John Fletcher

Professor John Fletcher

  • Professor
  • Executive Business Centre EB605, Bournemouth University, 89 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8EB
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Biography

John is an internationally renowned economist, highly regarded for his pioneering work in tourism impact and development research. He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters including co-author of the leading textbook, Tourism Principles & Practice, now being drafted in its 5th edition. He is also the Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Tourism Research.

John is a Fellow of the Tourism Society and a Fellow of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism (IAST). Prior to BU, John was Head of Research and Postgraduate Programmes at the University of Surrey and Director of the Institute of Economic Research, University of Wales, where he undertook his PhD in Economics.

John’s research interests span tourism development, impacts, economic model building, terrorism and climate change. His specialist knowledge of small island economies has taken him all over the world to some of the remotest and exotic places on the planet. His work has been endorsed by the World Tourism Organisation, the World Travel and Tourism Council, the World Bank, the EU, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)...

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Journal Articles

Books

Chapters

  • Petford, N., Fletcher, J. and Morakabati, Y., 2010. On the economics and social typology of volcano tourism with special reference to Montserrat. In: Erfurt-Cooper, P. and Cooper, M., eds. Volcano and Geothermal Tourism: Sustainable Geo-Resources for Leisure and Recreation. London: Earthscan, 85-93.
  • Fyall, A., Fletcher, J. and Spyriadis, T., 2009. Diversity, devolution and disorder: The management of tourism destinations. Advances in Tourism Destination Marketing: Managing Networks. 15-26.
  • Fletcher, J., 2009. Economics of international tourism. In: Jamal, T. and Robinson, M., eds. The SAGE Handbook of Tourism Studies. London: SAGE Publications, 166-187.
  • Fyall, A., Fletcher, J. and Spyriadis, A., 2009. Diversity, Devolution and Disorder: The Management of Destinations in England. In: Kozak, M., Gnoth, J. and Andreu, L.L.A., eds. Advances in Tourism Destination Marketing: Managing Networks. London: Routledge, 15-26.
  • Robbins, D.K. and Westlake, J., 2008. Transportation. In: Cooper, C., Fletcher, J., Fyall, A., Gilbert, D. and Wanhill, S., eds. Tourism Principles & Practice. Harlow, England: Financial Times/ Prentice Hall, 404-437.
  • Fyall, A. and Wanhill, S., 2008. Destinations. In: Cooper, C., Fletcher, J. and Gilbert, D., eds. Tourism Principles and Practice. Harlow, England: Financial Times Prentice Hall, 474-504.
  • Amelung, B. and Morakabati, Y., 2008. Tourism Under Crises. In: Cooper, C., Fletcher, J., Fyall, A., Gilbert, D. and Wanhill, S., eds. Tourism Principles & Practice. Pearson Education, 278-302.
  • Buhalis, D., 2008. Information Technology in Tourism. In: Cooper, C., Fletcher, J., Fyall, A., Gilbert, D. and Wanhill, S., eds. Tourism: Principles and Practice. London: Pearson, 622-655.
  • Tosun, C., Fletcher, J. and Fyall, A., 2006. Turkey: EU Membership Implications For Sustainable Tourism Development. In: Hall, D., Smith, M. and Marciszewska, B., eds. Tourism in the New Europe: The Challenges and Opportunities of EU Enlargement. Wallingford, England: CABI Publishing, 270-287.
  • Buhalis, D., 2005. Information Technology in Tourism. In: Cooper, C., Fletcher, J., Gilbert, D. and Wanhill, S., eds. Tourism : Principles and Practice. 3rd ed.. Harlow, England: Financial Times Prentice Hall, 702-730.
  • Fyall, A. and Wanhill, S., 2005. Intermediaries. In: Cooper, C., Fletcher, J. and Gilbert, D., eds. Tourism: Principles and Practice. Harlow, England: Financial Times Prentice Hall, 420-459.
  • Fyall, A. and Wanhill, S., 2005. Attractions. In: Cooper, C., Fletcher, J. and Gilbert, D., eds. Tourism: Principles and Practice. Harlow, England: Financial Times Prentice Hall, 344-383.
  • Robbins, D.K. and Westlake, J., 2004. Transportation. In: Cooper, C., Fletcher, J., Fyall, A., Gilbert, D. and Wanhill, S., eds. Tourism Principles and Practice (Third Edition). Harlow: Pearson, 460-500.
  • Fletcher, J. and Fyall, A., 2004. School vacation patterns and their impact on tourism. In: MacLellan, R., ed. Tourism: state of the art II: proceedings of a conference 27-30 June 2004, Glasgow. Glasgow: University of Strathclyde. Scottish Hotel School.
  • Fletcher, J., 1977. Devolution and Local Government Finance. The Economics of Devolution, Proceedings of Section F,. the British Association for the Advancement of Science.
  • Fletcher, J. and Wanhill, S., 1976. Central Government Financial Assistance for the Sparsely Populated Counties of England and Wales. In: Larsen, S., ed. The Local Unit in a Wider Context. Institute of Social Science University of Tromso.

Conferences

  • Fyall, A., Fletcher, J. and Spyriadis, A., 2007. Diversity, Devolution and Disorder: The Management of Destinations in England. In: Advances in Tourism Marketing Conference, Destination and Event Marketing: Managing Networks 10-12 September 2007 Valencia, Spain.
  • Fyall, A., Fletcher, J. and Spyriadis, A., 2007. Evaluating the Organisational Structures of England’s DMOs: Conceptual Frameworks and Methodological Approach. In: ATLAS International Conference (Destinations Revisited: Perspectives on Developing and Managing Tourist Areas) 5-7 September 2007 Vianna do Castelo, Portugal.
  • Ladkin, A., Fyall, A., Fletcher, J. and Shipway, R., 2006. London Tourism: Devolution, Disaster and Diversification. In: CAUTHE 2006: Australian Tourism and Hospitality Research Conference 6-9 February 2006 Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.

Reports

External Responsibilities

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) in Economics (University of Wales, 1975)
  • MA in Economics (University of Wales, 1976)
  • PhD in Economics (University of Wales, 1983)

Memberships

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