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Re-enactment in Lighter Dark Tourism: An Exploration of Re-enactor Tour Guides and Their Perspectives on Creating Visitor Experiences (2023)
Journal Article
Wyatt, B., Leask, A., & Barron, P. (2024). Re-enactment in Lighter Dark Tourism: An Exploration of Re-enactor Tour Guides and Their Perspectives on Creating Visitor Experiences. Journal of Travel Research, 63(2), 496-516. https://doi.org/10.1177/00472875221151074

This study explores the perspectives of re-enactor tour guides (RTG) concerning their role and re-enactment of dark histories—an overlooked topic within dark tourism research. A conceptual model is proposed that reflects the role of RTGs and how they... Read More about Re-enactment in Lighter Dark Tourism: An Exploration of Re-enactor Tour Guides and Their Perspectives on Creating Visitor Experiences.

The effectiveness of flipped classroom in the hospitality education (2022)
Journal Article
Ermolaeva, P., & Barron, P. (2022). The effectiveness of flipped classroom in the hospitality education. Training, Language and Culture, 6(4), 31-49. https://doi.org/10.22363/2521-442x-2022-6-4-31-49

Focussing on a particular Swiss Hotel School, this research evaluates the student acceptance and overall effectiveness of the flipped classroom approach. The paper aims to evaluate the preference of adopting such an approach as the main teaching meth... Read More about The effectiveness of flipped classroom in the hospitality education.

Towards a visitor taxonomy at (film-induced) heritage attractions (2021)
Journal Article
Bąkiewicz, J., Leask, A., Barron, P., & Rakić, T. (2022). Towards a visitor taxonomy at (film-induced) heritage attractions. Journal of Heritage Tourism, 17(3), 247-263. https://doi.org/10.1080/1743873X.2021.2002340

Film-induced tourism at heritage attractions (HAs) is a growing industry of international relevance. It can influence visitors’ expectations of the site and further their preferences for interpretation to include a degree of reference to the film(s).... Read More about Towards a visitor taxonomy at (film-induced) heritage attractions.

Factors in the provision of engaging experiences for the traditionalist market at visitor attractions (2021)
Journal Article
Leask, A., & Barron, P. (2021). Factors in the provision of engaging experiences for the traditionalist market at visitor attractions. Tourism Management Perspectives, 38, Article 100810. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tmp.2021.100810

The global population is ageing with implications for the provision of tourism experiences to meet changing needs. The shift in demographics has encouraged a focus on the older visitor with tourism organisations recognising the value of engaging with... Read More about Factors in the provision of engaging experiences for the traditionalist market at visitor attractions.

Designing dark tourism experiences: an exploration of edutainment interpretation at lighter dark visitor attractions (2020)
Journal Article
Wyatt, B., Leask, A., & Barron, P. (2021). Designing dark tourism experiences: an exploration of edutainment interpretation at lighter dark visitor attractions. Journal of Heritage Tourism, 16(4: Special Issue), 433-449. https://doi.org/10.1080/1743873x.2020.1858087

Existing dark tourism literature has explored various aspects of interpretation, including challenges in balancing interpretation efforts with concerns for historical accuracy, and managing ethical issues with interpreting past tragedies for packaged... Read More about Designing dark tourism experiences: an exploration of edutainment interpretation at lighter dark visitor attractions.

Events management education (2020)
Book Chapter
Barron, P., & Leask, A. (2020). Events management education. In S. J. Page, & J. Connell (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Events (287-305). (2nd). Abingdon: Routledge

Abstract not available.

The effect of exporting hospitality and tourism degrees overseas on the home campus: a conceptual model. (2019)
Journal Article
Lagiewski, R. M., Barron, P., & Leask, A. (2019). The effect of exporting hospitality and tourism degrees overseas on the home campus: a conceptual model. Journal of hospitality, leisure, sport & tourism education, 24, 211-222. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhlste.2019.03.005

Hospitality and tourism programmes have, over the recent decades, been involved in the delivery of their degrees in international locations through a variety of export models. A case strategy approach was used to explore programmes delivering their... Read More about The effect of exporting hospitality and tourism degrees overseas on the home campus: a conceptual model..

Learning whilst working: perceptions on barriers and enablers to transfer of learning amongst part-time students on a professional MSc programme Education + Training (2019)
Journal Article
D'Annunzio-Green, N., & Barron, P. (2019). Learning whilst working: perceptions on barriers and enablers to transfer of learning amongst part-time students on a professional MSc programme Education + Training. Education and Training, 61(2), 187-200. https://doi.org/10.1108/ET-04-2018-0098

Purpose The purpose of this study is to examine student-learner perceptions of benefits, barriers and enablers in learning whilst working, specifically focussing on learning transfer from a university MSc in Human Resource Management to students’ pr... Read More about Learning whilst working: perceptions on barriers and enablers to transfer of learning amongst part-time students on a professional MSc programme Education + Training.

Senior Visitors to Attractions (2018)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Leask, A., & Barron, P. (2018, April). Senior Visitors to Attractions. Paper presented at Scottish Museums Federation Annual Conference, Stirling

No abstract available.

Innovating to engage the Gen Y audience – visitor engagement with museum collections during ‘Lates’ events at the National Museum of Scotland. (2017)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Leask, A., & Barron, P. (2017, December). Innovating to engage the Gen Y audience – visitor engagement with museum collections during ‘Lates’ events at the National Museum of Scotland. Paper presented at 4th World Tourism Summit for Tourism and Hospitality: Innovation, Partnerships and Sharing

No abstract available.

Visitor engagement at museums: Generation Y and ‘Lates’ events at the National Museum of Scotland (2017)
Journal Article
Barron, P., & Leask, A. (2017). Visitor engagement at museums: Generation Y and ‘Lates’ events at the National Museum of Scotland. Museum Management and Curatorship, 32(5), 473-490. https://doi.org/10.1080/09647775.2017.1367259

Museums are institutions that collect, safeguard and present artefacts and memories for the non-profit purposes of learning and enjoyment. However, significant changes in the environment in which museums operate have led to the creation of new types... Read More about Visitor engagement at museums: Generation Y and ‘Lates’ events at the National Museum of Scotland.

Managing Asian attractions, Generation Y and face (2017)
Journal Article
Fyall, A., Leask, A., Barron, P., & Ladkin, A. (2017). Managing Asian attractions, Generation Y and face. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 32, 35-44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhtm.2017.04.006

In view of the growth, dynamism and increasing influence of the Asian tourism industry and the contribution to be played in the future by Gen Y visitors and workforce, this study compares and contrasts the views of professionals in the visitor attrac... Read More about Managing Asian attractions, Generation Y and face.

Management Challenges at Film-Induced Tourism Heritage Attractions (2017)
Journal Article
Bąkiewicz, J., Leask, A., Barron, P., & Rakić, T. (2017). Management Challenges at Film-Induced Tourism Heritage Attractions. Tourism Planning and Development, 14(4), 548-566. https://doi.org/10.1080/21568316.2017.1303540

In response to an increasingly competitive environment, a number of heritage visitor attractions (HVAs) have encouraged filming, as well as subsequent film-induced tourism, in order to raise their profile, generate revenue and differentiate themselve... Read More about Management Challenges at Film-Induced Tourism Heritage Attractions.

Aspirations and progression of event management graduates: A study of career development (2017)
Journal Article
Barron, P., & Ali-Knight, J. (2017). Aspirations and progression of event management graduates: A study of career development. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 30, 29-38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhtm.2017.01.005

The provision of event management education in the higher education sector has grown significantly in recent years, yet little is known of the circumstances of the increasing number of graduates from these programmes. This paper examines the motivati... Read More about Aspirations and progression of event management graduates: A study of career development.

Exploring film-induced tourism implications for onsite heritage interpretation at Alnwick Castle. (2015)
Book Chapter
Bakiewicz, J., Leask, A., Barron, P., & Rakić, T. (2015). Exploring film-induced tourism implications for onsite heritage interpretation at Alnwick Castle. In M. Kozak, & N. Kozak (Eds.), Destination Marketing: international perspectivesRoutledge

No abstract available. Exploring film-induced tourism implications for onsite heritage interpretation at Alnwick Castle.

Engaging the multi-generational workforce in tourism and hospitality (2014)
Journal Article
Barron, P., Leask, A., & Fyall, A. (2014). Engaging the multi-generational workforce in tourism and hospitality. Tourism Review, 69(4), 245-263. https://doi.org/10.1108/TR-04-2014-0017

Purpose – The purpose of this study is to present strategies that hospitality and tourism organisations might adopt as a means of encouraging employee engagement, thus enabling the more effective management of an increasingly multi-generational work... Read More about Engaging the multi-generational workforce in tourism and hospitality.

Direct entrants in transition: becoming independent learners (2013)
Journal Article
Christie, H., Barron, P., & D'Annunzio-Green, N. (2013). Direct entrants in transition: becoming independent learners. Studies in Higher Education, 38, 623-637. https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2011.588326

This article investigates the dynamic transitions that college leavers make to university. It draws on qualitative research with a group of students who took direct entry to the second or third year of a degree programme at university, to show that s... Read More about Direct entrants in transition: becoming independent learners.

A case study of employee engagement in the hospitality industry (2013)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Barron, P., & Leask, A. (2013, May). A case study of employee engagement in the hospitality industry. Paper presented at Council for Hospitality Management Education, 22nd Annual Research Conference

No abstract available.

Generation Y: An Agenda for Future Visitor Attraction Research (2013)
Journal Article
Leask, A., Fyall, A., & Barron, P. (2014). Generation Y: An Agenda for Future Visitor Attraction Research. International Journal of Tourism Research, 16(5), 462-471. doi:10.1002/jtr.1940

This study provides a comprehensive secondary-based synthesis of previous studies on the profile and patterns of consumption of Generation Y, their consumption experiences and the role of information communication technologies and social media in det... Read More about Generation Y: An Agenda for Future Visitor Attraction Research.

Engaging with Generation Y at Museums (2012)
Book Chapter
Leask, A., & Barron, P. (2012). Engaging with Generation Y at Museums. In M. Smith, & G. Richards (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Cultural TourismTaylor & Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203120958.ch50

Museums form a significant proportion of the cultural tourism offering in many destinations across the world. They ‘serve the functions of collection, research and exhibition, as well as education and recreation’ (Sheng and Chen 2011: 53) meaning tha... Read More about Engaging with Generation Y at Museums.

Engaging with Gen Y at museum events (2012)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Leask, A., Barron, P., & Todd, L. (2012, June). Engaging with Gen Y at museum events. Paper presented at International Conference on Tourism & Events: Opportunities, Impacts and Change,, Belfast, Northern Ireland

No abstract available.

Generation Y in Asia: Generational consumer behaviour and impacts upon tourism in visitor attractions and hotels in Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore (2012)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Leask, A., Barron, P., Fyall, A., & Todd, L. (2012, April). Generation Y in Asia: Generational consumer behaviour and impacts upon tourism in visitor attractions and hotels in Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore. Paper presented at Contemporary Issues in Hospitality Conference, Hotel and Tourism Management Institute (HTMi)

No abstract available.

Gen Y: The Impact of Generational Changes in Consumer Behaviour on the Marketing of Tourist Attractions (2012)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Leask, A., Barron, P., & Ensor, J. (2012). Gen Y: The Impact of Generational Changes in Consumer Behaviour on the Marketing of Tourist Attractions.

This research study compares and contrasts the marketing strategies adopted by operators of tourist attractions aiming to engage effectively with Generation Y (Gen Y) consumers. Gen Y is widely regarded as the next big lifelong cohort with its own un... Read More about Gen Y: The Impact of Generational Changes in Consumer Behaviour on the Marketing of Tourist Attractions.

Generation Y: opportunity or challenge – strategies to engage Generation Y in the UK attractions’ sector (2011)
Journal Article
Leask, A., Fyall, A., & Barron, P. (2011). Generation Y: opportunity or challenge – strategies to engage Generation Y in the UK attractions’ sector. Current Issues in Tourism, 1-30. https://doi.org/10.1080/13683500.2011.642856

This study examines the extent to which Generation Y (Gen Y) serves as an opportunity or challenge for visitor attractions in the UK and the corresponding strategies adopted to seek engagement with this generational segment. A multiple-case study des... Read More about Generation Y: opportunity or challenge – strategies to engage Generation Y in the UK attractions’ sector.

Motivation to volunteer: a case study of the Edinburgh International Magic Festival (2011)
Journal Article
Barron, P., & Rihova, I. (2011). Motivation to volunteer: a case study of the Edinburgh International Magic Festival. International Journal of Event and Festival Management, 2(3), 202-217. https://doi.org/10.1108/17582951111170281

Purpose – Using the inaugural Edinburgh International Magic Festival (EIMF) as a case study, the purpose of this paper is to focus on the motivational factors prevalent in a group of young event and festival volunteers.Design/methodology/approach –... Read More about Motivation to volunteer: a case study of the Edinburgh International Magic Festival.

Towards an understanding of integration amongst hospitality and tourism students using Bennett’s developmental model of intercultural sensitivity (2010)
Journal Article
developmental model of intercultural sensitivity. Journal of hospitality, leisure, sport & tourism education, 9, 77-88. https://doi.org/10.3794/johlste.92.311

By many measures, the higher education classroom is becoming more culturally diverse and recent years have seen a steady increase in the number of international students studying at UK universities. Using Bennett’s (1986, 1993) Developmental Model of... Read More about Towards an understanding of integration amongst hospitality and tourism students using Bennett’s developmental model of intercultural sensitivity.

International students in the higher education classroom: initial findings from staff at two post‐92 universities in the UK (2010)
Journal Article
Barron, P., Gourlay, L. J., & Gannon‐Leary, P. (2010). International students in the higher education classroom: initial findings from staff at two post‐92 universities in the UK. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 34(4), 475-489. https://doi.org/10.1080/0309877X.2010.512076

A significant body of work has emerged over the last 10 years investigating the experiences of international university students. These studies have covered various challenges faced by some groups of international students relating to culture, langu... Read More about International students in the higher education classroom: initial findings from staff at two post‐92 universities in the UK.

A smooth transition?: Education and social expectations of direct entry students (2009)
Journal Article
Barron, P., & D'Annunzio-Green, N. (2009). A smooth transition?: Education and social expectations of direct entry students. Active learning in higher education, 10(1), 7-25. https://doi.org/10.1177/1469787408100190

While the most common type of student entering higher education falls within the 17—19-year-old age group, universities in the UK are keen to accept other categories of students onto programmes as a means of increasing diversity and maintaining stude... Read More about A smooth transition?: Education and social expectations of direct entry students.

Student part‐time employment: Implications, challenges and opportunities for higher education (2009)
Journal Article
Barron, P., & Anastasiadou, C. (2009). Student part‐time employment: Implications, challenges and opportunities for higher education. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 21, 140-153. https://doi.org/10.1108/09596110910935642

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the pattern of part‐time working amongst a cohort of full time hospitality and tourism students studying at a university in Scotland. Design/methodology/approach Students studying hospitality and tou... Read More about Student part‐time employment: Implications, challenges and opportunities for higher education.

Education and talent management: implications for the hospitality industry (2008)
Journal Article
Barron, P. (2008). Education and talent management: implications for the hospitality industry. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 20(7), 730-742. https://doi.org/10.1108/09596110810897583

Purpose – The aim of this paper is to explore one of the biggest issues and challenges now faced by hospitality education and the hospitality industry: that of how to attract and retain a critical group of talented people. Design/methodology/appr... Read More about Education and talent management: implications for the hospitality industry.

Innovative approaches to event management education in career development: a study of student experiences (2008)
Journal Article
Robinson, R., Barron, P., & Solnet, D. (2008). Innovative approaches to event management education in career development: a study of student experiences. Journal of hospitality, leisure, sport & tourism education, 7, 4-17. https://doi.org/10.3794/johlste.71.170

As the tourism industry matures, so too do career opportunities in its various sectors. This paper reports on a study of graduands preparing for tourism and event management careers. A two-stage sequential research design, using survey and focus grou... Read More about Innovative approaches to event management education in career development: a study of student experiences.

Careers in hospitality management: Generation Y's experiences and perceptions. (2007)
Journal Article
Barron, P., Maxwell, G., Broadbridge, A., & Ogden, S. (2007). Careers in hospitality management: Generation Y's experiences and perceptions. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 14, 119-128. doi:10.1375/jhtm.14.2.119

This article is founded on Broadbridge, Maxwell and Ogden's (2006) work on the job experiences and career expectations of Generation Y undergraduates who are soon to embark on their full-time careers. The industrial context under examination is the U... Read More about Careers in hospitality management: Generation Y's experiences and perceptions..

Learning, living and working: experiences of international postgraduate students at a Scottish university. (2007)
Journal Article
Barron, P., Baum, T., & Conway, F. (2007). Learning, living and working: experiences of international postgraduate students at a Scottish university. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 14, 85-101. doi:10.1375/jhtm.14.2.85

International students have, for many years, sought higher education in the United Kingdom (UK) and other major English-speaking destinations (MESDs). Recently, a combination of government initiatives, development of the higher education sector and t... Read More about Learning, living and working: experiences of international postgraduate students at a Scottish university..

Developing a framework for understanding the impact of deskilling and standardisation on the turnover and attrition of chefs. (2006)
Journal Article
Robinson, R. N. S., & Barron, P. (2006). Developing a framework for understanding the impact of deskilling and standardisation on the turnover and attrition of chefs. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 26, 913-926. doi:10.1016/j.ijhm.2006.10.002

The occupation of cookery has been identified as one sharing a shortage of skilled employees. While the trade attracts moderate numbers of new recruits, the attrition or wastage rate, either before completion of an apprenticeship or soon after, is hi... Read More about Developing a framework for understanding the impact of deskilling and standardisation on the turnover and attrition of chefs..

The learning style preferences of hospitality management students: observations from an international and cross cultural study. (2006)
Journal Article
Barron, P., & Lashley, C. (2006). The learning style preferences of hospitality management students: observations from an international and cross cultural study. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 25, 552-569. doi:10.1016/j.ijhm.2005.03.006

This paper reports on a study of the learning style preferences of new entrants onto hospitality and tourism programmes in Australia and the United Kingdom. It suggests that a majority of students on these programmes in both countries have strong lea... Read More about The learning style preferences of hospitality management students: observations from an international and cross cultural study..