketing and Management, 2(3). doi:10.1016/j.jdmm.2013.06.001

  • Schänzel, H., Yeoman, I., & Backer, E. (2012). Family tourism: Multidisciplinary perspectives. Bristol: Channel View.

  • Schänzel, H. A., & Smith, K. A. (2011). The absence of fatherhood: Achieving true gender scholarship in family tourism research. Annals of leisure research, 14(2-3). doi:10.1080/11745398.2011.615712

  • Schänzel, H. A. (2010). Whole-family research: Towards a methodology in tourism for encompassing generation, gender, and group dynamic perspectives. Tourism Analysis, 15(5).

  • Schanzel, H. A., & Mcintosh, A. J. (2000). An Insight into the Personal and Emotive Context of Wildlife Viewing at the Penguin Place, Otago Peninsula, New Zealand. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 8(1).

Books

  • Yeoman, I., Davies, J., Wheatley, C., Mars, M., Schänzel, H., & Butterfield, S. (2012). Tourism 2050: Scenarios for New Zealand. Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University of Wellington. Retrieved from http://www.tourism2050.com/

Journal articles

  • Seeler, S., Lueck, M., & Schanzel, H. (2019). Exploring the drivers behind experience accumulation – The role of secondary experiences consumed through the eyes of social media influencers. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 41, 80-89. doi:10.1016/j.jhtm.2019.09.009

  • Robinson, V., & Schanzel, H. (2019). A tourism inflex: Generation Z travel experiences. Journal of Tourism Futures, 5(2), 127-141. doi:10.1108/JTF-01-2019-0014

  • Gram, M., O'Donohoe, S., Schanzel, H., Marchant, C., & Kastarinen, A. (2019). Fun time, finite time: Temporal and emotional dimensions of grandtravel experiences. Annals of Tourism Research, 79. doi:10.1016/j.annals.2019.102769

  • Chen, Y., & Schanzel, H. (2019). Accommodating travellers with pets: Is Auckland ready?. Hospitality Insights, 3(1), 10-11.

  • Shavanddasht, M., & Schanzel, H. (2018). Measuring adolescents’ tourism satisfaction: The role of mood and perceived parental style. Tourism and Hospitality Research. doi:10.1177/1467358417751024

  • Aquino, R., Lueck, M., & Schanzel, H. (2018). A conceptual framework of tourism social entrepreneurship for sustainable community development. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 37. doi:10.1016/j.jhtm.2018.09.001

  • Aquino, R. S., Schanzel, H. A., & Hyde, K. F. (2018). Unearthing the geotourism experience: Geotourist perspectives at Mount Pinatubo, Philippines. Tourist Studies, 18(1). doi:10.1177/1468797617717465

  • Upton, A., Schänzel, H., & Lück, M. (2018). Reflections of battlefield tourist experiences associated with Vietnam War sites: An analysis of travel blogs. Journal of Heritage Tourism, 13(3). doi:10.1080/1743873X.2017.1282491

  • Aquino, R. S., Schanzel, H. A., & Hyde, K. F. (2017). Analysing push and pull motives for volcano tourism at Mount Pinatubo, Philippines. Geoheritage. doi:10.1007/s12371-017-0254-z

  • Shavanddasht, M., & Schänzel, H. A. (2017). Effects of perceived parental style on adolescents’ motivations in a tourism context. Anatolia: An International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research, 28(2). doi:10.1080/13032917.2017.1298528

  • Munasinghe, S., Hemmington, N., Schänzel, H., Poulston, J., & Fernando, T. (2017). Hospitality: Ideologies, characteristics and conditionality in Theravada Buddhism and Western philosophy. Hospitality and Society, 7(2). doi:10.1386/hosp.7.2.157_1

  • Schänzel, H., & Jenkins, J. (2016). Non-resident fathers’ holidays alone with their children: Experiences, meanings and fatherhood. World Leisure Journal, 59(2). doi:10.1080/16078055.2016.1216887

  • Fountain, J., Schänzel, H., Stewart, E., & Körner, N. (2015). Family experiences of visitor attractions in New Zealand: Differing opportunities for ‘family time’ and ‘own time. Annals of Leisure Research, 18(3). doi:10.1080/11745398.2015.1047389

  • Schänzel, H. A., & Lynch, P. A. (2015). Family perspectives on social hospitality dimensions while on holiday. Tourist Studies, 16(2). doi:10.1177/1468797615594742

  • Schänzel,, H. A., & Yeoman, I. (2015). Trends in family tourism. Journal of Tourism Futures, 1(2). doi:10.1108/JTF-12-2014-0006

  • Pearce, D. G., & Schänzel, H. A. (2015). Destinations: Tourists’ perspectives from New Zealand. International Journal of Tourism Research, 17(1). doi:10.1002/jtr.1955

  • Schänzel, H. A., Brocx, M., & Sadaraka, L. (2014). (Un)conditional hospitality: The host experience of the Polynesian community in Auckland. Hospitality & Society, 4(2).

  • Schänzel, H. A., & Smith, K. A. (2014). The Socialization of families away from home: Group dynamics and family functioning on holiday. Leisure Sciences, 36(2). doi:10.1080/01490400.2013.857624

  • Schänzel, H. A., & Yeoman, I. (2014). The future of family tourism. Tourism Recreation Research, 39(3).

  • Schänzel, H. A. (2013). The importance of ‘social’ in family tourism. Asia-Pacific Journal of Innovation in Hospitality and Tourism, 2(1).

  • Backer, E., & Schänzel, H. (2013). Family holidays – Vacation or obli-cation?. Tourism Recreation Research, 38(2). Retrieved from http://www.trrworld.org/

  • Pearce, D. G., & Schänzel, H. A. (2013). Destination management: The tourists' perspective. Journal of Destination Marketing and Management, 2(3). doi:10.1016/j.jdmm.2013.06.001

  • Yeoman, I., Schanzel, H., & Smith, K. (2013). A sclerosis of demography: How ageing populations lead to the incremental decline of New Zealand tourism. Journal of Vacation Marketing, 19(2). doi:10.1177/1356766712457103

  • Schänzel, H. A., & Smith, K. A. (2011). Photography and children: Auto-driven photo-elicitation. [Research note]. Tourism Recreation Research, 36(1).

  • Schänzel, H. A., & Smith, K. A. (2011). The absence of fatherhood: Achieving true gender scholarship in family tourism research. Annals of leisure research, 14(2-3). doi:10.1080/11745398.2011.615712

  • Schänzel, H. (2010). Domestic tourism in New Zealand: The Kiwi family holiday. Pacific News, 33. Retrieved from http://www.pacific-news.de/pn33.php

  • Schänzel, H. A. (2010). Whole-family research: Towards a methodology in tourism for encompassing generation, gender, and group dynamic perspectives. Tourism Analysis, 15(5).

  • Schänzel, H. A., Smith, K. A., & Weaver, A. (2005). Family holidays: A research review and application to New Zealand. Annals of leisure research, 8(2-3).

  • Schanzel, H. A., & Mcintosh, A. J. (2000). An Insight into the Personal and Emotive Context of Wildlife Viewing at the Penguin Place, Otago Peninsula, New Zealand. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 8(1).

  • Schänzel, H. A. (1998). The effectiveness of environmental interpretation. Environmental Perspectives, 21.

Book chapters

  • Liu, C., & Schanzel, H. (2019). Introduction to tourism education and Asia. In C. Liu, & H. Schanzel (Eds.), Tourism education and Asia (pp. 3-11). Singapore: Springer. doi:10.1007/9789811326134

  • Porter, B., & Schanzel, H. (2018). Introduction -Issues in the field: A female perspective. In B. Porter, & H. Schanzel (Eds.), Femininities in the Field: Tourism and transdisciplinary Research (pp. 1-9). Bristol, UK: Channel View.

  • Porter, B., & Schanzel, H. (2018). Conclusion - Gender: A variable and a practice. In B. Porter, & H. Schanzel (Eds.), Femininities in the Field: Tourism and transdisciplinary Research (pp. 202-210). Bristol, UK: Channel View.

  • Schanzel, H. (2018). Motherhood within family tourism research: Case studies in New Zealand and Samoa. In B. Porter, & H. Schanzel (Eds.), Femininities in the Field: Tourism and transdisciplinary Research (pp. 187-201). Bristol: Channel View.

  • Seeler, S., Lueck, M., & Schanzel, H. (2018). The concept of experience in tourism research. In A. Ali, & J. S. Hull (Eds.), Multi-stakeholder perspectives of the tourism experience: Responses from the International Competence Network of Tourism Research and Education (ICNT) (pp. 203-225). Frankfurt, Germany: Peter Lang Verlag.

  • Schänzel, H. A. (2017). Der Kiwi Familienurlaub. In C. Pforr, & D. Reiser (Eds.), Tourismus in Australien und Neuseeland (pp. 268-278). Oldenbourg: De Gruyter.

  • Schänzel, H. A. (2017). A time and space of one’s own: Women’s resistance to the motherhood discourse on family holidays. In C. Khoo-Lattimore, & E. Wilson (Eds.), Women and travel: Historical and contemporary perspectives (pp. 51-66). New Jersey, USA: Apple Academic Press.

  • Jia, J.., Lueck, M., & Schanzel, H. (2016). Travel with a wedding dress: Bridal photography experiences in Australia and New Zealand. In M. Lück, J. Ritalahti, & A. Scherer (Eds.), 4th ICNT book - International perspectives on destination management and tourist experiences (pp. 177-203). Frankfurt, Germany: Peter Lang Verlag.

  • Aquino, R., Schänzel, H., & Hyde, K. (2016). Expectations for a Volcano Tourism Experience: Visitor perspectives at Mount Pinatubo, Philippines. In M. Lueck, J. Ritalahti, & A. Scherer Leibold (Eds.), ICNT, 4th edition - International perspectives on destination management and tourist experiences (pp. 125-140). Frankfurt, Germany: Peter Lang Verlag.

  • Schänzel, H., & Carr, N. (2016). Introduction: Special issue on children, families and leisure. In H. Schänzel, & N. Carr (Eds.), Children, families and leisure (pp. 1-8). Milton, UK: Routledge.

  • Fountain, J., Schänzel, H., Stewart, E., & Körner, N. (2016). Family experiences of visitor attractions in New Zealand: Differing opportunities for ‘family time’ and ‘own time’. In H. Schänzel, & N. Carr (Eds.), Children, Families and Leisure (pp. 158-174). London: Routledge.

  • Schänzel, H. A. (2016). Family tourism. In J. Jafari, & H. Xiao (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Tourism (pp. 348-349). http://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-3-319-01669-6_258-2: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-01669-6_258-2

  • Aquino, R., Schanzel, H., & Hyde, K. (2016). Expectations for a volcano tourism experience: Visitor perspectives at Mount Pinatubo, Philippines. In M. Luck, J. Ritalahti, & A. Scherer (Eds.), International perspectives on destination management and tourist experiences: Insights from the International Competence Network of Tourism Research and Education (ICNT) (pp. 125-140). Frankfurt, Germany: Peter Lang GmbH. doi:10.3726/978-3-653-06985-3

  • Schänzel, H. A. (2013). Destination Management; Case study: Market segmentation: managing the demand for changing family holidays. In P. Robinson, M. Lűck, & S. L. J. Smith (Eds.), Tourism (pp. 324-326). Wallingford: CABI. Retrieved from http://bookshop.cabi.org/?page=2633&pid=2456&site=191

  • Yeoman, I., & Schänzel, H. (2012). The future of family tourism: A cognitive mapping approach. In H. Schänzel, I. Yeoman, & E. Backer (Eds.), Family tourism: Multidisciplinary perspectives (pp. 171-193). Bristol: Channel View. Retrieved from http://www.channelviewpublications.com/display.asp?isb=9781845413262

  • Backer, E., & Schänzel, H. (2012). The stress of the family holiday. In H. Schänzel, I. Yeoman, & E. Backer (Eds.), Family tourism: Multi-disciplinary perspectives (pp. 105-124). Bristol: Channel View. Retrieved from http://www.channelviewpublications.com/display.asp?isb=9781845413262

  • Schänzel, H. (2012). The inclusion of fathers, children and the whole family group in tourism research on families. In H. Schänzel, I. Yeoman, & E. Backer (Eds.), Family tourism: Multidisciplinary perspectives (pp. 67-80). Bristol: Channel View. Retrieved from http://www.channelviewpublications.com/display.asp?isb=9781845413262

  • Schänzel, H. (2012). Society and ideology: Changes in family time perceptions with implications for tourism. In H. Schänzel, I. Yeoman, & E. Backer (Eds.), Family tourism: Multidisciplinary perspectives (pp. 17-29). Bristol: Channel View. Retrieved from http://www.channelviewpublications.com/display.asp?isb=9781845413262

  • Schänzel, H. (2012). Introduction: Families in tourism research. In H. Schänzel, I. Yeoman, & E. Backer (Eds.), Family tourism: Multidisciplinary perspectives (pp. 1-14). Bristol: Channel View. Retrieved from http://www.channelviewpublications.com/display.asp?isb=9781845413262

Edited books/volumes

  • Liu, C., & Schanzel, H. (2019). Tourism Education and Asia. Singapore: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-981-13-2613-4

  • Porter, B., & Schanzel, H. (2018). Femininities in the field: Tourism and trans-disciplinary research. Bristol, UK: Channel View Publications.

  • Schanzel, H., & Carr, N. (2016). Children, Families and Leisure. London: Routledge. Retrieved from https://www.routledge.com/

  • Schänzel, H., Yeoman, I., & Backer, E. (2012). Family tourism: Multidisciplinary perspectives. Bristol: Channel View.

Theses

  • Schänzel, H. A. (2010). Family time and own time on holiday: Generation, gender and group dynamic perspectives from New Zealand. (Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand).

Other outputs

  • Seeler, S., & Schanzel, H. (2019). From the fluidity of the experience economy to transformative experiences as a catalyst for positive change: The future of experiential travel. In Journal of Tourism Futures (Vol. 5, Iss. 2, pp. 111-113). Emerald. doi:10.1108/JTF-06-2019-081

  • Carr, N., & Schanzel, H. (2019). Leisure and Recreation. In Macmillan Encyclopedia of Families, Marriages, and Intimate Relationships, 1st Edition (pp. 524-527). Macmillan Reference USA. Retrieved from https://www.cengage.com/

  • Mooney, S., Schänzel, H., & Poulston, J. (2017). Special Issue: Illuminating the blind spots – Challenging dominant thinking about hospitality work and encounters. In Hospitality and Society (Vol. 7, Iss. 2). Intellect. Retrieved from https://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-issue,id=3309/

  • Mooney, S., Schanzel, H., & Poulston, J. (2017). Illuminating the blind spots. In Hospitality and Society (Iss. 2). Intellect. doi:10.1386/hosp.7.2.105_2

  • Schänzel, H., & Carr, N. (2016). Introduction: Special Issue on children, families and leisure – Part three. In Annals of Leisure Research (Iss. 4). doi:10.1080/11745398.2016.1201241

  • Schänzel, H., & Carr, N. (2015). Introduction: Special Issue on children, families and leisure – second of two issues. In Annals of Leisure Research (Vol. 18, Iss. 3). Taylor & Francis (Routledge). Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ranz20/current#

  • Carr, N., & Schänzel, H. (2015). Introduction: Special Issue on children, families and leisure - second of two issues. In Annals of Leisure Research (Iss. 3). doi:10.1080/11745398.2015.1080448

  • Schänzel, H., & Carr, N. (2015). Introduction: Special Issue on children, families and leisure (first of two issues). In Annals of Leisure Research (Vol. 18, Iss. 2). Taylor & Francis (Routledge). Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ranz20/18/2#.VeOCRPmqpBc

  • Schänzel, H., & Carr, N. (2015). Introduction: Special Issue on children, families and leisure - first of two issues. In Annals of Leisure Research (Iss. 2). doi:10.1080/11745398.2015.1048992