Eugene Thomlinson


Royal Roads University

Eugene has almost 20 years of tourism and hospitality experience in industry and academia providing a firm foundation of theoretical and practical knowledge. Eugene taught tourism and hospitality courses for Royal Roads University (Victoria, BC), La Trobe University (Melbourne, Australia) and Griffith University (Gold Coast, Australia). He also worked for the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) as the senior market analyst, helping to develop the Explorer Quotient (EQ) and to better understand Canada’s global market.

Prior to the CTC, Thomlinson worked for Parks Canada, conducting social science research in national parks and historic sites across western Canada, focused on human use patterns and evaluating communications. Eugene completed his PhD in Tourism through La Trobe University in Australia, focusing on persuasive communications and the effects of film on destination image.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce in finance and small business management from the University of Manitoba. He also has an MBA in tourism and hospitality management from the University of Calgary with his thesis examining the business of ecotourism in Central America.


Schedule

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
A-2 - How Film Tourism Can Up the Ante for Marketing British Columbia to the World Thursday, Feb 23, 2017
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
C-4 - How Film Tourism Can Up the Ante for Marketing British Columbia to the World