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Researcher: Vorobjovas-Pinta, O (Dr Oscar Vorobjovas-Pinta)

Fields of Research

Impacts of tourism
Tourist behaviour and visitor experience
Marketing communications
Tourism management
Hospitality management
Sociological methodology and research methods
Human resources management
Industry economics and industrial organisation
Social change

Research Objectives

Socio-cultural issues in tourism
Economic issues in tourism
Wholesale and retail trade
Tourism services
Tourism infrastructure development
Management
Other commercial services and tourism
Expanding knowledge in commerce, management, tourism and services
Recreational services
Employment patterns and change
Hospitality services

Career Best Publications

Gay neo-tribes: Exploration of travel behaviour and space; Annals of Tourism Research
Gay Tourism: New Perspectives; Channel View Publications
Resisting marginalisation and reconstituting space through LGBTQI+ events; Journal of Sustainable Tourism
The Evolution of Gay Travel Research; International Journal of Tourism Research

Research Publications

A guide to getting the most out of your summer holidays: Interview with Carol Raabus
Access to urban leisure: investigating mobility justice for transgender and gender diverse people on public transport; Leisure Sciences: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Airbnb is blamed for Tasmania’s housing affordability problems, but it’s actually helping small businesses
Airbnb is not driving up prices in Tasmania the way many people think
Annotated Bibliography; Handbook of LGBT Tourism and Hospitality: A Guide for Business Practice
Conference discussants; Critical Tourism Studies
Dating apps and gay travellers: Hyper-local and virtual-physical leisure; CAUTHE 2018
Dating apps and gay travellers: The organisation and divisions of physical and digital spaces; ANZALS 13th Biennial conference
Enhancing knowledge transfer in tourism: an Elaboration Likelihood Model approach; Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Exploring the role and outcomes of ‘Gay-friendly’ marketing: The effect of tolerance; International conference on Tourism and Retail Management 2018
Feathers, bears, and bank logos: the changing constituencies of LGBTQI+ events in Australia; Critical Tourism Studies
From the sharing economy to the visitor economy: the Impact on small retailers; International Journal of Tourism Cities
Gay neo-tribes : an exploration of space and travel behaviour
Gay Neo-tribes: An Exploration of Space and Travel Behaviour; Critical Tourism Studies Conference VI
Gay neo-tribes: Exploration of travel behaviour and space; Annals of Tourism Research
Gay Tourism; Gay Tourism: New Perspectives
Gay Tourism: New Perspectives; Channel View Publications
Gay Tourism: New Perspectives; Gay Tourism
Identifying firm resources and capabilities for successful export: The case of regional SME premium food producers; Journal of International Food & Agribusiness Marketing
Introduction to gender and sexuality in tourism and hospitality; Tourism and Hospitality Research
It Takes Two to Tango: Straight-Friendly Buenos Aires; Critical Tourism Studies VII Conference
LGBTIQ + identities in tourism and leisure research: a systematic qualitative literature review; Journal of Sustainable Tourism
LGBTQI+ resort workers: blurring the lines of work and leisure; Gay Tourism
Maintaining the Status Quo: Regulating Airbnb in Tasmania; Tourism in Tasmania
Marketing and Communicating Gay Friendly Hospitality Spaces: The Case of Rainbow Tasmania Tourism Accreditation; Gay Tourism: New Perspectives
Marketing Suburban Tourism Destinations on Social Media: the Case of the City of Joondalup, Western Australia; Case Based Research in Tourism, Travel, Hospitality and Events
Marketing ‘Gay-friendly’ Spaces: Motivations and Outcomes for Small Hospitality and Retail Businesses; CAUTHE 2019 Sustainability of Tourism, Hospitality and Events in a Disruptive Digital Age
Measuring cruise passenger dispersal through technology; Annals of Tourism Research
Neo-tribalism and ritualised behaviour in a gay resort; CAUTHE
Neo-tribalism through an Ethnographic Lens: a Critical Theory Approach; Research Paradigm Considerations for Emerging Scholars
Out of the Closet and into the Streets: Reflections on the Considerations in Hosting Rural Pride Events; Gay Tourism: New Perspectives
Politics of postdisciplinary knowledge: Lessons from a study of the Anthropocene; 3rd International Conference on Postdisciplinary Approaches
Q & A Session - Staying Disruptive: Living and Practising as a Critical Scholar; Sustainability of Tourism, Hospitality and Events in a Disruptive Digital Age: CAUTHE 2019
Questioning the inclusivity of events: the queer perspective; Journal of Sustainable Tourism
Regulating, then deregulating Airbnb: the unique case of Tasmania (Australia); Annals of Tourism Research
Report released on Airbnb's impact on Tasmania
Report released on Airbnb's impact on Tasmania
Resisting marginalisation and reconstituting space through LGBTQI+ events; Journal of Sustainable Tourism
Resisting marginalisation in Regional Australia through LGBTQI+ events; Critical Tourism Studies
Resorts; Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History
Rethinking Gay Tourism: A Review of Literature; CAUTHE 2014: Tourism and Hospitality in the Contemporary World: Trends, Changes and Complexity
The changing function of LGBTQI+ events; CAUTHE 2022 Conference Online
The Coalescence of the LGBTQI+ Neo-tribes During the Pride Events; Consumer Tribes in Tourism Contemporary: Perspectives on Special-Interest Tourism
The contemporary role of urban LGBTQI+ festivals and events; Event Management: An International Journal
The Evolution of Gay Travel Research; International Journal of Tourism Research
The formation and functioning of the Airbnb neo-tribe. Exploring peer-to-peer accommodation host groups; Tourism Management Perspectives
The role AirBnB in regional and rural Tasmania: interview with Piia Wirsu
The shared oasis: an insider ethnographic account of a gay resort; Tourist Studies
The strange case of dating apps at a gay resort: hyper-local and virtual-physical leisure; Tourism Review
The use of smartphones in the workplace. How does it affect our productivity: Interview with Gary Magnussen
The visitor economy: What’s in it for retailers?; International conference on Tourism and Retail Management 2018
Using technology to understand cruise ship passenger dispersal; CAUTHE 2022 Conference Online
‘It’s Been Nice, but We’re Going Back to Our Lives’: Neo-Tribalism and the Role of Space in a Gay Resort; Neo-tribes: Consumption, leisure and tourism

Research Projects

Hard-Truth Tourism (HTT): Tourism in the Anthropocene; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Cruise Ship Dispersal in Sydney
Tracking the state of play in the hospitality and tourism industries in Tasmania

Research Candidate Supervision