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Professor Scott McCabe

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MA (London Metropolitan), PhD (Derby)
Professor of Marketing and Tourism

Division: Marketing
E-mail: Scott.McCabe@nottingham.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 115 8466683
Location: B78c (North Building, Jubilee Campus)

Scott is a Professor in Marketing and Tourism and has worked at the University of Nottingham since 2007. Prior to this post, he held lecturing positions at Sheffield Hallam, Leeds Beckett and Derby University. The main focus of Scott's research is on tourist experience and consumer behaviour. He studied day visitor's motivations for visiting the Peak District National Park for his PhD thesis, undertaking detailed analysis of the language visitors used to construct and formulate reasoned accounts for their actions, drawing on for example, biography and place identity. Scott is an experienced teacher, having taught marketing and consumer behaviour classes to undergraduate, MSc, and MBA students. He also has some experience of delivering Executive education to international audiences. His research on 'social tourism' has become internationally recognised, and he am frequently invited to give keynote presentations to international conferences and symposiums, to participate in workshops and panel sessions.

Scott is the current co-Editor in Chief of Annals of Tourism Research, and an editorial board member on the Journal of Policy Research in Leisure, Tourism and Events, the Annals of Leisure Research, and the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. He has also been an Associate Editor of the Journal of Business Research (2016-18). Scott has been a member of the International Sociological Association (Research Committee 50 on International Tourism) since 2004, and currently serves as Vice President for Organising the World Congress sessions for that committee. He has previously served as Deputy Chair of the Tourism Marketing SIG of the Academy of Marketing and on the Committee of the Association for Tourism in Higher Education learned society.

Prior to joining Higher Education Scott worked in the tourism and hospitality industry first in the Peak District National Park and then during travels in Australia and South East Asia.

Areas of Expertise
My main research interests include tourist consumer behaviour; tourist experience and consumption; non-participation, social equity and social exclusion in tourism; tourism marketing communications and representation in tourism promotion; qualitative sociological/ethnographic research methods in tourism.

Administrative Roles
Associate Dean for Research

School Committee Memberships
REF Task Group 2019
Research Ethics Committee (NUBS REC) 2018 Ethics Reviewer and Committee Member
School Management Group 2014
Scott is the module convenor for the option module Tourism Management and Marketing available on the undergraduate business programme, where the aim is to engage in debates on current challenges facing the management and marketing of the world's largest industry sector, travel and tourism services.

Scott is module convenor of the following modules:


Tourism Marketing and Communication (BUSI4327)

Details of all modules can be found on MyNottingham

Scott's research stems from an interest in tourist's experiences of place and how accounts of such experiences contribute to people's constructions of their self-identity. He specialises in qualitative methods, particularly those based on understanding social interaction, including narrative analysis, discourse analysis and socio-linguistics. This stretches across a range of contexts including children and families, blogging and online communication as well as interview data.

He has recently become interested in social psychology of ethical and responsible consumer behaviour, and the psychological processes (mental mechanisms) behind tourist decision making, including heuristics. Scott's research has examined the qualities of tourist experiences, motivations, decision processing, and how they are mediated by technology.

Scott's research has been funded by the BA/Leverhulme, the ESRC, the E.U. and many other corporate and charitable organisations. He has supervised 16 PhD students to completion, and many of those students have gone to successful academic careers.

Scott has an enduring research interest in social equity and the links between tourism (non-)participation and social exclusion through the concept of 'Social Tourism'. This work has been internationally recognised and has led to numerous collaborations. He holds a three-year part time position as Professor of Tourism Management at the University of Eastern Finland, where he supervises a PhD student and work on research projects in this field. Scott has undertaken research work in partnership with a range of charities and international organisations. His recent research focuses on the benefits of participation in holidays for low-income and otherwise disadvantaged groups in society in relation to subjective well-being, optimism and resilience and personal growth, education and self-development. More recent research has examined sustainability, social and economic policy of tourism and the rights to tourism in the context of social tourism.

Scott is the author of over 65 journal articles, book chapters and published works. He has also written a textbook: "Marketing Communications in Tourism and hospitality: Concepts, Strategies and Cases" (2009); co-edited "Social Tourism in Europe: Theory and Practice (2012); and in 2014 he edited the "Routledge Handbook of Tourism Marketing". In 2018, he co-edited "Sustainability and marketing in tourism: its contexts, paradoxes, approaches, challenges and potential". His latest co-edited book, "Social Tourism at the Crossroads" is published in 2019.

Scott is currently leading on the following projects:

  • Empowering family self-efficacy through social tourism - Tahira Kosar Studentship

Scott is currently supervising the following Research Students:

Abbie-Gayle Johnson
Heppy Millanyani
Matthew Voigts
Somaiah Alotaibi
Tahira Kosar

Older Publications

Older Publications

Journal Articles

McCabe, S.; Johnson, S. (2013), "The happiness factor in tourism:subjective well-being and social tourism.", Annals of Tourism Research, Vol.41 (April), pp. 42-65.

Li, S.; McCabe, S. (2012), "Measuring the legacies of mega events: indicators and propositions", International Journal of Tourism Research, Vol.15 (4), pp. 388-402, DOI: 10.1002/jtr.1885.

McCabe, S.; Sharples, M.; Foster, C. (2012), "Stakeholder Engagement in the Design of Scenarios of Technology-Enhanced Tourism Services", Tourism Management Perspectives, Vol.4, pp. 36-44.

Diekmann, A.; McCabe, S. (2011), "Systems of Social Tourism in the European Union: A Comparative Study", Current Issues in Tourism, Vol.14 (5), pp. 417-430.

Foster, C.; McCabe, S.; Dewhurst, H. (2010), "Management Development Skills in the Hospitality and tourism sector: needs and issues from a regional perspective", Tourism Planning and Development (formerly Tourism and Hospitality: Planning and Development), Vol.7 (4), pp. 429-445.

McCabe, S.; Joldersma, T.; Li, C. (2010), "Understanding the benefits of Social tourism: Linking participation to subjective wellbeing and quality of life", International Journal of Tourism Research, Vol.12, pp. 761-773.

McCabe, S.; Stokoe, E. (2010), "'Have you been away?' Holiday talk in everyday interaction", Annals of Tourism Research, Vol.37 (4), pp. 1117-1140.

Pratt, S.; McCabe, S.; Cortes Jimenez, I.; Blake, A. (2010), "Measuring the effectiveness of destination marketing campaigns: comparative analysis of conversion studies", Journal of Travel Research, Vol.49 (2), pp. 179-190.

McCabe, S. (2009), "Who needs a holiday? Evaluating social tourism", Annals of Tourism Research, Vol.36(4), pp. 667-688.

Bramwell, C.; Lane, B.; McCabe, S.; Mosedale, J.; Scarles, C. (2008), "Research perspectives on responsible tourism", Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Vol.16 (3/4), pp. 253-257.

Carnegie, E.; McCabe, S. (2008), "Re-enactment events and tourism: meaning, authenticity and identity", Current Issues in Tourism, Vol.11 (4), pp.349-368.

Simoni, V.; McCabe, S. (2008), "From ethnographers to tourists and back again: On positioning issues in the anthropology of tourism", Civilisation, Vol.57(1-2), pp. 173-190.

McCabe, S.; Martin, E. (2007), "Part Time Work and Postgraduate Students: Developing the Skills for Employment", Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education, Vol.6 (2), pp. 29-40.

McCabe, S.; Foster, C. (2006), "The Role and Function of Narrative in Tourist Interaction", Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, Vol.4 (3), pp. 194-215.

McCabe, S. (2005), "Who is a Tourist? A Critical Review", Tourist Studies, Vol.5 (1), pp. 85-106.

McCabe, S.; Stokoe, E. (2004), "Place and Identity in Tourist Accounts", Annals of Tourism Research, Vol.31 (3), pp. 601-622.

McCabe, S. (2001), "The Problem of Motivation in Understanding the Demand for Leisure Day Visits", Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing, Vol.10 (1), pp. 107-113.

McCabe, S. (2000), "Tourism Motivation Process", Annals of Tourism Research, Vol.27 (4), pp. 1049-1052.


McCabe, S.; Minnaert, L.; Diekmann, A. (2011), ed Social Tourism in Europe: theory and practice, Bristol. Channel View.

McCabe, S. (2009), Marketing Communications in Tourism and Hospitality: Concepts, Strategies and Cases., London. Taylor and Francis..

Chapters in Books

McCabe, S. (2013), "The Tourist.", in Adey, P., Bissell, D., Hannam, K., Merriman, P. and Sheller, M. (ed) The Handbook of Mobilities., London. Routledge..

McCabe, S. (2013), "Social Tourism", in Cater, C., and Garrod, B (ed) The Encyclopaedia of Sustainable Tourism., London. Routledge..

Bosangit, C.; McCabe, S.; Hibbert, S. (2009), "What is told in travel blogs? Exploring travel blogs for consumer narrative analysis", in Hopken, W.; Gretzel, U.; Law, R. (ed) Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2009: Proceedings of the International Conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 61-72, Wien, Springer-Verlag.

McCabe, S. (2009), "Who is a tourist? Conceptual and theoretical developments", in Tribe, J. (ed) Philosophical Issues in Tourism: Truth, Beauty and Virtue, pp. 25-42, Bristol, Channel View.

Martin, E.; McCabe, S. (2008), "Embedding Employability in Postgraduate Hospitality and Tourism courses through work placement", in Grave, S.; Maher, A (ed) Developing Graduate Employability: Case studies in hospitality, leisure, sport and tourism, pp. 98-116, Threshold Press.

Long, P.; McCabe, S.; Scullion, M. (2007), "Tourism and the Inclusive Society", in Casado-Diaz, M.; Everett, S.; Wilson, J. (ed) Social and Cultural Change: Making space(s) for tourism and leisure, 45-66, Brighton, Leisure Studies Association.

McCabe, S. (2007), "The Beauty of the Form: Ethnomethodology and Tourism Studies", in Ateljevic, I.; Morgan, N.; Pritchard, A.; Morgan, N. (ed) The Critical Turn in Tourism Studies: Innovative Research Methodologies, pp. 227-243.

McCabe, S. (2006), "The Making of Community Identity Through the Historic Sporting Event: The Case of Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football", in Picard, D.; Robinson, M. (ed) Festivals, Tourism and Social Change: Remaking Worlds, pp. 99-118, Clevedon, Channel View Publications.

McCabe, S.; Marson, D. (2006), "The Consumption of Tourism Space: Place, Modernity and Meaning", in Burns, P.; Novelli, M. (ed) Advances in Tourism Research: Tourism and Social Identities, Global Frameworks and Local Realities, pp. 91-110, Elsevier.

McCabe, S.; Crouch, D. (2003), "Culture, Consumption and Eco-tourism Policies", in Fennell, D.; Dowling, R. (ed) Eco-tourism Policy and Planning, pp. 77-98, Wallingford, Oxon, CAB International.

McCabe, S. (2002), "The Tourist Experience and Everyday Life", in Dann, G.M.S. (ed) The Tourist as a Metaphor of the Social World, PP. 61-76, Wallington, CAB International.

McCabe, S. (2001), "Day Visitor's Constructions of Heritage Landscapes as Accounts for Tourist/Leisure Behaviour", in Cotter, M.M.; Boyd, W.E.; Gardiner, J.E. (ed) Heritage Landscapes: Understanding Place and Communities, pp. 431-442, Lismore, NSW, Southern Cross University Press.

McCabe, S. (2000), "The Problem of Motivation in Understanding the Demand for Leisure Day Visits to the Peak National Park in the UK", in Woodside, A.G.; Crouch, G.I.; Mazanec, T.A.; Oppermann, M.; Sakai, M.Y. (ed) Consumer Psychology of Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure, Wallington, CAB International.

McCabe, S.; Stocks, J. (1998), "Issues in Social Impacts of Tourism Research with Reference to the Indian State of Goa", in Roy, K.C.; Tisdell, C.A. (ed) Tourism in India and India's Economic Development, NY, Nova Science Publishers Inc..


Johnson, S.; McCabe, S. 2012, "The effects of social tourism on subjective well-being.", in Paper presented to the International Social tourism Organisation conference \'Social Tourism in the World: State of the Art\', Brussels, May 24th 2012..

Johnson, S.; McCabe, S. 2012, "Exploring the effects of holidays on Wellbeing and Quality of Life.", in Paper presented at the ATLAS conference, \'Re-creating the Global City: Tourism, Leisure and Mega-Events in the Transformation of 21st Century Cities\', London, UK. 12-15th September, 2012..

McCabe, S. 2011, "Problematics and potentials for interdisciplinarity in tourism studies.", at Paper presented at the Advancing Tourism Social Sciences conference, University of Surrey, 28th June-1st July, 2011..

McCabe, S. 2011, "The mobile tourist: transforming visiting experiences through mobile technology.", at Paper presented to the DRHA conference at University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus, China. 5-7th September 2011..

McCabe, S.; Foster, C.; Li, C.; Nanda, B. 2011, "Our Mobile Future: how smartphones will transform visitor experiences,", at paper presented to the Academy of Marketing conference, Marketing Fields Forever, July 5-7th 2011, Liverpool.

McCabe, S. 2010, "Potentials for interdisciplinary in tourism studies? Trojan horse or pious hope! Paper presented at the ISA World Congress on Sociology", in Sociology on the move, Goteborg, Sweden, July 2010.

McCabe, S.; Foster, C.; Li, C.; Nanda, B. 2010, "Tourists' use of mobile digital media/online tools in shaping visitor experiences", in \'Tourism Metrics\' workshop, USI, Lugano, Switzerland, October, 2010.

McCabe, S.; Foster, C.; Li, C.; Nanda, B. 2010, "Tourists' use of mobile digital media/online tools in shaping visitor experiences.", in Paper presented to the \'Tourism Metrics\' workshop, USI, Lugano, Switzerland, October, 2010..

McCabe, S.; Pratt, S. 2010, "Marketing communications in tourism: future research directions", at CAUTHE conference, Hobart, Tasmania, February 2010.

McCabe, S.; Pratt, S. 2009, "Marketing communications in tourism: state of the art and future research issues", at the Advances in Tourism Marketing conference, Bournemouth, September 2009.

McCabe, S. 2008, "Plain common horse sense: exploring representations of Britain", at ATLAS conference "Selling or Telling: paradoxes in tourism", Brighton.

McCabe, S.; Joldersma, T.; Chunxiao, L. 2008, "Understanding the benefits of Social tourism: health, wellbeing and quality of life", at World Congress on Social Tourism/World Leisure Forum, Quebec City, Canada.

McCabe, S. 2007, "Holiday participation and the benefits of tourism", at RGS-IBG Annual conference, London.

McCabe, S.; Simoni, V. 2007, "From ethnogrpher to tourist and back again: On positioning strategies in the anthropology of tourism", at ASA Conference, London Metropolitan University.

McCabe, S.; Simoni, V. 2007, "From ethnographer to tourist and back again: positioning self and others in touism research", at Critical Tourism Studies Conference.

McCabe, S. 2006, "Tourism and the modern citizen: should a holiday be a fundamental human right?", at ISA world congress of Sociology, Durban, SA July 23-29th 2006.

McCabe, S. 2006, "Tourism and social equity: issues of participation in the UK", at Invited speaker presentation to the Tourism, Leisure and Socio-spatial Change Research Group research seminar on "Social Exclusion in Leisure, Sport and Tourism: theorising race and class." UWE. January 2006.

McCabe, S.; Long, P. 2006, "Tourism and the inclusive society", at LSA conference on Making space for leisure at UWE in July 2006.

McCabe, S.; Martin, E. 2006, "Part time work and postgraduate students: Developing the skills for employment?", at CHIME conference at NTU, Nottingham May 2006.

McCabe, S. 2005, "Tourism and social class revisited: The poverty of tourist experience and the immateriality of place?", at "On Voyage: New Directions in Tourism Theory", University Of California, Berkeley, October 2005.

McCabe, S. 2005, "'Sociology of tourism' or 'sociology and tourism' or 'society and tourism'", at RC50 of the International Sociological Association interim symposium on New Directions in Tourism Theory, Wageningen University, Holland, June 2005.

McCabe, S.; Carnegie, E. 2005, "Re-enacting the past, re-locating the self: fantasy and identity politics in re-enactment festivals and events", at JoE IV conference on Carnival and Folklore, Dubrovnik, March 2005.

McCabe, S.; Carnegie, E. 2005, "Re-enactment, history/fantasy and identity politics in post-modern leisure events", at UNESCO conference on cultural Landscapes, University of Newcastle April, 2005.

McCabe, S.; Martin, E. 2005, "Exploring the relationships between skills and part time work of International Postgraduate students in Tourism and Hospitality", at ATHE conference on "The future of tourism in higher education", Wirral, November/December 2005.

McCabe, S. 2004, "Who is a tourist? Not me!: theory vs members' social interaction practices in the categorisation of a 'tourist'", at ISA interim symposium of the RC50 on International Tourism; "Understanding tourism - theoretical advances", Mytilini/Lesvos, May 2004.

McCabe, S. 2004, "Narrating the Touristic World: The Storying of the Tourist Account of Experience", in Tourism and literature: travel, imagination and myth, Harrogate, July 2004, CD-ROM.

McCabe, S. 2004, "The historic sporting festival: theatre of hate and love, mayhem and rehabilitation, exile and belonging", in JoE III conference proceedings on Festivals as Transnational practice, Innsbruck, Austria. May 2004, CD ROM.

McCabe, S.; Azara, I.; Crouch, D. 2004, "Being there: Doing Ethnography at the Festival, an epistemic discussion", at JoE III conference on Festivals as Transnational practice, Innsbruck, Austria. May 2004.

McCabe, S. 2003, "The making of community identity through the historic sporting event: the case of Ashbourne royal Shrovetide football", at 'Journey's of expression 2: cultural festivals and events and tourism' conference, Vienna, March, 2003.

McCabe, S.; Foster, C. 2003, "The local attribution of blame and responsibility in the management of service failures: analysing holiday complaint letters and responses", at IIEMCA, Manchester Metropolitan University, July.

McCabe, S.; Graeupl, A. 2003, "Use of the Internet by 'silver surfers' for travel and tourism information use and decision-making: a conceptual review and discussion of findings", in 10th ENTER conference on Information Technology and Tourism, Helsinki.

McCabe, S.; Marson, D. 2003, "The social construction and consumption of tourism space: place, modernity and meaning", at 2nd International Symposium on tourism and sustainability, "Global Frameworks and local realities", September 11th and 12th 2003.

McCabe, S.; Stokoe, E. 2002, "Reformulating Place: place, space and identity in tourist narratives", at ICCA, Denmark, May 2002.

McCabe, S.; Stokoe, E. 2002, "Space, place and identity in tourist narratives", at Tourism Research 2002 conference in Cardiff, September.

McCabe, S.; Stokoe, E. 2002, "Place, Space and Identity in Tourist Narratives", in Tourism Research 2002, Cardiff, September, Cardiff.

McCabe, S. 2001, "Talking 'hard' and 'soft' tourism and the communicative power of conversations about being a tourist", at 'Worldscape 21' colloquium, Liege, August.

McCabe, S. 2001, "Home comforts: conceptualising the other side to risk in tourism", at RGS-IBG annual conference entitled "Innovation and Risk/Society and the Sea". Plymouth University. 3rd - 5th January.

McCabe, S. 2000, "Consumption of the countryside at the turn of the millennium: a postmodern desert of experience or valuable link in the chain of 'real' lived identities. Day visitors to the Peak Park have their say", in Reflections on International Tourism: motivations, behaviour and tourist types, Sunderland.

McCabe, S. 1999, "Daydream Believers : Day Visitors Experiences in the Peak National Park and their Construction of Tourist/Leisure Identities in Everyday Life", at 1st International Conference on Consumption and Representation 'Consuming Markets: Consuming Meanings'. University of Plymouth, September.

McCabe, S.; Hoefer, J. 1999, "Researching Tourist Satisfaction, do academic methods match company objectives?", at ATLAS Conference on Tourism and Services Quality, Munich, September.

McCabe, S. 1998, "The problem of motivation in the search for understanding the demand for leisure day visits to the Peak National Park in the UK", at International Symposium of Consumer Behaviour in Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality, Hawaii, August.

McCabe, S. 1997, "Towards a Conceptual Framework of Day Visitor Behaviour", at EIRASS Workshop, 'The Battle for the Tourist', Eindhoven, Netherlands, June.

McCabe, S. 1997, "The Future for National Parks Tourism in Goa", at Fourth IIDS International Seminar on Tourism and Economic Development, Bhubaneswar, India, June.

McCabe, S.; Clarke, A. 1997, "What's in a Name? Conceptualising Tourism, Recreation and Leisure", at IERASS Workshop, 'The Battle for the Tourist', Eindhoven, Netherlands, June.

McCabe, S.; Heap, T. 1997, "Reading between the lines: a comparison of tourism policies as tools for socio-community development", at ATLAS Conference Tourism, Leisure and Community Development, Viana do Castelo, Portugal, September.

McCabe, S.; Stocks, J. 1997, "Issues in Social Impacts of Tourism Research with Reference to the Indian State of Goa", at Fourth IIDS International Seminar on Tourism and Economic Development, Bhubaneswar, India, June.

McCabe, S.; Heap, T. 1996, "Using UK National Parks as a Model for Development of Australian National Parks", at Pacific and Asia Tourism Association Conference, University of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, June.

McCabe, S.; Heap, T.; Walker, P. 1996, "A Comparative Analysis of the UK and Australian National Parks Systems", at Australian Hospitality and Tourism Research Association, Southern Cross University, Lismore, New South Wales, Australia, February.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Dolnicar, S.; McCabe, S. 2020, "A Proactive model of journal editing", in Annals of Tourism Research, 102894.

Gossling, S.; McCabe, S.; Chen, C. (2020), "A socio-psychological conceptualisation of overtourism", Annals of Tourism Research, Vol.84, 102976.

Hosany, S.; Hunter-Jones, P.; McCabe, S. 2020, "Emotions in Tourist Experiences: Advancing our conceptual, methodological and empirical understanding", in Journal of Destination Marketing and Management, 100444.

Johnson, A.-G.; Rickly, J.M.; McCabe, S. (2020), "Smartmentality in Ljubljana", Annals of Tourism Research, Vol.86.

Lv, Xingyang.; Li, Chunxiao (Spring).; McCabe, S. (2020), "Expanding theory of tourists' destination loyalty: The role of sensory impressions.", Tourism Management, Vol.77, 104026.

McCabe, S.; Qiao, G, (2020), "A review of research into Social Tourism Launching the Annals of Tourism Research Curated Collection on Social Tourism", Annals of Tourism Research, Vol.85, 103103.

Melvin, J.; Winklhofer, H; McCabe, S. (2020), "Creating Joint Experiences - Family Engagement with a Heritage Site", Tourism Management, Vol.78, 104038.

Vento, E.; Tammi, T.; McCabe, S.; Komppula, (2020), "RE-EVALUATING WELL-BEING OUTCOMES OF SOCIAL TOURISM: EVIDENCE FROM FINLAND", Annals of Tourism Research, Vol.85, 103085.

Li, Q.; Li, C.; McCabe, S.; Xu, H. (2019), "ALWAYS BEST OR GOOD ENOUGH? The effect of "mind-set" on preference consistency over time in tourist decision making.", Annals of Tourism Research, Vol.75, pp. 186-201.

Liu, Y; Li, C; McCabe, S. (2019), "How small things affect the big picture?:The effect of service product innovation on perceived experience value", International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Vol.31 (7), pp. 2994-3014.

McCabe, S, (2019), ""Tourism for all?" Considering social tourism: a perspective paper", Tourism Review, Vol.75 (1), pp. 61-64.

McCabe, S., and Branco Illodo, I. (2019), "Thrilled to have 'bagged a bargain' or 'bitter' and 'very frustrating'? Exploring consumer attitudes to value and deals in tourism", Journal of Travel Research, Vol.58 (6), pp. 945-960.

Oklevik, O.; Gossling, S.; Hall, C.M.; Steen Jacobsen, J.K.; Grotte, I.P.; and McCabe, S. (2019), "Overtourism, optimisation, and destination performance indicators: A case study of activities in Fjord Norway", Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Vol.27 (12), pp. 1804-1824.

Cakmak, E., Lie, R. & McCabe, S. (2018), "Reframing Informal Tourism Entrepreneurial Practices: capital and field relations structuring the informal tourism economy of Chiang Mai.", Annals of Tourism Research, Vol.72, pp. 37-47.

Chong, A., Wang, Y., Khong, K-W., Teng, M., McCabe, S. & Wang, Y. (2018), "Analyzing key influences of tourists - acceptance of online reviews in travel decisions.", Internet Research: Electronic Networking, Applications and Policy, Vol.28 (3), pp. 564-586.

Diekmann, A.; McCabe, S.; and Ferreira, C.C. 2018, "Social tourism: research advances, but stasis in policy. Bridging the divide", in Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, pp. 181-188.

Jose David Cisneros-Martínez, Scott McCabe & Antonio Fernandez-Morales, (2018), "The contribution of social tourism to sustainable tourism: a case study of seasonally adjusted programmes in Spain", Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Vol.26 (1), 85-107.

Kakoudakis, K; McCabe, S, (2018), "Social tourism as a modest, yet sustainable, development strategy: Policy recommendation for Greece", Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, pp.1-6.

Vahideh, A.; Yeoh, K.K.; Khong, K-W.; McCabe, S. (2018), "Understanding Motivations of undertaking CSR Initiatives by Independent Hotels in Malaysia: A Holistic Approach.", International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Vol.31 (6), pp. 2468-2487.

Braim, K.; McCabe, S., Rickly, J.M, Gadi, M, (2017), "Managing cultural tourism in post-conflict areas: Kurdistan Federal Region, Iraq", Tourism Today, Vol.16, pp. 111-130.

Font, X. McCabe, S. (2017), "Sustainability and marketing in tourism: its contexts, paradoxes, approaches, challenges and potential", Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Vol.25 (7), 869-883.

Han, W.; McCabe, S.; Wang, Y. & Chong, A. (2017), "Evaluating user-generated content in social media: an effective approach to encourage greater pro-environmental behaviour in tourism?", Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Vol.26 (4), 600-614..

Ingram, C.; Caruana, R.; McCabe, S. (2017), "PARTicipative Inquiry for Tourist Experience", Annals of Tourism Research, Vol.65, pp.13-24.

Kakoudakis, K.I.; McCabe, S.; Story, V. (2017), "Social tourism and self-efficacy: Exploring links between tourism participation, job-seeking and unemployment", Annals of Tourism Research, Vol.65, 108-121.

Li, C; McCabe, S; Song, H, (2017), "Tourist Choice Processing: Evaluating Decision Rules and Methods of Their Measurement", Journal of Travel Research, Vol.65 (6), 699-711.

Li, C;, McCabe, S. & Chen, Y. (2017), "Destination Choice of Chinese Long-haul Outbound Tourists and Market Segmentation", Journal of China Tourism Research, Vol.13 (3), 298-315.

Li, Chunxiao, McCabe, S., and Chen, Y. (2017), "A marketing Perspective of Chinese long-haul Outbound Tourists and their Destination Choice.", Journal of China Tourism Research, Vol.13 (3),, 298-315.

S. McCabe, (2017), "Social tourism and its contribution to sustainable tourism", Cuadernos economicos de ICE, Vol.93, 71-86.

Fernandez-Morales, A., Cisneros-Martinez, J. D., McCabe, S. (2016), "Seasonal concentration of tourism demand: Decomposition analysis and marketing implications.", Tourism Management, Vol.56, 172-190.

li, C; McCabe, S; Li, R, (2016), "Digging deeper into decision-marking of Chinese long-haul outbound tourists: combining choice-set and preference estimation approaches", Journal of Destination Marketing and Management, Vol.6, 267-275.

Pratt, S.; McCabe, S.; Movono, A. (2016), "Gross happiness of a 'tourism' village in Fiji", Journal of Destination Marketing and Management, Vol.5 (1), 26-35.

Bos, L.; McCabe, S.; Johnson, S. (2015), "Learning never goes on holiday: an exploration of social tourism as a context for experiential learning.", Current Issues in Tourism, Vol.18 (9), pp. 859-875.

Bosangit, C.; Hibbert, S.; McCabe, S. (2015), "If I was going to die I should at least be having fun: travel blogs, meaning and tourist experience", Annals of Tourism Research, Vol.55, pp. 1-14.

Ferrer, J.; Ferrer, M.; Ferrandis, E.; McCabe, S.; Garcia, J. (2015), "Social tourism and healthy aging", International Journal of Tourism Research, Vol.18 (4), pp. 297-307.

Foster, C.; McCabe, S. (2015), "The role of liminality in residential activity camps", Tourist Studies, Vol.15 (1), pp. 46-64.

Hunter-Jones, P.; McCabe, S.; Coles, T.; Fyall, A. (2015), "Special Issue: Innovative approaches to tourism marketing and management research", International Journal of Tourism Research, Vol.16 (4), pp. 313-350.

McCabe, S. (2015), "Family leisure, opening a window on the meaning of family", Annals of Leisure Research, Vol.18 (2), pp. 175-179.

McCabe, S.; Diekmann, A. (2015), "The rights to tourism: reflections on social tourism and human rights", Tourism Recreation Research, Vol.40 (2), pp. 194-204.

McCabe, S.; Li, C. (2015), "A case of the Emperor's New Clothes'? Is the idea of the new tourist a reality in the Chinese outbound tourism market?", Tourism Tribune, Vol.30 (12), 5-8.

McCabe, S.; Li, C.; Chen, Z. (2015), "Time for a radical reappraisal of tourist decision making- Towards a new conceptual model", Journal of Travel Research, Vol.55 (1), pp.3-15.

Caruana, R.; Glozer, S.; Crane, A.; McCabe, S. (2014), "Tourists Accounts of Responsible Tourism", Annals of Tourism Research, Vol.46, pp. 115-129.

Malone, S.; McCabe, S.; Smith, A. (2014), "The role of Hedonism in Ethical Tourism", Annals of Tourism Research, Vol.44, pp. 241-254.

McCabe, S. (2014), "Towards a better theory of tourism experience? A response to Gnoth and Matteucci", International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality, Vol.8 (2), 238-241.


Diekmann, A; McCabe, S; Cardoso, F. (2019), Social Tourism at the Crossroads, (1 Edition), Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.

McCabe, S. (2014), The Handbook of Tourism Marketing, Routledge, London.

Chapters in Books

Rickly, J.; McCabe, S. (2017), "Authenticity for Tourism Design and Experience", in Fesenmaier, D and Xiang, Z (ed) Design science and Tourism Places, 55-68, Springer, forthcoming 2017.

McCabe, S. (2015), "Are We All Post-Tourists Now? Tourist Categories, Identities and Post-Modernity", in Challenges in Tourism research, pp. 18-26, Bristol Channel View.

McCabe, S. (2014), "Introduction", in McCabe, S (ed) The Handbook of Tourism Marketing, Routledge.

McCabe, S.; Foster, C. (2014), "Marketing Communications in tourism: a review and assessment of future research", in McCabe, S (ed) The Handbook of Tourism Marketing., Routledge.

McCabe, S.; Li, C.; Foster, C.; Nanda, B. (2014), "Tourism marketing goes mobile: Smartphones and the consequences for tourist experiences", in The Handbook of Tourism Marketing.

Melis, G.; McCabe, S.; Del Chiappa, G. (2014), "Conceptualizing the Value Co-Creation Challenge for Tourist Destinations: A Supply Side Perspective", in Kozak, M., Correia, A and Fyall, A (ed) Advances in Tourism Marketing, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, forthcoming 2014.


Ingram, C.; Themistocleous, C.; Rickly, J.; McCabe, S. 2019, "LITERARY ENGLAND: A TOURISM DESTINATION FOR THE US TRAVELLER", in Euromed academy of business, Conference book of proceedings 2019, Euromed press, 1705-1706.

Themistocleous C.; Ingram C.; Jillian R.; McCabe S. 2019, "MARKETING LITERARY ENGLAND TO THE US TRAVELLER", in Advances in Tourism Marketing Conference.



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