About the Author
Kirsten Holmes is an Associate Professor in Tourism at Curtin University, Western Australia. She has 14 years' experience of teaching event management and event sustainability in the UK and Australia. Her research examines volunteerism in tourism and leisure settings, with a focus on events.Michael Hughes is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Management at Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia. He has a keen interest in environmental management, policy and sustainability. Michael has published on perceptions of nature, industrial development in remote natural areas and the value of wildlife tourism.Judith Mair is a Senior Lecturer in Event Management in the UQ Business School, University of Queensland, Australia. She is author of Conferences and Conventions: A Research Perspective. Her research interests include events, tourism and sustainability and she has published many journal articles on these topics in international journals.Jack Carlsen has 30 years of academic experience and is currently an Adjunct Professor at Curtin University, Western Australia. He has an extensive research track record, which has produced more than 150 career publications on various topics related to sustainable tourism planning, markets, development and evaluation.