Federation Business School

Publications

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

Books

  • Backer, E. & King, B. (Eds) (2015 forthcoming) VFR Travel Research: International Perspectives Channel View
  • 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 forthcoming). VFR Travel: Progressing Towards Greater Recognition in Backer, E. & King, B. (Eds) VFR Travel Research: International Perspectives Channel View
  • Backer, E. & Morrison, A. (2015 forthcoming). 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 forthcoming). 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 forthcoming). 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. (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. (2010). VFR Travellers of the Future.  Ian Yeoman, Cathy Hsu, Karen Smith, & Sandra Watson (eds).  Tourism and Demography.  Goodfellows Publishers.