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Dr Peter Varga

Peter Varga , PhD

Qualification(s)

PhD in Social Sciences, Specialisation in Anthropology of Tourism, University of Guadalajara

Fonction

Professeur Assistant

Localisation

EHL Campus Lausanne

Matière(s) enseignée(s)

Gestion de l'Hospitalité Interculturelle
Culture de l'Hospitalité Durable

Domaine(s) d'expertise

Anthropologie et tourisme
Culture durable de l'accueil
Développement touristique
Durabilité socioculturelle
Intelligence culturelle

Courte description

Peter Varga, PhD, est Professeur Assistant à l'EHL. Ses recherches portent sur les dynamiques socioculturelles durables des pratiques touristiques actuelles dans les sociétés d'accueil, l'intelligence culturelle dans les rencontres de services interculturels et le symbolisme dans l'alimentation et les habitudes alimentaires d'un point de vue culturel.


Il a obtenu un doctorat en sciences sociales, spécialisation en anthropologie du tourisme, à l'Université de Guadalajara et un master en sociologie avec une spécialisation en économie et société, à l'Université d'Europe centrale et à l'Université de Lancaster.

Publications dans des revues évaluées par des pairs

Zizka, L., & Varga, P. (2021). Teaching Sustainability in Higher Education Institutions Assessing Hospitality Student’s Sustainability Literacy. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1080/10963758.2020.1726771

Martin-Rios, C., Zizka, L., Varga, P. & Pasamar, S. (2020). KITRO: technology solutions to reduce food waste in Asia-Pacific hospitality and restaurants, Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, DOI: 10.1080/10941665.2020.1773513

Zizka, L. & Varga, P. (2020). EDUCATION 2030: Aligning sustainable development goals (SDGS) to and for a higher education. Paper presented at the 12th International (online) Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Online.

Terrier, L., Varga, P. Scaroni, A., & Zizka, L. (2020). To go or not to go, that is the question: Using social influence to reduce hot beverage cup waste, Journal of Foodservice Business Research, 23 (4), 350-357. https://doi.org/10.1080/15378020.2020.1768041

Leroy, P., & Varga, P. (2019). The symbolic understanding of milk in Swiss gastronomy. Research in Hospitality Management, 9(1), 25-34. https://doi.org/10.1080/22243534.2019.1653608

Worwag, S., Varga, P., & Zizka, L. (2019). Tourists’ Ethical Concern for Dumbo: Elephant Tourism in Thailand. Journal of Travel, Tourism and Recreation, 1(2), 17-27.

Haslebacher, C., Varga, P. & Murphy, H.C. (2019). Insights from images posted on social media: Examining the motivations of volunteer tourists. Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality & Tourism, 18(2), 259-273. https://doi.org/10.1080/15332845.2019.1558490

Varga, P., & Binder, A. (2015). Sociocultural Hurdles of Sustainable Hospitality Management. Asia-Pacific Journal of Innovation in Hospitality and Tourism, 4(1), 77-92. DOI: 10.7603/s40930-015-0005-7

Varga, P. and Losa, A. S. (2013). Cultural stereotypes as work tools in the luxury setting? Investigating interactional practices in intercultural hotel front-desk encounters. Proceedings of the International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication (IALIC).

Varga, P., & Losa, A. S. (2011). Enseigner la sociologie à l’EHL (HES-EHL). Au-delà de l’Université. La sociologie face à la diversité de ses publics. Bulletin de la Société suisse de Sociologie, (140), 11-13.

Projets de recherche financés

Varga, P. Project: Developing an applied hospitality training programme for personnel in operations to enhance environmental and cultural awareness of the SDGs in the Swiss hospitality sector, Date: 15.06.2022 to 15.12.2022, External fundraising: HES-SO.
Varga, P., Project: Psychographic carrying capacity in the Galapagos Islands, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Date: 01.01.2020 to 31.12.2020, External fundraising: Swiss Federation (Bilateral Program - Leading House for the Latin American Region program)

Récompenses

Outstanding Paper Award Runner-Up for "A modified value chain analysis of tourism development in the Inlay Lake region, Myanmar", Conference Proceedings of BEST EN Think Tank XV (2015)