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Anne Hardy

Anne Hardy

Lecturer
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics

Room 413, Centenary Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 7687 (phone)

Anne.Hardy@utas.edu.au

Dr Anne Hardy is a Senior lecturer at the University of Tasmania and the Director of the Tourism Research and Education Network (TRENd). Her PhD was awarded from the University of Queensland.  Anne's research interests are neo-tribal marketing, the self drive tourism market and stakeholder perspectives of tourism development. Her recent projects have included: research into the behaviour and motivation of Recreational Vehicle Users in Canada and Australia; a study into the attitudes of Tasmanians towards tourism development;  and research into the neo-tribal behaviours of tourists.

Biography

Following the award of her PhD Anne was employed at the University of Tasmania, before moving to Canada where she was employed at the University of Northern British Columbia. Upon her return to Tasmania, Anne developed and ran a successful tourism consulting business in Tasmania, before returning to the University of Tasmania in 2011.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeTitle of ThesisUniversityCountryAwarded
PhDA Troubled Paradise: Stakeholder perceptions of tourism in the Daintree Region of Far North Queensland, AustraliaUniversity of QueenslandAustralia2001
BSc (Hons) University of TasmaniaAustralia1997

Memberships

Committee associations

  • Member of the Council of Australian Hospitality and Tourism Educators (CAUTHE)

Other

  • Director of the Tourism Research and Education Network (TRENd) at UTAS

Administrative expertise

  • Managing Large research projects (CRC, NERP and SENSE-T)
  • Industry Collaboration
  • Work Integrated Learning in Tourism

Teaching

Sustainable Tourism, Festival and Event Management, Foundations of Tourism

Teaching expertise

  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Festival and Event Management
  • Coordinator of the Tourism Major

Teaching responsibility

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Research Themes

Anne's research aligns to two research themes: Resources and Sustainability; and Creativity, Culture and Society.  Specifically research interests are neo-tribal theory, the self drive tourism market and stakeholder perspectives of tourism. Her past projects have included: research into the behaviour and motivation of Recreational Vehicle Users in Canada and Australia; a study into the attitudes of Tasmanians towards tourism development; and research into the neo-tribal behaviours of tourists.

Currently Anne leads a team of researchers and research higher degree candidates that are using neo-tribal theory to explore the behaviour of tourists and leisure seekers. This team has applied the construct to gay tourists, Antarctic tourists and sports fans. Personally Anne is undertaking research that explores the neo-tribal behaviours of recreational vehicle users in Australia, North America and the United Kingdom. Her research compares the similarities and differences of this tourism market.

In addition, Anne is currently co-leading research that will track the movement of self-drive tourists to Tasmania and explore their social media patterns. This ground breaking, cross disciplinary research will use GPS and mobile web technology to the track movement of visitors over multiple days.

Anne is also undertaking research that utilises inclusive and responsive mobile methodologies in order to explore stakeholders' attitudes towards tourism in Tasmania and other communities. This work builds upon her highly successful publications in sustainable tourism. She is also involved in research and supervises research students pertaining to  the experiences and behaviour of Chinese tourists to regional areas.

Collaboration

Anne's research is predominantly done in a collaborative capacity. In the past five years she has worked collaboratively with research institutions overseas (Texas A&M university, university of Northern British Columbia) and in Australia (University of Canberra, University of Wollongong, University of Queensland, Charles Sturt University). Anne also has a successful history of working with the tourism industry, both here in Australia, North America and the United Kingdom. Her past research collaborations have been with the Caravan and Motorhome Club of Australia, Tourism Tasmania, Tourism Queensland, Tourism Vitoria, the Tourism industry Council of Tasmania, Federal Group Tasmania, Tourism British Columbia, Parks Canada, British Columbia Parks, the Texas Campground Association, Tourism British Columbia, the Caravan Club (the United Kingdom).

Awards

  • Recipient of the Harry Holgate Fellowship

Current projects

  • Sensing Tourist Travel in Tasmania, funded by SENSE-T
  • Stakeholder attitudes to tourism in Tasmania, funded by the National Environment Research Program
  • A Cross Cultural Comparison of Recreational Vehicle Users in Australia and the United Kingdom (currently being conducted in conjunction with the Caravan Club, UK).
  • Understanding Chinese Student Travel behaviour in Tasmania (conducted in Conjunction with Dr Tommy Wong and the Federal Group, Tasmania).

Fields of Research

  • Tourism (150699)
  • Tourism Management (150603)
  • Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience (150606)
  • Impacts of Tourism (150601)
  • Tourism Policy (160513)
  • Tourism Marketing (150604)
  • Marketing Management (incl. Strategy and Customer Relations) (150503)
  • Tourism Resource Appraisal (150605)
  • Consumer-Oriented Product or Service Development (150501)
  • Landscape Ecology (050104)
  • Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement (150303)
  • Education Policy (160506)
  • Health and Community Services (111708)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (050204)
  • Culture, Gender, Sexuality (200205)
  • Tourism Economics (140216)
  • International Business (150308)
  • Sociology and Social Studies of Science and Technology (160808)

Research Objectives

  • Tourism (900399)
  • Tourism Infrastructure Development (900303)
  • Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism (900302)
  • Economic Issues in Tourism (900301)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Commercial Services and Tourism (909899)
  • Management (910402)
  • Marketing (910403)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies (970118)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales (960501)
  • Gender Aspects of Education (939904)
  • Management of Solid Waste from Commercial Services and Tourism (909804)
  • Rural Health (920506)
  • Gender and Sexualities (940113)
  • Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis (940204)
  • Protected Conservation Areas in Marine Environments (961303)

Publications

Anne has published, and cited highly, in the fields of sustainable tourism and stakeholder involvement. More recently her publications have centred on the recreational vehicle market, and the application of neo tribal theory to tourism.

Currently, along with being an active reviewer for over 5 highly ranked tourism journals, Anne is a Member of Editorial Board for International Journal of Tourism Cities and an Associate Reviewer, Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Travel.

Total publications

66

Journal Article

(16 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Hardy A, Hyslop S, Booth KI, Robards BJ, Aryal J, et al., 'Tracking tourists' travel with smartphone-based GPS technology: a methodological discussion', Information Technology & Tourism ISSN 1943-4294 (In Press) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Hyslop S; Booth KI; Robards BJ; Aryal J; Eccleston R

2017Hardy A, Pearson LJ, 'Examining stakeholder group specificity: an innovative sustainable tourism approach', Journal of Destination Marketing & Management ISSN 2212-571X (In Press) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jdmm.2017.05.001 [eCite] [Details]

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2017Kriwoken L, Hardy A, 'Neo-tribes and Antarctic expedition cruise ship tourists', Annals of Leisure Research pp. 1-18. ISSN 1174-5398 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/11745398.2017.1286512 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Kriwoken L

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2017Hardy A, Kirkpatrick JB, 'Exploring the attitudes and behaviours of recreational vehicle users', Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 18 pp. 100-104. ISSN 2213-0780 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jort.2017.03.002 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Kirkpatrick JB

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2016Hardy A, McDonald J, Guijt R, Leane E, Martin A, et al., 'Academic parenting: work-family conflict and strategies across child age, disciplines and career level', Studies in Higher Education pp. 1-19. ISSN 0307-5079 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2016.1185777 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: McDonald J; Guijt R; Leane E; Martin A; James A; Jones M; Corban M; Green B

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2016Hardy A, Pearson LJ, 'Determining sustainable tourism in regions', Sustainability, 8, (7) Article 660. ISSN 2071-1050 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/su8070660 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

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2016Vorobjovas-Pinta O, Hardy A, 'The Evolution of Gay Travel Research', International Journal of Tourism Research, 18 pp. 409-416 . ISSN 1099-2340 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/jtr.2059 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Vorobjovas-Pinta O

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2015Hardy A, 'Tourism development in Tasmania's Wilderness Areas: Is sustainable tourism a realistic possibility?', Australian Environment Review, 30, (2) pp. 66-69. ISSN 1035-137X (2015) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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2015Hardy A, Robards BJ, 'The ties that bind: Exploring the relevance of neo-tribal theory to tourism', Tourism Analysis, 20, (4) pp. 443-454. ISSN 1083-5423 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3727/108354215X14400815080686 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Robards BJ

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2013Hardy A, Gretzel U, Hanson D, 'Travelling neo-tribes: Conceptualising recreational vehicle users', Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, 11, (1-2) pp. 48-60. ISSN 1476-6825 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/14766825.2013.783584 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Hanson D

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2013Hardy A, Wickham MD, Gretzel U, 'Neglected stakeholder groups: conceptualising a dynamic model for neglected stakeholder analysis and engagement', Corporate Ownership & Control, 11, (1) pp. 348-359. ISSN 1727-9232 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 3

Co-authors: Wickham MD

2012Hardy A, Hanson D, Gretzel U, 'Online representations of RVing neo-tribes in the USA and Australia', Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, 10, (3) pp. 219-232. ISSN 1476-6825 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/14766825.2012.667415 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Hanson D

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2005Hardy A, 'Using grounded theory to explore stakeholder perceptions of tourism', Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, 3, (2) pp. 108-133. ISSN 1476-6825 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/09669580508668490 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25

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2003Hardy A, 'An investigation into the key factors necessary for the development of iconic touring routes', Journal of Vacation Marketing, 9, (4) pp. 314-330. ISSN 1356-7667 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/135676670300900402 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 42

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2002Hardy A, Beeton RJS, Pearson L, 'Sustainable Tourism: An Overview of the Concept and its Position in Relation to Conceptualisations of Tourism', Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 10, (6) pp. 475-496. ISSN 0966-9582 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/09669580208667183 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 135

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2001Hardy A, Beeton RJS, 'Sustainable Tourism or Maintainable Tourism: Managing Resources for More Than Average Outcomes', Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 9, (3) pp. 168-192. ISSN 0966-9582 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/09669580108667397 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 95

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Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2006Hardy A, 'Drive Tourism: A Methodological Discussion with a View to Further understanding the Drive Tourism Market in British Columbia, Canada', UNBC, British Columbia, pp. 30. ISBN 1-896886-24-8 (2006) [Authored Other Book]

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Chapter in Book

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Eccleston RG, Hardy A, Tinch DR, 'Case study: Tasmania driving innovation in the visitor economy', Improving service sector productivity: the economic imperative, CEDA, CEDA (ed), Australia, pp. 112-116. ISBN 0858013134 (2017) [Other Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Eccleston RG; Tinch DR

2017Hardy A, 'Community and Connection: Exploring Non-monetary Aspects of the Collaborative Economy Through Recreation Vehicle Use', Collaborative Economy and Tourism, Springer International Publishing, Dredge D and Gyimothy S (ed), Netherlands ISBN 978-3-319-51797-1 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-51799-5_15 [eCite] [Details]

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2015Gretzel G, Hardy A, 'Pooches on Wheels: Overcoming Pet-Related Constraints through RVing', Animals and Tourism: Understanding Diverse Relationships, Channel View Publications, Markwell, K (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 274-287. ISBN 9781845415037 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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2011Hardy A, Gretzel U, 'Why we travel this way: An exploration into the motivations of recreational vehicle users', Drive Tourism: Trends and Emerging Markets, Routledge, B Prideaux & D Carson (ed), New York, pp. 194-209. ISBN 978-0-415-49149-5 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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2005Hardy A, Beeton B, Carter R, 'Iterations: Improving Regional Touring Routes Through Survey Research', Regional Tourism Cases: Innovation in Regional Tourism, Common Ground, D Carson & J Macbeth (ed), Altona, Victoria, pp. 91-101. ISBN 1-86335-590-1 (2005) [Research Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

(11 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Hardy A, Eccleston R, 'Where do the tourists go? Tracking tourists itineraries in Tasmania', 13th Biennial Conference: Leisure for Social Change, 04-07 December 2017, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 20-21. ISBN 9781925646115 (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Eccleston R

2015Vorobjovas-Pinta O, Hardy A, Robards B, 'Gay Neo-tribes: An Exploration of Space and Travel Behaviour', Critical Tourism Studies Conference VI, 26-30 June 2015, Opatija, Croatia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Vorobjovas-Pinta O; Robards B

2014Hardy A, Ellis C, 'International Students' Interest and Experience of Working Part-Time in Tourism While Studying', CAUTHE 2014: Tourism and Hospitality in the Contemporary World: Trends, Changes and Complexity, 10 to 13 February, Brisbane, pp. 635-644. ISBN 9780987050755 (2014) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Ellis C

2014Vorobjovas-Pinta O, Hardy A, 'Rethinking Gay Tourism: A Review of Literature', CAUTHE 2014: Tourism and Hospitality in the Contemporary World: Trends, Changes and Complexity, 10 to 13 February, Brisbane, pp. 635-644. ISBN 9780987050755 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Vorobjovas-Pinta O

2013Hardy A, Gretzel U, Wickham M, 'Neglected stakeholder groups: A case study of recreational vehicle users in Tasmania', Proceedings of the 27th ANZAM Conference, December 4-6, 2013, Hobart, pp. 1-13. ISBN 978-0-9875968-1-9 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Wickham M

2011Hardy A, Hanson DJ, 'Does size matter? Exploring experiences of large recreational vehicle users', Proceedings of the 2011 ANZMAC Conference, 28-30 November, Perth, pp. 1-5. ISBN 978-0-646-56330-5 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Hanson DJ

2008Hardy A, Gretzel U, 'It's all about me: Understanding recreational vehicle useage (caravanning) on the Alaska Highway', Proceedings of the 2008 CAUTHE Conference, 11 -14 February 2008, Queensland, pp. 1-11. (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2008Simic J, Gretzel U, Hardy A, Wright P, 'Environmental consciousness of RV visitors to Rocky Mountain National Parks', Proceedings of the University of Calgary Conference, 2008, Calgary, pp. 1-12. (2008) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2001Hardy A, Beeton R, 'Stakeholder Perceptions of Sustainable Tourism: Lessons Learnt from a Study in the Daintree Region of Far North Queensland, Australia', Capitilising on Research, 7-10 February 2001, University of Canberra, Canberra, ACT, pp. 132-144. ISBN 0858898322 (2001) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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1999Hardy A, Beeton J, 'Sustainable tourism: An overview of the concept and its position in relation to tourism theory', Proceedings of the International Tourism Students' Conference, August 30 - September 2, 1999, Otago, pp. 306-321. ISBN 0-473-06226-7 (1999) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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1999Hardy A, Beeton S, 'The use of Grounded Theory as a tool to facilitate theory on stakeholder perceptions of sustainable tourism', Proceedings of the International Geographic Union Sustainable Tourism Study Group & International Tourism Students' Conference, August 30 - September 2, Otago, pp. 234-245. ISBN 0-473-06226-7 (1999) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(8 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Hardy A, Gretzel U, 'A National Review of Commercial Campground Infrastructure and Locations', Caravan and Motorhome Club of Australia (2014) [Contract Report]

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2014Hardy A, Gretzel U, Kirkpatrick JB, 'Understanding the Free/Low Cost Camping Recreational Vehicle Traveller: An exploration of actions and attitudes', Tourism Victoria and Destination Gippsland (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Kirkpatrick JB

2014Hardy A, Pearson L, Davidson P, Kriwoken L, 'Social Analysis of Sustainable Tourism Development as a Contributor to the Economic Development of Tasmania', National Environmental Research Program, Australia (2014) [Consultants Report]

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2003Hardy A, 'A report to Sinclair Knight Merz regarding the Business Plan for Sullivans Cove Tramway', Sinclair Knight Merz (2003) [Consultants Report]

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2003Hardy A, 'A Submission to Green Globe 21 Application for Benchmarking the Forestry Tasmania's Tahune Airwalk as a 'Visitor Centre'', Green Globe Sustainable CRC Tourism, 1 (2003) [Consultants Report]

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2002Hardy A, 'Key factors in the Development of Successful Touring Routes', Tourism Council of Tasmania, Tourism Tasmania and Holgate Family, 1 (2002) [Contract Report]

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2001Hardy A, 'Feasibility Study of Bernacchi Lodge Central Highlands/Great Lake Tasmania', Sinclair Knight Merz (2001) [Consultants Report]

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2000Hardy A, 'An In-house Report to the Study Team of the Daintree Futures Study Team', University of Queensland (2000) [Consultants Report]

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Other Public Output

(25 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Grimmer L, Hardy A, 'The benefits of Airbnb', WIN News, WIN Network, Australia, 13 November 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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Co-authors: Grimmer L

2017Hardy A, 'Keeping tabs on travellers' tastes', The Mercury, News Corp, Australia, 24 May (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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2017Hardy A, 'Solid research needed to measure the impact of Airbnb on rental markets, expert says', The Mercury, News Corp, Australia, June 23 (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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2017Hardy A, 'New tourism is reaping rich rewards', Sunday Tasmanian, The Mercury, Hobart, 19 June, pp. 16-17. (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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2016Eccleston R, Hardy A, 'Old businesses hurt, but new enterprises can thrive', Mercury Newspaper, Fairfax Media, Australia, 11 Mar (2016) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Eccleston R

2016Eccleston R, Hardy A, 'Talking Point: Better build on the boomtimes', The Mercury, News Corp, Australia, 17 August (2016) [Newspaper Article]

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Co-authors: Eccleston R

2016Hardy A, 'Tourist Tracking', 'Mornings' with Sarah Gilman, Australian Broadcasting Company, Australia (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Hardy A, 'Tracking tourists a goldmine for Tassie', SBS News, Australian Broadcasting Company, Australia, 8 April (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Hardy A, 'Tracking tourists a goldmine for Tassie', Finanace Yahoo, Australian Associated Press Pty Limited, Australia, 8 April (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Hardy A, 'Tracking tourists a goldmine for Tassie', Sydney Morning Herald, Fairfax Media, Australia, 8 April (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Hardy A, 'Pressure Tasmania's tourism industry as visitor numbers rise and staff, infrastructure stretched', The Mercury, News Corp, Australia, 11 May (2016) [Newspaper Article]

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2016Hardy A, 'Interview with Dr Anne Hardy', Fran Kelly Radio National Breakfast, Australian Broadcasting Company, Australia, 13 May (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Hardy A, 'Tourist-tracking project delivers powerful insights into Tasmania's strengths and weaknesses', ABC News, Australian Broadcasting Company, Australia, 13 May (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Hardy A, 'Premier backs Cradle Mountain master plan', The Advocate, Fairfax Regional Media, Australia, 13 May (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Hardy A, 'University of Tasmania Sense-T Sensing Tourist Travel Project receives national success', The Examiner, Fairfax Regional Media, Australia, 17 May (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Hardy A, 'Tracking tourists a goldmine for Tassie', The Australian, News Limited, Australia, 8 April (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Hardy A, 'The Latest in Tourism Research', Hobart Mornings with Sarah Gillman, Australian Broadcasting Company, Australia, 3 Jan (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Hardy A, 'The Latest in Tourism Research', Hobart Mornings with Sarah Gillman, Australian Broadcasting Company, Australia, 10 November (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Hardy A, Ma M, 'xxx', ABC TV news, Australian Broadcasting Company, Australia, 14 Oct (2016) [Media Interview]

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Co-authors: Ma M

2015Eccleston RG, Hardy A, 'Talking Point: Inflating tourism's big boom', The Mercury, Fairfax Media, Australia, 4 November (2015) [Newspaper Article]

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Co-authors: Eccleston RG

2015Hardy A, 'Tourists in Tasmania will have their movements and opinions tracked with a phone loan tracker system', The Mercury, News Corp, Australia, 18 December (2015) [Newspaper Article]

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2015Hardy A, 'Tracking app to gather data from tourists visiting Tasmania', ABC News, Australiam Broadcasting Corporation, Australia, 18 Dec (2015) [Newspaper Article]

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2014Hardy A, 'Tourism Development in Tasmania and The New Tourism Major', Mornings with Leon Compton, Australian Broadcasting Corperation, Australia (2014) [Media Interview]

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2014Hardy A, 'Paradise gained - how tourism could help Tasmania's wilderness', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Trust, online, 1 (2014) [Magazine Article]

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2014Hardy A, Pearson L, 'Social Attitudes towards Tourism Development in Tasmania: A research project', Mornings with Leon Compton, Australian Broadcasting Corperation, Australia (2014) [Media Interview]

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Grants & Funding

Anne has recently attained a high level of success in being awarded collaborative grants related to tourism. Her most recent successes have included:

Anne has also been highly successful in gaining industry funded research grants. In the past five years, she has received a high level of funding to undertake research for many tourism industry groups, including: Tourism Victoria, the Caravan and Motorhome Club of Australia, Destination Victoria, Federal Group Tasmania and the East Coast Regional Tourism Board.

Funding Summary

Number of grants

15

Total funding

$7,866,471

Projects

Tourist Tracking Technology Phase 2 Development (2017 - 2018)$210,000
Description
Over the summer of 2015-2016 the innovative and ambitious UTAS Tourist Tracking project successfully tracked the movement of 472 tourists within Tasmania for 4-14 days. The goals of the Phase 2 research program are:1.To prove that techniques developed during our pilot study can be adapted to a completely app-based platform (iOS and Android) suitable for use on visitors personal phones. This will be critical for scaling the method and reducing unit cost;2.To develop and prove incentives to recruit a diverse and significant cohort of visitors to the state on a sustainable basis; and3.To develop a dynamic and user friendly industry/government interface to ensure that end user participants have timely access to key data.
Funding
Department of State Growth (Tas) ($190,000); Federal Hotels ($20,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hardy A; Aryal J; Eccleston RG; Booth KI; Tinch DR; Wong TL; Robards BJ
Period
2017 - 2018
Understanding the Risk Segments, Travel Behaviour and Enhancing the Road Safety for Tourists to Tasmania (2017)$14,500
Description
The research team will assess data collated during the phase 1 of Tourist Tracking Project in 2016 and in doing so, will:1. explore the average speed of tourists on 4 designated, high use roads.2. undertake an exploration of the place of origin and age of those tourists who have been identified as travelling in a dangerous manner;3. where possible, the research team will synthesise the Tourist Tracking data with relevant data sets provided by the State Growth;4. provide written and online to the Road Safety Branch of State Growth.
Funding
Department of State Growth (Tas) ($14,500)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hardy A; Aryal J; Eccleston RG
Year
2017
Tracking trail users' movement in the Skane region of Sweden using the Tracer technology (2017)$195,495
Description
The project aim is to understand the movements, activities and preferences of tourists and users of walking trails in the Skene region of Sweden. An app will be developed to collect tracking and demographic data from participants. These datasets will then be analysed and presented to Tourism Skane.
Funding
Tourism in Skane ($195,495)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hardy A; Eccleston RG; Aryal J; Ooi CS
Year
2017
Tourist Tracking Project 2016: Wineglass Bay Track Car Park Analysis (2017)$7,723
Description
Tourism Tracer proposes to undertake specialised analysis of its 2016 data to provide East Coast Tourism with detailed information on how independent tourists use the Wineglass Bay Track Car Park.
Funding
East Coast Regional Tourism Organisation ($7,723)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hardy A; Aryal J
Year
2017
Tourism Education and Research Network (TRENd) (2016)$3,000
Description
The Parks and Wildlife Service will be donating to Dr Anne Hardy $3,000 each year for the next 3 years for her project 'Tourism education and Research Network (TRENd)with the intention to collaborate to develop research projects by identifying and discussing opportunities in relation to tourism and tourism related matters.
Funding
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment ($3,000)
Scheme
Donation - Individual
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hardy A
Year
2016
Tourism Education and Research Network (TRENd) (2016 - 2018)$27,000
Description
To establish a research collaboration with the Parties and UTAS sponsored Tourism Education and Research Newwork (TRENd) with the Parties's intention to cooperate to develop research projects by identifying and discussing opportunities.
Funding
Department of State Growth (Tas) ($27,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hardy A
Period
2016 - 2018
Sense-T Stage 2: Sensing Tourist Travel ('Tourist tracking project') (2015 - 2016)$499,534
Description
This project will use real-time sensor-generated data to address two significant industry-driven research questions, which are designed to provide unprecedented insights into tourists travel behaviour and decision making. Understanding where different cohorts of tourists travel and how they make spontaneous travel decisions will create value for the industry and the Tasmanian community by:Informing more nuanced and effective marketing strategies;Informing tourism related infrastructure and investment decisions, facilitating industry and employment growth;Informing strategies designed to increase the duration of (and spending during) visits; andEnhancing the tourist experience by providing more timely and relevant travel information.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($499,534)
Scheme
Grant - Institutional
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hardy A; Eccleston RG; Robards BJ; Wong TL; Aryal J; Tinch DR; Booth KI; Hyslop SE
Period
2015 - 2016
Understanding the travel behaviour of Chinese international students families - An exploratory study (2015)$3,000
Description
The purpose of this research project is for Dr Anne Hardy (Lead CI) and Dr Tommy Wong (CI) from the Tasmanian School of Business and Economic (TSBE) and a qualified research assistant to:Conduct research that will reveal the motivations, behaviour, group size and travel behaviour of the families of the Chinese international students who visit their relatives studying at the University of Tasmania; Assist with the Federal Group with their new product development and marketing campaigns; and Produce an ABDC ranked peer reviewed journal article in 2016.The overall project covers of the following six tasks:1.Project inception meeting with the Federal Group;2.TSBE and the Federal Group to design survey instrument;3.TSBE to apply UTAS ethics approval for project;4.TSBE to conduct data collection;5.TSBE to conduct data analysis; 6.TSBE to present findings to the Federal Group; and 7.TSBE to produce an ABDC ranked peer reviewed journal article.
Funding
Federal Hotels ($3,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hardy A; Wong TL
Year
2015
A Review of Commercial Campground Infrastructure and Locations: The East Coast, Tasmania (2014)$3,000
Description
This project will undertake an inventory of commercial and fee paying campgrounds, plus supporting infrastructure, for Recreational Vehicle Users, only on the East Coast of Tasmania, between Buckland and to the South of Musselroe Bay to the North.
Funding
East Coast Regional Tourism Organisation ($3,000)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hardy A
Year
2014
Baseline data on campgrounds to inform and examine RV user choices (2013)$19,223
Funding
Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia ($19,223)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hardy A
Year
2013
Understanding the Free/Low Cost Camping Recreational Vehicle Traveller (2013)$5,000
Description
This project aims to significantly improve our understanding of the attitudes and behaviours of recreational vehicle (RV) users who choose to stay at free or low cost overnight locations.
Funding
Destination Gippsland ($2,500); Tourism Victoria ($2,500)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hardy A; Kirkpatrick JB
Year
2013
Landscapes and Policy (LaP) (2011 - 2015)$6,780,000
Funding
Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) ($6,780,000)
Scheme
Grant-National Environmental Research Pgm (NERP)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lefroy EC; Bowman DMJS; Lockwood M; Johnson CN; Tisdell JG; Bindoff NL; Hardy A; Davies PE
Period
2011 - 2015
'Market based touring route' research (2004)$24,996
Funding
Cradle Coast Authority ($24,996)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hardy A
Year
2004
Assessment of Interpretation Outcomes: The Development and Refinement of a Methodology and Evaluation Tools for Tourism Practitioners (2004)$40,000
Funding
CRC for Sustainable Tourism Pty Ltd ($40,000)
Scheme
Grant-Project
Administered By
Monash University
Research Team
Hardy A; Weiler B; Moscardo G; Ham S
Year
2004
Regional Touring Route Travellers: A Collaborative Exploration of Users' Motivations. Behaviour and Expenditure whilst on Regional Touring Routes in Queensland and Tasmania (2003)$34,000
Funding
CRC for Sustainable Tourism Pty Ltd ($34,000)
Scheme
Grant-Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Sofield T; Hardy A; Carter W
Year
2003

Research Supervision

Currently I am seeking RHD candidates who may be interested in exploring topics such as (but not limited to):  the application of neo tribal theory application to tourism, stakeholders' attitudes towards tourism, sustainable tourism, or aspects related to the self-drive or recreational vehicle market.

I am currently supervising five RHD candidates in the areas of ecotourism, neo tribal theory, gay tourism, sustainable tourism and Chinese tourists' travel.

Current

3

Completed

4

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDExploring the Power of the Augmented Soft and Hard Ecotourism Spectrum to Segment Walkers on the Overland Track, Tasmania2012
PhDA Study on the Cross-Cultural Behaviour and Decision-Making of Chinese Tourists for Australia2015
PhDA Study in the Mythology of Destination Narrative in Connection with Tourist Behaviour and the Visitor Experience in Tasmania2017

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDExploring Local Government Approaches to Sustainable Practice: An investigation into tourism's development in Tasmania
Candidate: Barry Miles May
2017
PhDGay Neo-tribes: An exploration of space and travel behaviour
Candidate: Oskaras Vorobjovas-Pinta
2017
PhDAccidentally Tourism: Symmetry and Object Lessons from an Urban Design Laboratory
Candidate: Felicity Ellanor Picken
2010
MastersEducation industry as a tourism attractor: an instrumental case study of a university and its' induced visitors
Candidate: Jae Hee Pillai
2004