Linsday Turner is a Professor of Research in the Victoria University Business School with specialised training and consulting experience in quantitative modelling and statistics in economics.

He has published extensively in the areas of tourism economics, forecasting and the analysis of culture in tourism.

Professor Turner is also a Special Advisor on the editorial board of the UK journal Tourism Economics and editorial board member of the USA Journal of Travel Research.


Best paper award (2001), Tourism Economics, UK

Best paper award and prize (2002), Journal of Travel Research, awarded by the travel and Tourism Research Association USA

Publications (selected)


Turner, L.W. and Witt, S.F. (2009) Asia Pacific Tourism Forecasts 2009-2011. Pacific Asia Travel Association, Bangkok

Berenson, M.L., Levine, D.M., Krehbiel, T.C., Watson, J., Jayne, N. and Turner, L.W. (2009) Basic Business Statistics: Concepts and Applications. Pearson, Sydney, p. 713, 14 Chapters, direct contribution chapters 11, 12, 13 and 14

Reisinger, Y. and Turner, L.W. (2003) Cultural Tourism: Modelling Tourism Behaviour. Butterworth Heineman, London

Book chapters

Turner, L.W. and Vu, C. (2012) Factor Analysis. In : Dwyer, L., Gill, A. and Seetaram, N. (eds.) Handbook of Research Methods in Tourism : Quantitative and Qualititive Approaches, Edgar, Mas. USA, Chapter 10, pp. 183-211

Turner, L.W. and Witt, S. (2011) Post-Crisis Forecast of Tourist Arrivals – Asia Pacific. AIEST, International Tourism Research and Concepts, Keller, P. and Bieger, T. (eds.), ESV, Chapter 3, pp. 27-43

Turner, L., Vu, C.J. and Witt, S.F. (2006) Recovery Marketing after Tourism Shocks. AIEST, International Tourism Research and Concepts, Keller, P. and Bieger, T, (eds.), ESV, Chapter 3, pp. 35-49

Song, H. and Turner, L.W. (2006) Tourism Demand Forecasting. In : Dwyer, L. and Forsyth, P. (eds.) International Handbook on the Economics of Tourism, Edgar, Mas. USA, Chapter 3, pp. 89-114

Qui, L., Hall, J. and Turner, L.W. (1998) The Impact of Chinese Marketing Environmental Characteristics on Foreign Companies' Entry Choices for Direct Investment. In: Ogunmokun,G and Gabbay, R. (eds.) Contemporary Issues in International Business and Marketing, Academic Press International

Journal articles

O'Mahony, G. B. Sophonsiri, S. and Turner, L. W. (2013) The Impact of the Antecedents of Relationship Development on Thai and Australian Resort Hotels Guests. International Journal of Hospitality Management,Vol. 34, pp. 214-226

Vu, C.J. and Turner, L.W. (2011) Shift-share Analysis to Measure Arrivals Competitiveness: the case of Vietnam, 1995-2007. Tourism Economics, Vol. 17, No. 4, pp. 803-812

Vu, C.J. and Turner, L.W. (2010) Economic Analysis of International Tourism. Journal of international marketing and Exporting, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 13-21

Turner, L. W. (2009) Oman Tourism: An International Perspective on International Tourist Arrivals. Omani Journal of Applied Sciences, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 54-62

Vu, C. J. and Turner, L. W. (2009) The Economic Structure of World Tourism. Tourism Economics, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 5-21

Keynote and invited papers

Turner, L.W. (2010) Forecasting in the Industrial Sector. First international Conference on Foresight and forecasting, Hustai National Park, Mongolia, June 11-12, 2010

Turner, L.W. (2009) Regional Forecasting of International Tourism Demand. 29th International Symposium on Forecasting, Hong Kong, June 22-24, 2009

Turner, L.W. (2008) A Conceptual Model of Tourism Consumer Behaviour. The Consumer Beahaviour in Tourism Symposium, Brunico, Italy, Dec. 11-13, 2008

Turner, L.W. (2006) Recovery Marketing After Tourism Shocks. 56th Congress - International Association of Scientific Experts in Tourism, August 27-31, 2006

Turner, L.W. (2006) Asia Pacific Tourism Forecasts to 2008. Pacific Asia Travel Association 55th Annual Conference, Pattaya, Thailand, April 23-27, 2006

View the full list of Lindsay's publications in Victoria University's Institutional Repository.

Postgraduate research students

Successful completions: 18 PhD students, 10 Masters by research.

Professional membership

  • Travel and Tourism Research Association (USA), member
  • International Association Of Scientific Experts in Tourism (Europe), member
  • International Academy for the Study of Tourism, member

Areas of expertise

  • Cultural studies in tourism
  • Tourism economics
  • Tourism forecasting

Contact details

+61 (3) 9919 4743