Awards

Categories of awards will be given in 9th World Conference for Graduate Research in Tourism Hospitality & Leisure


  • John Crompton Recognition Award 
  • Outstanding Ph.D. Recognition Award
  • Outstanding Master’s Recognition Award


Scholars awarded at the 3rd Conference (19-23 May, 2006, Canakkale, Turkey)

Best PhD dissertation Best research paper
Avital BIRAN
Ben-Guiron University of the Negev, Israel
Philip J. GOULDING
University of Strathclyde, UK
Heritage Site Management: The Link between Visitors’ Perception, Motivations and Expectations 112 Reasons to Trade Seasonally: A Motivation and Influence Paradigm of Scottish Seasonal Tourism Businesses

Scholars awarded at the 4th Conference (22-27 May, 2008, Antalya, Turkey)

Best PhD dissertation Best thesis
Adi WEIDENFIELD
University of Exeter, UK
Cody PARIS
Arizona State University, USA
A Lifestyle Segmentation Analysis of the Backpacker Market: Targeting a Mobile Population through Online Communities A Lifestyle Segmentation Analysis of the Backpacker Market:Targeting a Mobile Population through Online Communities.


 

Best research paper
Chang HUH
Arkansas Tech University, USA
Sung Hee PARK
Michigan State University, USA
Changes in Patterns of Trip Planning Horizon:
A Corhort Analysis Approach

 

Scholars awarded at the 5th Conference (25-30 May 2010, Cappadocia, Turkey)

Best PhD dissertation Best Thesis
La Vergne Lehmann
University of Ballarat, Australia
Noa Shor 
University of Haifa, Israel
Sustainable Water Management in Tourism Accommodation Between Wine and Wine Tourism: The Study of Consumer and Spatial Behavior of Israeli Wine Tourists

 

Best Research Paper Jafar Jafari Recognition Award
Muneo Kitajima – Hirotsugu Tahira –
Sachi Takahashi
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology User Experience Laboratory, Japan
Cody Morris Paris
Arizona State University, USA
A Cognitive Chrono-Ethnography Study of Visitors to a Hot Spring Resort, Kinosaki-onsen Backpacking: Virtualization, Mobilities and Cultural Consensus

 

Scholars awarded at the 6th Conference (24 – 29 April 2012, Fethiye, Turkey)

Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award
Nicole Files-Thomspon
Howard university, USA
Mohanna Nikbin
Islamic Azad University, Iran
Sexuality on the Beach: Understanding Empowerment and the Fluidity of Power in the Experiences of African American Women on Jamaican Holiday Evaluating Sustainability of Tourism Development in Kish Island, Iran

 

Outstanding Research Paper Award Charles Goeldner Recognition Award

Cody Morris Paris – Ghazali Musa – Thinaranjeney
Thirumoorthi

Norhazliza Abd Halim
University of Tasmania, Australia
A Cultural Consensus Analysis of Backpackers in South East Asia: Comparison of Backpackers from South East Asia and Australia and New Zealand Pro-Poor Tourism for Rural Poverty Alleviation in Setiu Wetland, Malaysia: Unlocking the potential of Tourism using Value Chain Analysis

 

Scholars awarded at the 7th Conference (3 – 7 June 2014, Istanbul, Turkey)

Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award
Oliver Chikuta
Midlands State University, Zimbabwe
Julia Giddy 
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
The Development of a Universal Accessibility Framework for National Parks in Zimbabwe and South Africa The Influence of Human-Environment Interaction on Nature-based Adventure Tourism

 

Outstanding Research Paper Award Abraham Pizam Recognition Award
Tarik Doğru
University of South Carolina, USA 
Ercan Sırakaya-Türk
University of South Carolina, USA
Muzaffer Uysal
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA
Ali Bavik 
Macau University of Science and Technology, Macau
Modeling Outbound Tourism Demand of Turkish Travel Market Using a Dynamic Panel Data Development of New Organizational Culture Measurement Scale in the Hospitality Industry: A New Zealand Case Study

 

Scholars awarded at the 6th Conference (24 – 29 May 2016, Bodrum, Turkey)

Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award Josef Mazanec Recognition Award
Wenjie Cai, 
University of Surrey, UK
Svetlana Stepchenkova
University of Florida, USA
Andrei Kirilenko
University of Florida, USA, Xiang (Robert)
Li, Temple University, USA
A Cultural Consensus Analysis of Backpackers in South East Asia: Comparison of Backpackers from South East Asia and Australia and New Zealand Content and Sentiment Analysis of Travel Barriers to China

 

Outstanding Research Paper Award Kaye Chon Recognition Award
Andres Artal-Tur
Technical University of Cartagena, Spain, 
Marina Villena
Technical University of Cartagena, Spain
Luisa Alamá
University Jaume I, Spain
Ahmet Uşaklı
Gazi University, Türkiye, Burcu Koç, 
Gazi University, Turkey,
Sevil Sönmez, University of Central Florida, USA
Cultural Tourists in the Mediterranean Regions of Spain: Factors Explaining Their Presence and Behavior PSocial Media Usage among European DMOs
Anatolia Silver Research Paper Award
Flemming Sørensen, Roskilde University, Denmark,
Jens Friis-Jensen, Roskilde University, Denmark
Place of Co-creation of Tourism Experiences