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Researcher: Sofield, T (Professor Trevor Sofield)

Fields of Research

Tourism policy
Urban geography
Impacts of tourism
Tourism forecasting
Tourism marketing
Tourist behaviour and visitor experience
Australian history
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sociology
Tourism management
Conservation and biodiversity
Globalisation and culture

Research Objectives

Tourism services
Socio-cultural issues in tourism
Pacific Peoples community services
Other culture and society
Conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and culture
Economic issues in tourism
Other environmental management
Expanding knowledge in human society
Understanding Australia's past
Recreation and leisure activities (excl. sport and exercise)
Tourism infrastructure development
Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Against the Wind - Impermanence in Wilderness: the Tasmanian Experience; New Horizons in Tourism
Australian Aboriginal Ecotourism in the Wet Tropics Rainforest of Queensland, Australia; Mountain Research and Development
Beauty Point Aquaculture Education Tourism Cluster
Empowerment for Sustainable Tourism Development; Elsevier Science Ltd
From cultural festival to international sport - the Hong Kong dragon boat races; Journal of Sport Tourism
Globalisation, Tourism and Culture in Southeast Asia; Interconnected Worlds - Tourism in Southeast Asia
Hubei Province 20-Year Tourism Development Plan, 2001-2020; Zhongshan University Center for Tourism and Research Planning
Hubei Tourism Development Master Plan; BOOK Publishing
Influence of external environmental factors on the success of public housing projects in developing countries; Construction Economics and Building
Level of importance of performance-based tender evaluation indicators; Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Principles and Processes of Difference; International Conference on Event Tourism and Destination Management
Pro-Poor Tourism Sustainable Tourism - Eliminating Poverty
Processes in Formulating an Ecotourism Policy for Nature Reserves in Yunnan Province, China; Ecotourism Policy and Planning
Sports Tourism: From Binary Division to Quadripartite Construct; Journal of Sport Tourism
Sustainability in Chinese development tourism policies; Current Issues in Tourism
Sustainable Tourism - Eliminating Poverty: An Overview
The Host Community
The Role of Empowerment in the Quest for Eliminating Poverty through Sustainable Tourism; Second Global Summit - On Peace Through Tourism
Tourism governance and sustainable national development in China: a macro-level synthesis; Journal of Sustainable Tourism
Western China Tourism Development Study - The Greater Shangri-la Area

Research Projects

APTA Student Conference Support; CRC for Sustainable Tourism Pty Ltd (CRCT)
Assessing Cruise Ship Impacts on the Benthic Community in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania (Bathurst Harbour) for the purpose of Finalising the Permit process for Cruise Ships; CRC for Sustainable Tourism Pty Ltd (CRCT)
Regional Touring Route Travellers: A Collaborative Exploration of Users' Motivations. Behaviour and Expenditure whilst on Regional Touring Routes in Queensland and Tasmania; CRC for Sustainable Tourism Pty Ltd (CRCT)
Sustainable Tourism for Eliminating Poverty; CRC for Sustainable Tourism Pty Ltd (CRCT)

Research Candidate Supervision

Accidentally Tourism- Symmetry and Object Lessons from an Urban Design Laboratory
Education industry as a tourism attractor- an instrumental case study of a university and its' induced visitors
Expanding the Knowledge Base on Pro Poor Tourism/Sustainable Tourism Eliminating Poverty (ST~EP) and Developing Soundly Based Structures to Implement ST~EP Projects
Pro-Poor Tourism and Rural Poverty Alleviation in Malaysia