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Dr Oscar Vorobjovas-Pinta

Lecturer

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5540
Email: o.pinta@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.255  
ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2666-9453

Dr Oscar Vorobjovas-Pinta is a Lecturer in Tourism and Hospitality Management in the School of Business and Law.

Key Research Areas

  • LGBTQI+ tourism
  • Critical tourism studies
  • Niche tourism
  • Travel and tourism marketing
  • Peer-to-peer networks

Biography

Dr Oscar Vorobjovas-Pinta is a Lecturer in Tourism and Hospitality Management in the School of Business and Law at Edith Cowan University. Prior to joining ECU, Oscar worked as a Lecturer in Tourism and Management at the University of Tasmania. Oscar obtained his PhD from the University of Tasmania, a Bachelor of Science (European Studies) from the University of Southern Denmark and a Bachelor of Business Administration (Tourism and Hospitality Management) from Vilnius University of Applied Sciences.

Oscar is a Board Member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Leisure Studies (ANZALS). He is also a member of the Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE).

In 2020, Oscar received a Best Paper Award as voted by the attending CAUTHE delegates in Auckland, New Zealand. Oscar is part of the international team that has been awarded CAD$200,000 by the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for a critical tourism partnership development. In 2019, his research team was awarded $156,335 by the Port Authority of New South Wales to study cruise ship tourist dispersal in Sydney, NSW.

Oscar has published articles in top-ranked international journals: Annals of Tourism Research, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, International Journal of Tourism Research, Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management etc. At the invitations of the editors, he has contributed to the Handbook of LGBT Tourism and Hospitality: A Guide for Business Practice from Harrington Park Press. Oscar is currently working on an edited book titled ‘LGBTQI+ Tourism: New Perspectives’.

Theme Two: Society and Culture; Diverse, equitable, informed and productive communities, schools and workplaces, individual, economic, organisational, political and social transformation

2020 - Teaching and Learning Award for Impact on Learning, School of Business and Law, ECU

2020 - Best Paper as voted by the attending delegates, CAUTHE 2020, Auckland, New Zealand

2019 - Conference Scholarship, Center for Leisure and Culture Services, Copenhagen Business School for the Critical Tourism Studies Conference in Ibiza, Spain

2018 - Teaching Nomination in recognition of teaching excellence, University of Tasmania

2017 - PhD Writing Up Fellowship by the Institute for the Study of Social Change, University of Tasmania

2017 - Summer Fellowship by the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, University of Tasmania

2015 - Teaching Merit Certificate in recognition of meritorious contribution to the teaching programs of the University of Tasmania

2012/2017 - University of Tasmania Postgraduate Research Scholarship, University of Tasmania

2012/2017 - Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)

2011 - Study Abroad Scholarship, University of Southern Denmark

  • Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE)
  • Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies (ANZALS), Board Member
  • Tourism Research and Education Network (TRENd)
  • Lithuanian
  • Latvian
  • German
  • Russian
  • Danish

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Tasmania, 2017.
  • Graduate Certificate in Research, University of Tasmania, 2017.

Research Outputs

Book Chapters

Journal Articles

  • Vorobjovas-Pinta, O., Hardy, A. (2021). Resisting marginalisation and reconstituting space through LGBTQI+ events. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 29(2-3), 447-465. https://doi.org/10.1080/09669582.2020.1769638.
  • Hardy, A., Dolnicar, S., Vorobjovas-Pinta, O. (2021). The formation and functioning of the Airbnb neo-tribe. Exploring peer-to-peer accommodation host groups. Tourism Management Perspectives, 37(January 2021), 100760.

Book Chapters

  • Grimmer, L., Vorobjovas-Pinta, O. (2020). Maintaining the Status Quo: Regulating Airbnb in Tasmania. Tourism in Tasmania (195-206). Forty South Publishing Pty Ltd.

Journal Articles

  • Ong, F., Vorobjovas-Pinta, O., Lewis, C. (2020). LGBTIQ + identities in tourism and leisure research: a systematic qualitative literature review. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2020(Article in press), 1-24. https://doi.org/10.1080/09669582.2020.1828430.
  • Ong, F., Lewis, C., Vorobjovas-Pinta, O. (2020). Questioning the inclusivity of events: the queer perspective. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2020(Article in press), 1-22. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1080/09669582.2020.1860072.
  • Ding, H., Vorobjovas-Pinta, O., Grimmer, L. (2020). Identifying firm resources and capabilities for successful export: The case of regional SME premium food producers. Journal of International Food and Agribusiness Marketing, 2020(Article in press), 1-24. https://doi.org/10.1080/08974438.2020.1808553.

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Vorobjovas-Pinta, O. (2018). ‘It’s Been Nice, but We’re Going Back to Our Lives’: Neo-Tribalism and the Role of Space in a Gay Resort. Neo-Tribes: Consumption, Leisure and Tourism (71-87). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-68207-5_5.

Journal Articles

  • Hardy, A., Vorobjovas-Pinta, O., Eccleston, R. (2018). Enhancing knowledge transfer in tourism: an Elaboration Likelihood Model approach. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 37(December 2018), 33-41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhtm.2018.09.002.
  • Vorobjovas-Pinta, O. (2018). Gay neo-tribes: Exploration of travel behaviour and space. Annals of Tourism Research, 72(September 2018), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2018.05.008.

Journal Articles

  • Vorobjovas-Pinta, O., Robards, B. (2017). The shared oasis: An insider ethnographic account of a gay resort. Tourist Studies: an international journal, 17(4), 369-387. https://doi.org/10.1177/1468797616687561.

Journal Articles

  • Vorobjovas-Pinta, O., Hardy, A. (2016). The Evolution of Gay Travel Research. International Journal of Tourism Research, 18(4), 409-416. https://doi.org/10.1002/jtr.2059.

Conference Publications

  • Vorobjovas-Pinta, O., Hardy, A. (2014). Rethinking Gay Tourism: A Review of Literature. CAUTHE 2014: Tourism and Hospitality in the Contemporary World: Trends, Changes and Complexity (635-644). University of Queensland.

Research Projects

  • A Partnership for Critical Tourism Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Partnership Development Grants, 2020 ‑ 2023, $207,722.
  • Tourism Tracer Research - Sydney, Newcastle Port Corporation, Grant, 2019 ‑ 2020, $156,335.

Research Student Supervision

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