Award Winners

The AIEST offers three different awards for best contributions at the AIEST conferences:

  • The AIEST BEST CONTRIBUTION AWARD (former EMERALD BEST PAPER AWARD) for the overall best contribution from an academic or practitioner
  • The PETER KELLER AWARD for the best contribution uniting theory and practice from an academic or practitioner
  • The AIEST PhD AWARD for the best academic contribution of a PhD candidate

Winners of the AIEST BEST CONTRIBUTION AWARD (former EMERALD BEST PAPER AWARD)

YearWinners NameOrganization Affiliation at Award Presentation
2019Sara Dolnicar
Emil Juvan
Bettina Grün
The University of Queensland, Australia
University of Primorska, Slovenia
Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Paper: Reducing plate waste at hotel buffets

2018Kirstin Hallmann
Anita Zehrer
Julia Rietz
German Sport University Cologne, Germany (presenter)
Management Center Innsbruck, Austria
German Sport University Cologne, Germany

Paper: Comparing the interdependence of sport event spectator's experiences and their revisit intention across ice hockey, table tennis, and Motorsport events


2017Michael Volgger
Christof Pforr
Agnieszka Elzbieta Stawinoga
Steve Matthews
Curtin University, Perth, Australia (presenter)
Curtin University, Perth, Australia
Eurac Research, Bolzano, Italy
Tourism Research Australia, Australia

Paper: What differentiates Airbnb users? An analysis of international visitors to Australia


2016

Sara Dolnicar
Logi Karlsson
Astrid Kemperman

The University of Queensland, Australia
The University of Queensland, Australia
Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Paper: May I Sleep in Your Bed? (Getting Permission to Book Accommodation in Peer-to-Peer Accommodation Networks.


2015

Pietro Beritelli
Stephan Reinhold

University of St.Gallen, Switzerland
University of St.Gallen, Switzerland

Paper: Changing actors’ mental model of the destination:
Implications of a flow-based view

Winners of the PETER KELLER AWARD

YearWinners NameOrganization Affiliation at Award Presentation
2019

Lidija Lalicic
Irem Önder
Ko Koens
Jessika Weber

Modul University Vienna, Austria
Modul University Vienna, Austria
Breda University of Applied Sciences
Breda University of Applied Sciences

Paper: Serious gaming: an Innovative method to engage stakeholders with sustainable tourism planning


2018Claudia Cozzio
Michael Volgger
Arch G. Woodside
University of Padova, Italy
Curtin University, Australia (presenter)
Curtin University, Australia

Paper: Nurturing the consumption of green Food: The persuasive strengths of different messages


2017Bernhard Hrovath
Friedrich Leisch
Sara Dolnicar
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia (presenter)

Paper: What drives the price of Airbnb properties in city destinations?


2016

Rodolfo Baggio
Pascal Favre
Miriam Scaglione
Thomas Steiner

 

Bocconi University Milan, Italy
University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland Valais
University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland Valais
Fribourg Region, Switzerland

Paper: Implementing Lean Destination Management with Strategic Visitor Flow (SVF) analysis.


2015

Nazila Babakhani
Yasemin Boztug
Sara Dolnicar
Christian Laesser

The University of Queensland, Australia
Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Germany
The University of Queensland, Australia
University of St.Gallen, Switzerland

Paper: Video killed the radio star. Will consumer hybridity kill market segmentation?

Winners of the AIEST PhD AWARD

YearWinners NameOrganization Affiliation at Award Presentation
2019Annika AebliUniversity of Applied Sciences Chur and Leuphana University Lüneburg

Paper: The Role of Gamified Technology in the Tourist Experience


2018Chiara Massacesi
Alessia Mariotti
Otago University, New Zealand (presenter)
Università di Bologna, Italy

Paper: Food heritigisation for tourism development – «Food of belonging» in the Italian Dolomite


2017Hannes Antonschmidt
Dagmar Lund-Durlacher
Modul University, Vienna, Austria (presenter)
Modul University, Vienna, Austria

Paper: Food sustainability signage. A means to overcome the attitude-behaviour gap of tourists?


Nazila Babakhani
Brent Ritchie
Sara Dolnicar
Melanie Randle
Andy Lee
University of Queensland, Australia (presenter)
University of Queensland
University of Queensland, Australia
University of Wollongong, Australia
University of Queensland, Australia

Paper: Do tourists really consider the environment?


2016

Yasemin Boztug
Sara Dolnicar
Homa Hajibaba

Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Germany
The University of Queensland, Australia
University of Wollongong, Australia

Paper: What actions should crisis-stricken destinations take to prevent trip cancelations?


2015

Jieqing Luo

University of St.Gallen, Switzerland

Paper:  Motivations for travelling to China