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Colin Michael Hall

Professor in Tourism and Marketing, University of Canterbury

Michael has longstanding teaching and research interests in tourism and temporary mobility, regional development, environmental history, and sustainability with current research dealing with such issues as social marketing and behavioral change; place marketing; governance, power and policy making in tourism; steady-state and ecological economic perspectives; servicescapes and the design of places of consumption; second homes and multiple-dwelling; conservation and environmental and climate change; national park history as well as the travels and influence of John Muir; the impacts of hallmark events; biodiversity conservation and biosecurity from a tourism and mobility context; and the use of tourism as an economic development and environmental conservation mechanism especially in peripheral areas. The latter representing a return to the wilderness research he undertook for his PhD. He also studies wine and food tourism and gastronomy, which requires strenuous research in the field, this is particularly focused on development of local economies, network relationships and social capital, food miles, biosecurity, farmers markets and alternative marketing channels for small-scale producers.
He is the author or editor of over 90 books as well as author of over 300 journal articles and 400 book chapters. He is one of the most frequently cited tourism researchers. In 2009 he was named the Elsevier ScienceDirect ‘For Great Thinking’, Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences category winner.

Experience

  • 2020–present
    Visiting professor, Lund University, Sweden
  • –present
    Professor in Tourism and Marketing, University of Canterbury
  • –present
    Visiting Professor, Business School, Linneaus University, Sweden
  • –present
    Docent, Department of Geography, University of Oulu, Finland
  • 2011–2012
    Fellow, Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies, Germany

Education

  • 1990 
    University of Western Australia, PhD (Geography)
  • 1984 
    University of Waterloo, Canada, MA (Geography/Resource management)

Publications

  • 2021
    Cultural and Heritage Tourism in the Middle East and North Africa: Complexities, management and practices, Routlledge
  • 2021
    Tourism and Earthquakes, Channelview Press
  • 2021
    Pandemics, tourism and global change: A rapid assessment of COVID-19, Journal of Sustainable Tourism
  • 2021
    Visitor satisfaction in wilderness in times of overtourism: a longitudinal study., Journal of Sustainable Tourism
  • 2021
    Tourism and Degrowth: New perspectives on tourism entrepreneurship, destinations and policy, Routlledge
  • 2020
    The Routledge Handbook of Halal Hospitality and Islamic Tourism, Routlledge
  • 2020
    Tourism, Sanctions and Boycotts, Routlledge
  • 2020
    Beyond panic buying: Consumption displacement and COVID-19, Journal of Service Management
  • 2020
    Predicting environmentally friendly eating out behavior by value-attitude-behavior theory: Does being vegetarian reduce food waste? , Journal of Sustainable Tourism
  • 2019
    Constructing sustainable tourism development: The 2030 Agenda and the managerial ecology of sustainable tourism, Journal of Sustainable Tourism
  • 2019
    Tourism in Iran: Challenges, Development and Issues, Routlledge
  • 2018
    Tourism and Resilience: Individual, organisational and destination perspectives, Channelview Press
  • 2018
    The Routledge International Handbook of Walking Studies, Routlledge
  • 2018
    The Routledge International Handbook of Second Home Tourism and Mobilities, Routlledge
  • 2017
    Tourism, Public Transport and Sustainable Mobility, Channelview Press
  • 2016
    Food Tourism and Regional Development: Networks, products and trajectories, Routlledge
  • 2016
    Business and Post-Disaster Management: Business, Organisational and Consumer Resilience and the Christchurch Earthquakes, Routlledge
  • 2016
    The Politics and Power of Tourism in Palestine., Routlledge
  • 2015
    Tourism and Water, Channelview Press
  • 2015
    The Routledge Handbook of Tourism and Sustainability,, Routlledge
  • 2014
    Tourism and Social Marketing, Routlledge
  • 2013
    Sustainable Culinary Systems: Local Foods, Innovation, and Tourism & Hospitality, Routledge, London & New York
  • 2013
    Organising Waste in the City, Policy Press, Bristol
  • 2012
    Tourism and Climate Change: Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation, Routledge, London & New York
  • 2012
    Tourism and water use: Supply, demand, and security – An international review, Tourism Management
  • 2012
    Medical Tourism: The Ethics, Regulation, and Marketing of Health Mobility, Routledge, London & New York
  • 2012
    Transition management: a tool for implementing sustainable tourism scenarios?, Journal of Sustainable Tourism
  • 2012
    Consumer behaviour and demand response of tourists to climate change, Annals of Tourism Research
  • 2011
    Fieldwork in Tourism: Methods, Issues and Reflections, Routledge, London & New York
  • 2010
    Tourism and Change in Polar Regions Climate, Environments and Experiences, Routledge, London & New York
  • 2009
    Tourism and National Parks: International Perspectives on Development, Histories and Change, Routledge, London & New York
  • 2009
    Sustainable Tourism Futures: Perspectives on Systems, Restructuring and Innovations, Routledge, London & New York
  • 2009
    Understanding and Managing Tourism Impacts An Integrated Approach, Routledge, London & New York

Research Areas

  • Tourism (1506)
  • Impacts Of Tourism (150601)
  • Recreation, Leisure And Tourism Geography (160402)
  • Tourism Policy (160513)
  • Food And Hospitality Services (150401)
  • Human Geography (1604)
  • Environmental Science And Management (0502)
  • Urban And Regional Planning (1205)
  • Urban And Regional Studies (Excl. Planning) (160404)
  • Biogeography And Phylogeography (060302)

Honours

Hon. Doctoris Causa (Faculty of Arts), University of Umeå, 2008; Honorary Doctor (Faculty of Science), University of Oulu, 2013; Honorary Doctor (Faculty of Social Science) Lund University; Elsevier ScienceDirect ‘For Great Thinking’, Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences category (2009)