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Gareth is a lecturer in a variety of tourism management topics focusing mainly on sustainable tourism development and community engagement strategies. He is the current coordinator for the department's overseas research project topic (TOUR3000) which typically involves travel to a destination in SE Asia (Malaysia or Cambodia).
He presently holds the additional title of Senior Research Affiliate at the University of Johannesburg and has worked on funded tourism development research projects in rural South Africa. He has previously taught at universities in the UK and Malaysia.
Sustainable tourism development, community engagement, tourism mobilities, tourism & migration, socio-cultural impacts of tourism, independent travel, national parks.
Senior Research Affiliate, University of Johannesburg
4 May 2013 → 31 Oct 2027
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Tripura, K., Butler, G., Szili, G. & Hannam, K., 9 Jul 2023, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Tourism Geographies: an international journal of tourism place, space and environment. 18 p.
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Tourism development and post-conflict reconciliation in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh: A community capitals framework approachButler, G., Szili, G. & Tripura, K., 3 Jan 2023, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Community Development. 17 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review1 Citation (Scopus)
Utilising tourist-generated citizen science data in response to environmental challenges: A systematic literature reviewButler, G., Ross, K., Beaman, J., Hoepner, C., Baring, R. & Burke da Silva, K., 1 Aug 2023, In: Journal of Environmental Management. 339, 12 p., 117889.
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Cultural heritage tourism development in Panyu District, Guangzhou: community perspectives on pride and preservation, and concerns for the futureButler, G., Szili, G. & Huang, H., 2022, In: Journal of Heritage Tourism. 17, 1, p. 56-73 18 p.
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Road mapping recovery from the impacts of multiple crises: framing the role of domestic self-drive tourism in regional South AustraliaButler, G., Szili, G., Cutler, C. & Hay, I., 2022, In: Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change. 20, 6, p. 774-787 14 p.
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