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Oskaras Vorobjovas-Pinta

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Oskaras Vorobjovas-Pinta

Lecturer in Management
Tasmanian School of Business & Economics

Room 152, Mathematics Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 5578 (phone)

Oskaras.Pinta@utas.edu.au

Dr Oskaras Vorobjovas-Pinta is a Lecturer in Management in the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics at the University of Tasmania. His research interests are tourist behaviour, tourism management, the sharing economy and gay tourism. Oskaras has a broad interest and industry experience in innovative tourism research, and is 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 is a member of the Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE), 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, including formal instruction in university teaching and learning, and prior to relocating to Australia Oskaras gained degrees from the University of Southern Denmark and the Vilnius University of Applied Sciences. Oskaras has tutored, lectured, and unit coordinated numerous undergraduate courses in tourism and management.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeTitle of ThesisUniversityCountryAwarded
PhDGay Neo-tribes: An Exploration of Space and Travel BehaviourUniversity of TasmaniaAustralia2017
Grad Cert Research University of TasmaniaAustralia2017
BScMajor in European Union law and politicsUniversity of Southern DenmarkDenmark2012
BAMajor in Tourism ManagementVilnius University of Applied SciencesLithuania2010

Languages (other than English)

Lithuanian, Latvian, German and Russian

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Member of the Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE)
  • Member of the Tourism Research and Education Network (TRENd)
  • Global Student Network of Critical Tourism Studies (CTS)
  • Affiliated Researcher, Institute for the Study of Social Change

Teaching

Teaching responsibility

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Fields of Research

  • Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience (150606)
  • Impacts of Tourism (150601)
  • Marketing Communications (150502)
  • Hospitality Management (150402)
  • Human Resources Management (150305)

Research Objectives

  • Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism (900302)
  • Tourism (900399)
  • Wholesale and Retail Trade (900204)
  • Economic Issues in Tourism (900301)
  • Management (910402)

Publications

Total publications

23

Highlighted publications

(2 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2018Journal ArticleVorobjovas-Pinta O, 'Gay neo-tribes: Exploration of travel behaviour and space', Annals of Tourism Research, 72 pp. 1-10. ISSN 0160-7383 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2018.05.008 [eCite] [Details]

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2016Journal ArticleVorobjovas-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 - 10Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Hardy A

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Journal Article

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2018Hardy A, Vorobjovas-Pinta O, Eccleston R, 'Enhancing knowledge transfer in tourism: an Elaboration Likelihood Model approach', Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 37 pp. 33-41. ISSN 1447-6770 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jhtm.2018.09.002 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Hardy A; Eccleston R

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2018Vorobjovas-Pinta O, 'Gay neo-tribes: Exploration of travel behaviour and space', Annals of Tourism Research, 72 pp. 1-10. ISSN 0160-7383 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2018.05.008 [eCite] [Details]

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2018Vorobjovas-Pinta O, Dalla-Fontana IJ, 'The strange case of dating apps at a gay resort: hyper-local and virtual-physical leisure', Tourism Review pp. 1-11. ISSN 1660-5373 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1108/TR-03-2017-0035 [eCite] [Details]

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2017Vorobjovas-Pinta O, Robards B, 'The shared oasis: an insider ethnographic account of a gay resort', Tourist Studies, 17, (4) pp. 369-387. ISSN 1468-7976 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1468797616687561 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Robards B

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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 - 10Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Hardy A

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Chapter in Book

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Vorobjovas-Pinta O, 'Resorts', Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History, Charles Scribner's Sons, H Chiang (ed), Farmington Hills, MI, pp. 1379-1383. ISBN 9780684325538 (In Press) [Research Book Chapter]

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2018Vorobjovas-Pinta O, ' 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, Palgrave Macmillan, A Hardy, A Bennett, and B Robards (ed), Cham, pp. 71-87. ISBN 978-3-319-68206-8 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-68207-5_5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2017Vorobjovas-Pinta O, 'Annotated Bibliography', Handbook of LGBT Tourism and Hospitality: A Guide for Business Practice, Harrington Park Press, Guaracino J and Salvato E (ed), New York, pp. 141-152. ISBN 9781939594174 (2017) [Other Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

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2019Vorobjovas-Pinta O, Grimmer L, 'Marketing Gay-friendly' Spaces: Motivations and Outcomes for Small Hospitality and Retail Businesses', CAUTHE 2019 Sustainability of Tourism, Hospitality and Events in a Disruptive Digital Age, 11-14 February 2019, CQUniversity (In Press) [Conference Extract]

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2018Grimmer L, Vorobjovas-Pinta O, 'The visitor economy: What's in it for retailers?', International conference on Tourism and Retail Management 2018, 3-4 December 2018, Macao (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Grimmer L

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2018Ooi CS, Vorobjovas-Pinta O, 'Politics of postdisciplinary knowledge: Lessons from a study of the Anthropocene', 3rd International Conference on Postdisciplinary Approaches: Proceedings and Abstracts, 2-5 February 2018, Auckland, NZ, pp. 39. (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Ooi CS

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2018Vorobjovas-Pinta O, 'Dating apps and gay travellers: Hyper-local and virtual-physical leisure', Conference Handbook in CAUTHE 2018 Get Smart: Paradoxes and Possibilities in Tourism, Hospitality and Events, 05-08 February 2018, Newcastle, NSW, pp. 95. ISBN 978-0-9945141-3-4 (2018) [Conference Extract]

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2018Vorobjovas-Pinta O, Grimmer L, 'Exploring the role and outcomes of Gay-friendly' marketing: The effect of tolerance', International conference on Tourism and Retail Management 2018, 3-4 December 2018, Macao (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Grimmer L

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2017Jeffrey HL, Vorobjovas-Pinta O, Sposato M, 'It Takes Two to Tango: Straight-Friendly Buenos Aires', Critical Tourism Studies VII Conference: Book of Abstracts, 25-29 June 2017, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, pp. 77. (2017) [Conference Extract]

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2017Vorobjovas-Pinta O, 'Neo-tribalism and ritualised behaviour in a gay resort', Time for big ideas? Re-thinking the field for tomorrow: Book of Abstracts of the 27th Annual Conference, 07-10 February 2017, Dunedin, New Zealand, pp. 110. ISBN 978-0-473-38824-9 (2017) [Conference Extract]

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2017Vorobjovas-Pinta O, 'Dating apps and gay travellers: The organisation and divisions of physical and digital spaces', 13th Biennial Conference: Leisure for Social Change, 04-07 December 2017, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 40. ISBN 9781925646115 (2017) [Conference Extract]

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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: Hardy A; Robards B

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, 10-13 February 2014, Brisbane, pp. 635-644. ISBN 9780987050755 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Hardy A

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Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Vorobjovas-Pinta O, 'Gay neo-tribes : an exploration of space and travel behaviour' (2017) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Grimmer L, Maria M, Vorobjovas-Pinta O, 'Airbnb is not driving up prices in Tasmania the way many people think', Business Insider, BI Intelligence, Australia, 16 February 2018, p. 14. (2018) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Grimmer L; Maria M

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2018Grimmer L, Massey Maria, Vorobjovas-Pinta O, 'Airbnb is blamed for Tasmania's housing affordability problems, but it's actually helping small businesses', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 16 February 2018 (2018) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Grimmer L; Massey Maria

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2018Vorobjovas-Pinta O, 'The use of smartphones in the workplace. How does it affect our productivity: Interview with Gary Magnussen', Drive with Gary Magnussen, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Hobart, Tasmania, 23 July 2018 (2018) [Media Interview]

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2018Vorobjovas-Pinta O, 'A guide to getting the most out of your summer holidays: Interview with Carol Raabus', ABC Life, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia, 10 December 2018 (2018) [Media Interview]

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Grants & Funding

The Writing Up Fellowship - $2000

Oskaras has been awarded a 2017 PhD Writing Up Fellowship by the Institute for the Study of Social Change. The Writing Up Fellowship is to provide financial support to UTAS PhD students to assist them in publishing from their research.

HDR Summer Fellowship - $5000

Oskaras has been awarded a Tasmanian School of Business and Economics summer fellowship to research in one of the TSBE focus areas - Sustainability in Business and Community.

Funding Summary

Number of grants

1

Total funding

$5,617

Projects

Hard-Truth Tourism (HTT): Tourism in the Anthropocene (2017)$5,617
Description
This project will scope a research design to challenge established narratives around sustainable tourism research and practices using a Tasmanian mining town case study.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($5,617)
Scheme
Grant-CAL Hothouse Research Enhancement Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ooi CS; Vorobjovas-Pinta O
Year
2017

Research Supervision

Current

1

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDAn Examination of the Resources and Capabilities of Premium Niche Food Producers and Exporters2018