Lecturer in Tourism Management
Bakiewicz, J. & Leask, A. (2014). Exploring film induced tourism implications on onsite heritage interpretation at heritage visitor attractions. In Kozak, M. & Kozak, N. (Eds.). 7th World Conference for Graduate Research in Tourism Hospitality and Leisure Proceedings Book, 388-393. ISBN 978-605-4940-25-7
The previous research in the area of film induced tourism, although widely acknowledged, was not concerned with built heritage sites which have inherent restricti...
Anastasiadou, C. & Halkier, H. (2013). From destination management organisations to destination organisations in Scotland and Denmark: multi-level governance versus localism. In Gyimóthy, S., Möckel, M. & Budeanu, A. (Eds.). The Values of Tourism, 111. ISBN N/A
Although a lot of previous research on destination management had focused on the relevance of destination marketing organisations in improving destination competitiveness (Pik...
Leask, A., Barron, P. & Ensor, J. (2012). Gen Y: The Impact of Generational Changes in Consumer Behaviour on the Marketing of Tourist Attractions
This research study compares and contrasts the marketing strategies adopted by operators of tourist attractions aiming to engage effectively with Generation Y (Gen Y) consumer...
Arts & Humanities Research Council
Sustainable landscape management in rural areas requires the creation of opportunities that treat landscapes in the context of their historical, cultural and social factors. The growing popularity of ...
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Lecturer and Articulation Support Tutor for the Business School
Programme Leader, MSc Business Event Management & Academic, International Festival & Event Management
Professor in Festival and Event Management
Leask, A., Rogers, P. & Robertson, M. (2008). Place, values, process and benefits: accounting for the social and cultural future of festivals. In Proceeding of the EUTO Conference 2008, 437-469
This paper presents outcomes from a project established at the Centre for Festival and Event Management (CFEM) at Napier University Business School.
This set out to advance th...
Jarman, D. (2018). Festival community networks and transformative place-making. Journal of Place Management and Development, doi:10.1108/JPMD-06-2017-0062. ISSN 1753-8335
Festivals are often explicitly connected to the destinations in which they take place, explored here as contributing to broader processes of place-making and engagemen...
Stones, R., Lee, M., O'Reilly, K., & Botterill, K. (2018). One world is not enough: the structured phenomenology of lifestyle migrants in East Asia: One world is not enough. British Journal of Sociology, doi:10.1111/1468-4446.12357. ISSN 0007-1315
The paper is based on original empirical research into the lifestyle migration of European migrants, primarily British, to Thailand and Malaysia, and of Hong Kong Chinese migr...
Sweeney, M., Docherty-Hughes, J., & Lynch, P. (in press). Lifestyling Entrepreneurs' Sociological Expressionism. Annals of Tourism Research, ISSN 0160-7383
This study explores the tourism host-home relationship investigated through documentary analysis of photographs choreographed through mutual negotiation between hosts and rese...
Barron, P., & Leask, A. (2017). Visitor Engagement at Museums: Generation Y and ‘Lates’ Events at the National. Museum Management and Curatorship, 32(5), doi:10.1080/09647775.2017.1367259. ISSN 0964-7775
Museums are institutions that collect, safeguard and present artefacts and memories for the non-profit purposes of learning and enjoyment. However, significant changes in the ...
Thomson, E. (in press). Narratives of health and hospitality: Strathpeffer Spa c.1866 – c.1946. Hospitality and Society. ISSN 2042-7913
This paper examines the history of Strathpeffer Spa (the UK’s most northerly spa) between c.1860 and c.1946 using a range of printed primary and archive sources. Drawing upon...
Ali-Knight, J., & Ensor, J. (2017). Salute to the sun: an exploration of UK yoga tourist profiles. Tourism Recreation Research, 42(4), (484-497). doi:10.1080/02508281.2017.1327186. ISSN 0250-8281
This paper focuses on exploring yoga tourism as an under researched area where little has been written to date (Ali-Knight, 2009; Lehto, Brown, Chen & Morrison, 2006). Yoga to...
Holmes, K., & Ali-Knight, J. (2017). The Event and Festival Life Cycle – Developing a New Model for a New Context International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 29(3), (986-1004). doi:10.1108/IJCHM-10-2015-0581. ISSN 0959-6119
The events and festivals literature relies on theories and models borrowed from tourism studies which may insufficiently account for the unique characteristics of even...
Jarman, D. (2015). The Strength of Festival Ties: Social Network Analysis and the 2014 Edinburgh International Science Festival. In L. PLatt, & I. R. Lamond (Eds.), Critical Event Studies, 277-308. London: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/978-1-137-52386-0_14
The development of event studies as a field of research and education has misunderstood and misrepresented the social networks that underpin the industry. Such relationships a...
Todd, L., Leask, A., & Fyall, A. (2015). Destination Competitiveness: A Comparative Study of Hong Kong, Macau, and Singapore. Tourism Analysis, 20(6), (593-605). doi:10.3727/108354215x14464845877832. ISSN 1083-5423
This paper presents a comparative study of the destination competitiveness of Hong Kong, Singapore and Macau and those strategies developed to enhance their future position in...
Robertson, M., & Yeoman, I. (2014). Signals and Signposts of the future: Literary Festival Consumption in 2050. Tourism Recreation Research, 39(3), (321-342). doi:10.1080/02508281.2014.11087004. ISSN 0250-8281
This conceptual paper uses a scenario planning process to facilitate possible futures for literary festivals, a form of festival tourism that has grown rapidly in the develope...
Yeoman, I., Robertson, M., McMahon-Beattie, U., & Musarurwa, N. (2014). Scenarios for the future of events and festivals: Mick Jagger at 107 and Edinburgh Fringe. In I. Yeoman, M. Robertson, U. McMahon-Beattie, E. Backer, & K. Smith (Eds.), The Future of Events and Festivals, 36-50. (1). Oxon, UK: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Introduction: a tipping point The power of festivals and events is multifarious. As both historic artefacts and barometers of current beliefs, opinions and the state of societ...