Federation Business School

Assoc Prof Elisa Backer, Publications

Full publication list

Refereed papers:

Backer, E. (2015). VFR Travel: Well-known but not known well, CAUTHE Conference: Rising Tides and Sea Changes: Adaption and Innovation in Tourism and Hospitality, February 2-6 2015, Gold Coast, Australia

Yousuf, M. & Backer, E. (2015). The Evolution of Visiting Friends and Relatives (VFR) Travel Research: A content analysis, CAUTHE Conference: Rising Tides and Sea Changes: Adaption and Innovation in Tourism and Hospitality, February 2-6 2015, Gold Coast, Australia

Backer, E. & King, B. (2014). The demographic dividend of VFR travel: Evidence from Australia, Global Tourism & Hospitality Conference: Charting the new path: Innovations in tourism and hospitality May 18-20 Hong Kong

Backer, E. & Hay, B. (2014). VFR Travel in Practice: Case Studies From Victoria, Australia, CAUTHE Conference: Tourism and Hospitality in the contemporary world: Trends, Changes and Complexity February 10-13 Brisbane Australia

Backer, E. & Hay, B. (2013). Introduction: Social Media Special Issue, Tourism, Culture & Communication, 13, 1-4.

Backer, E. & Schanzel, H. (2013). Family Holidays – Vacation or Obli-cation? Tourism Recreation Research, 38(2), 159-173

Backer, E. & Barry, B. (2013).Empirical Testing of the theory of partial industrialisation in tourism, Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 20, 43-52

Backer, E. (2012). VFR travel: It IS underestimated. Tourism Management, 33, 74-79(10.1016/j.tourman.2011.01.027

Backer, E. & Barry, B. (2012). Partial Industrialisation In Tourism: Modelling Ballarat, Proceedings from the CAUTHE Conference February 6-9, 2012, Melbourne.

Backer, E. (2012). Burnt at the Student Evaluation Stake – the penalty for failing students, E-Journal of Business Education & Scholarship of Teaching, 6(1)

Backer, E. (2011). VFR Travel: How long are they staying? Tourism Review International, 14, 61-70

Backer, E. (2011). VFR travel: It IS underestimated. Tourism: creating a brilliant blend Proceedings of the CAUTHE Conference, 8-11 Feb, 2011, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. CD Rom, University of South Australia, Australia

Backer, E.(2010). VFR Travel: How long are they staying?. New Zealand Tourism and Hospitality Research Conference, 24-26 November, Auckland, New Zealand.

Backer, E. (2010). Using smartphones and Facebook in a major assessment: the student experience. E-Journal of Business Education & Scholarship of Teaching, 4(1), 19-31.

Backer, E. (2010). The relationship of VFRs with tourism industries. Challenge the limits: Proceedings of the CAUTHE Conference, 8-11 Feb, 2010, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. CD Rom, University of Tasmania, Australia

Backer, E. (2010).Opportunities for Commercial Accommodation in VFR. International Journal of Tourism Research, 12(4) 334-354

Backer, E. (2008). Visiting the destination or visiting us? A look at VFR tourism. Tourism futures Sixth National Conference: Global Market – Competitive Edge (e-conference proceedings).

Backer, E. (2008).A Semester with a 'Dr Fox': the need to go beyond SETs. E-Journal of Business Education & Scholarship of Teaching 2(1) 21-27.

Backer, E. (2008). VFR Travellers – Visiting the destination or visiting the hosts? Asian Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research 2 (2) 60-70.

Backer, E. (2007). VFR Travel – An examination of the expenditures of VFR travellers and their hosts. Current Issues in Tourism 10 (4) 366-377.

Backer, E. (2003). VFR tourism – the forgotten tourism phenomenon. Issues and Developments in Tourism Futures. In H. Richins (ed.) Proceedings from the Second National Conference on Tourism Futures – Sustainable Growth, Strategic Alliances and Positive Futures in Challenging Times 2003 1-12.

Backer, E. (2009).The VFR Trilogy.Refereed paper in J. Carlsen, M. Hughes, K. Holmes& R. Jones (Eds). See Change: Proceedings of the CAUTHE Conference, 10-13 Feb, 2009, Fremantle, WA, Australia. CD Rom, Curtin University, WA, Australia.

Backer, E. (2008).The relationship of VFRs with tourism industries. Refereed paper in J Fountain & K. Moore (Eds). Re-creating Tourism: Proceedings of the NZTHR Conference, 3-5 Dec, 2008, Hanmer Springs, New Zealand. CD Rom, Lincoln University, New Zealand.

Books:

Backer, E. & King, B. (Eds) (2015) VFR Travel Research: International Perspectives Channel View

I. Yeoman, M Robertson, U. McMahon-Beattie, E. Backer & K. Smith (Eds) (2014). The Future of Events & Festivals, Routledge Advance Series

H. Schanzel, I. Yeoman & E. Backer (Eds) (2012) Family Tourism: Multi Disciplinary Perspectives, Channel View Publications

Backer, E. (2010). VFR Travel: An assessment of VFR versus non-VFR travellers.VDM Verlag Dr. Müller (ISBN 978-3639252552)

Book chapters:

Backer, E. & King, B. (2015). VFR Travel: Progressing Towards Greater Recognition in Backer, E. & King, B. (Eds) VFR Travel Research: International Perspectives Channel View

Backer, E. & Morrison, A. (2015). The Value and Contributions of VFR to Destinations and Destination Marketing in Backer, E. & King, B. (Eds) VFR Travel Research: International Perspectives Channel View

Backer, E. & King, B. (2015). Local Impacts, Global Prospects: The Future of VFR Travel, in Backer, E. & King, B. (Eds) VFR Travel Research: International Perspectives Channel View

Backer, E. (2015). VFR Travel: Its true dimensions, in Backer, E. & King, B. (Eds) VFR Travel Research: International Perspectives Channel View

Backer, E. & Hay, B. (2015 forthcoming). Implementing VFR Travel Strategies, in Backer, E. & King, B. (Eds) VFR Travel Research: International Perspectives Channel View

Backer, E. (2014). Industry Perceptions of Events Futures inI. Yeoman, M Robertson, U. McMahon-Beattie, E. Backer & K. Smith (Eds). The Future of Events & Festivals, Routledge Advance Series

Yeoman, I., Robertson, M, McMahon-Beattie, U., Backer, E & Smith, K. (2014). An Introduction to the future inI. Yeoman, M Robertson, U. McMahon-Beattie, E. Backer & K. Smith (Eds). The Future of Events & Festivals, Routledge Advance Series

Backer, E. (2012). Investigating the 'Family Lifecycle' model in tourism, in H. Schanzel, I. Yeoman & E. Backer (Eds) Family Tourism: Multi Disciplinary Perspectives, Channel View Publications

Backer, E. (2012). VFR Travel: why marketing to Aunt Betty matters, in H. Schanzel, I. Yeoman & E. Backer (Eds) Family Tourism: Multi Disciplinary Perspectives, Channel View Publications

Backer, E. & Schanzel, H. (2012). The stress of the family holiday, in H. Schanzel, I. Yeoman & E. Backer (Eds) Family Tourism: Multi Disciplinary Perspectives, Channel View Publications

Backer, E. (2010). VFR Travellers of the Future.Ian Yeoman, Cathy Hsu, Karen Smith, & Sandra Watson (eds).Tourism and Demography. Goodfellows Publishers.

Journal Editorial:

Backer, E. & Hay, B. (2013) (Guest Editors). Social Media Special Issue, Tourism, Culture & Communication, 13, 1-4.