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My career in tourism grew from time spent exploring different cultures and places across the globe. This led to an undergraduate degree in Tourism Business Management (first class) and a postgraduate MSc in Urban and Regional Studies from the University of Birmingham.

I complete my teaching qualification with a specialism in Further, Adult and Higher Education before joining the University of Westminster in 2000. My current research interests focus on sports tourism (and sports events) and consumer decision-making. I have recently been working with Chris Holloway to produce the ninth edition of the popular tourism text 'The Business of Tourism', published in 2012.

I am a member of the International Special Events Society, Meetings Professional International and the Tourism Society (professional bodies representing the tourism and events industries in the UK).

I am Course Leader for the MA Tourism Management and the MA Events and Conference Management degrees. I teach on both these courses as well as to students studying on the undergraduate tourism programme. My teaching areas include tourism and events marketing, events planning and design, and the sociological aspects of tourism.

I am currently working towards a PhD, the focus of which is on consumer decision-making and the implications for destinations. The research has an emphasis on the sport tourism market.

2017

Travelling with golf clubs: the influence of baggage on the trip decision-making process (2017)
Humphreys, C. 2017. Travelling with golf clubs: the influence of baggage on the trip decision-making process. Journal of Sport & Tourism. 21 (1), pp. 49-63.

2014

Understanding how sporting characteristics and behaviours influence destination selection: a grounded theory study of golf tourism (2014)
Humphreys, C. 2014. Understanding how sporting characteristics and behaviours influence destination selection: a grounded theory study of golf tourism. Journal of Sport and Tourism. 19 (1), pp. 29-54.
Golf tourism and the trip decision-making process: the influence of lifestage, negotiation and compromise, and the existence of tiered decision-making units (2014)
Humphreys, C. and Weed, M. 2014. Golf tourism and the trip decision-making process: the influence of lifestage, negotiation and compromise, and the existence of tiered decision-making units. Leisure Studies. 33 (1), pp. 75-95.

2011

Who cares where I play? Linking reputation with the golfing capital and the implication for golf destinations (2011)
Humphreys, C. 2011. Who cares where I play? Linking reputation with the golfing capital and the implication for golf destinations. Journal of Sport and Tourism. 16 (2), pp. 105-128.

2016

The Business of Tourism. 10th edition (2016)
Holloway, J.C. and Humphreys, C. 2016. The Business of Tourism. 10th edition. Harlow Pearson Education.

2012

The business of tourism. 9th edition (2012)
Holloway, J.C. and Humphreys, C. 2012. The business of tourism. 9th edition. Harlow Pearson Education.

2010

Gender matters in golf tourism (2010)
Humphreys, C. 2010. Gender matters in golf tourism. in: Stuart Hoyle, M. and Lovell, J. (ed.) Leisure experiences: space, place and performance Leisure Studies Association.

2006

Mass tourism businesses: travel agents (2006)
Humphreys, C. 2006. Mass tourism businesses: travel agents. in: Beech, J. and Chadwick, S. (ed.) The business of tourism management Pearson Education. pp. 415-442

2002

International outbound statistics: a practical analysis of the major tourism origin countries (2002)
Graham, A. and Humphreys, C. 2002. International outbound statistics: a practical analysis of the major tourism origin countries. in: Proceedings of the 6th International Forum on Tourism Statistics: Budapest, Hungary, 25-27 September 2002 Budapest, Hungary Hungarian Central Statistical Office. pp. 324-339

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