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 TTRA APac CHAPTER ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Melbourne December 4-5

PROGRAM

 

Thursday 04 Dec

Friday 05 Dec

8.15am
Registration
 
 
 
 
 
 
9.00-9.30
Welcome
President APac
 
Sue Beeton
 
9.00-10.00
Keynote Address
Panel Discussion
Both sides of the group room glass: can parallel narratives ever intersect?
David Holderness, Latitude Insights
9.30-10.30
Keynote Address
The Changing Dynamics of Asia Pacific Tourism
Chris Flynn, PATA
10.00-11.00
Research Papers 2
Consumer Behaviour;
Special Interest Tourism
2 concurrent sessions (see below)
10.30-11.00
Morning Tea
11.00-11.20
Morning Tea
11.00-12.30
Research Papers 1
Consumer Behaviour; Special Interest T
2 concurrent sessions (see below)
11.20-12.45
 
PANEL
Women in Tourism Research
C. Khoo- Latimore, Griffith Uni
J. Pyke, Victoria Uni
D. Dredge,
C. Childs, My Travel Research
12.30-1.30
Lunch
12.45-1.30
Lunch
Women in Research meeting
1.30-2.30
AGM
All participants welcome
Board
1.30-2.30
Research Papers 3
 
Consumer Behaviour;
Sustainable Tourism
2 concurrent sessions (see below)
2.30-3.30
 
PANEL
 
 
Tourism in National Parks
Dino Zanon, Deakin Uni
Jeff Dalley, Dept Conservation NZ
Dept cons NSW
 
2.30-3.30
Summary & Close
 
Chris Flynn
Sue Beeton                   
3.30-4.00
Afternoon Tea
 
4.00-5.30
PANEL: Future of Tourism in Asia Pacific
Innovation in Tourism and Hospitality
Perry Hobson, Taylors Uni, Malaysia
Carolyn Childs, My Travel Research
Andrew.Dwyer, Diamantina Tours, Tourism Vic
 
5.30-7.30
Cocktail Function
 

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Research Papers

Thursday, December4, 2014

 
10:50am-12:30pm         Session 1A: Consumer Behaviour in Tourism

Moderator           

Development of Customer-based Brand Equity Model and Measurement for Cultural Tourism Destination in Thailand Wasan Janprasit

Country -of-Origin Effect in Tourism: Reexamining Tourist Experience, Development and Soft Power Liping Cai & Suh-hee Choi, Purdue University & Institute for Tourism Studies Macau

The Effects of Customer Engagement on Customer Perceived Value and Customer Value Creation Behavior in Online Travel Community - Moderation role of utilitarian/hedonic brand  Han Xiaoyun, Hu Lin & Wang Lan, Sun Yat-Sen University

What Makes Visitors Spend More: The Effects of Travel Motivation on Visitor Daily Expenditure for Mainland Tourists in Taiwan Tingting Liu, Mimi Li & Po-Ju Chen, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

10:50am-12:30pm         Session 1B: Special Interest Tourism  

Moderator:        

Chinese Tourists' Preference for Food: The Cultural Concern for Health Mingjie Ji, Tingting Liu & Mimi Li, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

I"ll have some sunshine and the scalpel please - Domestic medial tourism: A conceptual framework Aaron Tham, The University of the Sunshine Coast

Constructs of Meditative Mindfulness Experience in Tourism Lynn Chen, Noel Scott & Pierre Benckendorff, Griffith University & The University of Queensland

The Accommodation Preferences of Asian Working Holiday Makers in Australia Hayato Nagai, Pierre Benckendorff & Aaron Tkaczynski, The University of Queensland

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Friday, December 5, 2014

10:00am-11:00am          Session 2A: Consumer Behaviour in Tourism

Moderator:

The future of volunteer tourism in the Asia-Pacific Region: Alternative Prospects  Faith Ong, Victoria University

An Empirical Research of "Perception-Identity-Engagement" Model in Tourism Virtual Community Han Xiaoyun, Zhang Xuwen, Tian Tian& Sue Benlun, Sun Yat-Sen University

Capturing intercultural connotations through the translated names of touristic sites:  A case of the Historic Center of Macau Suh-hee Choi & Cora Un In Wong, Institute for Tourism Studies Macau

10:00am-11:00am          Session 2B:Nature Based Tourism

Moderator:       

Education on marine mammal tours - but what do tourists want to learn? Michael Lueck, Auckland University of Technology

Swimming with whales in Tonga: social capital implications of a rapidly growing tourism activity in the Asia-Pacific region Kaye Walker, Southern Cross University

The bird watching tourism sector in New Zealand: An industry and government perspective of the structure, trends and visitor profiles Krisztian Vas, Auckland University of Technology

01:30pm-02:30pm         Session 3A:Sustainable Tourism

Moderator:

Blind Faith: The myths and marketing of ecotourism in Indonesian national parks Katie Kraska,

Potential and implications for destination management of Online Travel Reviews’ argumentative analysis. The case of domestic and international tourism market in Jiuzhaigou National Park, China Silvia De Ascaniis,Angela Tritto & Asta Adukaite, Università della Svizzera, Università della Svizzera

Agro-tourism Policies and practices in Phuket, Thailand Oratai Krutwaysho, Phuket Rajabhat University

01:30pm-02:30pm         Session 3B:Consumer Behaviour in Tourism

Moderator:

The more the merrier? An exploration into intergenerational reconnection holiday experiences Heike Schanzel, Auckland University of Technology

Protecting Beach Visitors: Understanding Risk Perception and Protective Behaviors Brent Ritchie, The University of Queensland

Factors Influencing Kuwaiti Nationals Travel: An Empirical Analysis Yvette Reisinger, Mohamed A Nassar & Mohamed M Moustafa, Gulf University for Science and Technology

 

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