Peter Wiltshier

Position: Senior Lecturer & Programme Leader for Travel & Tourism

College: College of Business

Department: Hotel, Resort and Spa Management

Subject area: Travel and Tourism

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About

Programme Leader BA (Hons) Travel & Tourism Management, Module Leader BA Travel and Tourism Management, Countryside Management (Joint Honours).

Professional interests

  • Member New Zealand Institute Travel and Tourism (MNZITT)
  • Member Institute of Travel & Tourism (UK)
  • Member of the Tourism Management Institute.

Research interests

  • Rural regeneration through tourism
  • Tourism management and promotion in micro business
  • Education and training for small business
  • Social capital and capacity building in small communities.

Membership of professional bodies

Member New Zealand Institute Travel and Tourism (MNZITT), Member Institute of Travel & Tourism (UK), Member of the Tourism Management Institute.

  • Member of the Validation Audit & Review Standing Panel - current
  • External examiner UNITEC Diploma in Tourism Management
  • External examiner for Dearne Valley College, S Yorkshire for FdA Travel & Tourism Management
  • External examiner for Swansea Metropolitan University for Leisure Studies
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Marketing Management.

Qualifications

Undergraduate qualifications

  • BA Geography, University of Auckland, New Zealand (1975)

Postgraduate qualifications

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration, Massey University, Albany Campus, Auckland (1997)
  • Master of Business Studies in Management, Massey University, Albany Campus, Auckland (1999)
  • Postgraduate Programme in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education , University of Derby (2011)

Recent publications

  • Wiltshier, P. (2011) "Chapter 7, Community Tourism , Chapter 18, Religious Tourism",  in: Robinson, P. Heitmann, S. & Dieke, P. (eds)  "Research Themes for Tourism", CABI , Wallington.
  • Wiltshier, P, Clarke, A. & Raffay, A. (2010) Knowledge management in tourism development projects: a story of Wirksworth, Derbyshire and the UK. Tourismos.
  • Crouch, D, Marson, D, Shirt, G, Tresidder, R, & Wiltshier, P. (2009) The Peak District National Park UK: contemporary complexities and challenges, in Frost, W. & Hall, CM. (Eds.)Tourism & National Parks:London: Routledge. Clarke, A, Raffay, A. & Wiltshier, P. (2009) Losing it: knowledge management in tourism development projects, University of the Aegean, 4th International Scientific Conference, Rhodes Island, Greece 3-5 April 2009.
  • Wiltshier, P. (2009) Antecedents to success in small business in tourism through the consumer's experience, University of the Aegean, 4th International Scientific Conference, Rhodes Island, Greece 3-5 April 2009.
  • Wiltshier, P. & Cardow, A. (2008) "Tourism indigenous peoples and endogeneity in the Chatham Islands". Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, 2(3): 265275.Wiltshier, P. (2007) An Old Door Opens to New Visitors: Tourism's Benefits to Churches in the Diocese of Derby. A study of the apparent advantages and suitability of tourism to churches in the Diocese of Derby, United Kingdom." Unpublished report for Diocese of Derby. November 2007.
  • Wiltshier, P. (2007). Mentoring in community-based tourism. Tourism An Interdisciplinary Journal. 55(4) 375-390.
  • Wiltshier, P (2007) The role of the mentor in developing skills for stakeholders in community-based tourism, Journal of Tourism Recreation Research.
  • Publ  Wiltshier, P & A. Cardow (2007) The Chatham islands - Tourism, Development Issues and Power Cliches, Insula The International Journal of Island Affairs.
  • Wiltshier, P. & A. Cardow (2006). Chatham Islands, New Zealand, in Baldacchino, G (ed.) Extreme Tourism, Oxford: Elsevier. ISBN13 978-0-08-044656-1.
  • Wiltshier, P. (2006) The Role of the Mentor in Developing Skills for Stakeholders in Community-based Tourism, Buckingham-Chilterns Research Conference, Great Missenden, May 2006.
  • Wiltshier, P. (2006) Book Review: Hospitality tourism and leisure lifestyle concepts. Implications for quality management and customer satisfaction, by Maree Thynne and Eric Laws (eds). The Haworth Hospitality Press, Binghamton, NY, 2004. No. of pages: 244. ISBN 13978-7890-2755-9International Journal of Tourism Research Volume 8, Issue 2 , Pages 150 - 151.
  • Wiltshier, P. & A. Cardow (2001). The impact of the Pink Dollar: Wellington as a destination for the gay market. Pacific Tourism Review, Vol. 5. No.3.4. pp121-130. ISSN1088-4157.
  • Wiltshier, P. & A. Cardow (2001)Cooperate, integrate and bundle. Empowerment through public participation. Unpublished report to the Visitor Industry Stakeholder Group, Chatham Islands, October 2001. Jointly with Andrew Cardow.
  • Wiltshier, P. (2000) The Fiji Islands: The One Truly Relaxing Tropical Getaway. Pacific Tourism Review, Vol. 4, pp25-34. ISSN1088-4157.
  • Wiltshier, P. (1999). An analysis of student and practitioner perceptions of the National Certificate in Travel. Unpublished MBS thesis. Auckland: Massey University.

Recent conferences

  • Edwards, M. & Wiltshier, P. (2010)  Problem-based learning (PBL) and Knowledge Transfer (KT) collaboration between a Derbyshire market town and University knowledge-preneurs. University of Coventry, InnovationKT Conference, 7&8 December 2010, West Midlands.
  • Wiltshier, P. (2010) "An evaluation of practitioners' views of Consultancy and Applied Research at the University of Derby Buxton" ATHE Conference 2010,Back to the future: restating the case for tourism in Higher Education, 1st - 3rd December 2010.
  • Wiltshier, P. (2010) Project Workers in Tourism, 17th Annual World Congress of Sociology, RC50 Tourism Policies. Gothenburg, Sweden 11-17 July 2010.
  • Wiltshier, P. (2007) A Regeneration Option: Tourism in Wirksworth, Derbyshire, United Kingdom. Australian & New Zealand Marketing Academy 2007 Conference 3-5 December, Department of Marketing, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
  • Cardow, A. & Wiltshier, P. (2007) Indigenous Tourism operators: The vanguard of economic recovery on Chatham Islands.  Institute for Small Business & Entrepreneurship 30th Conference. 7-9 November, Glasgow.
  • Wiltshier, P. (1998). To what extent do UNITEC's graduates and tourism industry employers value the national certificate in travel. Proceedings of the 3rd NZ Tourism & Hospitality Research Conference, 1-4 December, Akaroa. Christchurch: Lincoln University.
  • Wiltshier, P. (2007) Heterodoxy and obtaining continuing personal development from tourism: A demand-side investigation. 2nd International Critical Tourism Studies Conference, which was held Split, Croatia, 20 - 23 Jun, 2007.
  • Wiltshier, P. (2005) Enabling processes for Small Business in Tourism in Derbyshire, England, Proceedings of the 25th CHME Conference, Bournemouth, UK, May 2005.
  • Wiltshier, P. (2004) Collaboration Not Confrontation: Creating Growth Through The Visitor Industry New Zealand Tourism and Hospitality Research Conference 2004. Tourism Research: Advances and Applications 8 - 10 December 2004, Wellington.
  • Wiltshier, P. & A.Cardow (2003) Rethinking the authentic heritage tourism paradigm - cultural amnesia Taking Tourism to the Limits Conference. Waikato University, Waikato Management School, 8-11 December 2003.
  • Wiltshier, P. (2003) Collective Amnesia & the Elevation of Heritage Tourism. Presentation to the Canadian Chapter TRRA Conference, St John New Brunswick, 4-6 October 2003. Wiltshier, P.J. & Cardow, A.
  • Wiltshier, P. (2003) Collective Amnesia & the Elevation of Heritage Tourism. Presentation to the Canadian Chapter TRRA Conference, St John New Brunswick, 4-6 October 2003. Wiltshier, P.J. & Cardow, A.
  • Wiltshier, P. (2003). Operators perspectives on community input to tourism planning & development - Waitakere City, West Auckland.  Event Tourism & Destination. 
    Management: An International Conference, Yichang / Three Gorges, China - 28 to 30 November 2003.
  • Wiltshier, P. (2003) Security issues: tourism industry sector 2003.  New Zealand Security: Bedrock Enterprises Ltd, Auckland. June-July 2003. 
  • Wiltshier, P. & A. Cardow (2002). How governance and business strategies can sustain development in a remote island location seeking survival and renewal through tourism. 8th Asia Pacific Tourism Association Conference, Dalian, China 10-13 July 2002. ISBN: 962-367-357.
  • Wiltshier, P. (2002). Tourism Development: the low-cost pragmatic approach by Waitakere City, West Auckland, New Zealand.  Proceedings of the 5th NZ Tourism & Hospitality Research Conference, 2-5 December, Rotorua. Rotorua: Waiariki Polytechnic.
  • Wiltshier, P. (2001). The development of an infrastructural model to support sustainable tourism development in an isolated island location: the case of the Chatham Islands of New Zealand. 7th Asia Pacific Tourism Association Conference, Makati, Manila, Philippines, July 4-7, pp113-119. ISBN971-92416-0-8.
  • Wiltshier, P. & A. Cardow (2000). How gay friendly does a destination need to be in order to attract the gay customer - the economic impact of gay tourism expenditure within the Wellington region. 4th International Conference Tourism in SE Asia & Indo-China: Development, Marketing & Sustainability, Chiang Mai, Thailand June 24-26..'pp488-495.
  • Wiltshier, P. (2000). Sustainable Tourism and Governance in the 3rd Millennium - The Chatham Islands - Rekohu, Wharekauri. 4th New Zealand Tourism & Hospitality Research Conference December 2000. Auckland: Auckland University of Technology.

Additional interests and activities

My interest in community re-generation is borne out of an abiding concern for the role of the resident and host in local communities and the ways in which visitors and tourists are treated and accorded a welcome.

My original research was undertaken in Auckland, New Zealand with a colleague, Dr Ken Simpson. Ken inspired me fairly early in my academic career to investigate the links between success stories in small business, the public sector and the tourism industry.

My last piece of research before arriving in Derby in February 2004, was the millennium tourism project for the Chatham Islands, some 800 kilometres due east of Christchurch, New Zealand. A small, but growing band of entrepreneurs is now connecting with the indigenous people of the Islands and their public sector to develop community-based tourism for a remote but beautiful and desirable tourism destination for the twenty first century.

I stand for responsible development of business in a creative and dedicated fashion. Creatively supporting communities to provide resources for their welfare and dedicated to the pursuit of a responsible future with a focus on the beautiful and important 'Green Lungs' of rural Britain in the East Midlands.

My role as senior lecturer and programme leader for the Masters course in Tourism Management at the University of Derby Buxton is to ensure that the public and private sector work together to develop resources and skills for communities to take charge of their own destinies. It is the pursuit of bottom-up planning and policy development that is sought and is to be enabled through my work and teaching. I am currently researching small business and lifestyles in the Peak District. I am also working with the Diocese of Derby to identify how tourism can benefit churches and through local government offices evaluating the impact of tourism on host communities. I support the county, the district and parishes within Derbyshire and the Peak District in their endeavour to create a better environment for all through purposeful leisure and recreation.

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