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Professor Tim Coles

Professor Tim Coles

Associate Dean (Research), Professor of Management

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Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK

Tim Coles is Professor of Management in the University of Exeter Business School where he is also Director of Impact. Tim moved to the Department of Management in 2005 after a two-year secondment as a University Business Research Fellow tasked with developing research with external partners. Tim joined as Senior Lecturer and then Associate Professor with responsibility as Programme Director for the MSc Tourism Development and Policy and MRes in Tourism Studies.

His recent work has examined how travel and tourism operators have adapted their management practices to address the major challenge of global environmental change. His previous work examined how the processes of globalisation have shaped new types of tourism and mobility.

He is a leading authority on business and management research in tourism. He edits two book series for Routledge and he is on the editorial board of four international, peer reviewed journals. His work also has strong practical and applied dimensions. Since 2000, he has completed over 35 projects for and with businesses and organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors, such as the World Travel and Tourism Council, Tate, the National Trust, Flybe, the Ministry of Defence, UK Trade and Investment, BT, and Land Securities.

In 2008, he was appointed the Director of Centre for Sport, Leisure and Tourism Research. This university research centre, spanning five schools and led by the Business School, is a national centre of excellence. Funded by a five-year, £1.5 million grant from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) through its Capacity Building Cluster scheme, it establishes Exeter as the leading UK university for postgraduate and postdoctoral training and knowledge transfer in tourism and leisure.

Prior to his joining the Business School, Tim‘s academic background and training had been in the geographies of consumer services. During his undergraduate studies in Geography with European Studies, he spent a year at Göttingen University. His PhD examined the restructuring of the retail sector in Germany from 1848-1914 and it was conducted part-time while he completed a four-year Leverhulme Trust-funded project on business sources. From 1996-2000, he was a Lecturer at Bath Spa University where he established the Tourism Management programmes. He returned to Exeter in 2000 to the School of Geography where he joined the programme team that successfully developed the first ESRC-accredited tourism training at Masters and doctoral levels in business and management studies.

Administrative responsibilities

  • Director of Impact, University of Exeter Business School

Qualifications

BSc, PhD (Exeter)

Research

Research interests

  • Tourism, international business, mobilities and transnationalism
  • Governance, regulation and organisational behaviour in tourism
  • Leadership, innovation and knowledge transfer in tourism
  • Sustainable tourism management

Environment in its various guises is at the heart of travel and tourism. In many cases, it is what triggers the desire to travel and it forms the basis for the tourist experience. However, changing global conditions have altered the way in which tourism is both produced and consumed. New modes of communication, technological innovations, and faster travel have created space for new temporary forms of tourism, migration and mobility which blur the distinctions between vacations, vocations and work. Professor Coles' research argues that travel and tourism are even more important forms of activity than they are routinely given credit for in orthodox interpretations. While critical research should recognise and understand these new types of behaviour, businesses and organisations serve to mediate, negotiate and ultimately shape the nature of experiences both now and moving forward. The principles of sustainable development offer one means to manage the future of travel and tourism. Professor Coles' current interests are in the extent to which ideas of sustainable business practices offer an effective means to respond to the challenges of global environmental change.

Research projects

Sustainable business practices are at the heart of Professor Coles' recent work funded by the Economic and Social Research Council's Business Engagement Scheme. In conjunction with Flybe, he has recently completed research on 'Social Responsibility among Low-fares Airlines: Current Practices and Future Trends'. Amid public debate about their credentials to contribute to sustainable development, this project examined the extent to which low-fares airlines practise the principles of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in their operations. It concluded that there was considerable CSR-related activity already ongoing and, although this was not overtly broadcast externally, it provided a basis to develop CSR activities further throughout the value-chain in these businesses.

With partners at Southwest Tourism, Professor Coles is also conducting work on 'Climate Change Mitigation and Business Innovation: Potentials and Prospects for the Tourism Sector'. While climate change adaptation is across the media as a result of Copenhagen and Kyoto, this project examines the less fashionable but equally important dimension of mitigation. This project starts from the assumption that gains from reducing carbon-intensive behaviour require businesses to innovate in some way or another. It examines the hypothesis that businesses innovate at different rates and so 'one size fits all' solutions are seldom the most effective way of achieving change. The principal research question is, therefore, what type of behaviours can we identify and hence what types of assistances are required to help businesses progress.

These specific strands of research are part of a wider range of work on tourism and its impacts being conducted by Exeter research students. Exeter has one of the largest and most prominent groups of tourism doctoral students globally. Among the projects on which Professor Coles serves as co-supervisor, PhD students are examining the leadership characteristics of business people in the area of sustainable tourism; the ecological footprint of tourism in Koh Samui (sponsored by the Royal Thai Ministry of Energy); and corporate social responsibility among travel and tourism operators. Students from the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Korea, Thailand, United States, as well as the UK contribute to the cosmopolitan cohort and fruitful exchange of knowledge.

The coming months will be exciting as more students are recruited and this group will grow further because of the activities of the Centre for Sport, Leisure and Tourism Research. As part of its funding portfolio, it has 15 CASE awards. These are effectively projects co-supervised between the university and an external partner. Professor Coles is looking forward to starting projects with new research students on:

  • the impact of tourism on water supplies, with South West Water
  • determining the impact of adventurous off-road cycling, with 1SW and the Forestry Commission, and
  • exploring the socio-cultural impacts of investment in the museums sector, with the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter.

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Books

Coles TE, Duval DT, Shaw G (2013). Student's Guide to Writing Dissertations and Theses in Tourism Studies and Related Disciplines. Abingdon, Routledge.
Coles TE, Hall CM (2008). International Business and Tourism:. Global Issues, Contemporary Interactions.  Abingdon, Routledge.
Church A, Coles TE (2007). Tourism, Power and Space.  Abingdon, Routledge.
Coles TE, Timothy DJ (2004). Tourism, Diasporas, and Space. Abingdon, Routledge. Abstract.

Journal articles

Coles TE, Warren N, Borden DS, Dinan C (In Press). Business Models among SMTEs: identifying attitudes to environmental costs and their implications for sustainable tourism. Journal of Sustainable Tourism Full text.
Coles TE, Dinan C, Warren N (2016). Carbon Villains? Climate Change Responses among Accommodation Providers in Historic Premises. Journal of Heritage Tourism, 11(1), 25-42. Abstract.  Full text.
Coles TE, Hall CM, Duval DT (2016). Tourism and post-disciplinarity: back to the future?. Tourism Analysis, 21(Special issue on Post-disciplinarity), 373-387. Abstract.
Coles TE, Dinan CR, Warren N (2015). Climate change mitigation and the age of tourism accommodation buildings:. a UK perspective. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 23(6), 900-921. Abstract.  Full text.
Hall CM, Amelung B, Cohen S, Eijgelaar E, Gössling S, Higham J, Leemans R, Peeters P, Ram Y, Scott D, et al (2015). Denying bogus skepticism in climate change and tourism research. Tourism Management, 47, 352-356. Abstract.
Hall CM, Amelung B, Cohen S, Eijgelaar E, Gössling S, Higham J, Leemans R, Peeters P, Ram Y, Scott D, et al (2015). No time for smokescreen skepticism: a rejoinder to Shani and Arad. Tourism Management, 47, 341-347.
Coles TE (2015). Tourism mobilities: still a current issue in tourism?. Current Issues in Tourism, 18(1), 62-67. Abstract.  Full text.
Coles TE, Zschiegner A-K, Dinan CR (2014). A cluster analysis of climate change mitigation behaviours among SMTEs. Tourism Geographies: an international journal of tourism place, space and the environment, 16(3), 382-399. Abstract.  Full text.
Coles TE, Fencolva E, Dinan C (2014). Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting among European Low-Fares Airlines: Challenges for the Examination and Development of Sustainable Mobilities. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 22(1), 69-88. Abstract.  Full text.
Hunter-Jones P, Mccabe S, Coles T, Fyall A (2014). Editorial for the Special Issue of the International Journal of Tourism Research linked to the PhD Colloquium, Exeter, UK, 2nd-4th April 2012. International Journal of Tourism Research, 16(4), 313-314.
Coles TE, Dinan C, Warren N (2014). Energy Practices among Small- and Medium-sized Tourism Enterprises: a Case of Misdirected Effort?. Journal of Cleaner Production, 111(B), 399-408. Abstract.  Full text.
Warren N, Coles TE (2014). Out of sight and out of mind?. Tourism, the Journal of the Tourism Society, 160, 16-17.
Coles TE, Dinan CR, Hutchison, FC (2014). Tourism and the Public Sector in England since 2010:. a Disorderly Transition?. Current Issues in Tourism, 17(3), 247-279. Abstract.  Full text.
Coles TE, Zschiegner A-K, Dinan CR (2013). Climate change mitigation policy and the tourism sector: perspectives from the South West of England. Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, 5(1), 1-27. Abstract.  Full text.
Coles TE, Fenclova EA, Dinan CR (2013). Tourism and corporate social responsibility:. A critical review and research agenda. Tourism Management Perspectives, 6, 122-141. Abstract.  Full text.
Coles TE, Dinan CR, Hutchison FC (2012). May we live in less interesting times?. Changing public sector support for tourism in England during the Sovereign Debt Crisis. Journal of Destination Marketing and Management, 1-2, 4-7. Abstract.  Full text.
Fenclova E, Coles TE (2011). Charitable partnerships among travel and tourism businesses: perspectives from low fares airlines. International Journal of Tourism Research, 13(4), 337-354. Abstract.  Full text.
Coles TE, Zschiegner AK (2011). Climate change mitigation among accommodation providers in the South West of England: comparisons between members and non-members of networks. Tourism and Hospitality Research, 11(2), 117-132. Abstract.  Full text.
Coles TE, Fenclova E, Dinan CR (2011). Responsibilities, recession and the tourism sector:. perspectives on CSR among low-fares airlines during the economic downturn in the United Kingdom. Current Issues in Tourism, 14(6), 519-536. Abstract.  Full text.
Coles TE, Hall CM (2011). Rights and Regulation of Travel and Tourism Mobility. Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, 3(3), 209-233.
Barr SW, Shaw G, Coles TE (2011). Sustainable lifestyles:. sites, practices and policy. Environment and Planning A, 43, 3011-3029. Abstract.  Full text.
Barr SW, Shaw G, Coles TE (2011). Times for (un)sustainability? Challenges and opportunities for developing behaviour change policy. A case-study of consumers at home and away. Global Environmental Change, 21, 1234-1244. Abstract.
Marcevova K, Coles TE, Shaw G (2010). Young Holidaymakers in Groups: Insights on Decision-making and Tourist Behaviour among University Students. Tourism Recreation Research, 35(3), 259-268. Abstract.
Barr SW, Shaw G, Coles TE, Prillwitz J (2009). 'A holiday is a holiday’: practicing sustainability, home and away. Journal of Transport Geography, 18(3), 474-481. Abstract.  Full text.
Coles TE (2009). Tourism studies and the governance of higher education in the United Kingdom. Tourism Geographies, 11(1), 23-42. Abstract.
Coles TE, Liasidou SL, Shaw G (2008). Tourism and New Economic Geography: Issues and Challenges in Moving from Advocacy to Adoption. Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing, 25(3-4), 312-324. Abstract.
Coles TE, Hall M (2006). Editorial: the geography of tourism is dead. Long live geographies of tourism and mobility. Current Issues in Tourism, 9(4-5), 289-292.
Scherle N, Coles TE (2006). Inter-cultural communications and power relations in international tourism commodity chains. Zeitschrift fur Wirtschaftsgeographie, 50(2), 109-122.
Coles TE, Hall CM (2006). The geography of tourism is dead. Long live geographies of tourism and mobility. Current Issues in Tourism, 9(4-5), 289-292.
Coles TE, Hall CM, Duval DT (2006). Tourism and post-disciplinary enquiry. Current Issues in Tourism, 9(4-5), 293-319. Abstract.
Coles TE, Shaw G (2006). Tourism, Property and the Management of Change in Coastal Resorts: Perspectives from South West England. Current Issues in Tourism, 9(1), 46-68.
Coles T, Shaw G (2006). Tourism, Property and the Management of Changes in Coastal Resorts: Perspectives from South West England. Current Issues in Tourism, 9(1), 46-68.
Coles TE, Duval DT, Hall CM (2005). Mobilising tourism: a post-disciplinary critique. Tourism Recreation Research, 30(2), 53-63.
Shaw G, Coles T (2005). Selling the City: Urban Tourism Within the UK. Stadtetourismus, 265-278.
Coles TE, Hall CM (2005). Tourism and EU enlargement: Plus ça change. International Journal of Tourism Research, 7(2), 51-61.
Shaw G, Coles T (2004). Disability, Holidaymaking and the Tourism Industry in the UK. Tourism Management, 25, 397-403.
Coles TE (2004). Tourism and leisure: reading geographies, producing knowledges. Tourism Geographies, 6(2), 1-8.
Coles TE (2004). Tourism and retail transactions: lessons from the Porsche experience. Journal of Vacation Marketing, 10(4), 378-389.
Coles TE (2003). A local reading of a global disaster: some lessons on tourism management from an annus horribilis in Southwest England. Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing, 15(2/3), 173-197.
Coles TE (2003). The emergent tourism industry in eastern Germany a decade after Unification. Tourism Management, 24(2), 217-226.
Coles TE (2003). Urban tourism, place promotion and economic restructuring:. the case of post-socialist Leipzig. Tourism Geographies, 5(2), 190-219.

Chapters

Coles TE (In Press). Globalization. In Jafari J, Xiao H (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Tourism, Berlin: Springer. Abstract.
Coles TE, Fenclova E, Dinan CR (2015). Tourism and corporate social responsibility. In Hall CM, Gossling S, Scott D (Eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Tourism and Sustainability, Abingdon: Routledge, 270-279.  Abstract.
Coles TE (2013). Much ado about nothing?. Tourism and the financial crisis. In Visser G, Ferreira S (Eds.) Tourism and Crisis, Abingdon: Routledge, 35-52.
Coles TE, Zschiegner AK (2013). Responses to climate change mitigation during recessionary times:. perspectives from accommodation providers in the Southwest of England. In Visser G, Ferreira S (Eds.) Tourism and Crisis, Abingdon: Routledge, 140-158.
Coles TE, Hall CM, Duval DT (2008). Post-disciplinary tourism. In Tribe J (Ed) Philosophical Issues in Tourism, Clevedon: Channel View, 80-100.
Coles TE (2008). Telling tales of tourism: mobility, media and citizenship in the 2004 EU Enlargement. In Burns PM, Novelli M (Eds.) Tourism and Mobility: Local-Global Connections, CAB International, 65-80.
Coles TE (2008). The implementation of sustainable tourism: a project-based perspective. In Gossling S, Weaver D, Hall CM (Eds.) Sustainable Tourism Futures. Perspectives on Innovation, Scale and Restructuring, London: Routledge, 204-221.
Coles TE (2006). Enigma Variations? the TALC, marketing models and the descendents of the Product Life Cycle. In Butler RW (Ed) The Tourism Area Life Cycle: Conceptual and theoretical issues, Clevedon: Channel View Books, 49-66.
Coles TE (2004). Diaspora, Cultural Capital and the Production of Tourism: Lessons from Enticing Jewish-Americans to Germany. In Coles TE, Timothy DJ (Eds.) Tourism, Diasporas and Space, London: Routledge, 217-232.  Abstract.
Coles TE, Duval DT, Hall CM (2004). Tourism, mobility and global communities: new approaches to theorising tourism and tourist spaces. In Theobald W (Ed) Global Tourism, Amsterdam: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 463-481.
Coles TE (2004). Tourism, retailing and shopping: an axiomatic relationship?. In Lew AA, Williams AM, Hall CM (Eds.) A Companion to Tourism, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 360-373.

Publications by year


In Press

Coles TE, Warren N, Borden DS, Dinan C (In Press). Business Models among SMTEs: identifying attitudes to environmental costs and their implications for sustainable tourism. Journal of Sustainable Tourism Full text.
Coles TE (In Press). Globalization. In Jafari J, Xiao H (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Tourism, Berlin: Springer. Abstract.

2016

Coles TE, Dinan C, Warren N (2016). Carbon Villains? Climate Change Responses among Accommodation Providers in Historic Premises. Journal of Heritage Tourism, 11(1), 25-42. Abstract.  Full text.
Coles TE, Hall CM, Duval DT (2016). Tourism and post-disciplinarity: back to the future?. Tourism Analysis, 21(Special issue on Post-disciplinarity), 373-387. Abstract.

2015

Coles TE, Dinan CR, Warren N (2015). Climate change mitigation and the age of tourism accommodation buildings:. a UK perspective. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 23(6), 900-921. Abstract.  Full text.
Hall CM, Amelung B, Cohen S, Eijgelaar E, Gössling S, Higham J, Leemans R, Peeters P, Ram Y, Scott D, et al (2015). Denying bogus skepticism in climate change and tourism research. Tourism Management, 47, 352-356. Abstract.
Hall CM, Amelung B, Cohen S, Eijgelaar E, Gössling S, Higham J, Leemans R, Peeters P, Ram Y, Scott D, et al (2015). No time for smokescreen skepticism: a rejoinder to Shani and Arad. Tourism Management, 47, 341-347.
Coles TE, Fenclova E, Dinan CR (2015). Tourism and corporate social responsibility. In Hall CM, Gossling S, Scott D (Eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Tourism and Sustainability, Abingdon: Routledge, 270-279.  Abstract.
Coles TE (2015). Tourism mobilities: still a current issue in tourism?. Current Issues in Tourism, 18(1), 62-67. Abstract.  Full text.

2014

Coles TE, Zschiegner A-K, Dinan CR (2014). A cluster analysis of climate change mitigation behaviours among SMTEs. Tourism Geographies: an international journal of tourism place, space and the environment, 16(3), 382-399. Abstract.  Full text.
Coles TE, Fencolva E, Dinan C (2014). Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting among European Low-Fares Airlines: Challenges for the Examination and Development of Sustainable Mobilities. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 22(1), 69-88. Abstract.  Full text.
Hunter-Jones P, Mccabe S, Coles T, Fyall A (2014). Editorial for the Special Issue of the International Journal of Tourism Research linked to the PhD Colloquium, Exeter, UK, 2nd-4th April 2012. International Journal of Tourism Research, 16(4), 313-314.
Coles TE, Dinan C, Warren N (2014). Energy Practices among Small- and Medium-sized Tourism Enterprises: a Case of Misdirected Effort?. Journal of Cleaner Production, 111(B), 399-408. Abstract.  Full text.
Warren N, Coles TE (2014). Out of sight and out of mind?. Tourism, the Journal of the Tourism Society, 160, 16-17.
Coles TE, Dinan CR, Hutchison, FC (2014). Tourism and the Public Sector in England since 2010:. a Disorderly Transition?. Current Issues in Tourism, 17(3), 247-279. Abstract.  Full text.

2013

Coles TE, Zschiegner A-K, Dinan CR (2013). Climate change mitigation policy and the tourism sector: perspectives from the South West of England. Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, 5(1), 1-27. Abstract.  Full text.
Coles TE (2013). Much ado about nothing?. Tourism and the financial crisis. In Visser G, Ferreira S (Eds.) Tourism and Crisis, Abingdon: Routledge, 35-52.
Coles TE, Zschiegner AK (2013). Responses to climate change mitigation during recessionary times:. perspectives from accommodation providers in the Southwest of England. In Visser G, Ferreira S (Eds.) Tourism and Crisis, Abingdon: Routledge, 140-158.
Coles TE, Duval DT, Shaw G (2013). Student's Guide to Writing Dissertations and Theses in Tourism Studies and Related Disciplines. Abingdon, Routledge.
Coles TE, Fenclova EA, Dinan CR (2013). Tourism and corporate social responsibility:. A critical review and research agenda. Tourism Management Perspectives, 6, 122-141. Abstract.  Full text.

2012

Coles TE, Dinan CR, Hutchison FC (2012). May we live in less interesting times?. Changing public sector support for tourism in England during the Sovereign Debt Crisis. Journal of Destination Marketing and Management, 1-2, 4-7. Abstract.  Full text.

2011

Fenclova E, Coles TE (2011). Charitable partnerships among travel and tourism businesses: perspectives from low fares airlines. International Journal of Tourism Research, 13(4), 337-354. Abstract.  Full text.
Coles TE, Zschiegner AK (2011). Climate change mitigation among accommodation providers in the South West of England: comparisons between members and non-members of networks. Tourism and Hospitality Research, 11(2), 117-132. Abstract.  Full text.
Coles TE, Fenclova E, Dinan CR (2011). Responsibilities, recession and the tourism sector:. perspectives on CSR among low-fares airlines during the economic downturn in the United Kingdom. Current Issues in Tourism, 14(6), 519-536. Abstract.  Full text.
Coles TE, Hall CM (2011). Rights and Regulation of Travel and Tourism Mobility. Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, 3(3), 209-233.
Barr SW, Shaw G, Coles TE (2011). Sustainable lifestyles:. sites, practices and policy. Environment and Planning A, 43, 3011-3029. Abstract.  Full text.
Barr SW, Shaw G, Coles TE (2011). Times for (un)sustainability? Challenges and opportunities for developing behaviour change policy. A case-study of consumers at home and away. Global Environmental Change, 21, 1234-1244. Abstract.

2010

Marcevova K, Coles TE, Shaw G (2010). Young Holidaymakers in Groups: Insights on Decision-making and Tourist Behaviour among University Students. Tourism Recreation Research, 35(3), 259-268. Abstract.

2009

Barr SW, Shaw G, Coles TE, Prillwitz J (2009). 'A holiday is a holiday’: practicing sustainability, home and away. Journal of Transport Geography, 18(3), 474-481. Abstract.  Full text.
Coles TE (2009). Tourism studies and the governance of higher education in the United Kingdom. Tourism Geographies, 11(1), 23-42. Abstract.

2008

Coles TE, Hall CM (2008). International Business and Tourism:. Global Issues, Contemporary Interactions.  Abingdon, Routledge.
Coles TE, Hall CM, Duval DT (2008). Post-disciplinary tourism. In Tribe J (Ed) Philosophical Issues in Tourism, Clevedon: Channel View, 80-100.
Coles TE (2008). Telling tales of tourism: mobility, media and citizenship in the 2004 EU Enlargement. In Burns PM, Novelli M (Eds.) Tourism and Mobility: Local-Global Connections, CAB International, 65-80.
Coles TE (2008). The implementation of sustainable tourism: a project-based perspective. In Gossling S, Weaver D, Hall CM (Eds.) Sustainable Tourism Futures. Perspectives on Innovation, Scale and Restructuring, London: Routledge, 204-221.
Coles TE, Liasidou SL, Shaw G (2008). Tourism and New Economic Geography: Issues and Challenges in Moving from Advocacy to Adoption. Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing, 25(3-4), 312-324. Abstract.

2007

Church A, Coles TE (2007). Tourism, Power and Space.  Abingdon, Routledge.

2006

Coles TE, Hall M (2006). Editorial: the geography of tourism is dead. Long live geographies of tourism and mobility. Current Issues in Tourism, 9(4-5), 289-292.
Coles TE (2006). Enigma Variations? the TALC, marketing models and the descendents of the Product Life Cycle. In Butler RW (Ed) The Tourism Area Life Cycle: Conceptual and theoretical issues, Clevedon: Channel View Books, 49-66.
Scherle N, Coles TE (2006). Inter-cultural communications and power relations in international tourism commodity chains. Zeitschrift fur Wirtschaftsgeographie, 50(2), 109-122.
Coles TE, Hall CM (2006). The geography of tourism is dead. Long live geographies of tourism and mobility. Current Issues in Tourism, 9(4-5), 289-292.
Coles TE, Hall CM, Duval DT (2006). Tourism and post-disciplinary enquiry. Current Issues in Tourism, 9(4-5), 293-319. Abstract.
Coles TE, Shaw G (2006). Tourism, Property and the Management of Change in Coastal Resorts: Perspectives from South West England. Current Issues in Tourism, 9(1), 46-68.
Coles T, Shaw G (2006). Tourism, Property and the Management of Changes in Coastal Resorts: Perspectives from South West England. Current Issues in Tourism, 9(1), 46-68.

2005

Coles TE, Duval DT, Hall CM (2005). Mobilising tourism: a post-disciplinary critique. Tourism Recreation Research, 30(2), 53-63.
Shaw G, Coles T (2005). Selling the City: Urban Tourism Within the UK. Stadtetourismus, 265-278.
Coles TE, Hall CM (2005). Tourism and EU enlargement: Plus ça change. International Journal of Tourism Research, 7(2), 51-61.

2004

Coles TE (2004). Diaspora, Cultural Capital and the Production of Tourism: Lessons from Enticing Jewish-Americans to Germany. In Coles TE, Timothy DJ (Eds.) Tourism, Diasporas and Space, London: Routledge, 217-232.  Abstract.
Shaw G, Coles T (2004). Disability, Holidaymaking and the Tourism Industry in the UK. Tourism Management, 25, 397-403.
Coles TE (2004). Tourism and leisure: reading geographies, producing knowledges. Tourism Geographies, 6(2), 1-8.
Coles TE (2004). Tourism and retail transactions: lessons from the Porsche experience. Journal of Vacation Marketing, 10(4), 378-389.
Coles TE, Timothy DJ (2004). Tourism, Diasporas, and Space. Abingdon, Routledge. Abstract.
Coles TE, Duval DT, Hall CM (2004). Tourism, mobility and global communities: new approaches to theorising tourism and tourist spaces. In Theobald W (Ed) Global Tourism, Amsterdam: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 463-481.
Coles TE (2004). Tourism, retailing and shopping: an axiomatic relationship?. In Lew AA, Williams AM, Hall CM (Eds.) A Companion to Tourism, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 360-373.

2003

Coles TE (2003). A local reading of a global disaster: some lessons on tourism management from an annus horribilis in Southwest England. Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing, 15(2/3), 173-197.
Coles TE (2003). The emergent tourism industry in eastern Germany a decade after Unification. Tourism Management, 24(2), 217-226.
Coles TE (2003). Urban tourism, place promotion and economic restructuring:. the case of post-socialist Leipzig. Tourism Geographies, 5(2), 190-219.

Awards and Honours

  • 2002-04: Business Research Fellowship (SWRDA)
  • 1993: Alfred Steers Dissertation Prize (Royal Geographical Society)

Conferences and invited presentations

  • 'Sport tourism takes pole position', World Travel Market, Excel Arena, London, November 2009.
  • 'Tourism and climate change: CSR doesn't have to be taxing', Institute for Travel and Tourism business engagement roundtable, London, October 2009.
  • 'Tourism, marketing and service (r)evolution', Keynote address at 3rd international Advances in Tourism Marketing Conference, Bournemouth, September 2009.
  • 'Where have all the resorts gone?', Keynote address, Launch of the Coastal Regeneration Research Centre, SEEDA / University College Hastings / University of Brighton, April 2009.

External positions

Professor Coles' main teaching interest is in the interface between principles and practices in travel and tourism management, based on years of external engagement with businesses and organisations. As he himself says, "let's face it, labels like 'economic development' or 'policy and strategy' are a tough sell. They are not especially attractive but these subjects are vital if students are going to fully understand how the tourism sector functions." Using a series of practical examples and case studies from practice, Professor Coles' teaching aims to make core concepts and ideas accessible to students so that they better understand the complexities of the world beyond the classroom, and are equipped to deal with them.

Taught modules

Modules

2016/17