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Dr Willem Coetzee

Senior LecturerWillem Coetzee

Office OBS 2.54 
Tel +64 3 479 8430
Email willem.coetzee@otago.ac.nz

Biography

Willem completed a PhD in sustainable tourism in 2004 and joined the department in 2015. His research focus is on:

  • sustainable tourism
  • events and festivals

In this context, he has explored specific issues among stakeholders in and around protected areas in Southern Africa, the impacts of nature-based tourism on surrounding communities, and the impacts of tourism in water-stressed destinations.  His recent publications revolve around perceptions and consumer behaviours of attendees at sporting events and festivals.   Willem has been involved in a range of tourism supply-and-demand projects in small towns and the formulation of tourism feasibility studies for communities.

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Publications

Faisal, A., Albrecht, J. N., & Coetzee, W. J. L. (2020). Renegotiating organisational crisis management in urban tourism: Strategic imperatives of niche construction. International Journal of Tourism Cities, 6(4), 885-905. doi: 10.1108/IJTC-11-2019-0196

Faisal, A., Albrecht, J. N., & Coetzee, W. J. L. (2020). (Re)Creating spaces for tourism: Spatial effects of the 2010/ 2011 Christchurch earthquakes. Tourism Management, 80, 104102. doi: 10.1016/j.tourman.2020.104102

Pourfakhimi, S., Duncan, T., & Coetzee, W. J. L. (2020). Electronic word of mouth in tourism and hospitality consumer behaviour: State of the art. Tourism Review, 75(4), 637-661. doi: 10.1108/TR-01-2019-0019

Nava, L., Carr, N., Miller, A., & Coetzee, W. (2020). Redefining ‘freedom camping’ in New Zealand: The role of the Rugby World Cup. Annals of Leisure Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/11745398.2020.1818591

Hermann, U. P., Lee, C., Coetzee, W., & Boshoff, L. (2020). Predicting behavioural intentions of Craft Beer Festival attendees by their event experience. International Journal of Wine Business Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1108/ijwbr-05-2020-0019

Journal - Research Article

Faisal, A., Albrecht, J. N., & Coetzee, W. J. L. (2020). Renegotiating organisational crisis management in urban tourism: Strategic imperatives of niche construction. International Journal of Tourism Cities, 6(4), 885-905. doi: 10.1108/IJTC-11-2019-0196

Hermann, U. P., Lee, C., Coetzee, W., & Boshoff, L. (2020). Predicting behavioural intentions of Craft Beer Festival attendees by their event experience. International Journal of Wine Business Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1108/ijwbr-05-2020-0019

Nava, L., Carr, N., Miller, A., & Coetzee, W. (2020). Redefining ‘freedom camping’ in New Zealand: The role of the Rugby World Cup. Annals of Leisure Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/11745398.2020.1818591

Pourfakhimi, S., Duncan, T., & Coetzee, W. J. L. (2020). Electronic word of mouth in tourism and hospitality consumer behaviour: State of the art. Tourism Review, 75(4), 637-661. doi: 10.1108/TR-01-2019-0019

Faisal, A., Albrecht, J. N., & Coetzee, W. J. L. (2020). (Re)Creating spaces for tourism: Spatial effects of the 2010/ 2011 Christchurch earthquakes. Tourism Management, 80, 104102. doi: 10.1016/j.tourman.2020.104102

Coetzee, W. J. L., & Pourfakhimi, S. (2020). Affective engagement as a contextual dimension for predicting intentions to revisit and recommend events: A multinational comparison. Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure & Events, 12(3), 401-421. doi: 10.1080/19407963.2019.1695345

Coetzee, W. J. L., Liu, X. N., & Filep, C. V. (2019). Transformative potential of events: The case of gay ski week in Queenstown, New Zealand. Tourism Review, 74(5), 1081-1090. doi: 10.1108/TR-10-2018-0148

Tshipala, N., Coetzee, W. J., & Potgieter, M. (2019). Sustainable indicators for adventure tourism destinations: A case of Waterval Boven. African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation & Development, 11(5), 589-595. doi: 10.1080/20421338.2018.1552546

Coetzee, W. J. L., Lee, C., & Faisal, A. (2019). Predicting intentions to revisit and recommend a sporting event using the event experience scale (EES). Event Management, 23(3), 303-314. doi: 10.3727/152599518X15403853721457

Adediran, O. J., & Coetzee, W. J. L. (2019). Expectations and realities of international students in a South African capital city. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure, 8(2), 1-19.

Tauoatsoala, P., Coetzee, W. J. L., & Hermann, U. P. (2017). Perceptions of visitors on sustainable tourism practices in an urban nature reserve: The case of Groenkloof Nature Reserve, South Africa. African Journal for Physical Activity & Health Sciences, 23(4), 608-620.

Hermann, U. P., Van der Merwe, P., Coetzee, W. J. L., & Saayman, M. (2016). A visitor motivational typology at Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site. Acta Commercii, 16(1), a315. doi: 10.4102/ac.v16i1.315

Tshipala, N. N., Boukamba, H. K., & Coetzee, W. J. L. (2016). Suppliers’ perceptions of the significance of local community demand in sustaining township tourism in Atteridgeville. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure, 5(2), 26.

Heere, B., Walker, M., Gibson, H., Thapa, B., Geldenhuys, S., & Coetzee, W. (2016). Ethnic identity over national identity: An alternative approach to measure the effect of the World Cup on social cohesion. Journal of Sport & Tourism, 20(1), 41-56. doi: 10.1080/14775085.2016.1175369

Heere, B., Walker, M., Gibson, H., Thapa, B., Geldenhuys, S., & Coetzee, W. (2015). Questioning the validity of race as a social construct: Examining race and ethnicity in the 'rainbow nation'. African Social Science Review, 7(1), 24-43.

Hermann, U. P., Van Der Merwe, P., Coetzee, W. J. L., & Saayman, M. (2015). A visitor perspective of conservation management at a South African national park and world heritage site. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure, 4(1), 17.

Roberson, J., Kleynhans, C., & Coetzee, W. (2014). Perceptions of restaurateurs on quality grading. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure, 3(1), 43.

Tshipala, N. N., Coetzee, W. J. L., & Potgieter, M. (2014). Stakeholders willingness to apply sustainable adventure tourism indicators: A case of Waterval Boven in South Africa. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure, 3(1), 12.

Gibson, H. J., Walker, M., Thapa, B., Kaplanidou, K., Geldenhuys, S., & Coetzee, W. (2014). Psychic income and capital among host nation residents: A pre—post analysis of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Tourism Management, 44, 113-122. doi: 10.1016/j.tourman.2013.12.013

Tshipala, N. N., Coetzee, W. J. L., & Potgieter, M. (2014). Stakeholders' views of sustainable adventure tourism indicators: A cluster analysis methodology. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation & Dance, 20(1), 40-51.

Hermann, U. P., du Plessis, L., Coetzee, W. J. L., & Geldenhuys, S. (2013). Local residents' perceptions of the 2010 FIFA World CupTM. South African Journal for Research in Sport, Physical Education & Recreation, 35(1), 25-37.

Kaplanidou, K., Karadakis, K., Gibson, H., Thapa, B., Walker, M., Geldenhuys, S., & Coetzee, W. (2013). Quality of life, event impacts, and mega-event support among South African residents before and after the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Journal of Travel Research, 52(5), 631-645. doi: 10.1177/0047287513478501

Walker, M., Kaplanidou, K., Gibson, H., Thapa, B., Geldenhuys, S., & Coetzee, W. (2013). "Win in Africa, with Africa": Social responsibility, event image, and destination benefits: The case of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Tourism Management, 34, 80-90. doi: 10.1016/j.tourman.2012.03.015

Heere, B., Walker, M., Gibson, H., Thapa, B., Geldenhuys, S., & Coetzee, W. (2013). The power of sport to unite a nation: The social value of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. European Sport Management Quarterly, 13(4), 450-471. doi: 10.1080/16184742.2013.809136

Tshipala, N. N., & Coetzee, W. J. L. (2012). A sustainable adventure tourism development framework for Thathevondo. Journal of Tourism & Hospitality, 1(4). doi: 10.4172/2167-0269.1000101

Hermann, U. P., du Plessis, L., Coetzee, W. J. L., & Geldenhuys, S. (2012). Socio-economic impacts of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation & Dance, 18(Suppl. 3), 64-75.

Khorommbi, K., Coetzee, W., & Geldenhuys, S. (2012). Tourism development in the catchment of Lake Fundudzi to promote sustainable development. International Journal of Action Research, 8(3), 310-341. doi: 10.1688/1861-9916_IJAR_2012_03_Khorommbi

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Journal - Research Other

Pourfakhimi, S., Duncan, T., & Coetzee, W. (2019). A critique of the progress of eTourism technology acceptance research: Time for a hike? Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Technology, 10(4), 689-746. doi: 10.1108/JHTT-08-2018-0077

Filep, S., Albrecht, J. N., Lee, C., & Coetzee, W. (2019). Special issue on CAUTHE 2017 conference: Time for big ideas? Re-thinking the field for tomorrow. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Management, 38, 159-160. doi: 10.1016/j.jhtm.2018.04.003

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Intason, M., Coetzee, W., & Lee, C. (2019). The interplay between authenticity and commercialization in cultural festivals. Proceedings of the 28th Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Annual Conference: Sustainability of Tourism, Hospitality & Events in a Disruptive Digital Age. (pp. 531-533). Cairns, Australia: Central Queensland University. [Full Paper]

Lee, C., Coetzee, W., Hermann, U., & Du Plessis, L. (2018). Why should I come back? Predicting behavioural intentions of beer festival attendees by their event experience. In T. Young, G. McGinnis & P. Stolk (Eds.), Proceedings of the Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Conference. (pp. 582-585). Newcastle, Australia: Newcastle Business School, The University of Newcastle. [Full Paper]

Faisal, A., Albrecht, J., & Coetzee, W. J. L. (2017). The challenges of (re)gaining a sustainable business proposition post-disaster. In C. Lee, S. Filep, J. N. Albrecht & W. J. L. Coetzee (Eds.), Proceedings of the 27th Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Annual Conference. (pp. 597-601). Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of Tourism, University of Otago. [Full Paper]

Lee, C., & Coetzee, W. J. L. (2017). Event experience at sporting events: An assessment of the event experience scale. In C. Lee, S. Filep, J. N. Albrecht & W. J. L. Coetzee (Eds.), Proceedings of the 27th Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Annual Conference. (pp. 163-172). Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of Tourism, University of Otago. [Full Paper]

Coetzee, W. J. L., & Haydam, N. E. (2016). Colour association test as a target market analysis technique at an emerging destination-an exploratory study. In M. Scerri & L. K. Hui (Eds.), Proceedings of the Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Conference: The Changing Landscape of Tourism and Hospitality: The Impact of Emerging Markets and Emerging Destinations. (pp. 999-1004). Sydney, Australia: Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School. Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=934950728772771;res=IELBUS

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Islam, M. S., Coetzee, W. J. L., & Lovelock, B. (2020). Decolonising the western-centric sustainable tourism indicator system: An infusion of indigenous indicators in Boga Lake, Bangladesh. Proceedins of 30th Annual Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Conference: 20:20 Vision: New Perspectives on the Diversity of Hospitality, Tourism and Events. (pp. 640). Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University of Technology. [Abstract]

Pourfakhimi, S., Coetzee, W. J. L., & Duncan, T. (2020). eWOM in tourism and hospitality consumer behaviour: A review of the determinants of impact. Proceedins of 30th Annual Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Conference: 20:20 Vision: New Perspectives on the Diversity of Hospitality, Tourism and Events. (pp. 649). Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University of Technology. [Abstract]

Ara, E., Tucker, H., & Coetzee, W. J. L. (2020). Handicrafts-enacted: Non-human agency and tourism realities. Proceedins of 30th Annual Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Conference: 20:20 Vision: New Perspectives on the Diversity of Hospitality, Tourism and Events. (pp. 402-404). Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University of Technology. [Abstract]

Coetzee, W. J. L. (2019). Affective engagement for memorable event experiences. In T. Walters, R. Kerr & E. J. Stewart (Eds.), The Diversity of Leisure: Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies (ANZALS) 14th Biennial Conference. (pp. 57). Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of Tourism, University of Otago. Retrieved from https://www.otago.ac.nz/anzals2019

Intason, M., Coetzee, W., & Lee, C. (2019). The transformation of family leisure practices at the Songkran Festival, Thailand. In T. Walters, R. Kerr & E. J. Stewart (Eds.), The Diversity of Leisure: Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies (ANZALS) 14th Biennial Conference. (pp. 73). Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of Tourism, University of Otago. Retrieved from https://www.otago.ac.nz/anzals2019

Nava Jiménez, L., Miller, A., Carr, N., & Coetzee, W. (2018). Tracking the spatio-temporal transformation of camping in New Zealand. In A. Moore & I. Drecki (Eds.), Proceedings of the Joint 9th National Cartographic Conference (GeoCart'2018) and 46th Australian and New Zealand Map Society (ANZMapS) Conference. (pp. 52-53). Auckland, New Zealand: CartoPRESS. [Abstract]

Coetzee, W., & Lee, C. (2017). The "ale" in female: The feminine voice at a craft beer fermentation fest. In M. van Niekerk & U. Couto (Eds.), Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Events (ICE). (pp. 52-55). Orlando, FL: Rosen College of Hospitality Management. [Abstract]

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Conference Contribution - Edited volume of conference proceedings

Lee, C., Filep, S., Albrecht, J. N., & Coetzee, W. J. L. (Eds.). (2017). Proceedings of the 27th Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Annual Conference. Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of Tourism, University of Otago. 978p.

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Coetzee, W. J. L., & Liu, X. (2017, December). Queering the ski slopes. Verbal presentation at the 4th World Research Summit for Tourism and Hospitality: Innovation, Partnerships and Sharing, Orlando, USA.

Coetzee, W. J. L., & Basnyat, S. (2017, February). Academic career development through PhD workshops. Verbal presentation at the Proceedings of the 27th Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Annual Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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