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Alberto Amore

Dr Alberto Amore PhD, FHEA, PGCLTHE


Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies


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 holds a Certificate in Cultural Tourism Development (Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy) and a PGCert in Higher Education (Solent University, United Kingdom). Since 2019, he is Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Alberto collaborates as peer reviewer for major journals in the field of tourism, including: Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Management, Current Issues in Tourism, International Journal of Tourist Cities and Tourism Geographies. He is board editor for El Periplo Sustantable, Visions in Business and Leisure and the Journal of Risk and Financial Management. He is a proactive researcher with more than 40 outputs published to date on edited books, peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. Alberto is fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian. He has a strong work ethic and multicultural awareness.

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Further information

Industry experience

Prior to joining academia, Alberto worked for leading travel agencies and tour operators in Italy. He was the Assistant Manager for the Milan branch of Hotel Reservation S.r.L (2004-2005) and Front Officer at Valtur resorts in Italy (2005). In 2006 he collaborated as assistant site manager for Kairos S.r.L. in Syracuse, Sicily, where he helped with the development of the organisation’s e-commerce plan and organisation of events at heritage sites.

Teaching experience

Before joining Solent, Alberto taught at the University of Canterbury (2013-2015). He held guest lectures at the Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca (2016).

Recent publications

Adie, B.A. & Amore, A. (2020). Transnational World Heritage, (meta)governance and implications for tourism: An Italian case. Annals of Tourism Research, 80, 102844.

Amore, A. (2019). Tourism and Urban Regeneration: Processes Compressed in Time and Space. Abingdon: Routledge.

Amore, A., Falk, M. & Adie, B.A. (2020). One visitor too many: assessing the degree of overtourism in established European urban destinations. International Journal of Tourism Cities, DOI: 10.1108/IJTC-09-2019-0152.

Amore. A., Prayag G. & Hall, C.M. (2018). Conceptualizing resilience from a multilevel perspective. Tourism Review International 22(3), 235-250.

Hall, C.M. & Amore, A. (2019), The 2015 Cricket World Cup in Christchurch: Using an event for post-disaster reimagine and regeneration. Journal of Place Management and Development. DOI: 10.1108/JPMD-04-2019-0029.

Hall, C.M., Amore, A & Arvanitis, P. (2020), The globalizing force of human mobilities. In, D. Timothy (Ed.). Handbook of Globalization and Tourism (pp. 55-65). Cheltenham: Edward Edgar Publishing.

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

Research interests

Alberto's main research interests centre around: tourism and urban regeneration; crisis and disaster management; destination governance and resilience; tourism policy and planning; territorial marketing; tourism teaching in higher education; organisational resilience; entrepreneurship; and sustainable development.


Alberto has received several scholarships, including the New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarship (2013-16), the University of Canterbury Scholarship (2014-17); and the University of Milano-Biccoca Postgraduate Scholarship (2007-10).

Work in progress

Alberto's other publications include six working journal articles, two journal articles under review and five book chapters. In addition, one book contract and a draft edited book proposal are under review.