Member Activities

David Airey


Conference Presentations
  • Airey, D (2017) (Keynote) Developments in Understanding Tourism Policy,9th International Tourism Congress, The Image and Sustainability of Tourism Destinations, Politechnico de Leira, Portugal 29-30 November 2017.
  • Airey, D. and Fayos-Sola E, Special Session on 'Evolution of Education', UNWTO Awards Forum, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain 15 January 2018


  • In January 6 Fellows of the Academy were at the Awards Ceremony of the United Nations World Tourism Organization in Madrid where long standing Fellow, Valene Smith became the 14th Ulysses Laureate. She was presented with the medal by the newly appointed Secretary General, Zurab Pololikashvili. Other Fellows attending were previous Ulysses Laureates: David Airey, Eduardo Fayos Sola, Don Hawkins and Jafar Jafari as well as one of the most recently elected Fellows, Susanne Becken.
  • In February David Airey took part in the PhD workshop at the annual Conference of CAUTHE which this year was organised by the Newcastle Business School of the University of Newcastle in Australia.



Tom Baum

Journal Articles

  • Baum, T. (2017). Changing employment dynamics within the creative city: exploring the role of 'ordinary people' within the changing city landscape. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 1-39.
  • Baum, T. (2017). Sustainable human resource management as a driver in tourism policy and planning: a serious sin of omission? Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 1-38.
  • Baum, T., & Francis, H. (2017). HR Transformation within the hotel industry: building capacity for change. Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes.



Dimitrios Buhalis

  • Dimitrios is organizing and hosting Bournemouth University Tourism and Hospitality Professional courses 28 Feb – 16 March 2018.
  • Dimitrios is organizing and hosting Council for Hospitality Management Education CHME 2018 Conference 22-25 May 2018.
  • Dimitrios will be the Chair of Tourism Marketing Tack, European Marketing Academy Conference EMAC 2018, 29 May – 1 June 2018.
  • Dimitrios welcomes manuscripts for the Tourism Review www.emeraldinsight.cin/loi/tr
Journal Articles
  • Buhalis, D., & Leung, R. (2018). Smart hospitality—Interconnectivity and interoperability towards an ecosystem. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 71, 41-50.
  • Zhang, H., Gordon, S., Buhalis, D., & Ding, X. (2017). Experience Value Cocreation on Destination Online Platforms. Journal of Travel Research, 0047287517733557.
  • Molinillo, S., Liébana-Cabanillas, F., Anaya-Sánchez, R., & Buhalis, D. (2018). DMO online platforms: Image and intention to visit. Tourism Management, 65, 116-130.
  • Chrysikou, E., Tziraki, C., & Buhalis, D. (2018). Architectural hybrids for living across the lifespan: lessons from dementia. The Service Industries Journal, 38(1-2), 4-26.
  • Martínez, G., Parra-Lopez, E., & Buhalis, D. (2017). The loyalty of young residents in an island destination: an integrated model. Journal of Destination Marketing & Management, 6(4), 444-455.
  • Williams, N. L., Inversini, A., Ferdinand, N., & Buhalis, D. (2017). Destination eWOM: A macro and meso network approach? Annals of Tourism Research, 64, 87-101.


Richard Butler


  • Butler,R., & Suntikul, W. (2018). Tourism and Religion: Issues and implications. Channelview Publications.


Chris Cooper

  • Chris has formally retired from Oxford Brookes as of the end of 2017 and have jointed the Events, Tourism and Hospitality School at Leeds Beckett University. New email address is C.P.Cooper@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.



Sara Dolnicar


  • Peer-to-peer accommodation networks - A tsunami to fear, the perfect wave to catch … or both? Council for Australian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Conference 2018, Newcastle, 7th of February 2018.
  • Dolnicar, S. (2018) Peer-to-Peer Accommodation Networks: Pushing the boundaries. Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers.
Journal article
  • Hajibaba, H., Karlsson, L., Dolnicar, S. (2017). Residents open their homes to tourists when disaster strikes. Journal of Travel Research, 56(8): 1065-1078.
  • Randle, M., Ernst, D., Leisch, F., & Dolnicar, S. (2017). What Makes Foster Carers Think About Quitting? Recommendations for Improved Retention of Foster Carers. Child & Family Social Work, 22(3), 1175-1186.



Dave Edgell


  • Edgell, D., & Swanson, J.R. (2018). Tourism Policy and Planning: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.

    The book has a special chapter on "Tourism vs Terrorism". It also has a challenging chapter on "Sustainable Tourism" that reflects on the "UN designation of 2017 as the year for sustainable tourism development". In addition, it has a chapter which explains the background for the "Ten Important World Tourism Issues for 2018"



Nelson Graburn


  • 2018    Alexis Bunten and Nelson Graburn (eds.) Cultural Tourism Movements: New Articulations of Indigenous Identity U. Toronto Press.
Book chapters and journal articles
  • 2017    "Tourism and Museums in China." Asian Journal of Tourism Research 2 (1): 1-35 https://doi.org/10.12982/AJTR.2017.0001 (with Jin Lu)
  • 2017    « De l'esthétique à la prosthétique et de retour: matériaux, performance et consommateurs dans l'art sculptural Inuit canadien; ou, Alfred Gell dans l'Arctique canadien. » Médiation et créativité en tourisme et en patrimoine  ou l'égérie créative entre visiteurs et visités, M Habib Saidi (ed.). Special issue Ethnologie 38: 1-2: 61-81.
  • 2017 "Domesticating Chinese Anthropology of Tourism" In special issue Global Anthropologies of Tourism, Virginia Dominguez and Noel Salazar (eds.) American Anthropologist 119 (4): 730-35.December (Zhu Yujie, Lu Jin and Nelson Graburn)
  • 2017    "Secular Ritual: a General Theory of Tourism" reprinted in Sharon B. Gmelch, A Kaul (eds.) Tourists and Tourism: a Reader. Longrove, IL: Waveland Press [3rd edition]
  • 2017    "Authenticity and Intangible Cultural Heritage" pp. 3-10 in Tien Min and Xi Jie Shu (eds) Minzu Luyou yu Wenhua Zhongguo [Ethnic Tourism and Cultural China]. Beijing: Longmans
  • 2018    "Introduction" (with Alexis Bunten) pp. 1-24 in Cultural Tourism Movements: New Articulations of Indigenous Identity U. Toronto Press. Alexis Bunten and Nelson Graburn (eds.), pp.1-30
  • 2018"Experiments in Inuit Tourism: the Eastern Canadian Arctic." In Cultural Tourism Movements: New Articulations of Indigenous Identity U. Toronto Press. Alexis Bunten and Nelson. Graburn (eds.) pp.198-221
  • 2018    "Epilogue: Indigeneity, Researchers and Tourism" In Cultural Tourism Movements: New Articulations of Indigenous Identity U. Toronto Press. Alexis Bunten and Nelson Graburn (eds.) pp. 242-259

Papers, Lectures and Conferences


  • "Frontiers of Tourism Research." Invited lecture, Nanjing 9 April
  • Invited lecture, Guangxi University of Tourism, Guilin, Guangxi, 12 May
  • Invited lecture, Sichuan University, Chengdu, 14 May
  • "Intellectual domestication of Anthropology of Tourism in China." International Academy for the Study of Tourism, Guangzhou, 21-25 May
  • "Frontiers of Tourism Research." Invited lecture, Sun Yat Sen. U, Guangzhou, 25 May
  • 'The Moralization of Tourism Research" Plenary address, Critical Tourism Studies Conference, Majorca, 25-28 June
  • "Rittoro Wārudo – Little World: Too Much Authenticity for Playful Japanese Tourists." Paper presented at Architecture and Tourism. Fictions, Imaginaries, Simulacra/Architecture et Tourisme. Fictions, Imaginaires, Simulacres. Sorbonne-Panthéon 1, Paris 4-7th July
  • Architecture and Tourism. Fictions, Imaginaries, Simulacra/Architecture et Tourisme. Fictions, Imaginaires, Simulacres. Conference organizer, with IREST, Sorbonne-Panthéon 1, Paris 4-7th July
  • "Nunavik Inuit Art: Journeys to Ungava, Nouveau Quebec, Nunavik 1959-68." Keynote address, annual meetings of the Inuit Art Association, Corning NY. Oct 28th
  • "Canadian Inuit Art: A Long Way to Go." Invited lecture, Bard Graduate School, NYC. November 1st.
  • Discussant, Session "Emotions, experience, and inflectional endings: remembering and celebrating the multidisciplinary contributions of Jean Briggs (Memorial U., deceased 2016)." Org. Ned Searles, AAA Meetings, Washington D. C.  29 Nov-3rd December
  • "Contents Tourism: Creativity, Fandom, Neo-Destinations." Paper presented in the session "Contents Tourism in East Asia; Japan, Mainland China, Taiwan, Korea." AAA Meetings, Washington D. C.  29 Nov-3rd December
  • "Contents Tourism in East Asia; Japan, Mainland China, Taiwan, Korea" Co-organizer with Millie Creighton, AAA Meetings, Washington D. C.  29 Nov-3rd December
  • "Japan and China: Parallel and Divergent Tracks in Modernity?" Conference on Heritage and Religion in East Asia: Religion and Heritage as Modern Concepts, Academia Sonica, Taipei, Taiwan, Jan. 12th
  • Invited lecture "Simulacra and Resprentation in Japanese Tourist Destinations," Dept. of Anthropology and Japanese Studies Program, West Chester University, Philadelphia, April 3rd
  • Discussant, "Young Researchers Tackle Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Development." Applied Anthropology annual meetings, Philadelphia, April 4th
  • Co-organizer (with Prof. Sun Jiuxia), Tourism Summit, Guangzhou   May 9-11
  • 2017-18  Co-Chair, TSWG (www.tourismstudies.org)
  • 2017    Undergraduate seminar "Tourism and Heritage."
  • 2018    Graduate and visiting scholar seminar "Tourism, Sat & Modernity" (since 1977)



Donald Hawkins

  • The GW Tourism Innovation Lab is managed by the GW International Institute of Tourism Studies (IITS) in the GW School of Business. IITS was founded by Professor Hawkins in 1988 as a cooperative venture of GW and the World Tourism Organization.
  • The 2017 GW Tourism Innovation Lab Challenge was focused on community based tourism, and supported by the Ministry of Tourism in Jamaica. The 2018 Challenge will focus on Adventure Travel & Sports and is supported by the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority.
  • To support the adventure tourism development goals of the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority and promote the region's tourism offering to a global audience, the George Washington University International Institute of Tourism Studies will design and launch of the 2018 Ras Al Khaimah's Adventure Travel & Sports Innovation Challenge.  The GW annual challenge is designed to discover, test, and scale breakthrough tourism related innovations to improve the quality of the tourist experience and demonstrate how sustainable tourism can support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
  • The 2018 Challenge will be designed as an online incentivized prize competition that engages university students from around the world to identify and develop innovative strategies and tactics for developing adventure tourism in the priority region(s) of Ras Al Khaimah through specialized adventure related events.  Student teams will be introduced to the tourism assets and potential of the region and challenged to identify international adventure events, such as sport competitions, that could be either invited or replicated in the Ras Al Khaimah region.  By focusing on an event strategy for showcasing and developing the adventure tourism potential of the region, the student teams will help identify strategies that will introduce the adventure tourism potential of Ras Al Khaimah to the world. The challenge is designed to identify creative strategies, catalyze action, and create global awareness of the destination.



Brian King

Journal articles

  • King, B.E.M & Tang, C (2018) Employee preferences for industry retention strategies: The case of Macau's "Golden Nest Eggs", International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Administration, https://DOI: 10.1080/15256480.2018.1429343
  • Chen, C., Hu, H & King, B.E.M (2018) Shaping the organizational citizenship behavior or workplace deviance: Key determining factors in the hospitality workforce, Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 35: 1-8, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhtm.2018.01.003
  • Jorgensen, M., Law, R & King, B.E.M (2018) Beyond the stereotypes: opportunities in China inbound tourism for second-tier European destinations. International Journal of Tourism Research DOI: 10.1002/jtr.2198
  • Tang, C, Im, B & King B.E.M. (2017) Managing Revenues in Macau's Casino Resorts through turbulent times: A Case of the "New Normal"? Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Cases6 (2).
Conference Presentations
  • Islands Tourism Summit 2018, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan, Mar 2018
Keynote Speaker: Rethinking the Asian Integrated Resort: Visitors, Operators, Communities & Environments
  • Travel and Tourism Research Association, Asia Pacific (TTRA APac) 5th Annual Conference, Hong Kong, Dec 2017
Paper presentation: Business Innovations across the Inbound Tour Operations SectorTeaching
  • Hong Kong Winter School, Dec 2017
Module presenter: Organizational Change and TransformationExternal examination activities and visits
  • University of Technology, Mauritius, Jan 2018
  • Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi), Hong Kong, Jan 2018



Chris Ryan

  • Chris returned from two months in the UK in mid-December to New Zealand and enjoyed the Christmas period. In early February he was spotted driving a single seater racing car (Formula Challenge) around the Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park in Taupo, and I could pretend that it was a research project for adventure tourism - but that would not be true.  Apart from that he has been doing some research writing and by February 2018 had two articles accepted for publication later in the year.  Being in the southern hemisphere he also practiced being a 'beach bum' on the basis of one cannot be a tourism scholar without any experience of the beach, relaxing, and swimming in the sea!  In short, not a wholly productive period but a time of relaxation. Oh yes, and by mid-February he had dealt with 157 new submissions for 'Tourism Management'!



Allan Williams


  • Allan Williams and Cristina Figueroa Domecq have been awarded an EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowship of 195,000 euro to research women entrepreneurs in tourism. Cristina will join the Surrey staff on a two-year full time research contract, and will also collaborate with Anna de Jong and Albert Kimbu.



Arch Woodside

Journal Articles

  • Ferguson, G., Megehee, C.M., & Woodside, A.G. (2017). Culture, religiosity, and economic configural models explaining tipping-behavior prevalence across nations. Tourism Management, 62, 218-233.
  • Woodside, A.G. (2017). Releasing the death-grip of null hypothesis statistical testing (p < .05): Applying complexity theory and somewhat precise outcome testing (SPOT), Journal of Global Scholars of Marketing Science, 27:1, 1-15; link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21639159.2016.1265323.
  • Woodside, A. G. (2017). Trade Tales: Decoding Customers' Stories. Emerald Publishing Limited.