Sustainable Tourism talk Monday, 12 March @ 8:30


Sustainable Tourism in Indonesia

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Dr. Hampton’s research Interests include tourism in developing countries, especially concerning its socio-economic impacts in islands and coastal areas. He has worked on backpackers and small-scale tourism; scuba dive tourism, island tourism, cross-border tourism, and urban enclaves. Dr Hampton has written two books (solo authored research monographs) and co-edited another. He has written more than 40 journal papers and book chapters with publications in leading journals (including Annals of Tourism Research; World Development; Environment and Planning A; Third World Quarterly; Human Relations; The Round Table) and has given more than 90 conference papers.

Dr Mark Hampton joined Kent Business School in 2005. Before that he had lecturing posts at the universities of Surrey and Portsmouth. Dr Hampton has a PhD from the University of East Anglia. In 2005 he founded CENTICA (Centre for Tourism in Islands and Coastal Areas).

Dr Hampton has extensive field experience in South-East Asia, the Caribbean, Indian Ocean and South Atlantic and his research has been funded by the World Bank; Commonwealth Secretariat; Foreign & Commonwealth Office; DFID; SECO (Swiss overseas aid); Ministry of Tourism Malaysia; British Academy and the British Council.

In 2006 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS). He is Visiting Professor of Tourism at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and a Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Johannesburg. He is also a Founding Member of ISISA (International Small Island Studies Association), former Treasurer and since 2010, a member of the Advisory Council.

Dr Hampton’s teaching interests broadly cover the areas of tourism planning/development and tourism management.

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