Melanie Kay Smith

Melanie Kay Smith
Download CV Research Fellow (MTA TK SZI)
Research Interests

urban planning and regeneration, cultural tourism, creative industries, heritage studies, wellbeing, health tourism

Selected Publications

Smith, M. K. (2018) ‘Wellness in the ’U-bend’ of Life: why the core market is middle-aged and female’, International Journal of Spa and Wellness, DOI:10.1080/24721735.2018.1438480

Zátori, A., Smith, M. K. & Puczkó, L. (2018) ‘Experience-involvement, memorability and authenticity: The service provider's effect on tourist experience’, Tourism Management, 67, pp. 111-126.

Smith, M. K. & Diekmann, A. (2017) ‘Tourism and Wellbeing’, Annals of Tourism Research, 66, pp. 1-13.

Smith, M.K. and Puczkó, L. (2017) (eds) Routledge Handbook of Health Tourism, London: Routledge.

Smith, M. K., Egedy, T., Csizmady, A., Olt, G., Jancsik, A. and Michalkó, G. (2017) Non-Planning and Tourism Consumption in Budapest's Inner City, Tourism Geographies, 20(3), pp. 524-548.

Smith, M. K. (2016) Issues in Cultural Tourism Studies, London: Routledge (3rd ed.)

Egedy, T. and Smith, M. K. (2016) ’Old and New Residential Neighbourhoods as Creative Hubs in Budapest’, Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Geographischen Gesellschaft [Annals of the Austrian Geographical Society], Vol. 158, pp. 85-108.

Diekmann, A. and Smith, M. K. (2015) (eds) Ethnic and Minority Cultures as Tourist Attractions, Bristol: Channel View.

Smith, M.K. and Puczkó, L. (2015) ‘More than a special interest: Defining and determining the demand for health tourism’, Tourism Recreation Research, 40 (2), pp. 205-219.

Smith, M. K. (2015) ‘Baltic Health Tourism: Uniqueness and Commonalities’, Scandinavian Journal of Tourism and Hospitality, 15(4), pp.357-379.

Smith, M.K. and Zátori, A. (2015) ‘The Political and Social Transformation of Roma and Jewish Communities through Tourism in Budapest’, in Reisinger, Y. (ed.) Transformational Tourism: Host Perspectives. Oxford: CABI, pp. 69-79.

Smith, M.K. and Zátori, A. (2015) ‘Jewish Culture and Heritage in Budapest’, in Diekmann, A. and Smith, M.K. (eds) Ethnic and Minority Cultures as Tourist Attractions, Bristol: Channel View, pp. 188-201.

Smith, M. K. and Puczkó, L. (2013) Health, Tourism and Hospitality: Spas, Wellness and Medical Travel, London: Routledge.

Smith, M. K. and Puczkó, L. (2012) Budapest: from socialist heritage to cultural capital? Current Issues in Tourism, Vol. 15, Nos 1-2, pp. 107-119.

Research Projects

2018-2019: Cultural Heritage and Social Cohesion Incubator Project, MTA, Institute for Sociology, Budapest

2013 – 2016: Tourism, Wellbeing and Ecosystem Services
COST Project Representative for Hungary and Chair of Working Group

2013 – 2015: Balkan Wellbeing