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Dr Oskaras Vorobjovas-Pinta is a Lecturer in Tourism and Hospitality Management in the School of Business and Law.
Dr Oskaras Vorobjovas-Pinta is a Lecturer in Tourism and Hospitality Management in the School of Business and Law at Edith Cowan University. Oskaras 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.
Oskaras primary area of expertise is LGBT tourism. His key research interests are LGBT tourism; niche tourism; tourism in the digital world; extending ethnographic and qualitative research methods into tourism research; social impacts of tourism; and technology-enhanced tourism experiences. Oskaras has a broad interest and industry experience in innovative tourism research, and has been involved in a number of projects focusing on resilience, and on technology-enabled advanced tracking of visitors to Tasmania. These projects have each been built on extensive stakeholder and industry engagement.
Oskaras has published articles in top-ranked international journals: Annals of Tourism Research, 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.
Oskaras is a member of the Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE), a member of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies (ANZALS), a member of Tourism Research and Education Network (TRENd), and is an Affiliated Researcher, Institute for the Study of Social Change.
Oskaras also holds a Graduate Certificate in Research from the University of Tasmania, including formal instruction in university teaching and learning.
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