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The Nature and Role of Visitor Attraction (2022)
Book Chapter
Leask, A. (2022). The Nature and Role of Visitor Attraction. In A. Fyall, B. Garrod, A. Leask, & S. Wanhill (Eds.), Managing Visitor Attractions. (3rd). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003041948-2

Visitor attractions play a vital role in the development and success of tourism destination. The aim of this chapter is first to define the terms ‘visitor attraction’ and ‘tourism destination’, showing how they are distinct yet increasingly overlappi... Read More about The Nature and Role of Visitor Attraction.

Interpretation at heritage sites: Culloden Battlefield, UK (2022)
Book Chapter
Urquhart, E. (2022). Interpretation at heritage sites: Culloden Battlefield, UK. In A. Fyall, B. Garrod, A. Leask, & S. Wanhill (Eds.), Managing Visitor Attractions. (3rd edn). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003041948-28

This chapter presents a case study that explores heritage interpretation within the context of Culloden Battlefield, UK. The case will initially consider the challenges and issues inherent to the interpretation of sensitive heritage before exploring... Read More about Interpretation at heritage sites: Culloden Battlefield, UK.

Engaging local residents as stakeholders in World Heritage Sites (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Leask, A. (2022, March). Engaging local residents as stakeholders in World Heritage Sites. Paper presented at New Lanark: A living legacy Anniversary Conference, New Lanark, UK

This paper explores how local residents engage in the management of World Heritage Sites, with specific examples from New Lanark and Edinburgh Old and New Towns World Heritage sites.

So, What Do You Want?” Recasting Public Value in The Tourism Domain (2022)
Conference Proceeding
Anastasiadou, C., & McMillan, J. (in press). So, What Do You Want?” Recasting Public Value in The Tourism Domain. In The Human Touch in Hospitality: 30th Council for Hospitality Management Education 2022

In existing tourism literature, there is a lack of understanding of the public values on the basis of which tourism is understood and the tourism public sphere is constructed. Using the City of Edinburgh’s Council short-term let control area proposa... Read More about So, What Do You Want?” Recasting Public Value in The Tourism Domain.

Unlock & Revive: The ingredients needed to deliver accessible online cultural and heritage events that bring positive benefits to people living with dementia (2022)
Report
Stewart, H., Smith, S., Baxter, R., Ali-Knight, J., & Kerr, G. (2022). Unlock & Revive: The ingredients needed to deliver accessible online cultural and heritage events that bring positive benefits to people living with dementia. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Napier University

Unlock & Revive is a multi-disciplinary action-research project that involves multiple partners. It is a highly collaborative project aimed at supporting the wellbeing of people living with dementia (PWD) and their caregivers in the Edinburgh and Lot... Read More about Unlock & Revive: The ingredients needed to deliver accessible online cultural and heritage events that bring positive benefits to people living with dementia.

Building resilience and future proofing events education (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Jaimangal-Jones, D., Jackson, C., & Robertson, M. (2021). Building resilience and future proofing events education

This session explores issues surrounding the design and delivery of Event Management programmes, specifically those related to their resilience and futureproofing. It addresses the increasing demand for educators to respond to a diverse range of stak... Read More about Building resilience and future proofing events education.

Creating Dementia Friendly Destinations in Scotland (2021)
Book Chapter
Leask, A., Wardrop, K., Fyall, A., & Hansen, M. (2021). Creating Dementia Friendly Destinations in Scotland. In Managing Events, Festivals and the Visitor Economy: Concepts, Collaborations and Cases (17-36). Wallingford, UK: CABI

• Accessible tourism is an increasingly important sector of the tourism industry. • The ageing population represents an under-developed and lucrative market. • Globally 46 million people live with dementia, a number expected to triple by 2050.... Read More about Creating Dementia Friendly Destinations in Scotland.

Understanding and Managing the High-Altitude Environment (2021)
Other
Taylor, S. (2021). Understanding and Managing the High-Altitude Environment. https://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/skills/understanding_and_managing_the_high-altitude_environment-13907

Examines the challenges that living and moving in high-altitude environments present to the human body and how to manage them. Available online: https://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/skills/understanding_and_managing_the_high-altitude_environment-13... Read More about Understanding and Managing the High-Altitude Environment.

The ‘Senses Framework’: A relationship-centred approach to co-producing dementia events in order to allow people to live well after a dementia diagnosis (2021)
Journal Article
Stewart, H., Ali-Knight, J., Stephen, S., & Kerr, G. (2022). The ‘Senses Framework’: A relationship-centred approach to co-producing dementia events in order to allow people to live well after a dementia diagnosis. Event Management, 26(1), 157-175. https://doi.org/10.3727/152599521X16192004803683

Dementia is a progressive disorder that affects how the brain works, and in particular the ability to remember, think and reason. It affects speech, mood, mobility, behavior and how people perceive and respond to the world around them. Contemporary a... Read More about The ‘Senses Framework’: A relationship-centred approach to co-producing dementia events in order to allow people to live well after a dementia diagnosis.

How to solve the problems of solid waste pollution at high altitudes in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan: The case of Lenin Peak (2021)
Journal Article
Taylor, S., & Komissarov, V. (in press). How to solve the problems of solid waste pollution at high altitudes in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan: The case of Lenin Peak. Tourism of Kyrgyzstan: Practice; Problems and Perspectives, 17(1),

This paper reports on recent activities to remove solid waste from 4,250 metres on Lenin Peak and current proposals to establish an appropriate governance solution to support the longer term protection of this high altitude natural area.

Arion Art group exhibition (2021)
Exhibition / Performance
Todd, L. (2021). Arion Art group exhibition. [Oil paintings]. Exhibited at Edinburgh Palette, Edinburgh. 16 June 2021 - 26 June 2021. (Unpublished)

Arion art group exhibition: Exhibited 24 original paintings themed around visual culture of tourism research, In: Arion Art, group exhibition, Edinburgh Palette, Edinburgh, 16 June 2021 - 26 June 2021.

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.

Souvenir authenticity in the additive manufacturing age (2021)
Journal Article
Anastasiadou, C., & Vettese, S. (2021). Souvenir authenticity in the additive manufacturing age. Annals of Tourism Research, 89, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2021.103188

The expansion of additive manufacturing or 3D printing as a novel (re)production method disrupts social consumption patterns and challenges existing conceptualisations of tourist souvenirs as material, metonymic and symbolic objects that often lack a... Read More about Souvenir authenticity in the additive manufacturing age.

Volunteer tourism fields: spaces of altruism and unsustainability (2021)
Journal Article
Thompson, J. (2022). Volunteer tourism fields: spaces of altruism and unsustainability. Current Issues in Tourism, 25(5), 779-791. https://doi.org/10.1080/13683500.2021.1887824

Drawing upon research from six volunteer projects in Cambodia, this paper explores the volunteer host community as a ‘space’ that has its own rules and normalized ways of behaving that influences the assistance prospective beneficiaries receive. Unde... Read More about Volunteer tourism fields: spaces of altruism and unsustainability.

Interpretative Tools (2021)
Book Chapter
Urquhart, E. (in press). Interpretative Tools. In D. Buhalis (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Tourism Management and Marketing. Edward Elgar Publishing

The entry focusses on a central activity, not only for visitor attractions, but for other leisure, tourism and destinations environments. Interpretation involves a variety of tools and techniques used to communicate the significance of assets within... Read More about Interpretative Tools.

Four shades of science festival: a qualitative study exploring the business and management dimensions of science festivals in the United Kingdom (2020)
Thesis
Kerr, G. Four shades of science festival: a qualitative study exploring the business and management dimensions of science festivals in the United Kingdom. (Thesis). University of Salford. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2725841

Science festivals are a global cultural phenomenon with at least 60 such festivals taking place across the UK every year. Science festivals fulfil a unique function within civil society: providing a platform for science communication, education, and... Read More about Four shades of science festival: a qualitative study exploring the business and management dimensions of science festivals in the United Kingdom.

Mega-events brand meaning co-creation: the Olympic case (2020)
Journal Article
Tjandra, N., Rihova, I., Snell, S., den Hertog, C., & Theodoraki, E. (2020). Mega-events brand meaning co-creation: the Olympic case. Journal of Product and Brand Management, 30(1), 58-73. https://doi.org/10.1108/JPBM-08-2019-2539

Purpose: This study explores a multi-stakeholder perspective on brand meaning co-creation in the context of the Olympic Games as a unique mega sports event brand with a strong brand identity, in order to understand how the brand manager may integrate... Read More about Mega-events brand meaning co-creation: the Olympic case.

Semiotics of the festival city: exploring the visual culture of Edinburgh. . Paper presented at Special Track: Visual Tourism (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Todd, L., & Logan-McFarlane, A. (2020, September). Semiotics of the festival city: exploring the visual culture of Edinburgh. . Paper presented at Special Track: Visual Tourism. Paper presented at ATLAS annual conference 2020: Tourism as a driver of regional development and collaboration, Online

This paper presents emerging themes from our study of the semiotics that sustain the visual culture, consumption and place myth of Edinburgh, as the ‘world’s leading festival city’ (Festivals Edinburgh, 2020). Today Edinburgh hosts eleven internation... Read More about Semiotics of the festival city: exploring the visual culture of Edinburgh. . Paper presented at Special Track: Visual Tourism.

Semiotics of Edinburgh as the festival city: exploring management and community stakeholders’ visual representations of festival spaces (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Todd, L. (2020, September). Semiotics of Edinburgh as the festival city: exploring management and community stakeholders’ visual representations of festival spaces. Paper presented at Festivals and the City: The Festivalisation of Public Space, RGS-IBG Symposium, London

I will explore how two distinct strategic management and local community stakeholder groups engage with a festival city through their visual portrayals of festival spaces. Informed by festival city discourses and a hallmark event tourism stakeholder... Read More about Semiotics of Edinburgh as the festival city: exploring management and community stakeholders’ visual representations of festival spaces.