Dr Hamish Bremner

Programme leader, Postgraduate Tourism Programmes

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 extension 5898

Email: hamish.bremner@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:

Room WH 425
School of Hospitality and Tourism

Qualifications:

  • 2004: Doctor of Philosophy (AUT University)
  • 1999: Master of Arts (Auckland University)
  • 1996: Postgraduate Diploma in Tourism Studies (Otago University)
  • 1995: Bachelor of Arts (Auckland University).

Teaching Areas:

  • Tourism in New Zealand
  • Māori and Tourism in Aotearoa
  • Tourism and Indigenous Cultures.

Research Areas:

  • History of Tourism
  • Tourism and Cultural Identity
  • Tourism and Sociology.

Research Summary:

Hamish Bremner received a 'Top Achiever' Doctoral scholarship from the Foundation of Research Science and Technology to complete his PhD into a history of tourism development at Te Wairoa, New Zealand.


The resulting thesis highlighted the inter-relationship between cultures in a tourism setting and illustrated the different layers of meaning that are culturally inscribed into the landscape.


The research was deliberately inter-disciplinary and this approach has continued into his current research which combines history, sociology and tourism studies.

Research outputs:

Journal articles

  • Tiberghien, G., Bremner, H., & Milne, S. (2018). Authenticating eco-cultural tourism in Kazakhstan: A supply side perspective. Journal of Ecotourism, 17(3). doi:10.1080/14724049.2018.1502507

  • Tiberghien, G., Bremner, H., & Milne, S. (2017). Performance and visitors’ perception of authenticity in eco-cultural tourism. Tourism Geographies, 19(2). doi:10.1080/14616688.2017.1285958

  • Bremner, H., & Wikitera, K. (2016). Using history for tourism or using tourism for history? Examples from Aotearoa/New Zealand. Journal of Tourism History, 8(3). doi:10.1080/1755182X.2017.1279233

  • Bremner, H. (2015). Battle lines in the Hot Lakes District, New Zealand, c.1900: Tourism development and the contested nature of place. Journal of Tourism History, 7(3). doi:10.1080/1755182X.2015.1111940

  • Bremner, H. (2015). Battle lines in the Hot Lakes District, New Zealand, c.1900: tourism development and the contested nature of place. Journal of Tourism History. doi:10.1080/1755182X.2015.1111940

  • Bremner, H. C. (2013). Tourism development in the Hot Lakes District, New Zealand c.1900. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 25(2). doi:10.1108/09596111311301649

  • Wikitera, K., & Bremner, H. (2009). Maori cultural tourism or just being ourselves? Validating cultural inheritance. London Journal of Tourism Sport and Creative Industries. Special Edition on Current Themes in Indigenous Tourism, 2(1). Retrieved from http://www.emklondon.com/london_journal.html

Book chapters

  • Wikitera, K., & Bremner, H. (2017). Mana versus money: An indigenous perspective on the tribal tourism destination of Whakarewarewa. In M. Whitford, L. Ruhanen, & A. Carr (Eds.), Indigenous tourism: Cases from Australia and New Zealand (pp. 205-224). Oxford, UK: Goodfellow Publishers. Retrieved from https://www.goodfellowpublishers.com/

Conference contributions

  • Tiberghien, G., Bremner, H., & Milne, S. (2016). Performance and visitors’ perception of authenticity in eco-cultural tourism. In ATLAS Annual Conference 2016 Abstract Book (pp. 108). Canterbury, Kent: Canterbury Christ Church University.

  • Bremner, H. (2015). Using history for tourism or using tourism for history? Examples from postcolonial Aotearoa/New Zealand. In 22nd International Congress of Historical Sciences. Jinan.

  • Tiberghien, G., Bremner, H., & Milne, S. (2014). Visitors’ perceptions of authenticity of eco-cultural tours in Kazakhstan. In 11th New Zealand Tourism and Hospitality Research Conference. Hamilton.

  • Wikitera, K. -A., & Bremner, H. (2006). The economics of marae-based tourism: An initial study. In Beyond Nature: New Zealand Tourism and Hospitality Research Conference 2006. Dunedin.

  • Bremner Hamish. (2005). Constructing and consuming place: An analysis of tourism development at Te Wairoa, New Zealand. In Twentieth International Congress of Historical Sciences. Sydney.

  • Garkavenko, V., Frew, A. J., Bremner, H., Hitz, M., Milne, S., & O'Connor, P. (2003). Travel agents and the "Information age": New Zealand experiences of disintermediation. In Information and communication technologies in tourism 2003: Proceedings of the international conference in Helsinki, Finland (pp. 467-476). : Springer-Verlag. Retrieved from at:

  • Bremner Hamish. (2003). Masking identity in Geyserland: Surviving tourism in colonial New Zealand. [Abstract]. In Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, June 12-15 2003. : http://www.hicsocial.org/Social2003Proceedings/Hamish%20Bremner.pdf. Retrieved from from:

  • Garkavenko, V., Croy, W. G., Bremner, H., & Milne, S. (2002). Travel agents in the information age: Impacts and responses [Abstract]. In New Zealand Tourism and Hospitality Research Conference Proceedings (pp. 343-344). : NZTHR.

  • Bremner, H., Croy, W. G., & Milne, S. (2002). The Mt Ruapehu ski areas: An economic impact study. In New Zealand Tourism and Hospitality Research Conference Proceedings (pp. 344). : School of Tourism and Hospitality, Waiariki Institute of Technology.

  • Milne, S., Bremner, H., & Carter, P. D. (2001). Information technology and travel distribution channels: a future for travel agents? Paper presented at the. In Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers. Hilton Hotel, New York.

  • Milne, S., & Bremner, H. (2001). Economic impact of ski areas: the case of Whakapapa and Turoa. In Ski Areas Association (New Zealand ) SAANZ Conference. Copthorne Hotel, Queenstown.

  • Milne, S., & Bremner, H. (2000). Travel Agents in the Information Age: Impacts and Responses. In 4th New Zealand Tourism and Hospitality Research Conference. Auckland.

Reports

  • Bremner, H., Keiha, P., & Ormsby, O. (2006). Maori Tourism Development Trust Board research strategy. Wellington: FRST.

  • Milne, S., Bremner, H., & Nelson, S. (2002). Mount Ruapehu ski fields: An economic impact study. Auckland. Retrieved from from:

  • Milne, S., & Bremner, H. (2001). Heritage & local development: themes, issues and cases pertinent to Paihia. Report prepared for the Williams Family Trust. Auckland.

  • Milne, S., & Bremner, H. (2000). Travel Agents in the Information Age: Impacts and Responses. Auckland.

  • Milne, S., Bremner, H., & Coburn, J. (2000). The NZ Ski Industry: A National Marketing Strategy. Wellington.

Theses

  • Wikitera, K. (2015). Māori spaces in foreign places Hinemihi o Te Ao Tawhito. (Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, NZ). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10292/9221

  • O'Donnell, D. (2012). Trading places with interfaces: an investigation into online training for the travel agency sector within the United Kingdom. (Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, NZ). Retrieved from http://aut.researchgateway.ac.nz/handle/10292/4773

Oral presentations

  • Bremner, H. (2008). Tourists and tourisms in Aotearoa/New Zealand: A case for an alter(native). University of California, Berkeley, 26-27 September.

  • Bremner Hamish. (2005). Hinemehi, tourism and identify. University of Auckland, Auckland.

Other outputs

  • Bremner, H. (2007). 'The undiscovered side of cultural tourism'. In Tourism Business (Iss. Spring). Annie Gray.

Awards:

  • 2001: Foundation for Research Science and Technology 'Top Achiever' Doctoral Scholarship.