Dr. Frederic Dimanche
Frederic obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon (USA). He then worked as a Professor in the School of Hotel Restaurant and Tourism Administration at the University of New Orleans. After over 15 years in the USA, where he also worked as Research Director of The Olinger Group, a full service marketing research firm, he joined SKEMA Business School in 2001 to create and develop on the French Riviera the Center for Tourism Management and award-winning Master programs in tourism, event, and hospitality management. Frederic joined Ryerson University in 2015.
Frederic has published numerous tourism-related research articles and has co-authored one book (in French) on hospitality management and another one on tourism in Russia. His research has been published in Annals of Tourism Research, the Journal of Travel Research, or the Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing, among others.
He has contributed as a guest lecturer or as a consultant to universities, private companies, and national or regional tourism organizations in Canada, France, the USA, and other countries in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Frederic is a past President of the Travel and Tourism Research Association Europe.
Marketing, consumer behaviour, destination competitiveness
Dubois, L.-E., & Dimanche, F. (2022). Brighter but not clearer: Entertainment-dependent destinations dealing with long COVID. Journal of Themed Experience and Attractions Studies, 2(1). https://stars.library.ucf.edu/jteas/vol2/iss1/7, external link
Griffin, T., Guttentag, D., Lee, S. H. (M.), Giberson, J., & Dimanche, F. (2022). Is VR always better for destination marketing? Comparing different media and styles. Journal of Vacation Marketing. https://doi.org/10.1177/13567667221078252, external link
Koç, B., Küçükergin, G., & Dimanche, F. (2022). How destructive are negative tourist-to-tourist interactions despite the mitigating effect of optimism? Journal of Destination Marketing and Management. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdmm.2022.100693, external link
Dimanche, F., & Lo, K. (2022). The elusive search for talent: Skill gaps in the Canadian luxury hotel sector. Tourism and Hospitality, 3(1), 31- 46. https://doi.org/10.3390/tourhosp3010003, external link
Della Lucia, M., Dimanche, F., Giudici, E., Camargo, B. A., & Winchenbach, A. (2021). Enhancing tourism education: The contribution of humanistic management. The Humanistic Management Journal. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41463-021-00111-3, external link
Dubois, L.-E., & Dimanche, F. (2021). The futures of entertainment-dependent cities in a post-COVID world. Journal of Tourism Futures, 7(3), 364-376. https://doi.org/10.1108/JTF-11-2020-0208, external link
Havitz, M. E., Pritchard, M., & Dimanche, F. (2021). Leisure matters: Cross-continent conversations in a time of crisis. Leisure Sciences, 43(1-2), 323-329. https://doi.org/10.1080/01490400.2020.1774451, external link
Rech, Y., Paget, E., & Dimanche, F. (2019). Uncertain tourism: Evolution of a French winter sports resort and network dynamics. Journal of Destination Marketing and Management, 12(June), 95-104. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdmm.2019.03.003, external link
Andrades, L., & Dimanche, F. (2019). Destination competitiveness in Russia: Tourism professionals’ skills and competences. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCHM-11-2017-0769, external link, opens in new window
Griffin, T., & Dimanche, F. (2017). Urban tourism: The growing role of VFR and immigration. Journal of Tourism Futures, 3(2), 103-113. https://doi.org/10.1108/JTF-10-2016-0036, external link, opens in new window
Andrades, L., & Dimanche, F. (2017). Destination competitiveness and tourism development in Russia: Issues and challenges. Tourism Management, 62, 360-376. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2017.05.008, external link, opens in new window
Clark, H., Dimanche, F., Cotter, R., & Lee-Rosen, D. (2017). Human capital challenges in the events industry of Canada: Finding innovative solutions. Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, 9(4), 424-432. https://doi.org/10.1108/WHATT-04-2017-0018, external link
Forgacs, G., & Dimanche, F. (2016). Revenue challenges for hotels in the sharing economy: Facing the Airbnb menace. Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management. 15(6), 509-515. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41272-016-0071-z, external link, opens in new window
|Articles in professional or trade journals & magazines|
McClinchey, K. & Dimanche, F. (2021, November 21). Fear of travelling: Canadians need to put travel risk into perspective. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/fear-of-travelling-canadians-need-to-put-travel-risk-into-perspective-171193, external link
Strom, F., & Dimanche, F. (2021, March 31). Retailers in Canada must compete for talent amid challenges due to the pandemic. Retail Insider. Retrieved from https://retail-insider.com/retail-insider/2021/03/retailers-in-canada-must-compete-for-talent-amid-challenges-due-to-the-pandemic-expert/, external link
Strom, F., & Dimanche, F. (2021, February 18). The future of retail in Canada. Retail Insider. Retrieved from https://www.retail-insider.com/retail-insider/2021/02/the-future-of-retail-in-canada-op-ed/, external link
Dimanche, F., & Strom, S. (2020, June 22). Customer experience will help retailers overcome the financial hit from coronavirus. The Conversation. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/customer-experience-will-help-retailers-overcome-the-financial-hit-from-coronavirus-140238, external link
Dimanche, F. (2016, October 24). The case for Toronto’s Expo bid. The National Post. Retrieved from http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/frederic-dimanche-the-case-for-torontos-expo-bid, external link
Forgacs, G., & Dimanche, F. (2016, April 15). How hotels can compete for revenue against the growing threat of Airbnb? Hospitality Net. Retrieved from http://www.hospitalitynet.org/news/4075472.html, external link.
Wright, K.-A., & Dimanche, F. (forthcoming). Canadian immigration policies: Implications for discrimination and biases in tourism employment In S. Slocum (Ed.), Inclusion in tourism: Understanding institutional discrimination and bias. Routledge.
Della Lucia, M., Giudici, E., & Dimanche, F. (2021). Lessons for shared value creation in tourism: The pandemic challenge. In M. Della Lucia & E. Giudici (Eds.), Humanistic management and sustainable tourism: Human, social and environmental challenges. Routledge.
Giberson, J., & Dimanche, F. (2019). Tourism and hospitality insights 16.12: Virtual Reality. In A. Fyall, P. Legohérel, I. Frochot, & Y. Wang, Marketing for Tourism and Hospitality: Collaboration, technology and experiences (pp. 428-430). Routledge.
Andrades, L., & Dimanche, F. (2018). Co-creation of experience value: A tourist behavior approach (Ch. 7). In N. Prebensen, J. Chen, & M. Uysal (Eds.), Creating experience value in tourism (2nd ed., pp. 83-97). CABI.
Dimanche, F., & Andrades, L. (2018). Methodological issues in cross-cultural tourism and hospitality research (Ch. 40). In R. Nunkoo (Ed.), Handbook of research methods in tourism and hospitality management. E. Elgar.
Dodds, R., Dimanche, F., & Sadowski, M. (2018). Planning for growth in islands: The case of Cuba. In M. McLeod & R. Croes (Eds.), Tourism management in warm-water island destinations (pp. 95-107). CABI.
Dimanche, F., & Griffin, T. (2017). Cross-cultural and visual research: Issues and concerns. In E. Sirakaya-Turk, M. Uysal, W. Hammitt, and J. Vaske (Eds.), Research Methods for Leisure, Recreation and Tourism (2nd ed., pp. 228-242). CABI.
Recently, he has been teaching the following courses:
|Honours & awards|
|2020||Ryerson’s Associate Vice Provost International's Global Learning Award|
|2020||Ryerson University Ted Rogers School of Management Outstanding Research Recognition Award|
|2017||Inducted as a Fellow for the Ontario Hostelry Institute|
|2013||Elected to the International Academy for the Study of Tourism|
|2010||University of New Brunswick's Harrison McCain Foundation Research Professor Award|