University of Calgary

Don Getz

  • Professor Emeritus of Tourism

Currently Teaching

Not currently teaching any courses.




Don Getz is a professor in the Tourism and Hospitality Management program at the Haskayne School of Business. He holds a BES from the University of Waterloo, an MA from Carlton University, and a PhD from the University of Edinburgh.

Before joining the University of Calgary, Dr. Getz began his teaching career as an assistant professor at the University of Waterloo in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies. Don is an ongoing visiting professor of Events Management at Griffith University in Australia, and an ongoing visiting professor at Sheffield- Hallam University in England.

Dr. Getz teaches international tourism, planning and policymaking, resort management and event management.
His ongoing research involves special-interest tourism (i.e. wine) and event–related issues such as management, event tourism, and events and culture. The research that Dr. Getz conducts often has a particular focus on the effects or impacts of tourism and recreation on people, the environment, and the economy.

Research and Publications
Getz, D. (2001) Explore Wine Tourism: Management, Development, Destinations. New York: Cognizant Communication Corp.

Getz, D., Carlsen, J., and Morrison, A. (2004) The Family Business in Tourism and Hospitality: London: CABI.

Getz, D., 2005. Event Management and Event Tourism (second ed.),N.Y.: Cognizant Communication Corp.

Getz, D. (2007). Event Studies: Theory, Research and Policy for Planned Events. Oxford: Elsevier.

Getz, D., and Carlsen, J. (2005). A Framework for Family Business Theory and Research in Tourism and Hospitality. Annals of Tourism Research 32(1): 237-258.

Getz, D. and Brown, G. (2006). Critical success factors for wine tourism destinations. Tourism Management, 27(1): 146-158.

Getz, D., T. Andersson, and M. Larson (2007). Festival Stakeholder Roles: Concepts and Case Studies. Event Management, 10(2/3): 103-122.

Getz, D. (2008). Event Tourism: Definition, Evolution, and Research. Tourism Management.


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