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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Associate 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...
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...
Legohérel, P., Poutier, E. & Fyall, A. (Eds.). (2013). Revenue Management at Heritage Attractions. ISBN 978-1-908999-48-1, 978-1-908999-49-8,
This chapter focuses on how revenue management might be suitable for use as a tool in developing the effective management of heritage visitor attractions (HVAs). It begins wit...
Causevic, . S. & Lynch, P. (2009). Hospitality as a Human Phenomenon: Host–Guest Relationships in a Post-Conflict Setting. Tourism and hospitality planning & development. 6, 121-132. doi:10.1080/14790530902981498
This paper explores relationships between the diaspora and the new hosts in the context of the post-conflict setting of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The complexity of this particul...
Fyell, A., Garrod, B., Leask, A. & Wanhill, S. (Eds.). (2008). Managing Visitor Attractions. ISBN 978-0750685450
Visitor attractions represent a complex sector of the tourism industry and are the catalytic focus for the development of tourism infrastructure and services. As this area gro...
Hannam, K. (2008). Tourism Geographies, Tourist Studies and the Turn towards Mobilities. Geography Compass. 2(1), 127--139. doi:10.1111/j.1749-8198.2007.00079.x
Tourism is frequently acclaimed as one of the world's largest and most pervasive industries. Research into tourism has grown rapidly in recent years with many new books and jo...
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...
Morrison, A., Lynch, P. & Johns, N. (2003). International tourism networks. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. 16(3), 197-202. doi:10.1108/09596110410531195. ISSN 0959-6119
Much of tourism development is predicated on the successful working of organisations alignment in the form of partnerships or “networks”. However, tourism networks have been r...
Urie, G. J. Pop-ups, Meetups and Supper Clubs: An exploration into Online Mediated Commensality and its role and significance within contemporary hospitality provision. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/995625
This thesis introduces the concept of Online Mediated Commensality (OMC) as an example of contemporary hospitality provision. Since the beginning of the twenty-first century a...