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Author : Kevin Lyons, Joanne Hanley & Tamara Young
School/Work Place : University of Newcastle, Australia
Contact : kevin.lyons@newcastle.edu.au
Year : 2012

This paper builds upon the body of literature on tourism mobilities by considering supply-side perspectives as it relates to workforce planning and preparation. Research into tourism destination competitiveness has suggested that for a tourism destination to deliver high-quality services and products, businesses need to recruit and retain well-educated and well-trained professionals (Dewhurst et al 2007; Dwyer et al 2009). Ongoing training and professional development is therefore important. However, it has been argued that tourism businesses rarely invest in education and training for their employees (Dwyer et al 2009). Actual and perceived barriers to training and professional development activities, including cost, time and location, have been identified as key factors in preventing tourism enterprises from engaging in training (Becton and Graetz 2001; Dewhurst et al 2007). There is also evidence that training activity is considerably lower among smaller employers than medium and large employers (Hospitality Training Foundation 1999 cited in Dewhurst et al 2007). The tourism sector in Australia is characterised by small enterprises which has implications for the industry in terms of the kinds of workers it attracts and the potential for skills gaps and skill shortages (Becton and Graetz 2001; Breen et al 2005). In regional destinations these factors are typically amplified. Due to the 'lifestyle' nature of many smaller tourism operations (Ateljevic and Doorne 2000; Getz and Carlsen 2000, 2005), owner-managers often do not have management training or industry-relevant qualifications and there is evidence of underinvestment in professional development for their employees.


List of Articles
No. Subject Views Datesort
122 Think Tank XII Opportunities and Obstacles for Sustainable Tourism Mo... file 4356 Nov 06, 2013

Cross border destination management is characterized by some extra challenges: national, district or county interests, different administrative structures, a high impact of politics and policies, inequality of tourism infrastructures, power ...

Author: Tatjana Thimm 

Year: 2012 

121 Think Tank XII The Climate Footprint of Nature-based Tourism - The ca... file 19599 Nov 06, 2013

Nature-based tourism is a form of travel that is often believed to lend itself more to sustainable development than other tourism segments. In fact, the concept of ecotourism – defined as nature tourism that is sustainable – was developed in...

Author: Wolfgang Strasdas 

Year: 2012 

120 Think Tank XII Enhancing Stakeholders' Participation in Community-Bas... file 15692 Nov 06, 2013

Although the iconic floating markets in Thailand have been promoted both domestically and internationally, without a well-planned tourism initiative, virtually all of them have lost their authenticity. To preserve the culture of the Don-Mano...

Author: Nopparat Suthitakon, Sombat Karnjanakit & Suchart Taweepornpathomgul 

Year: 2012 

119 Think Tank XII Intersecting Mobilities: Tourists with Vision Impairme... file 4538 Nov 06, 2013

While there has been a developing interest in mobilities amongst tourism scholars, the notion of immobilities has often been ignored. Yet, there are many people who do not participate in tourism or, if they do, only experience partial mobili...

Author: Jennifer Small 

Year: 2012 

118 Think Tank XII Causality Between Inbound Tourism and Economic Growth:... file 3664 Nov 06, 2013

This paper examines the existing studies of the relationship between inbound tourism and economic growth. After a brief discussion of general economic growth theory and the reasons why a positive causal relationship may exist between export ...

Author: Mondher Sahli & Simon Carey 

Year: 2012 

117 OPA award Slow Travellers - Who Are They, and What Motivates Them? file 6924 Nov 06, 2013

Tourism’s contribution to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is estimated to be around 5% and is forecast to grow rapidly, to around 16% of global emissions by 2020. Future strategies for mitigation must address the levels of demand for t...

Author: Derek Robbins & Jaedong Cho 

Year: 2012 

OPA: 2012 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

116 Think Tank XII Slow Travellers - Who Are They, and What Motivates Them? file 2628 Nov 06, 2013

Tourism’s contribution to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is estimated to be around 5% and is forecast to grow rapidly, to around 16% of global emissions by 2020. Future strategies for mitigation must address the levels of demand for t...

Author: Derek Robbins & Jaedong Cho 

Year: 2012 

OPA: 2012 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

115 Think Tank XII A Global Tourism Geography - The Role of Transport file 5327 Nov 06, 2013

After decades of tourism research definitions and statistics of global tourism, flows are still not uniformly defined. A problem is that scholars, sector stakeholders and policy makers tend to have a biased image of the global tourism system...

Author: Paul Peeters & Martin Landré 

Year: 2012 

114 Think Tank XII Unsustainable Travel Development: The Case of Aviation... file 2866 Nov 06, 2013

Considering the apparent importance of low-cost aviation, and its dramatic development, there is remarkably little research done about its consequences on European mobility. A few studies have mapped the development of networks (cf. Dobruszk...

Author: Jan Henrik Nilsson 

Year: 2012 

113 Think Tank XII Enhancing Social Capital through Networking for Sustai... file 3473 Nov 06, 2013

Social capital has been recognised as a factor affecting sustainable development in every discipline. A network or a partnership is identified as a “structural” form of social capital and a tool to empower participants in the networks. There...

Author: Attama Nilnoppkun 

Year: 2012 

112 Think Tank XII Blurred Boundaries: The Implications of New Tourism Mo... file 7096 Nov 06, 2013

Tourism is traditionally treated as an escape from everyday life and tourism theory is concerned with extraordinary places. Tourism and everyday life are conceptualized as belonging to different ontological worlds.” (Larsen, 2008, p. 27). A...

Author: Laurie Murphy, Gianna Moscardo, Nancy McGehee & Elena Konovalov 

Year: 2012 

» Think Tank XII Barriers and Benefits to Professional Development: Per... file 29060 Nov 06, 2013

This paper builds upon the body of literature on tourism mobilities by considering supply-side perspectives as it relates to workforce planning and preparation. Research into tourism destination competitiveness has suggested that for a touri...

Author: Kevin Lyons, Joanne Hanley & Tamara Young 

Year: 2012 

110 Think Tank XII Mobile Learning for Sustainable Tourism Development: T... file 3319 Nov 06, 2013

This paper examines how mobility in higher tourism education may contribute to a dynamic leaning environment capable of integrating transnational and intercultural learning for sustainable tourism development. Central to this is the opening ...

Author: Janne J. Liburd 

Year: 2012 

109 Think Tank XII Creating Tourism Transport Flow Maps with GIS: A Pract... file 4611 Nov 06, 2013

This paper explores various options to visualize tourism transport flows with spatial analysis tools and show them on maps. To facilitate implementation of these options, procedures for data preparation and map creation are explained through...

Author: Martin Landré & Paul Peeters 

Year: 2012 

108 Think Tank XII The Way Forward: Event Management Education and the Fu... file 2844 Nov 06, 2013

The 2011 BESTEN Think Tank XI highlighted a number of issues and themes related to education and learning for sustainable tourism. The themes addressed issues such as learning tools for sustainability, sustainability courses and curricula an...

Author: Olga Junek, Leonie Lockstone-Binney & Martin Robertson 

Year: 2012 

107 Think Tank XII Social and Economic Mobility: Expatriate Practises in ... file 3247 Nov 06, 2013

Bali has long been a tourist destination for Australian tourists and the Australian tourist market is an important one for Bali tourism. In the last two decades, increasingly Australian tourists have and are shifting their mobility practices...

Author: Gayle Jennings 

Year: 2012 

106 Think Tank XII Identifying Issues with Tourist Wayfinding: A Collabor... file 2973 Nov 06, 2013

This paper reports on a study that was conducted in conjunction with Destination NSW, the government tourism authority for the state of New South Wales in Australia. The purpose of the study was to examine tourist wayfinding behaviour in Syd...

Author: Tony Griffin & Deborah Edwards 

Year: 2012 

105 Think Tank XII Civic Tourism, Environmental Art and Tourism Mobility:... file 3895 Nov 06, 2013

For several decades the artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude have created and installed art all over the world. Their art projects are large scale, temporary, and outdoor-environment inspired, and usually involve woven fabric that is suspended ...

Author: Diane Gaede & James Gould 

Year: 2012 

104 Think Tank XII Understanding Tourism Flows and Patterns: A Case Study... file 3417 Nov 06, 2013

This paper reports on the outcomes of two collaborative research projects, conducted in conjunction with destination management authorities. The projects used GPS tracking devices to find out how various kinds of visitors moved around two Au...

Author: Deborah Edwards & Tony Griffin 

Year: 2012 

103 Think Tank XII Does Migration Have a Bigger Impact on VFR than Total ... file 2974 Nov 06, 2013

As an important global market by purpose of travel, visiting friends and relatives, VFR, is closely associated with the history and development of international migration patterns which are a more permanent form of travel. Further, the impor...

Author: Larry Dwyer, Neelu Seetaram, Peter Forsyth & Brian King 

Year: 2012 

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