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


Past activities


  • 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.