Greg Ringer, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor

International Studies Program

University of Oregon

Eugene, OR 97403 USA

tel: +1 541 346-5051
fax: +1 541 346-5041


Recent Submissions

  • Beyond the cruise: Navigating sustainable policy and practice in Alaska's Inland Passage (Chapter 13) 

    Ringer, Greg (London: Earthscan Ltd., 2010)
    In the middle of a global economic recession, cruise tourism continues to be one of the major growth engines of international travel. With “average annual increases in passenger numbers of 8.2% over the last two decades”, ...
  • Social media travel in Caribbean island destinations 

    Ringer, Greg (Paris: L'Harmattan, 2016)
    Tourism fundamentals are changing worldwide as visitor knowledge evolves. Already, mobile technology has reshaped the way we communicate and travel, and easy access to online resources is now elevating the authority of ...
  • Healthy spaces, healing places - sharing experiences of wellness tourism in Oregon, USA 

    Ringer, Gregory D., 1951- (2007)
    This paper presents an overview of the evolving trends in spa, health, and medical tourism in Montenegro and the United States and more specifically, the State of Oregon. The language and practices of â wellness tourismâ ...
  • Cruising North to Alaska: the new 'gold rush' 

    Ringer, Gregory D., 1951- (CABI Publishing/Butterworth-Heinemann, 2006)
    More than six thousand years after humans reputedly first reached the North America continent by land, Vitus Bering led a Russian expedition aboard two ships to explore Alaska in 1741. Four decades later, Captain James ...
  • Branding post-conflict destinations: recreating Montenegro after the disintegration of Yugoslavia 

    Ringer, Gregory D., 1951-; Vitic, Andriela (The Haworth Press, 2007)
    This paper examines the challenges and opportunities of promoting Montenegro as a destination for sustainable tourism in the post-civil war era of the former Yugoslavia, given the country’s unique status as the world’s ...
  • Gender posed: the people behind the postcards 

    Ringer, Gregory D., 1951- (CABI International, 2007)
    As the world’s largest service industry, tourism is increasingly perceived by proponents as a socioeconomic panacea for indigenous communities. A central tenet of this argument presumes that tourism can help ensure ...
  • Con Dao National Park Ecotourism Management and Environmental Education Proposal 

    Ringer, Gregory D., 1951-; Robinson, Alan (World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature-Indochina Programme & Viet Nam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, 1999-11)
    This management proposal is intended to establish guidelines for the design, development, management, and marketing of ecotourism and environmental education activities, attractions, and facilities in Con Dao National Park ...
  • Montenegro sustainable tourism assessment 

    Ringer, Gregory D., 1951- (Institute for Strategic Studies and Prognoses & Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, 2004-10)
    This report briefly outlines the concerns and recommendations of a rapid assessment project undertaken in April 2004, with the support of the Montenegro Business Alliance and the U.S. Consulate in Podgorica. While admittedly ...
  • Sustainable communities & ecotourism in Uganda: the Katonga Wetlands Conservation Project 

    Ringer, Gregory D., 1951- (1998-06)
    Perhaps more than any other region of the world, Africa’s dependence on natural resources makes it especially vulnerable to environmental change. To confront the growing social and natural problems, many sub-Saharan ...
  • Geographies of tourism and place in Micronesia: the 'sleeping lady' awakes 

    Ringer, Gregory D., 1951- (University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji, 2004-04)
    Tourism has grown to become the dominant service industry in the world in the 21st Century and a common prescription for funding sustainable community development throughout the East Asia-Pacific region. Certainly, there ...
  • Wilderness images of tourism and community 

    Ringer, Gregory D., 1951- (Elsevier, 1996)
    International tourism is now the dominant force in the world economy and consequently, is heavily promoted as a source of funding sustainable community development. Developing and marketing communities as tourist destinations ...
  • Tourism in Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar: from terrorism to tourism? 

    Ringer, Gregory D., 1951-; Hall, C. Michael (Butterworth-Heinemann, 2000)
    The emerging Southeast Asian nations of Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar (Burma) are undergoing substantial change. Desperately seeking economic growth, these impoverished nations have been ravaged by decades of civil war from ...
  • Gorilla tourism: Uganda uses tourism to recover from decades of violent conflict 

    Ringer, Gregory D., 1951- (Environmental Studies Association of Canada, 2002)
    Only a few years after the murder of eight foreign tourists in 1999, kidnaped while on an Abercrombie & Kent tour of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in southwest Uganda, the country is finally, albeit slowly and rather ...
  • Convicts & Conservation: Con Dao National Park, Vietnam 

    Ringer, Gregory D., 1951- (Butterworth-Heinemann, 2002)
    The phenomenal growth of tourism experienced by the East Asia-Pacific region in the 1990s, nearly double the world average, has played a formative role in reuniting and empowering countries long fragmented by conflict and ...