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Dr. Rachel Dodds

Associate Professor, Ted Rogers School of Hospitality & Tourism Management 

Phone: (416) 979-5000 x 7227


Dr. Rachel Dodds has worked extensively in sustainable tourism development in both the academic as well as government and private sectors. Her recent research programs examine sustainable tourism innovations (awarded a SSHRC grant in 2011), island tourism development and planning, and corporate social responsibility among tour operators. She received both the award for Scholarly Research and Creativity Award as well as the Hospitality and Tourism Management award for Outstanding Contribution to the Student Experience in 2011. Dr. Dodds's work employs a variety of methodological approaches including surveys, interviews, focus groups and mixed-methods. She is currently a member of the editorial board for Sustainability as well as Teoros and on the Board of Directors for STI Canada. She is passionate about change and travel. Currently she has visited over 78 countries.

Rachel Dodds, Sonya Graci, Soyoung Ko, Lindsay Walker, (2013) "What drives environmental sustainability in the New Zealand wine industry?: An examination of driving factors and practices", International Journal of Wine Business Research, Vol. 25 Iss: 3, pp.164 - 184

Berghoef, N & Dodds, R (2013) Determinants of Interest in Eco-labeling in the Ontario Wine Industry. Journal of Cleaner Production Vol. 52 pp. 263-271

Dodds, R. (2013) Will tourists pay for a healthy environment? Assessing visitors’ perceptions and willingness to pay for conservation and preservation in the island of Koh Phi Phi, Thailand? Int. J. of Tourism Anthropology (IJTA) Vol. 3(1) pp. 28-42

Dodds, R. (2012) Ecotourism education and marine conservation: The Case of Coral Park Chumbe Island, Zanzibar. Teoros. Vol 1

Dodds, R. & Graci, G. (2012) Greening Of The Pride Toronto Festival: Lessons Learned Tourism, Culture and Communication Vol. 12 (1) pp. 29-38

Dodds, R., Kelman, I., Thiesen, N.,  Bessada, T., Garcia, J., McDougall, A. (2012)  Industry Perspectives on Carbon Offsetting Programs in Canada and the United States  Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy Vol. 8(2) pp. 31-41

Dodds, R. & Ko, S. (2012) Assessing stakeholders’ views of tourism policy in  Prince Edward County. Environmental Management and Sustainable Development Vol. 1(1): pp. 52-70

Dodds, R. (2012) Sustainable Tourism: A Hope Or A Necessity? The Case Of Tofino, British Columbia, Canada Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 5(5) pp. 54-64

Dodds, R. (2012) Questioning Slow as Sustainable Tourism Recreation Research Vol. 37(1) pp. 81-83

Achong, K. & Dodds, R. (2012) Anthropogenic Climate Change Coverage in Two Canadian Newspapers, The Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail From 1988-2007 Environmental Science & Policy Vol 15 pp. 48-59

Berghoef, N. & Dodds, R. (2011) Potential for sustainability eco-labeling in Ontario's wine industryInternational Journal of Wine Business Research Vol. 23 (4) pp.298 - 317

Dodds, R. & Holmes, M. (2011) Sustainability in Canadian B &B'S: Comparing the East vs. WestInternational Journal of Tourism Research Vol 13 (5) pp. 482-495

Dodds, R (2010) Koh Phi Phi: Moving towards or away from sustainability. Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research Vol. 15 (3) pp. 251 - 265

Dodds, R. & Butler, R.W. (2010) Barriers to implementing sustainable tourism policy in mass tourism destinations Tourismos: An International Multidisciplinary Journal of Tourism Vo.l 5 (1) pp. 35-54

Graci, S.R. & Dodds, R. (2010) Sustainable Tourism in Islands. Earthscan Press, ISBN 9781844077809

Dodds, R. & Kuehnel, J. (2010) CSR among Canadian mass tour operators: good awareness but little action. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management Vol. 22 (2) pp. 221-224

Dodds, R & Joppe, M. (2009) The demand for, and participation in corporate social responsibility and sustainable tourism – implications for the Caribbean. ARA Journal of Travel Research Vol. 2 (1) pp. 1-24.

Dodds, R. & Kelman, I. (2008) How climate change is considered in sustainable tourism policies: A  case of the Mediterranean islands of Malta and Mallorca. Tourism Review International. Vol. 12 (1) pp. 57-70.

Dodds, R., Smith, W., & Leung, M. (2008) Assessing awareness of carbon offsetting by travellers and travel agents. Anatolia: An International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research, Vol. 19 (1) pp 135 -148

Dodds, R., (2007) Malta's tourism policy - standing still or advancing towards sustainability? Island Studies Journal, Vol. 2(1) pp. 44-66

Dodds, R (2007) Sustainable tourism & policy implementation: lessons from the case of Calviá, Spain,Current Issues in Tourism, Vol. 10(1), pp. 296-322



  • Ph.D. University of Surrey
  • M.A. Griffith University
  • B.A. Bishops University

Research Interests:

  • Sustainable tourism, islands, corporate social responsibility, climate change and tourism
  • Destination planning and management, community tourism
  • Visitor motivations and experiences


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Dr. Rachel Dodds

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Associate Professor, Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

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