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Tinsley, R., & Matheson, C. M. (2014). Layers of passage: the ritual performance and liminal bleed of the Beltane Fire Festival, Edinburgh. In J. Laing, & W. Frost (Eds.), Rituals and Traditional Events in the Modern World, 141-158. Taylor & Francis
Matheson, C. M. & Tinsley, R. (2015). The carnivalesque and event evolution: a study of the Beltane Fire Festival. Leisure Studies. 35(1), 1-27. doi:10.1080/02614367.2014.962591. ISSN 0261-4367
This paper centres on the Beltane Fire Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. The objectives are to: first, identify the stages of the festival’s evolution and their respective char...
Matheson, C. M., Rimmer, R., & Tinsley, R. (2014). Spiritual attitudes and visitor motivations at the Beltane Fire Festival, Edinburgh. Tourism Management, 44, (16-33). doi:10.1016/j.tourman.2014.01.023. ISSN 0261-5177
Outside the peak season for tourism to Edinburgh, Scotland, during the evening of April 30th, visitors attend a festival with ancient Celtic overtones. Frequently, the evening...
Lynch, P. A., Tinsley, R., & Lynch, P. (2008). Differentiation and tourism destination development: Small business success in a close-knit community. Tourism and Hospitality Research, 8(3), 161-177. doi:10.1057/thr.2008.26
This paper considers small tourism business relations within a rural tourism destination. They are examined within the context of small business (predominantly hospitality-bas...
Tinsley, R. & Lynch, P. A. (2007). Small Business Networking and Tourism Destination Development: A Comparative Perspective. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. 8, 15-27. doi:10.5367/000000007780007380. ISSN 1465-7503
This paper compares two localities of marked social, cultural and economic difference in relation to small tourism business networking and formalization of tourism destination...
Tinsley, R., & Lynch, P. (2001). Small tourism business networks and destination development. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 20(4), (367 - 378). doi:10.1016/S0278-4319(01)00024-X. ISSN 0278-4319
This paper is based on ongoing research into networking between small tourism businesses and its contribution to destination development. The fieldwork is being carried out in...