Lecturer in Tourism Management
Anastasiadou, C. (in press). It’s all Greek to me”: Stakeholder Perspectives on Scotland’s Reformed Tourism Structures
Processes of territorialisation, devolution and rescaling within Europe are creating spatially redefined destinations that are giving rise to novel and distinctive tourism str...
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...
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 ...
Edinburgh's festivals have traditionally been world renowned for their eclecticism. As their number grew and reach widened the coordination of the festivals became a complex and demanding organisation...
12 May 2015
12 May 2015
A total of 35 researchers, early career and established academics from the Business School, the University and other institutions, attended the event, which took place on 12th...
Senior Lecturer (Reader)
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...
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...
Bakiewicz, J., Leask, A., Barron, P., & Rakic, T. (2017). Management challenges at film-induced tourism heritage attractions. Tourism Planning and Development, 14(4), (548-566). doi:10.1080/21568316.2017.1303540. ISSN 2156-8316
In response to an increasingly competitive environment, a number of heritage visitor attractions (HVAs) have encouraged filming, as well as subsequent film-induced tourism, in...
Sood, J., Lynch, P. & Anastasiadou, C. (2017). Community non-participation in homestays in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India. Tourism Management. 60, 332-347. doi:10.1016/j.tourman.2016.12.007. ISSN 0261-5177
An upsurge in popularity of homestays has provided newer economic opportunities to remote Indian Himalayan communities. Despite the benefits homestays offer, their acceptance ...
Leask, A. (2016). Visitor attraction management: a critical review of research 2009-2014 tourism management. Tourism Management. 57, 334-361. doi:10.1016/j.tourman.2016.06.015. ISSN 0261-5177
Research publications focussing on visitor attractions have increased in recent years, with articles sourced from an increasingly broad range of disciplines and fields of stud...
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...
Garrod, B., Fyall, A., Leask, A. & Reid, E. (2012). Engaging residents as stakeholders of the visitor attraction. Tourism Management. 33, 1159-1173. doi:10.1016/j.tourman.2011.11.014. ISSN 0261-5177
While local residents are widely recognised to play a pivotal role in the development and management of destinations, their role in the context of visitor attractions has larg...
Stephenson, . M. L. & Ali-Knight, J. (2010). Dubai's tourism industry and its societal impact: social implications and sustainable challenges. Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change. 8(4), 278-292. doi:10.1080/14766825.2010.521248. ISSN 1476-6825
This paper initially outlines the principles and strategies underpinning Dubai's ambitious plans to develop a rather unique destination of international distinction. The discu...
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...
Marr, S. (2008). Work process knowledge and customer service excellence: lessons from the Scottish visitor attraction industry. Managing Leisure. 13(3-4), 227-241. doi:10.1080/13606710802200910. ISSN 1360-6719
This article illuminates what underpins customer service performance. In understanding the concept of ‘work process knowledge’ (WPK) and the factors that positively and negati...
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...
Customer retention has long been considered an important element in achieving
competitive advantage for business org...
Although previous research has widely acknowledg...
Niche tourism refers to how a specific tourism product can be tailored to meet the needs of a particular audience/market segment. Locations...