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Oscar Vorobjovas-Pinta

Course Coordinator for Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Tourism, Environmental & Cultural Heritage
Lecturer in Tourism and Society

Room 415 , Social Sciences Building

+61 3 6226 5578 (phone)

Oscar.Pinta@utas.edu.au

Dr Oscar Vorobjovas-Pinta is the Course Coordinator for Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Tourism, Environmental & Cultural Heritage, and a Lecturer in Tourism and Society at the School of Social Sciences in the College of Arts, Law and Education. Oscar is a leading expert on LGBTQI+ communities in the context of tourism, events, leisure, and hospitality. His research interests are the sociology of tourism, tourist behaviour, Antarctic tourism, extending ethnographic and qualitative research methods into tourism research, and technology-enhanced tourism experiences. Oscar is the President of the Australia and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies (ANZALS) and a Board Director of Visit Northern Tasmania.

Biography

Oscar obtained his PhD in Tourism 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. Before re-joining the University of Tasmania in 2022, Oscar was a Lecturer in Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management in the School of Business and Law at Edith Cowan University (Perth, Australia).

Oscar’s primary area of expertise is LGBTQI+ tourism, events, hospitality, and leisure. In 2021, he published an edited book titled Gay Tourism: New Perspectives. His key research interests are niche tourism; Antarctic tourism; tourism in the digital world; extending ethnographic and qualitative research methods into tourism research; social impacts of tourism; and technology-enhanced tourism experiences. Oscar has also a broad interest and industry experience in innovative tourism research and teaching and has been involved in a number of projects focusing on resilience, and on technology-enabled advanced tracking of visitors to Tasmania and Sydney. These projects have each been built on extensive stakeholder and industry engagement.

Oscar is also an award-winning lecturer with a strong focus on innovative teaching and learning. In 2020, he was awarded School of Business and Law (Edith Cowan University) Teaching and Learning Award for Impact on Learning for the innovative teaching in blended modes and the use of technology to enhance online learning. In 2015, Oscar awarded a Teaching Merit Certificate from the University of Tasmania.

Oscar is serves on the Editorial Board of Annals of Tourism Research Empirical Insights and is an Associate Editor of Event Management. He is also a Board Director of Visit Northern Tasmania, a Board Member of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies (ANZALS), a member of the Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE), and a member of the Tourism Research and Education Network (TRENd).

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

  • Board Director, Visit Northern Tasmania
  • Board Member, Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies (ANZALS)
  • Member, Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE)
  • Member, Tourism Research and Education Network (TRENd)

Administrative expertise

Course Coordinator for Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Tourism, Environmental & Cultural Heritage

Teaching

Teaching expertise

Oscar has 10 years of experience in tertiary education, including coordinating undergraduate and postgraduate level. Oscar is also a Course Coordinator for Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Tourism, Environmental & Cultural Heritage.

HGA501 – Sustainable Tourism Development

HGA601 – The Sharing Economy and Disruptive Innovations

HGA717 – Tourism Internship A

HGA718 – Tourism Internship B

Teaching responsibility

View more on Dr Oscar Vorobjovas-Pinta in WARP

Awards

  • Commendation for significant contribution to Hospitality, Tourism and Events Research, Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE), 2022
  • Best Voted Paper Award, Council for Australian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE), 2020
  • PhD Writing Up Fellowship by the Institute for the Study of Social Change, 2017
  • Summer Fellowship by the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, 2017

Fields of Research

  • Impacts of tourism (350801)
  • Tourist behaviour and visitor experience (350806)
  • Marketing communications (350604)
  • Tourism management (350803)
  • Sociological methodology and research methods (441006)
  • Human resources management (350503)
  • Hospitality management (350402)
  • Industry economics and industrial organisation (380109)
  • Social change (441004)

Research Objectives

  • Socio-cultural issues in tourism (110402)
  • Economic issues in tourism (110401)
  • Wholesale and retail trade (110304)
  • Tourism services (110499)
  • Tourism infrastructure development (110403)
  • Expanding knowledge in commerce, management, tourism and services (280106)
  • Other commercial services and tourism (119999)
  • Management (150302)
  • Employment patterns and change (230501)
  • Recreational services (119902)
  • Hospitality services (119901)

Publications

Total publications

53

Highlighted publications

(4 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2021BookVorobjovas-Pinta O, 'Gay Tourism: New Perspectives', Channel View Publications, Bristol, UK, pp. 230. ISBN 9781845418427 (2021) [Edited Book]

DOI: 10.21832/VOROBJ8427 [eCite] [Details]

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2020Journal ArticleVorobjovas-Pinta O, Hardy A, 'Resisting marginalisation and reconstituting space through LGBTQI+ events', Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 29, (2-3) pp. 447-465. ISSN 0966-9582 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/09669582.2020.1769638 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: Hardy A

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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]

Citations: Scopus - 30Web of Science - 22

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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 - 55Web of Science - 39

Co-authors: Hardy A

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Journal Article

(16 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2022Hardy A, Vorobjovas-Pinta O, Wells M, Grimmer L, Grimmer M, 'Measuring cruise passenger dispersal through technology', Annals of Tourism Research, 93 Article 103319. ISSN 0160-7383 (2022) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2021.103319 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Hardy A; Wells M; Grimmer L; Grimmer M

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2022Shakibaei S, Vorobjovas-Pinta O, 'Access to urban leisure: investigating mobility justice for transgender and gender diverse people on public transport', Leisure Sciences: An Interdisciplinary Journal pp. 1-19. ISSN 0149-0400 (2022) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/01490400.2021.2023372 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2

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2022Vorobjovas-Pinta O, Fong-Emmerson M, 'The contemporary role of urban LGBTQI+ festivals and events', Event Management: An International Journal pp. 1-43. ISSN 1525-9951 (2022) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3727/152599522X16419948694720 [eCite] [Details]

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2021Hardy A, Dolnicar S, Vorobjovas-Pinta O, 'The formation and functioning of the Airbnb neo-tribe. Exploring peer-to-peer accommodation host groups', Tourism Management Perspectives, 37 Article 100760. ISSN 2211-9736 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.tmp.2020.100760 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Hardy A

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2021Lucena R, Vorobjovas-Pinta O, Cai W, 'Introduction to gender and sexuality in tourism and hospitality', Tourism and Hospitality Research, 12, (4) pp. 426-432. ISSN 1467-3584 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/14673584211052100 [eCite] [Details]

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2020Ding H, Vorobjovas-Pinta O, Grimmer L, 'Identifying firm resources and capabilities for successful export: The case of regional SME premium food producers', Journal of International Food & Agribusiness Marketing pp. 1-24. ISSN 1528-6983 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/08974438.2020.1808553 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Grimmer L

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2020Ong F, Lewis C, Vorobjovas-Pinta O, 'Questioning the inclusivity of events: the queer perspective', Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 29, (11-12) pp. 2044-2061. ISSN 0966-9582 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/09669582.2020.1860072 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 9

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2020Ong F, Vorobjovas-Pinta O, Lewis C, 'LGBTIQ + identities in tourism and leisure research: a systematic qualitative literature review', Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 30, (7) pp. 1476-1499. ISSN 0966-9582 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/09669582.2020.1828430 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 13

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2020Vorobjovas-Pinta O, Hardy A, 'Resisting marginalisation and reconstituting space through LGBTQI+ events', Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 29, (2-3) pp. 447-465. ISSN 0966-9582 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/09669582.2020.1769638 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: Hardy A

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2019Grimmer L, Vorobjovas-Pinta O, 'From the sharing economy to the visitor economy: the Impact on small retailers', International Journal of Tourism Cities, 6, (1) pp. 90-98. ISSN 2056-5607 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1108/IJTC-01-2019-0015 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Grimmer L

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2019Grimmer L, Vorobjovas-Pinta O, Massey M, 'Regulating, then deregulating Airbnb: the unique case of Tasmania (Australia)', Annals of Tourism Research, 75 pp. 304-307. ISSN 0160-7383 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2019.01.012 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: Grimmer L; Massey M

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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]

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 17

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]

Citations: Scopus - 30Web of Science - 22

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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]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 6

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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 - 13Web of Science - 9

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 - 55Web of Science - 39

Co-authors: Hardy A

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Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Vorobjovas-Pinta O, 'Gay Tourism: New Perspectives', Channel View Publications, Bristol, UK, pp. 230. ISBN 9781845418427 (2021) [Edited Book]

DOI: 10.21832/VOROBJ8427 [eCite] [Details]

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Chapter in Book

(12 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2022Vorobjovas-Pinta O, Wilk V, 'Marketing Suburban Tourism Destinations on Social Media: the Case of the City of Joondalup, Western Australia', Case Based Research in Tourism, Travel, Hospitality and Events, Springer, M Sigala, A Yeark, R Presbury, M Fang, and KA Smith (ed), Singapore, pp. 219-236. ISBN 9789811646706 (2022) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-981-16-4671-3 [eCite] [Details]

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2021Lewis C, Vorobjovas-Pinta O, 'Out of the Closet and into the Streets: Reflections on the Considerations in Hosting Rural Pride Events', Gay Tourism: New Perspectives, Channel View Publications, O Vorobjovas-Pinta (ed), Bristol, UK, pp. 211-223. ISBN 9781845418427 (2021) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.21832/9781845418434-017 [eCite] [Details]

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2021Vorobjovas-Pinta O, 'Gay Tourism: New Perspectives', Gay Tourism, Channel View Publications, O Vorobjovas-Pinta (ed), Bristol, UK, pp. 1-12. ISBN 9781845418427 (2021) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.21832/VOROBJ8427 [eCite] [Details]

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2021Vorobjovas-Pinta O, 'LGBTQI+ resort workers: blurring the lines of work and leisure', Gay Tourism, Channel View Publications, O Vorobjovas-Pinta (ed), Bristol, UK, pp. 119-133. ISBN 9781845418427 (2021) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.21832/VOROBJ8427 [eCite] [Details]

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2021Vorobjovas-Pinta O, 'Neo-tribalism through an Ethnographic Lens: a Critical Theory Approach', Research Paradigm Considerations for Emerging Scholars, Channel View Publications, A Pabel, J Pryce, and A Anderson (ed), Bristol, UK, pp. 112-129. ISBN 9781845418281 (2021) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.21832/9781845418281 [eCite] [Details]

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2021Vorobjovas-Pinta O, 'Gay Tourism', Gay Tourism: New Perspectives, Channel View Publications, O Vorobjovas-Pinta (ed), Bristol, UK, pp. 1-14. ISBN 9781845418427 (2021) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.21832/9781845418434 [eCite] [Details]

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2021Vorobjovas-Pinta O, Grimmer L, 'Marketing and Communicating Gay Friendly Hospitality Spaces: The Case of Rainbow Tasmania Tourism Accreditation', Gay Tourism: New Perspectives, Channel View Publications, O Vorobjovas-Pinta (ed), United Kingdom ISBN 9781845418410 (2021) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Grimmer L

2021Vorobjovas-Pinta O, Lewis C, 'The Coalescence of the LGBTQI+ Neo-tribes During the Pride Events', Consumer Tribes in Tourism Contemporary: Perspectives on Special-Interest Tourism, Springer, C Pforr, R Dowling, and M Volgger (ed), Singapore, pp. 69-81. ISBN 9789811571497 (2021) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-981-15-7150-3 [eCite] [Details]

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2020Grimmer L, Vorobjovas-Pinta O, 'Maintaining the Status Quo: Regulating Airbnb in Tasmania', Tourism in Tasmania, Forty South Publishing, CS Ooi and A Hardy (ed), Tasmania, Australia, pp. 195-206. ISBN 9780648675761 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Grimmer L

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 (2019) [Other 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 - 7

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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

(16 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2022Hardy A, Vorobjovas-Pinta O, 'Using technology to understand cruise ship passenger dispersal', Proceedings of CAUTHE 2022 Conference Online: Shaping the Next Normal in Tourism, Hospitality and Events, 07-09 February 2022, Griffith University, pp. 1 piece- abstract. (2022) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Hardy A

2022Vorobjovas-Pinta O, Fong-Emmerson M, 'Feathers, bears, and bank logos: the changing constituencies of LGBTQI+ events in Australia', Proceedings of Critical Tourism Studies 9 within Dangerous Times, June 27 - July 1 2022, Mao, Menorca, pp. 1. (2022) [Conference Extract]

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2022Vorobjovas-Pinta O, Fong-Emmerson M, Hardy A, 'The changing function of LGBTQI+ events', Proceedings of CAUTHE 2022 Conference Online: Shaping the Next Normal in Tourism, Hospitality and Events, 07-09 February 2022, Griffith University, pp. 1 piece- abstract. (2022) [Conference Extract]

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2022Vorobjovas-Pinta O, Kimbu A, Kline C, 'Conference discussants', Proceedings of Critical Tourism Studies 9 within Dangerous Times, June 27 - July 1 2022, Mao, Menorca (2022) [Plenary Presentation]

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2022Vorobjovas-Pinta O, Pearce J, Hardy A, 'Resisting marginalisation in Regional Australia through LGBTQI+ events', Proceedings of Critical Tourism Studies 9 within Dangerous Times, June 27 - July 1 2022, Mao, Menorca, pp. 1 piece- abstract. (2022) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Hardy A

2019Markwell K, Khoo-Lattimore C, Vorobjovas-Pinta O, 'Q & A Session - Staying Disruptive: Living and Practising as a Critical Scholar', CAUTHE 2019: Program, 11-14 February 2019, CQUniversity (2019) [Plenary Presentation]

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2019Vorobjovas-Pinta O, Grimmer L, 'Marketing Gay-friendly' Spaces: Motivations and Outcomes for Small Hospitality and Retail Businesses', Sustainability of Tourism, Hospitality & Events in a Disruptive Digital Age: Conference Proceedings: CAUTHE 2019, 11-14 February 2019, CQUniversity, pp. 637. ISBN 978-0-9945141-4-1 (2019) [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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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

(7 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Vorobjovas-Pinta O, 'Report released on Airbnb's impact on Tasmania', The Examiner, Fairfax Media Limited, TAS, Australia, 29 March 2019 (2019) [Media Interview]

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2019Vorobjovas-Pinta O, 'Report released on Airbnb's impact on Tasmania', The Advocate, Fairfax Media Limited, TAS, Australia, 29 March 2019 (2019) [Media Interview]

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2019Vorobjovas-Pinta O, 'The role AirBnB in regional and rural Tasmania: interview with Piia Wirsu', Drive with Piia Wirsu, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, TAS, Australia, 3 April (2019) [Media Interview]

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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

3

Total funding

$137,569

Projects

Tracking the state of play in the hospitality and tourism industries in Tasmania (2022 - 2024)$64,657
Description
A program of work to provide biannual updates to business and employment statistics derived from Australian Bureau of Statistics data for the hospitality industry, replicate for the tourism industry, and expand the indicators to key areas of interest for the Department. In addition, we will analyse data gaps and conduct primary data collection to begin to fill those gaps.
Funding
Department of State Growth (Tas) ($64,657)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lester EA; Seivwright AN; Ooi CS; Hardy A; Vorobjovas-Pinta O
Period
2022 - 2024
Cruise Ship Dispersal in Sydney (2020)$67,295
Description
This project will develop an app with integrated survey and GIS capability and conduct a pilot of 100 cruise ship tourists to fine tune recruitment process and finesse the technology.
Funding
Port Authority of New South Wales ($67,295)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hardy A; Grimmer EL; Grimmer MR; Vorobjovas-Pinta O
Year
2020
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
PhDCross-border Shopping: A study of the Daigou business model2018