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Alberto Amore

Dr Alberto Amore PhD, MA, BA


School of Business, Law and Communications

023 8201 3885 ext. 3885 Room no. SMY04


Alberto has been a lecturer in tourism and air travel management at Solent since 2017.

He has a PhD in Management (University of Canterbury, New Zealand), a MA summa cum laude in Tourism, Territory and Local Development (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy) and a BA in Tourism Studies (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy). He also hold a Certificate in Cultural Tourism Development (Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy).

Alberto collaborate as peer reviewer for major journals in the field of tourism, including:

  • Annals of Tourism Research
  • Current Issues in Tourism
  • International Journal of Tourist Cities
  • Tourism Geographies
  • Tourism Review International.

He attends conferences in Europe and Australasia and publishes on edited books, peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings on topics such as urban tourism, urban governance, spatial planning and urban development.

Alberto is fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian. He has a strong work ethic and multicultural awareness.

Further information

  1. Industry experience

    Alberto worked for leading Italian travel agencies and resorts before shifting his interest in academic research. He worked as a travel agent and managed the Milan branch for Hotel Reservation SrL. He also worked as front officer for Valtur SpA in two of their resorts in Italy in 2005. In 2006 he was assistant manager for a heritage site organisation in Syracuse, Sicily, where he developed the company's e-commerce strategy.
  2. Teaching experience

    Alberto has previously taught classes and modules in tourism development and management at the University of Canterbury (2013-2015), and was a visiting teaching fellow at the Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca (2016).
  3. Research interests

    Alberto's main research interests centre around: urban planning, tourism policy and planning, urban tourism and urban regeneration, post-disaster destination governance, and destination resilience. He also has interest in regional strategic development, strategic planning for tourism and events, global governance, and political economy.
  4. Recent publications

    Alberto has a number of published works. Follow the link below for a list.

    Adie, B.A., Amore, A., & Hall, C.M. (2017). Urban tourism and urban socialist and communist heritage: Beyond tragedy and farce? International Journal of Tourism Cities, 3(3), 291-304, DOI: 10.1108/IJTC-02-2017-0011.

    Amore A. & Hall. C.M. (2016). From governance to meta-governance in tourism? Re-incorporating politics, interests and values in the analysis of tourism governance, Tourism Recreation Research, 41(2), 109-122, DOI: 10.1080/02508281.2016.1151162.

    Amore, A. & Hall, C.M. (2017a). National and urban public policy in tourism: Towards the emergence of a hyperneoliberal script? International Journal of Public Policy, 7(1), 4-22, DOI:10.1504/IJTP.2017.082761.

    Amore, A., & Hall, C. M. (2017b). Sports and event-led regeneration strategies in post-earthquake Christchurch. In J. Harris & N. Wise (Eds.). Sport, Events, Tourism and Regeneration (pp. 100-118). Abingdon: Routledge.

    Amore, A., Hall, C.M. & Jenkins, J.M. (2017). They never said ‘Come here and let's talk about it’: Exclusion and non-decision-making in the rebuild of Christchurch, New Zealand. Local Economy, 32(7), 617-639, DOI: 10.1177/0269094217734326.

    Hall, C.M., Prayag, G. & Amore, A. (2017). Tourism and Resilience: Individual, Organisational and Destination Perspectives. Clevedon: Channel View Publications.

  5. Awards

    Alberto has received several scholarships, including the New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarship (2013-2016), the UC Doctoral Scholarship (2014-2017) and the University of Milano-Bicocca Graduate Students Scholarship (2007-2010). He was awarded in 2012 by Ebinprof for completing the master’s degree with the highest GPA nationwide.