Dominic Lapointe

Dominic Lapointe
Université du Québec à Montréal | UQAM · Department of Urban Studies and Tourism

Ph.D. développement régional
Titulaire de la Chaire UQAM sur les dynamiques touristiques et les relations socio-territoriales Directeur de Téoros

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Introduction
Dominic Lapointe currently works at the Department of Urban Studies and Tourism, Université du Québec à Montréal.
Additional affiliations
December 2013 - present
Université du Québec à Montréal
Position
  • Professor
Education
September 2003 - September 2011
Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Field of study
  • Développement régional

Publications

Publications (80)
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English version : https://journals.openedition.org/viatourism/8070 Espanol https://journals.openedition.org/viatourism/8074
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A general public article reviewing works, of mine and others, on the St-Lawrence river in Quebec tourism system. https://theconversation.com/the-st-lawrence-river-tourism-industry-caught-between-fantasy-and-reality-185192
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Le succès du développement touristique des Îles-de-la-Madeleine en a fait un trésor du système touristique québécois, mais pose également le défi de gestion de la destination et son avenir. (article de vulgarisation scientifique)
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Research on urban adaptation is supported by the Canadian parliament (with the support of DESI international) from the International Development Research Center (IDRC), which supports our collective efforts. The other particularity of the project is the experimentation of virtual research in the context of Covid-19. This video testifies to all the...
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Following the closure of its borders with the United States and Eastern Canada, Quebec residents in search of seaside destinations have turned their interest toward the maritime region of Eastern Quebec. Using the notions of mobility and proximity as social capital, we analyze the reconfiguration of tourist flows that emerged due to the pandemic. T...
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Following the closure of its borders with the United States and Eastern Canada, Quebec residents in search of seaside destinations have turned their interest toward the maritime region of Eastern Quebec. Using the notions of mobility and proximity as social capital, we analyze the reconfiguration of tourist flows that emerged due to the pandemic. T...
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Purpose | The aims of this Editorial are twofold: (i) synthesise emergent themes from the special issue (ii) tender four theoretical frameworks toward examination of crises in tourism. Design/methodology/approach | The thematic analysis of papers highlights a diversity of COVID-19 related crises contexts and research approaches. The need for robus...
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Coastal tourism is one of the most important segments of the tourism industry but is facing major impacts of climate change. In light of these impacts, the infrastructure enabling coastal tourism activities needs to be adapted. It is through the production of a space framework inspired by the work of Henri Lefebvre that we will reveal how a tourism...
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Dans un monde « refrontiérisé », à la gouvernance internationale défaillante et mû prioritairement par des préoccupations sanitaires, le touriste — agent mobile par définition et potentielle menace virale — est au coeur des nouveaux enjeux et des nouvelles hiérarchies géopolitiques.
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The UNWTO's discourse has focused on managing the effects of COVID-19 on tourism mobility since the outbreak was taken over by the WHO, as tourism is prominent amongst the hardest hit sectors. Emanating from the UNWTO as one of the dominant stakeholders in tourism discourse construction, an interesting component is the new meaning attributed to 're...
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https://periodicos.ufjf.br/index.php/abet/article/view/30666 . . Tourism is well known to transform space and place, especially through commodification of space and culture Destination in peripheral areas are facing major transformation. Three main challenges can be identified: workforce and demographic challenges, technological challenges and clim...
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This special issue of TCC aims at unfolding the entanglements of tourism through original analyses of tourism phenomena in their multiplicities and complexities.
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Territory is a central concept of geography to address issues of spatiality. We will survey how English and French geographies have constructed the notion of territory. Then we question how its pairing with tourism intersect alterity and mobility with fixity with the aim of unpacking its theoretical implications. Finally, we expose that tourism is...
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De nombreux programmes et projets de revitalisation, à travers différentes actions, mettent en scène une authenticité « pasteurisée » et sécurisent les quartiers afin d’offrir une expérience. En s’intéressant aux transformations de l’environnement construit des quartiers centraux montréalais, à leur gentrification et à ses impacts sur les populatio...
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This was an IGU India conference virtual session. There is a you tube video of the session at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGanKcYgGXQ
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That “tourism is a geographical phenomenon linking places through mobility (Müller, 2019, p. 1) is an axiom that holds. In establishing the journal Tourism Geographies in 1999, Lew (1999, p. 1) outlined that “for most geographers, it was a fascination with places on a map - a desire to learn more about how they came to be - that first drew them to...
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Texte complet disponible : https://journals.openedition.org/teoros/7976 Full text available : https://journals.openedition.org/teoros/7976
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Le tourisme est passé d’un appel à voir le monde à l’invitation de faire partie de la trame même du monde. Et puis, comme nous l’avons lu tout au long de ce numéro spécial, la COVID-19 a rompu cette trame. Cette rupture s’exprime d’abord dans une transformation de l’environnement d’affaires et des paramètres dans la gestion quotidienne des organisa...
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Contemporary tourism is omnipresent in development discourses and policies, functioning as a "worldmaking" force in which tourism activities provide a representation and storyline that influence the tourist and their behavior, thus becoming a form of social production. Justifying the inclusion of biopolitics as a response to the questions raised by...
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Ce numéro de Téoros porte sur les territoires considérés comme « non touristiques » parce qu’ils sont à la marge, en périphérie, excentrés des destinations touristiques reconnues. Le tourisme se définissant comme un séjour « hors de l’environnement habituel », cet ailleurs doit néanmoins être suffisamment « extra-ordinaire » pour encourager le dépl...
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Peripheral isolated regions may often find themselves faced with significant development issues, and tourism is often mentioned as an alternative solution to traditional extractive development. However, natural resource based tourism would likely reproduce patterns of logic resembling those of extraction. Based on the theory of uneven geographical...
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The large number of commentaries in this special issue reflect the need that so many people have to express themselves as a way of releasing the anxieties and integrating the hopes that the COVID-19 pandemic has engendered in individuals and groups around the world. The guest editors of this special issue provide the following comments in reflectin...
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One of the transformations induced by the almost complete halt of tourism due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been a turning of the tourism sectors to a greater orientation towards their host communities. The enclavic tendencies of tourism areas, along with a multilayered approach to alterity gives insight into ongoing changes in the Quebec, Canada, t...
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This special issue of the Journal of Tourism Futures appeals for a timely and pressing call for action in research and practice. It invites researchers and scholars working on diverse topics to engage actively with the global threats that are likely to affect travel and tourism in the 21st century, and offer directions that facilitate resilience, s...
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http://revues.uqac.ca/index.php/revueot/article/view/1133/959 In urban or regional studies, small and medium-sized cities (SMC) are a specific urban category. In the periphery, these hybrid territories include signs of the urban, but also certain activities associated with rurality (agriculture and conservation, for example). Tourism is often refe...
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Urban stakeholders, in a context of neoliberal international competition, seek to attract economic activities, tourists and new wealthy residents (Evans, 2009; Kavaratzis, 2007). One of the favorite actions, in order to capture unwarranted earnings (Harvey, 1989), is the construction of a “hard” brand image through the alteration of symbolic and ph...
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Climate change makes the tourism industry vulnerable, as many of its resources willbe heavily impacted by its effects. Coastal destinations are likely to be the mostaffected by rising sea levels and extreme weather events, calling for a sociospatialanalysis of the dynamics of peripheral coastal tourism communities. Using a produc-tion of space fram...
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Que l'on pense à la crise financière de 2008 ou aux projets d'oléoducs qui traversent le Canada, force est de constater que les dynamiques du développement du capitalisme contemporain transforment les espaces et les territoires. Celles-ci ont des conséquences directes sur les restruc-turations économiques et spatiales, alimentant les injustices dan...
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Via real life cases studies it contextualises the relevant theories on tourism, marketing and communication, and unpacks examples of best practice to illustrate how carefully managed response strategies can ensure the future survival of an organisation.
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Sustainable Development (SD) has become a unifying concept that transcends conflicting discourses. Over time it has become a fundamental political concept in the current world order. The intention of this paper is to explore the structures that (re)produce the worldsystem in which tourism is embedded. Following Fletcher’s (2011) demonstration of to...
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Volunteer tourism, as a potential tool for community development and sustainability, has been gaining the attention of researchers for the past decade. However, little empirical research exists about the impact of this activity on the host communities from the managerial point of view. The research, based on a qualitative study of managers' opinion...
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Urban stakeholders, in a context of neoliberal international competition, seek to attract economic activities, tourists and new wealthy residents (Evans, 2009; Kavaratzis, 2007). One of the favorite actions, in order to capture unwarranted earnings (Harvey, 1989), is the construction of a “hard” brand image through the alteration of symbolic and ph...
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Tourism is highly dependent on space for its development. As climate change transforms the physical space of the coast, the tourism space will also be transformed. This will change how tourism and tourists interact in coastal space and alter the fragile cohabitation and resilience of many coastal land uses. The chapter will address the question of...
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El presente trabajo de investigación muestra el resultado de la recopilación de encuestas realizadas a distintos investigadores en el área de turismo en México, Argentina, Brasil y Canadá. El principal objetivo, es la aproximación de una metodología para construir el turismo como objeto de estudio a través de la mirada de los investigadores en turi...
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This book applies a more inclusive approach to regional integration by providing insight into strategies that support both the needs of urban and rural areas whilst enhancing the tourist experience, supporting the positive impacts of tourism and mitigating the negative. The book addresses three critical thematic areas: rural-urban linkages (chapter...
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The fragmented nature of the tourism industry limits destinations’ capacities and motivations to innovate. To counter this fragmentation, destinations rely on destination management organisations (DMOs). However, DMOs have had very little or no success in stimulating innovation, hence the importance of exploring other models, such as Living Labs (L...
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A destination management organization looking to integrate technology into its tourism offering tasked a living lab with engaging tourists and tourism providers in the process. At the end of the two-year initial funding period for an action research project, the process is a success and stakeholders are engaged in the innovation ecosystem. But what...
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Purpose The purpose of the paper is to explore how climate change and the discourses about adaptation to climate change are altering the spatial development of the tourism industry in coastal destinations. The paper also identifies how tourist development and climate change adaptation can be combined to transform space and place, especially in coas...
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The research aims to explore how climate change and the discourses about adaptation to climate change are altering the spatial development of the tourism industry in coastal destinations in the periphery. Firstly, we will review the consequences of climate change for the coastal environment and tourism. Then, we will present the role of space in th...
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L’article présente comment les enjeux et les relations socio-économiques qui sous-tendent la construction des discours sur le développement touristique influencent les pratiques matérielles dans le processus d’appropriation des territoires. Il soutient que les jeux de pouvoir, les valeurs et les croyances constituent un ensemble de relations fabriq...
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The measurement of visitor satisfaction of a zoological park, where wildlife is free and not in captivity, is an issue that receives growing interest in recent decades. The postmodern lifestyle we adopt causes this type of park to beconsidered as a last stand against the urbanization of the area. Through this study, we attempted to measure visitor...
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The shorelines of the St. Lawrence River are a core touristic attraction in Quebec, but they also represent spaces that will be strongly affected by climate change. This paper is based on a multi-conceptualization of space to analyze the representations embedded in two state discourses : The Tourism Development Strategy for St. Lawrence River and t...
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La nature fragmentée de l'industrie touristique et la facilité de copier l'innovation limitent la capacité et les motivations à innover des destinations. Pour contrer cette fragmentation, les territoires comptent sur les organisations de gestion de destination (OGD). Cependant, les OGD ne réussissent pas, ou très peu, à stimuler l'innovation. De ce...
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Space and place are the first resources of the tourist industry. Tourism is well known to transform the very own place it has built upon. Coastal tourism is a good example of how spaces, through the form of resources like the shore and the sea, are turn into a tourist product. However, as climate change is transforming the physical space of the coa...
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The measurement of visitor satisfaction of a zoological park, where wildlife is free and not in captivity, is an issue that receives growing interest in recent decades. Because the postmodern lifestyle we adopt causes this type of park is considered a last stand against the urbaniza tion of the area. Through this study, we attempted to measure...
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Purpose – This paper aims to explore the role of private stakeholders in the living lab (LL) ecosystem and the relationship of private stakeholders to open innovation (OI) practices. There is extensive literature on private stakeholders and OI, but seldom mention is made on the specific question of how private stakeholders integrate OI in the conte...
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tourism circuits by creating an experience enhanced by a mobile application that will meet the expectations of visitors. To overcome this challenge, the application will be designed in a collaborative mode by involving users in its conceptualisation. This approach, which has been generating increasing interest, is co-creation. The co-creative proce...
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The fragmented nature of the tourism industry and the ease of copying tourism innovation limit destinations’ capacities and motivations to innovate. To counter this fragmentation, destinations rely on destination management organisations (DMOs). However, DMOs have had very little or no success in stimulating innovation, hence the importance of expl...
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The creation of protected areas results in changes of territorial dynamics. These changes are not without consequences for the communities adjacent to protected areas and, the benefits are not necessarily distributed evenly between the different territories. From an environmental justice framework we address the issue of impacts associated with the...
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Towards a better understanding of obstacles that hinder adults with limited schooling from pursuing their education This article focuses on obstacles that hinder adults with limited schooling from going back to school. The four dimensions we looked at are situational, dispositional, informational, and institutional. These obstacles were identified...
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Current studies on innovation in the context of economic development usually focus on highly urbanised metropolitan areas which have attained exceptional levels of prosperity with the presence of strong associative organisations, intensive sharing of knowledge and an important number of firms belonging to high-tech sectors or recognised for their s...

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This project is focused on understanding how the COVID-19 pandemic transformed tourism host-communities at different levels.
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Publish a Special Issue in The Journal of Tourism Futures in the second half of 2021.