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:

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)

Contribution to academic environment

  • Webinar on: How will tourist behaviours change in a post COVID-19 world?, Victoria University of Wellington (2020)

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

  • 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. 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. (2019). Measuring adolescents’ tourism satisfaction: The role of mood and perceived parental style. Tourism and Hospitality Research, 19(3), 308-320. 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. 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).

Conference contributions

  • Aquino, R., Lueck, M., & Schanzel, H. (2020). The outcomes of tourism social entrepreneurship: Host community perspectives. In T. Harkison, & D. Williamson (Eds.), CAUTHE 2020: 20:20 Vision: New Perspectives on the Diversity of Hospitality, Tourism and Events (pp. 547-549). Auckland. Retrieved from https://cauthe.org/shop/product/conference-proceedings-2020/

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

  • 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/

  • 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

  • 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 (Iss. 2). doi:10.1080/11745398.2015.1048992