Phone: +64 9 921 9999 extension 5120
School of Hospitality and Tourism
Auckland University of Technology
Private Bag 92006
Auckland New Zealand
Asia, urban, behaviour
My research on Asia, urban, sustainability, and heritage focuses on tourism destinations. This might be as a single subject or combined. As examples: sustainability of tourism in New Zealand; sustainability of heritage tourism in Asian cities. The research on behaviour focuses on people. For example, the experiences of Japanese sojourners living in Auckland.
Current Research Projects:
- Just dompleted:Kona (Hawai`i) coffee and coffee tourism – surviving in the niche. (This updates my PhD, which focused on Kona.)
- Current: (1) The relationship between sustainable development and sustainable tourism: the case of Beijing’s hutong tourism. (2) Using tourism to create a regional identity that will produce sustainable development in the Greater Mekong Subregion.
- Ongoing: Understanding the experiences of Japanese sojourners living in Auckland.
- 2010:The sustainability of tourism in New Zealand. Implications of the postmodern transition in Asian cities for heritage tourism.