Dr Mark Hampton

Reader in Tourism Management

About

Dr Mark Hampton joined Kent Business School in 2005. Before that he had lecturing posts at the universities of Surrey and Portsmouth. Dr Hampton has a PhD from the University of East Anglia. In 2005 he founded CENTICA (Centre for Tourism in Islands and Coastal Areas).

Dr Hampton has extensive field experience in South-East Asia, the Caribbean, Indian Ocean and South Atlantic and his research has been funded by the World Bank; Commonwealth Secretariat; Foreign & Commonwealth Office; DFID; SECO (Swiss overseas aid); Ministry of Tourism Malaysia; British Academy and the British Council.

In 2006 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS). He is Visiting Professor of Tourism at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and a Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Johannesburg. He is also a Founding Member of ISISA (International Small Island Studies Association), former Treasurer and since 2010, a member of the Advisory Council.

Research Interests

Tourism in developing countries, especially concerning its socio-economic impacts in islands and coastal areas. He has worked on backpackers and small-scale tourism; scuba dive tourism, island tourism, cross-border tourism, and urban enclaves. Dr Hampton has written two books (solo authored research monographs) and co-edited another. He has written more than 40 journal papers and book chapters with publications in leading journals (including Annals of Tourism Research; World Development; Environment and Planning A; Third World Quarterly; Human Relations; The Round Table) and has given more than 90 conference papers.

Teaching

Dr Hampton’s teaching interests broadly cover the areas of tourism planning/development and tourism management.

Specific tourism modules he has convened include CB550 Tourism Planning and Development; CB557 Tourism in Developing Countries; CB558 Contemporary Issues in Tourism; CB994 Managing Island and Coastal Tourism; CB995 Tourism Development in Asia Pacific.

Supervision

Past Supervisees
  • Juliane Thieme: The Political Economy of Backpacker Tourism Consumption and Production in Colombia
  • Wei Lei (Shirley) Chin: An Analysis of the Tourism Cluster Development Model and the Links Between Destination Competitiveness and Socio-Economic Prosperity. The Cases of Two Small Developing Economies: Bali and Brunei
  • Joern Fricke: The Evolution of Networks in Backpacker Destinations - Case Studies from Mexico and Malaysia
  • Caroline Walsh: Volunteer Tourism and the Marine Conservation Sector in the UK
  • Bilge Daldeniz: Sustainable Tourism Development and Climate Change in Coastal Communities in Less Developed Countries: An Analysis of Small-scale Tourism in Nicaragua

Publications

Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Book

  • Hampton, M. and Jeyacheya, J. (2013). Tourism and Inclusive Growth in Small Island Developing States. London, UK: Commonwealth Secretariat.
  • Hampton, M. (2013). Backpacker Tourism and Economic Development: Perspectives from the Less Developed World. Routledge.
  • Hampton, M. (1996). The Offshore Interface: Tax Havens in the Global Economy. [Online]. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Available at: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID=256463.

Edited book

  • Hampton, M.P. and Abbott, J.P. eds. (1999). Offshore Finance Centres and Tax Havens: The Rise of Global Capital. [Online]. Basingstoke: Macmillan. Available at: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID=258168.

Book section

  • Jeyacheya, J. and Hampton, M. (2016). Dive Tourism and the Entrepreneurial Process in the Perhentian Islands, Malaysia. In: Sustainable Island Tourism: Seasonality, Competitiveness and Quality of Life. Wallingford: CABI, pp. 135-152.
  • Hampton, M. (2015). ‘Backpackers’; ‘Island Tourism’ and ‘Less Developed Countries’. In: The Encyclopedia of Sustainable Tourism. Wallingford: CABI. Available at: http://www.cabi.org/bookshop/book/9781780641430.
  • Walsh, C., Haddock-Fraser, J. and Hampton, M. (2012). Accessible Diving Tourism. In: Buhalis, D., Ambrose, I. and Darcy, S. eds. Accessible Tourism Practice: Inclusion, Disability, Ageing Population and Tourism. Clevedon: Channel View Publications, pp. 180-192.
  • Hampton, M. and Christensen, J. (2012). Looking for Plan B? What next for island hosts of offshore finance?. In: Clegg, P. and Killingray, D. eds. The Non-Independent Territories of the Caribbean and Pacific: Continuity and Change. University of London, UK: School of Advanced Study, University of London.
  • Walsh, C. and Hampton, M. (2010). Volunteer Tourism and divers with disabilities: Evidence from Malaysia. In: Benson, A. M. ed. Volunteer Tourism: Theoretical Frameworks and Practical Applications. London: Routledge.
  • Daldeniz, B. and Hampton, M. (2010). VOLUNtourists versus volunTOURISTS: a true dichotomy or merely a differing perception?. In: Benson, A. M. ed. Volunteer Tourism: Theory Framework to Practical Applications. Routledge.
  • Hampton, M. (2010). Not Such a Rough or Lonely Planet? Backpacker Tourism: An Academic Journey. In: Hannam, K. and Diekmann, A. eds. Beyond Backpacker Tourism: Mobilities and Experiences. Clevedon: Channel View Publications, pp. 8-20.
  • Hampton, J. and Hampton, M. (2009). Is the Beach Party Over? Tourism and the Environment in Small Islands: a Case Study of Gili Trawangan, Lombok, Indonesia. In: Hitchcock, M., King, V. T. and Parnwell, M. eds. Tourism in Southeast Asia: Challenges and New Directions. Copenhagen: NIAS Press.
  • Hampton, M. (2004). Tourism and Development. In: Forsyth, T. ed. The Encyclopedia of International Development. London: Routledge.
  • Hampton, M. (2004). Offshore Finance. In: Forsyth, T. ed. The Encyclopedia of International Development. London: Routledge.
  • Hampton, M. and Christensen, J. (2003). A Provocative Dependence? The Global Financial System and Small Island Tax Havens. In: Cochrane, F., Duffy, R. and Selby, J. eds. Global Governance, Conflict and Resistance. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 194-215.
  • Hampton, M. and Christensen, J. (2001). The Economics of Offshore Finance. In: Financial Regulation in Offshore Centres. London: Central Banking Publications Ltd.

Article

  • Vannelli, K., Hampton, M., Namgail, T. and Black, S. (2019). Community participation in ecotourism and its effect on local perceptions of snow leopard (Panthera uncia) conservation. Human Dimensions of Wildlife [Online]. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/10871209.2019.1563929.
  • Clifton, J., Hampton, M. and Jeyacheya, J. (2018). Opening the box? Tourism planning and development in Myanmar: capitalism, communities and change. Asia Pacific Viewpoint [Online] 59:323-337. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1111/apv.12200.
  • Hampton, M., Jeyacheya, J. and Lee, D. (2018). The political economy of dive tourism: precarity at the periphery in Malaysia. Tourism Geographies: An International Journal of Tourism Space, Place and Environment [Online] 20:107-126. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14616688.2017.1357141.
  • Hampton, M., Jeyacheya, J. and Long, P. (2018). Can Tourism Promote Inclusive Growth? Supply Chains, Ownership and Employment in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. Journal of Development Studies [Online] 54:359-376. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2017.1296572.
  • Chin, W., Haddock-Fraser, J. and Hampton, M. (2017). Destination Competitiveness: Evidence from Bali. Current Issues in Tourism [Online] 20:1265-1289. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13683500.2015.1111315.
  • Hampton, M. and Hamzah, A. (2016). Change, Choice, and Commercialization: Backpacker Routes in Southeast Asia. Growth and Change [Online] 47:556-571. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/grow.12143.
  • Lee, D., Hampton, M. and Jeyacheya, J. (2015). The political economy of precarious work in the tourism industry in small island developing states. Review of International Political Economy [Online] 22:194-223. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09692290.2014.887590.
  • Hampton, M. and Jeyacheya, J. (2015). Power, Ownership and Tourism in Small Islands: evidence from Indonesia. World Development [Online] 70:481-495. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2014.12.007.
  • Hamzah, A. and Hampton, M. (2013). Resilience and Non-Linear Change in Island Tourism. Tourism Geographies: An International Journal of Tourism Space, Place and Environment [Online] 15:43-67. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/14616688.2012.675582.
  • Daldeniz, B. and Hampton, M. (2013). Dive Tourism and Local Communities: Active Participation or Subject to Impacts?Case Studies from Malaysia. International Journal of Tourism Research [Online] 15:507-520. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jtr.1897.
  • Haddock-Fraser, J. and Hampton, M. (2012). Multi-stakeholder Values on the Sustainability of Dive Tourism: Case Studies of Sipadan and Perhentian Islands, Malaysia. Tourism Analysis [Online] 17:27-41. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3727/108354212X13330406124098.
  • Hampton, M. and Christensen, J. (2011). Looking for Plan B: What next for island hosts of offshore finance?. Round Table: Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs [Online] 100:169-181. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00358533.2011.565629.
  • Hampton, M. (2010). Enclaves and ethnic ties: The local impacts of Singaporean cross-border tourism in Malaysia and Indonesia. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography [Online] 31:240-254. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9493.2010.00393.x.
  • Lee, T., Riley, M. and Hampton, M. (2010). Conflict and Progress. Tourism Development in Korea. Annals of Tourism Research [Online] 37:355-376. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2009.10.001.
  • Hampton, M. and Christensen, J. (2007). Competing industries in islands - A new tourism approach. Annals of Tourism Research [Online] 34:998-1020. Available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6V7Y-4PR42CK-B&_user=125871&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000010239&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=125871&md5=42ebd244526e9b3b553c72c1015d7201.
  • Sikka, P. and Hampton, M. (2005). The role of accountancy firms in tax avoidance: Some evidence and issues. Accounting Forum [Online] 29:325-343. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.accfor.2005.03.008.
  • Hampton, M. (2005). Heritage, local communities and economic development. Annals of Tourism Research [Online] 32:735-759. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2004.10.010.
  • Hampton, M. (2003). Entry points for Local Tourism in Developing Countries: evidence from Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography [Online] 85:85-101. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-0467.00133.
  • Hampton, M. and Christensen, J. (2002). Offshore Pariahs? Small Island Economies, Tax Havens and the Re-configuration of Global Finance. World Development 30:1657-1673.
  • Hampton, M. and Levi, M. (1999). Fast spinning into oblivion? Recent developments in money-laundering policies and offshore finance centres. Third World Quarterly [Online] 20:645-656. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01436599913730.
  • Hampton, M. and Christensen, J. (1999). Treasure Island Revisited. Jersey’s Offshore Finance Centre Crisis: implications for other Small Island Economies. Environment and Planning A [Online] 31:1619-1637. Available at: http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=a311619.
  • Christensen, J. and Hampton, M. (1999). Tax havens: All good things come to an end. World Today [Online] 55:14-17. Available at: http://www.chathamhouse.org.uk/publications/twt/archive/view/-/id/789/.
  • Hampton, M. (1998). Backpacker Tourism and Economic Development. Annals of Tourism Research [Online] 25:639-660. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0160-7383(98)00021-8.
  • Hampton, M. (1996). Creating Spaces. The Political Economy of Island Offshore Finance Centres: the case of Jersey. Geographische Zeitschrift 84:103-113.
  • Hampton, M. (1996). Sixties Child? The emergence of Jersey as an Offshore Finance Centre 1955-71. Accounting, Business & Financial History 6:51-71.
  • Hampton, M. (1995). Exploring the Offshore Interface: the relationship between tax havens, tax evasion, corruption and economic development. Crime, Law and Social Change 24:293-317.
  • Hampton, M. (1994). Treasure Islands or Fools Gold? Can and Should Small Island Economies copy Jersey?. World Development 22:237-250.

Monograph

  • Hampton, M. and Jeyacheya, J. (2014). Coastal Tourism and Local Impact at Ngapali Beach: Initial Findings. University of Kent.
  • Hampton, M., Jeyacheya, J. and Lee, D. (2014). The Political Economy of Precarious Work in the Tourism Industry in Small Island Developing States. Kent Business School.
  • Hamzah, A. and Hampton, M. (2012). Tourism Development and Non-Linear Change in Small Islands: Lessons from Perhentian Kecil, Malaysia. University of Kent.
  • Daldeniz, B. and Hampton, M. (2011). Dive Tourism and Local Communities: Active Participation or Passive Impacts? Case Studies from Malaysia. KBS Working Paper 245, University of Kent.
  • Daldeniz, B. and Hampton, M. (2010). Charity-Based Voluntourism Versus ‘Lifestyle’ Voluntourism: Evidence from Nicaragua and Malaysia. University of Kent, Canterbury.
  • Hampton, M. and Hamzah, A. (2010). The Changing Geographies of Backpacker Tourism in South-East Asia. KBS. Available at: http://www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/research/working-papers.html.
  • Hampton, M. (2009). The Socio-Economic Impacts of Singaporean Cross-Border Tourism in Malaysia and Indonesia. Kent Business School, University of Kent.
  • Hampton, M. (2009). Researching Backpacker Tourism: Changing Narratives. Kent Business School, University of Kent.
  • Hampton, M., Lee, T. and Riley, M. (2008). Conflict in Tourism Development. Kent Business School, University of Kent.
  • Hampton, M. (2007). Offshore Finance Centres and Rapid Complex Constant Change. Kent Business School, University of Kent.
  • Christensen, J. and Hampton, M. (2005). Exploring the Relationship Between Tourism and Offshore Finance in Small Island Economies: Lessons from Jersey. Kent Business School, University of Kent.

Conference or workshop item

  • Thieme, J., Hampton, M. and Zigan, K. (2016). Analysing Backpacker Tourism in Rural Colombia: Towards a Political Economy Framework. In: ATLAS Annual Conference on Tourism, Lifestyles and Locations.. Available at: http://www.atlas-euro.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=q6iiKmLMg8Q%3d&tabid=248&language=en-US.
  • Hampton, M. (2016). The Evolution of Research Methods in Tourism: Personal Reflections. In: International Seminar: The Evolution of Research Methods in Architecture and Planning.
  • Hampton, M. (2014). ‘Socio-economic impacts of tourism in less developed countries.’. In: International Research Guest Lecture.
  • Hampton, M. and Jeyacheya, J. (2014). Dive tourism, communities and small islands: lessons from Malaysia and Indonesia. In: Research Seminar.
  • Hampton, M. and Jeyacheya, J. (2014). Hot beaches, cool cities. Tourism and Economic Development in South-East Asia. In: Research Seminar.
  • Hampton, M. and Jeyacheya, J. (2013). Bio-rock and roll? Dive Tourism and Island Communities: the case of Gili Trawangan, Indonesia. In: Second IGU Conference on Coastal, Island and Tropical Tourism Incorporating the Second International Dive Tourism Expert Meeting.
  • Hampton, M. (2013). A Hidden Jewel. Backpacker Tourism: Understanding and Growing a Key Sector. In: Tourism Talks: Inaugural Session, IRDA (Iskandar Regional Development Authority).
  • Hampton, M. (2012). Tourism data: issues and the way ahead. In: World Bank and Commonwealth Secretariat Expert Meeting ‘Data for Growth: Focus on Remittances and Tourism.’.
  • Hampton, M. (2012). Tourism in Small Island States: Risks and Opportunities. In: Sustainable Economic Growth in Small Island States: Challenges and Opportunities.
  • Hampton, M. (2012). Inclusive Growth & Tourism Development in Small Island Developing States. In: Second Global Biennial Conference on Small States.
  • Hampton, M. (2011). Coastal and Cruise Ship Tourism Sub-functions. In: Intermediate Hearing on Blue Growth.
  • Hampton, M. (2011). Island Narratives: Dive Tourism in Malaysia. In: Expert Workshop on Marine Tourism in Less Developed Countries.
  • Hampton, M. (2011). Grockles and Horror-cars: Tourism, Heritage and Economic Development in Islands. In: IGU Tourism Commission ‘The Changing World of Coastal, Island and Tropical Tourism.
  • Hampton, M. (2011). Tourism in Islands and Small States: Reflections from the Field. In: World Bank and Commonwealth Secretariat ‘Expert Meeting on Growth and Development in Small States’.
  • Hampton, M. (2010). Dive Tourism in Malaysia: Keynote Address. In: Expert Workshop on Dive Tourism.
  • Hampton, M. and Hamzah, A. (2010). Socio-Economic Impacts of Dive Tourism, evidence from Perhentian and Sipadan. In: Expert Workshop on Dive Tourism.
  • Hampton, M. (2009). Small is beautiful but is it practical? Small-scale coastal tourism and economic development in South-East Asia. In: International Conference on Sustainable Coastal and Ocean Development, the East Asian Seas Congress.
  • Hampton, M. (2009). Offshore Finance and Tax Havens in Small States. In: Small States in the International Political Economy: What Role for the Commonwealth?.
  • Hampton, M. (2009). Responsible Backpacker Tourism: Contradiction or Contribution? Small-scale tourism and local impacts in South-East Asia. In: The World Ecotourism Conference.
  • Haddock-Fraser, J. and Hampton, M. (2009). Multistakholder Values and Dive Tourism. In: Pro-Vice Chancellors Multidisciplinary Symposium on the Environment.
  • Haddock-Fraser, J., Walsh, C. and Hampton, M. (2009). Volunteer Tourism and Divers with Disabilities: Evidence from Malaysia. In: The International Conference Sustainable Tourism: Issues, Debates & Challenges.
  • Haddock-Fraser, J. and Hampton, M. (2009). Multi-Stakeholder Values on the Sustainability of Dive Tourism: Case Studies of Sipadan and Perhentian Islands, Malaysia. In: 16th International Sustainable Development Research Conference.

Research report (external)

  • Hampton, M. and Jeyacheya, J. (2012). Tourism and Inclusive Growth in Small Island Developing States: Final Report. The World Bank, Washington DC.
  • Hampton, M. and Jeyacheya, J. (2012). Cruise Ship Tourism in Small States: Final Report. Commonwealth Secretariat, London.
  • Hampton, M. and Jeyacheya, J. (2012). Local Tourism Supply Chains in Small States: Sharing Best Practice. Final Report. Commonwealth Secretariat, London.
  • Hamzah, A. and Hampton, M. (2008). The Contribution and Potential of Backpacker Tourism in Malaysia.

Review

  • Hampton, M. (2012). Book review. Island Studies Journal 7:294-295.
  • Hampton, M. (2006). The Global Nomad: Backpacker Travel in Theory and Practice (Greg Richards and Julie Wilson, editors). Tourism Review International 10:191-192.
  • Hampton, M. (2004). The Making of Modern Tourism: The Cultural History of the British Experience,1600-2000 (Book). Business History 46:477-478.

Thesis

  • Cameron, S. (2017). Ecotourism’s Dirty Laundry? Exploring the Relationship Between Participation, Equity and Conservation Around Protected Areas in Madagascar.
Total publications in KAR: 84 [See all in KAR]