Transport & Tourism

Objective of Special Interest Group

The objective of the SIG is to provide a forum for which members with similar interests and research trajectories at the intersection of tourism and transport can collaborate through providing:

  • Opportunities to participate in building and maintaining academic and industry relationships
  • Joint project development and collaborative opportunities
  • Access to a dense network of academics and industry representative
  • Symposia and/or conferences designed to act as a fulcra for activities and initiatives
  • Support and mentoring for junior staff and graduate students


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2015 Activities

  • A successful 2nd Symposium was held at AUT University in Auckland from 15-17 April 2015. 14 participants, including two by video-link, from eight institutions participated in the event. The highlights of the symposium were:
    • Keynote of Prof Michael Hall on Tourism and Walkability
    • A total of 10 presentations
    • Support from Ashgate for the best paper that was awarded to Erwin Losekoot for the paper Airports: Places or Non-Places – who cares?
    • Many thanks to Assoc Prof Michael Lueck for his organisation and hospitality. Download programme.

Past activities


  • Inaugural Symposium held on 6 – 7 June 2013 Southern Cross University, Gold Coast, Australia. The symposium aimed to provide an opportunity for scholars and industry professionals with an interest in the intersection between transport and tourism to share knowledge and idea. Established a network amongst interested parties with the intent of fostering research in transport and tourism studies, and provided a venue for younger scholars to test ideas, theories and approaches.


  • The SIG was formed in mid-2012. The SIG coordinators planned the inaugural symposium for June 2013.
  • A/Prof David Duval coordinated the reviewing process for transport papers submitted to the conference.

SIG Coordinators

  • Associate Professor Gui Lohmann

    Griffith Aviation

    Griffith University

  • Associate Professor David Timothy Duval

    Faculty of Business and Economics

    University of Winnipeg