Name: Victoria Peel

Title: Director of Graduate Programs, Faculty of Arts, Tourism Researcher

Affiliation: Monash University

Vicki’s research in tourism focusses on the impact and motivations of independent tourists globally and is founded upon strong industry and cross-university collaboration both nationally and internationally. She is an experienced educator with international teaching experience and has successfully supervised theses at Masters and PhD level.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Melbourne 1985

Doctorate of Philosophy, Deakin University 1990

Faculty of Arts Dean’s Teaching Awards in 2010




Peel, V.M., Sorensen, A., (2016). Exploring the Use and Impact of Travel Guidebooks. Channel View Publications, Bristol UK.


Refereed journal articles

Lacey, G.T., Weiler, B.V., Peel, V.M., (2016). Philanthropic tourism and ethics in charitable organizations: A case study in Central Kenya, Tourism Recreation Research [P], vol 41, issue 1, Routledge, Abingdon Oxon UK, pp. 16-25.

Steen, A.B., Peel, V.M., (2015). Economic and social consequences of changing taxation arrangements to working holiday makers, Journal of Australian Taxation [P], vol 17, issue 1, Monash University, Caulfield East VIC Australia, pp. 225-249.

Lacey, G.T., Weiler, B.V., Peel, V.M., (2014). Revealing hidden attractions in a rural Kenyan periphery, Tourism Geographies [P], vol 16, issue 2, Routledge, Abingdon Oxon UK, pp. 174-189.

Jarvis, J.T.R., Peel, V.M., (2013). Tourists for hire: International working holidaymakers in a work based destination in regional Australia, Tourism Management [P], vol 37, Pergamon, UK, pp. 114-124.

Peel, V., Steen, A., and Sorensen, A., (2012). “Unfriendly, unfunny and tyrannical”: an exploratory study of the travel guidebook in the Australian print media’, Tourism Analysis, 17 (2).

Lacey, G., Peel, V. and Weiler, B., (2012). ‘Disseminating the Voice of the Other: A case study of philanthropic tourism’, Annals of Tourism Research, 39, (2), April, pp.1199-1220.

Cheer, J. & Peel, V. (2011). ‘The Tourism-Foreign Aid Nexus in Vanuatu: Future Direction’ in Tourism Planning & Development, Special Issue: The changing paradigms of tourism in international development: Placing the poor first – Trojan Horse or Real Hope? Volume 8, Issue 3.

Reeves, K., Eklund, E., Reeves, A., Peel, V., & Scates, B., (2011) ‘Rethinking the international significance of the material culture and intangible heritage of the Australian labour movement’, International Journal of Heritage Studies. Volume 17, Issue 4, pp. 301-317.

Peel, V. and Steen, A. (2007). ‘Victims, Hooligans and Cashcows: Backpackers and Media Representation in Australia’. Tourism Management, 28(4), pp. 1057-1067.


Book chapters

Lacey, J., Weiler, B., and Peel, V. (2017). ‘Sustainability or resilience? Poverty-related philanthropic tourism as an agent for deliberate slow change’. In Cheer, J.M. and Lew, A.A. Tourism, Resilience and Sustainability: Adapting to Social, Political and Economic Change. Routledge: NY.

Jarvis, J. and Peel, V. (2010). ‘Flashpacking in Fiji: The development of a segmented backpacker industry in an emerging destination’. In Backpacker Tourists: Experiences and mobilities edited by Kevin Hannam and Anya Diekmann, Channel View Publications, UK.

Jarvis, J. and Peel, V. (2008). ‘Study Backpackers: Australia’s short-stay international student travellers’. Hannam, K and Ateljevic, I, Backpacker Tourism: Concepts and Profiles, Channel View Publications, UK, pp. 157-173.
Peel, V. (2006). ‘The Team Player: Lindsay Thompson’. In Costar, B. and Strangio, P.,The Victorian Premiers, Federation Press, Victoria, pp. 314-324.

Peel, V. (2004). ‘Classroom Tourists: Study-abroad students and Australian studies.’ In Carter, D., Darian-Smith, K. and Worby, G. Thinking Australian Studies: teaching across cultures, University of Queensland Press, Brisbane, pp. 304-317.

Maher, J., Lindsay, J., Peel, V. and Twomey, C. (2006). ‘Peer mentoring as academic resource: or “my friend says”‘. Australian Universities Review, 48 (2), pp. 26-29.


Refereed conference papers

De Gruyter, C., Currie, G., Reynolds, J., Peel, V. & Yang, Y., 2016 Benchmarking public transport for international tourists in Queensland cities,  Australasian Transport Research Forum 2016 Proceedings. Canberra, Australia: Australasian Transport Research Forum, p. 1-16 16 p.

Yang, Y., Currie, G., Delbosc, A., & Peel, V. 2016. The urban public transport experience of Chinese tourists in Melbourne, Australasian Transport Research Forum 2016, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Yang, Y., Currie, G., Peel, V. M. & Liu, Z., 2015, A new index to measure the quality of urban public transport for international tourists, 94th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC USA

Steen, A. and Peel, V. (2011) ‘Internationalisation in the tourism industry: A case of Australian based backpacker accommodation operator’ Academy of International Business (AIBUK) Annual Conference, 14-16 April, University of Edinburgh Business School, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Peel, V., Sorensen, A. and Steen, A. (2011) ‘Seriously misguided: Mapping a research agenda for the travel guidebook in contemporary tourism’ Paper presented at Tourism Creating a Brilliant Blend, Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education Conference 2011 February 8-11, Uni SA, Adelaide –

Hughes, M., Carlsen, J., Frost, W., Peel, V. and Pocock, C. (2007). ‘Key success factors and information availability in heritage tourism operations’. In Tourism: past achievement, future challenges, Proceedings of the 2007 Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education Conference, pp. 1-13.

Frost, W. and Peel, V. (2006). ‘Cultural Heritage and Regional Tourism in the Victorian Goldfields”, Heritage and Regional Development ANZRAI.


Industry reports and other non-refereed publications

Jarvis, J. and Peel, V. (2011). Long term tourists or short term migrants? The impact of international working holiday makers on the tourism economy of Mildura, Victoria. Report prepared for Tourism Victoria.

Carlsen, J., Frost, W., Hughes, M., Pocock, C., and Peel, V. (2008). Success Factors in Cultural Tourism Heritage Enterprise Management. CRC (Sustainable Tourism) Technical Report, Brisbane.

Collins, J., Darcy, S., Jordan, K., Skilbeck, R., Grabowski, S., Peel, V., Dunstan, D., Lacey, G., and Firth, T., (2008). Cultural landscapes of tourism in New South Wales and Victoria, CRC (Sustainable Tourism) Technical Report, Brisbane.

Jones, T., Hughes, M., Peel, V., Wood, D., and Frost, W. (2007). Assisting Communities to Develop Heritage Tourism Opportunities. CRC (Sustainable Tourism) Technical Report, Brisbane.

Jarvis, J. and Peel, V. (2005). ‘The Backpacker Boon’. Around the Globe, Monash Institute for the Study of Global Movements, Autumn, 2(1), pp.16-19.

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