Best Poster

The award is open to papers which are presented as visual presentations or posters at the annual conference. The posters are judged by delegate vote and by a sub-committee of the Conference Committee following the visual presentation session at the conference.

Previous winners

2024  Dr Rangson Chirakranont, Mahidol University International College, LGBTQ+ tourism in Thailand and the interplay of basic human values and destinations

2023 Li Xie-Carson, The University of Queensland, #UNFAKABLE or #UNREAL? The rise of virtual influencers in tourism marketing

2022 Anita Manfreda, Dr Cindy Lee, Antoine Bisson, Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School, ‘Band-aid teaching’: Exploring emotional online teaching experiences of hospitality educators

2021 Sophie Seeger and Antoine Bisson, Torrens University Australia, Design Thinking & Subject Review – Reflection On The Applications Of Design Thinking In Hospitality Education

2020 Isabella Ye, The University of Queensland, More than meets the eye: using visitor-employed photography to explore landscape perception. Co-authors Dr Karen Hughes, Dr Gabby Walters and Dr Mucha Mkono.

2019 Suwaree Ann Ashton, Vongvipha Thosuwonchinda and Suppacha Phetsome, National Institute of Development Administration, Thailand, Activity Uniqueness Development for Creative Tourism: Tourist Perspective: Chiang Mai, Thailand Case Study

2018 Rachel Perkins and Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore, Griffith University, The challenges of collaboration within regional small tourism firms in contributing to the destination brand


  • Dr Kim Williams, William Angliss Institute, Wine tourism in South Africa: a snapshot of human resource practices of cellar door management
  • Dr Emma Stewart, Johannes Welling, Stephen Espiner and Dr Jude Wilson, Lincoln University, Comparing motives of glacier tourists to Westland Tai Poutini National Park, New Zealand and Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland

2016 Sandra Clark, Kenvale College, Australia for the poster titled Cafes, Cosmopolitanism and Red Tape

2015 Margarida Novais, Lisa Ruhanen and Charles Arcodia for the poster titled Tourism Destination Competitiveness: Proposing a Framework for Measurement


  • Peter Knox, Griffith University, An exploratory study of dental tourism providers in Phuket

Highly Commended Poster

  • Johanudin Bin Lahap, Barry O’Mahony and John Dalrymple, Developing a service delivery improvement model for the Malaysian hotel sector


  • Stan Tawa, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Investigating the Culinary Authenticity of Hangi

Highly Commended Posters

  • Kim Williams and Jennifer Laing, La Trobe University, Fashion, The Synergy Between Millinery and Horse Racing
  • Paul Hamilton, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Margarine Sculptures: Historical Oddity or an Awesome Way of adding Value to the Customer Dining Experience
  • Emma Stewart, Jackie Dawson and Margaret Johnston, Lincoln University, Putting Research Into Action to Manage Risks and Opportunities Associated with Cruise Tourism in Arctic Canada

2012 Uraiporn Kattiyapornpong, University of Wollongong, Was I born to shop? A comparison between Korean and Australia Tourists in Thailand, co-authored with Kenneth E Miller, University of Technology, Sydney.