Publications

 Publications and Commissioned Research Reports

(Note surname change from Lawrence to Wray in 2010)

Refereed Journal Articles

Tarawneh, M. B. & Wray, M (2016) Incorporating Neolithic villages at Petra, Jordan: an integrated approach to sustainable tourism, Journal of Heritage Tourism.

Canosa, Moyle, B. & Wray, M. (2016) Can anybody hear me? A critical analysis of young residents’ voices in tourism studies, Tourism Analysis, 21 (2).

Wray, M. (2015) Drivers of change in regional tourism governance:  a case analysis of the influence of the New South Wales  Government, Australia, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 23 (7), pp. 990-1010.

Wray, M & Croy, G. (2015). Film Tourism: Integrated Strategic Tourism and Regional Economic Development Planning, Tourism Analysis, 20 (3), pp. 313-326.

Wray, M (2011) ‘Adopting and implementing a transactive approach to sustainable tourism planning: translating theory into practice’, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 14 (4-5), pp. 605-627.

Cox, C. & Wray, M. (2011). Best practice marketing for regional tourism destinations, Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing.

Wray, M., Laing, J. & Voight, C. (2010). Byron Bay: An alternate health and wellness destination, in Puczkó, L. (Ed.) Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) European Chapter Conference Proceedings: Health, Wellness and Tourism – healthy tourists, healthy business?, Budapest, Hungary (September).

Lawrence, M (2009). The Application of Policy Networks and Issues Cycles to Unravel the Complexities of Tourism Destination Systems. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, (17) 6, 673-690.

Frost, W. and Lawrence, M. (2006). Commentary: Taxes and host-tourist tensions in Australian coastal resorts. Current Issues in Tourism, (9) 2, 152-156.

Lawrence, M. (2005). The impacts of tourism activity on host communities: The issue of holiday-letting in residential areas in Byron Bay. Annals of Leisure Research, (4) 8, 252-281.

Lawrence, M. & McCabe, V. (2001). Managing conferences in Regional Areas: A practical evaluation in conference management. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Vol. 13:4.

Book Chapters

Wray, M & Weiler, B (2013). Wellness Tourism: The Factors and Processes that Drive Its Sustainability, In C. Pforr & C. Voigt (Eds.), Wellness Tourism: A Destination Perspective, Routledge.

Lawrence, M (2009). Exploring Stakeholder Roles in Destination Networks: A Case Analysis of the Byron Bay Destination Management System, In M. Kozak, Juergen, A. Luisa (Eds), Special Edition on Progress in Tourism Marketing, Routledge.

Lawrence, M. (2009). Coastal planning and policy in Byron Bay, In R. Dowling & C. Pforr (Eds), Coastal Tourism Development, Cognizant Communication Corporation Tourism Dynamics Series.

Lawrence, M. and Dredge, D. (2007). Tourism planning and policy processes, In D. Dredge & J. Jenkins (Eds.) Tourism Planning and Policy, Sydney: John Wiley and Sons Ltd.

Lawrence, M. (2005). The system matters: Systems thinking and the study of regional destinations. In D. Carson & J. Macbeth (Eds.), Regional Tourism Cases: Innovation in Regional Tourism. Common Ground Publishing Pty Ltd; Altona: Cooperative Research Centre for Sustainable Tourism.

Lawrence, M. (2001). An evaluation of the Nimbim Museum in Relations to Heritage and Cultural Landscapes. In M. Cotter, B. Boyd, J. Gardiner (Eds.) Heritage Landscapes: Understanding Places and Communities. Lismore, Southern Cross University Press, 411-416.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Wray, M. & Wilde, S. (2013). Sustainable tourism planning and regional competiveness in the Outback: The Case of Broken Hill, Australia, in proceedings of the Sustainability Issues and Challenges in Tourism Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, Bocaziçi University and New Buckinghamshire University, 3-5 October 2013.

Canosa, A. & Wray, M. (2013). The Voiceless Population: Understanding the social impacts of tourism and their influence, in proceedings of the Sustainability Issues and Challenges in Tourism Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, Bocaziçc University and New Buckinghamshire University, 3-5 October 2013.

Wray, M (2013) Protected Areas and Sustainable Tourism Planning: The Case of Eurobodalla Shire, Australia, in proceedings of the CAUTHE 2013 Conference, Christchurch: Lincoln University, 11 – 14 February 2013.

Wilde, S & Wray, M (2012). Significant management and competiveness factors for developing tourism destinations: An Australian case, in proceedings of the Academy of World Business Marketing and Management Development (AWBMAMD) Conference, Budapest: The Budapest Business School, July 16 – 19.

Dredge, D & Wray, M (2012). Exploring the boundary spanning leadership of ‘pracademics’: The teaching-research-service nexus in sustainable tourism, in proceedings of the 6th Annual Tourism Educations Futures Institute Conference: Transformational Leadership for Tourism Education, Milan, Italy, June 28 to 30: Bocconi University.

Wray, M & Holt, J (2011). From pedagogical vision to program icon: Embedding academic skills and values and developing on-line resources to enhance student learning, in proceedings of the Asia-Pacific CHRIE Conference, Hong Kong June 1 to 5, 2011: Hong Kong Polytechnic.

Wray, M (2010). Fostering collaboration to achieve effective management for regional tourism destinations. In CD ROM proceedings of the Asia Pacific Travel Association Conference 2010: Regional Competitiveness and Collaboration, Macua, July.

Lawrence, M & Buultjens, J. (2009). Comprehensive Community Consultation in Destination Management Planning: The Destination Daylesford and Hepburn Springs Strategic Tourism Planning Process. In CD ROM proceedings of the Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Conference 2009, 18th International Research Conference, 10-13 February, Fremantle WA.

Lawrence, M, (2007). Assessing the Past in order to inform the future: the Geographical, industrial and social factors that have shaped Byron Bay as a tourist destination. In CD ROM proceedings of the Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Conference, Manly. Sydney, February 2007: University of Technology Sydney. (Finalist for best Refereed Paper).

Lawrence, M. & Buultjens, J. (2007). Contrasting Coastal Development Trends in Regional Australia

Atlas Annual Conference 2007in Destinations Revisited: Perspective On Developing And Managing Tourist Areas, Viana do Castelo, Portugal September 5 to 8.

Lawrence, M. (2007). Exploring Stakeholder Roles in Destination Networks: A Case Analysis of the Byron Bay Destination Management System, in Advances in Tourism Marketing Conference (ATMC) Conference, Destination & Event Marketing: Managing Networks, Valencia, Spain September 9 to 12.

Lawrence, M. (2006). Urban or Tourist Development? An analysis of stakeholder involvement in tourism development processes and policy in Byron Bay. In CD ROM proceedings of the Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Conference, Melbourne. Melbourne, February 2006: Victoria University. (Awarded MSG Architects Award for best PhD on Tourism and Sustainablity)

Lawrence, M. (2005). The application of an issues lifecycle approach to better understand tourism policy and planning systems. In P. Tremblay & A. Boyle (Eds.), Sharing Tourism Knowledge. CD ROM proceedings of the Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Conference, Alice Springs. Darwin: Charles Darwin University.

Lawrence, M (2004). The relevance of systems thinking to the study of tourism destinations. In C. Cooper, C. Arcordia, D. Solnet & M. Whitford (Eds.) Creating Tourism Knowledge, CD ROM proceedings of the Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Conference, Brisbane. Brisbane: University of Queensland.

Lawrence, M (2002). One Hundred Years of Light: A Cause for a Community Celebration. In L. Jago, M. Deery, M., Harris, R, A. Hede, J, Allen (Eds), Events and Place Making Conference, Australian Centre for Event Management, University of Technology, July, Sydney.

Consultancies and Other Commissioned Material

Ellis, C, Lebski, S & Wray, M (2014). Review of the Regional Tourism Boards and Destination Management Plans, report prepared for Tourism Victoria (December)

Wray, M. (2014) Destination Management Plan: Analysis & Review, report prepared for Destination New South Wales, October.

Wray, M. (2014) Destination Management Plan Analysis: Tourism Experience Mapping Project, report prepared for Destination New South Wales, October.

Wray, M. (2014). Destination Management Plan: Product and Experience Analysis, report prepared for Destination New South Wales, August.

Wray, M (2012). Report on the Capital Country Destination Engagement Process to inform the development of a Regional Development Plan for Inland NSW Tourism 2012 to 2015, prepared for Regional Tourism Unit at Destination NSW, February.

Wray, M. (2011). Good practice for effective stakeholder engagement and destination planning for regional tourism, prepared for Regional Tourism Unit at Destination NSW, September 26.

Wray, M. (2011). Eurobodalla Destination Management Plan, prepared for Euroboballa Shire Council, September.

Wray, M.(2010). Broken Hill Strategic Tourism Management Plan, prepared for Broken Hill City Council.

Wray, M., Dredge, D., Cox, C., Buultjens, J., Hollick, M., Lee, D., Pearlman, M., & Lacroix, C. (2010). Sustainable regional tourism destinations: Best practice for management, development and marketing, Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre, Gold Coast.

Laing, J, Voigt, C., Wray, M., Brown, G., Weiler, B., Howat, G., & Trembath, R. (2010). Health tourism in Australia: supply, demand and opportunities, Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre, Gold Coast.

Lawrence, M & Buultjens, J. (2008). Destination Daylesford Strategic Tourism Plan, prepared for Tourism Victoria and Hepburn Shire Council.

Lawrence, M & Buultjens, J. (2008). Byron Shire Tourism Management Plan, prepared for Byron Shire Council

Lawrence, M & Wynn-Molan, P (2002). Residents’ Attitudes to New Years Celebrations, report prepared for Byron Shire Council 355 Committee.

Lawrence, M. & Derrett, R. (2003). Byron Bay New Year’s eve 2002/2003: Systematic Observation and Critical Observation, report prepared for Byron Shire Council 355 Committee.

Lawrence, M. (2005). Occasional Paper: Byron Bay and Suffolk Park Visitor Accommodation Audit, Centre for Regional Tourism Research, Southern Cross University, May.

Conference and Other Scholarly Presentations

Wray, M. (2011). Capital Country Stakeholder Engagement Workshops

Wray, M. (2011). Eurobodalla Destination Management Plan – Consultation Workshops, July.

Wray, M. (2010). Lawrence, M. (2008). Broken Hill Strategic Tourism Management Plan – Consultation Workshops, September.

Lawrence, M and Buultjens, J (2009). Byron Shire Strategic Tourism Management Plans Public Meetings, September, Brunswick Heads and Byron Bay.

Lawrence, M. (2008). Destination Daylesford Strategic Draft Tourism Plan: Workshops, Destination Daylesford Steering Committee, Reference Group and Citizen Jury, March 20.

Lawrence, M (2008). ST CRC Sustainable Regional Tourism Destinations Project: Project Overview and Preliminary Findings, University of the Third Age, Brunswick Heads, April.

Lawrence, M. (2008). Managing Research Projects and Research Teams: Client and University Perspectives, Southern Cross University Research Workshop for Women, July.

Lawrence, M. (2008). Sustainable Regional Tourism Destinations Project: Project Overview, Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre Sustainable Destinations Workshop, July.

Lawrence, M. (2008). Destination Daylesford Strategic Tourism Plan: Presentation of Final Plan to Hepburn Shire Council, May.

Lawrence, M. & Buultjens, J. (2008). Byron Shire Tourism Management Plan: Public Meetings, Brunswick Heads and Byron Bay, September.

Lawrence, M. & Buultjens, J. (2008). Byron Shire Tourism Management Plan: Presentation to Byron Shire Council, September.

Lawrence, M. (2008). Adapting to Changing Consumer Behaviour Workshop, Australian Regional Tourism Convention, Barossa Valley, Australia, September.

Lawrence, M. (2008). Destination Management Planning Workshop, Australian Regional Tourism Convention, Barossa Valley, Australia, September.

Lawrence, M. (2008). Adopting a Strategic Research Approach to Enhance the Marketing and Delivery of Exceptional Bus and Coach Tourism Experiences, Bus Industry Federation Convention, Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, Australia, October.

Lawrence, M. & Buultjens, J. (2007). Contrasting Coastal Development Trends in Regional Australia” in ATLAS Annual Conference 2007: Destinations revisited: perspective on developing and managing tourist areas, Viana do Castelo, Portugal, September 5 -8.

Lawrence, M. (2007). Sustainable Regional Tourism Destinations Project: Project Overview and Preliminary Findings. Presentation to Heads of Department, Department of Industry, Tourism & Resources, Canberra, May.

Lawrence, M. (2007). Sustainable Regional Tourism Destinations Project: Project Overview and Preliminary Findings. Presentation to Executive Managers, Tourism Victoria, May.

Lawrence, M. (2006). Uravelling the complexities of tourism destination management systems: Lessons from the Bay. Australian Regional Tourism Convention, Norfolk Island, August.

Lawrence, M. (2005). Examining tourism policy issues: A Byron Bay example. University of Queensland, Griffith University and Southern Cross University Joint Universities Research Seminar, August.

Lawrence, M. (2005). The Byron Bay tourism policy, planning and destination management system. Presentation to Tourism New South Wales Board members and Far North Coast local government mayors and general managers, Ballina, July.

Lawrence, M. (2004). How do you analyse regional destinations? University of Queensland, Griffith University and Southern Cross University Joint Universities Research Seminar, April.

Lawrence, M. (2004). Byron Bay: The Analysis of a tourism destination in the context of whole tourism systems. Presentation to Tourism New South Wales executives, Sydney, April.

Lawrence, M & Derrett R. (2003). Byron Dreaming: Residents make choices about visitors. Council of Australian Tourism & Hospitality Educators (CAUTHE) Conference February, Coffs Harbour.

Lawrence, M. (2003). The social impacts of Tourism in Byron Bay. Northern Rivers Tourism Planning Forum, Yamba, March.

Lawrence, M. (2003). The application of network theory to the analysis of tourist destination systems. Southern Cross University Research Symposium, November.

Lawrence, M. (2002). One hundred years of light: a cause for community celebration. River Symposium: Waterfront Celebration, Brisbane.

Lawrence, M. (2002). The challenges facing regional event managers. Presentation at the Festival and Events Forum, Ballina, April.

Lawrence, M. (2002). Event Evaluation. Presentation at the PATA Tourism Executive Development Program, Ballina, July.

Lawrence, M. (2001). Tourism Planning and Development Issues on the Far North Coast of NSW. Presentation at the PATA Tourism Executive Development Program, Ballina, July.

Lawrence, M. (1999). How to secure event sponsorship. Presentation at Southern Cross University Events Seminar for Regional Event Organisers, November.

McCabe, V. & Lawrence, M. (1999). Writing Successful Proposals. Presentation to Meetings Industry Association of Australia Queensland Education Seminar, Brisbane, April.

Theses

Lawrence, M. (2006). Unravelling the complexities of tourist destination systems: Policy networks and issue cycles in Byron Bay 1988 to 2005, Unpublished PhD Thesis, Southern Cross University.