Transport & Tourism
The Transport and Tourism SIG operated from 2012-2015. The following is an archive of the SIG activities.
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
- A successful 2nd Symposium was held at AUT University in Auckland from 15-17 April 2015. Fourteen 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 ten presentations
- Support from Ashgate Ppublishers for the best paper that was awarded to Erwin Losekoot for the paper Airports: Places or Non-Places – who cares?
- Many thanks to A/Prof Michael Lueck for his organisation and hospitality. Download programme.
- Inaugural Symposium held on 6-7 June 2013 at 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, Dr Gui Lohmann and A/Prof David Duval, planned the inaugural symposium for June 2013.
- A/Prof David Duval coordinated the reviewing process for transport papers submitted to the conference.