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This paper aims to explore and explain the transformational impact of spiritual tourism on places and their residents. A qualitative case study has been undertaken on the resort of Arillas on the Greek island of Corfu, gathering data from various stakeholder groups in person and via online and...

Author(s)
Skinner, H.; Soomers, P.
Publisher
Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, Geneva, Switzerland
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Anthropology, 2019, 7, 1, pp 21-39
Abstract

Purpose: Anecdotal evidence suggests that in times of economic constraints particularly in countries such as Greece that have long been stereotyped as corrupt, business practices amongst small- and medium-sized organisations that make up the majority of these nations' tourism operators may become...

Author(s)
Skinner, H.
Publisher
Emerald Publishing, Bingley, UK
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Cities, 2019, 5, 2, pp 169-187
Abstract

Reality television programmes are an increasingly ubiquitous element of popular culture. While other forms of popular culture's impact on tourists' perceptions of destination image have been considered in the extant literature, the impact of reality television is under-researched. This article...

Author(s)
Williams-Burnett, N.; Skinner, H.; Fallon, J.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2018, 35, 3, pp 336-347
Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a conceptual framework based on an understanding of the principles of popular mobile-enabled games, indicating how organisations in the tourism sector could meet the needs of Millennials and Generation Z through engaging with the existing gamified...

Author(s)
Skinner, H.; Sarpong, D.; White, G. R. T.
Publisher
Emerald Publishing, Bingley, UK
Citation
Journal of Tourism Futures, 2018, 4, 1, pp 93-104
Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a critically reflective account of the process of conducting an impact evaluation of a dance-theatre company's staged productions and workshops. Design/methodology/approach: There are two main approaches: the introspective critical reflection on the...

Author(s)
Williams-Burnett, N. J.; Skinner, H.
Publisher
Emerald Publishing, Bingley, UK
Citation
Arts and the Market, 2017, 7, 1, pp 32-50
Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore aural representation of the countryside and English rurality through the contemporary cultural product of folk song. Design/methodology/approach: A textual analysis was undertaken of the sleeve notes and lyrics of Steve Knightley, songwriter and...

Author(s)
Skinner, H.
Publisher
Emerald Publishing, Bingley, UK
Citation
Arts and the Market, 2017, 7, 2, pp 137-158
Abstract

This paper presents the analysis of internet content relating to the UK family seaside resort of Barry that has been the key location setting of a popular television comedy series, which appears to be contributing positively to changing the town's destination image. While offering insights into the ...

Author(s)
Skinner, H.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Research, 2016, 18, 3, pp 251-259
Abstract

This paper explores whether young men and women, the main target market for mainstream nightclubs and bars, have similar or different priorities with respect to their first and subsequent visit to these venues. It suggests that an understanding of the gendered nature of place and the differing...

Author(s)
Moss, G. A.; Parfitt, S.; Skinner, H.
Publisher
Palgrave MacMillan, Basingstoke, UK
Citation
Tourism and Hospitality Research, 2009, 9, 1, pp 61-79
Full TextCABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The capital city as a 'product' brand under the nation's corporate umbrella.

This chapter explores the key issues of identity, representation and branding within the context of defining and conceptualizing what is a very complex subject area. Further complexity also stems from the creation of large supranational entities such as the EU. This not only calls into question the ...

Author(s)
Skinner, H.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935467)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for International business tourism: the case of Dublin.

This chapter outlines the development and marketing of international business tourism in Dublin, Ireland. It notes the unique cultural heritage and history, afforded in part by Dublin's capital city status, provides a unique feature for increasing business-related tourism. The ability for Dublin to ...

Author(s)
Skinner, H.; Byrne, P.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935467)
Type
Book chapter

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