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Visitor attraction management: a critical review of research 2009-2014 (2016)
Journal Article
Leask, A. (2016). Visitor attraction management: a critical review of research 2009-2014. Tourism Management, 57, 334-361. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2016.06.015

Research publications focussing on visitor attractions have increased in recent years, with articles sourced from an increasingly broad range of disciplines and fields of study. Key findings include a reduced reliance on case study and qualitative re... Read More about Visitor attraction management: a critical review of research 2009-2014.

Symbolic, Experiential and Functional Consumptions of Heritage Tourism Destinations: The Case of Angkor World Heritage Site, Cambodia: Heritage Destination Consumption (2016)
Journal Article
Chen, C., Phou, S., & Leask, A. (2016). Symbolic, Experiential and Functional Consumptions of Heritage Tourism Destinations: The Case of Angkor World Heritage Site, Cambodia: Heritage Destination Consumption. International Journal of Tourism Research, 18(

This study empirically investigates the effects of three destination consumptions (namely symbolic, experiential and functional) on tourists’ destination attachment and satisfaction, and further on destination loyalty at a heritage tourism destinatio... Read More about Symbolic, Experiential and Functional Consumptions of Heritage Tourism Destinations: The Case of Angkor World Heritage Site, Cambodia: Heritage Destination Consumption.

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.

Destination Competitiveness: A Comparative Study of Hong Kong, Macau, and Singapore (2015)
Journal Article
Todd, L., Leask, A., & Fyall, A. (2015). Destination Competitiveness: A Comparative Study of Hong Kong, Macau, and Singapore. Tourism Analysis, 20(6), 593-605. https://doi.org/10.3727/108354215x14464845877832

This paper presents a comparative study of the destination competitiveness of Hong Kong, Singapore and Macau and those strategies developed to enhance their future position in the global destination “marketplace”. The methodology adopted is secondary... Read More about Destination Competitiveness: A Comparative Study of Hong Kong, Macau, and Singapore.

From destination management organisations to destination organisations in Scotland and Denmark: multi-level governance versus localism (2014)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Anastasiadou, C., & Halkier, H. (2014). From destination management organisations to destination organisations in Scotland and Denmark: multi-level governance versus localism. In S. Gyimóthy, M. Möckel, & A. Budeanu (Eds.), The Values of Tourism (111)

Although a lot of previous research on destination management had focused on the relevance of destination marketing organisations in improving destination competitiveness (Pike & Page, 2014), increasingly reforms on destination governance have shifte... Read More about From destination management organisations to destination organisations in Scotland and Denmark: multi-level governance versus localism.

Enhancing the Tourist Heritage Experience through In-Situ, Customisable, 3D printed Souvenirs (2015)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Forster, S., & Anastasiadou, C. (2015). Enhancing the Tourist Heritage Experience through In-Situ, Customisable, 3D printed Souvenirs. In Proceedings Heritage Tourism & Hospitality International Conference 2015

This research set out to investigate whether technological innovations in design and the personalisation of tourist souvenirs through 3D printing, could offer opportunities to break away from stereotypically throwaway, low quality, mass manufactured... Read More about Enhancing the Tourist Heritage Experience through In-Situ, Customisable, 3D printed Souvenirs.

Place, values, process and benefits: accounting for the social and cultural future of festivals (2008)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Leask, A., Rogers, P., & Robertson, M. (2008). Place, values, process and benefits: accounting for the social and cultural future of festivals. In Proceeding of the EUTO Conference 2008, 437-469

This paper presents outcomes from a project established at the Centre for Festival and Event Management (CFEM) at Napier University Business School. This set out to advance the methodologies and knowledge base of socio-cultural festival evaluation a... Read More about Place, values, process and benefits: accounting for the social and cultural future of festivals.

Exploring film induced tourism implications on onsite heritage interpretation at heritage visitor attractions (2014)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Bakiewicz, J., & Leask, A. (2014). Exploring film induced tourism implications on onsite heritage interpretation at heritage visitor attractions. In M. Kozak, & N. Kozak (Eds.), 7th World Conference for Graduate Research in Tourism Hospitality and Leisure

Intorduction The previous research in the area of film induced tourism, although widely acknowledged, was not concerned with built heritage sites which have inherent restrictions and specific audiences and are more challenging in terms of their mana... Read More about Exploring film induced tourism implications on onsite heritage interpretation at heritage visitor attractions.

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.

Festival hiatus, resilience and innovation during COVID-19: learnings from the Edinburgh festivals (2023)
Journal Article
Ali-Knight, J., Kerr, G., Stewart, H., & Holmes, K. (2023). Festival hiatus, resilience and innovation during COVID-19: learnings from the Edinburgh festivals. International Journal of Event and Festival Management, 14(2), 170-188. https://doi.org/10.1108

Purpose In this paper, we explore how Edinburgh’s key Festivals have adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their response presents the emergence of more innovative festival delivery models and a different imagining of the festival space. Design/met... Read More about Festival hiatus, resilience and innovation during COVID-19: learnings from the Edinburgh festivals.

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). 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.

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. ht

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.

Networking in the Homestay Sector (2000)
Journal Article
Lynch, P. A. (2000). Networking in the Homestay Sector. Service Industries Journal, 20(3), 95-116. https://doi.org/10.1080/02642060000000034

This paper provides a case study on the management of private home accommodation used to house overseas guests who are primarily registered as students with the English as a foreign language sector. It uses network analysis to focus on the significa... Read More about Networking in the Homestay Sector.

Demand for Training by Bed and Breakfast Operators (1994)
Journal Article
Lynch, P. A. (1994). Demand for Training by Bed and Breakfast Operators. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 6(4), 25-31. doi:10.1108/09596119410060892

Assesses the implications for tourism organizations, with responsibility for training, of promoting world‐class standards in the delivery of the UK tourism product. Analyses the implications through a detailed assessment of the demand for training b... Read More about Demand for Training by Bed and Breakfast Operators.