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Research Biography

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.

Research Interests

Sustainable tourism development, community engagement, tourism mobilities, tourism & migration, socio-cultural impacts of tourism, independent travel, national parks.

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Research Output

Mediating technologies on the move: tourists’ automobilities through the Limestone Coast, South Australia

Butler, G. & Szili, G., 7 Jan 2020, In : Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research. 25, 4, p. 369-381 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Experiences of group tourists and tour leaders with veiling in Muslim destinations

    Tikhonova, D., Butler, G. & Kim, S., 2019, p. 442-444. 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • Conceptualising Challenging Experiences and Post-Travel Culture Involvement

    Tikhonova, D., Kim, S. & Butler, G., 2018, Tourist Behavior: An Experiential Perspective. Kozak, M. & Kozak, N. (eds.). Switzerland: Springer, p. 111-128 18 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Improving Visitor Experiences at Adelaide’s State Managed Metropolitan Parks

    Butler, G., Dec 2018, Bedford Park: Flinders University, Australia. 35 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report