Michelle Rutty

Michelle Rutty
519-888-4567 x42105
Location: 
EV1 306

Research Interests

  • Tourism, environment and sustainability
  • Understanding the decision-making process and behavioural response of tourists to environmental change
  • Assessing climate change risks and opportunities for tourism operators and destinations
  • Developing solutions to build a more environmentally sustainable tourism sector

Courses Taught

  • ENVS 205: Sustainability: The Future We Want
  • GEOG 233: Geography of Tourism
  • GEOG 674: Climate Analytics

Recent Publications

Yu, D.D., Rutty, M., Scott, D., and Li, S. (2020). A Comparison of the Holiday Climate Index: Beach and the Tourism Climate Index across Coastal Destinations in China. International Journal of Biometeorology. DOI: 10.1007/s00484-020-01979-w

Rutty, M., Scott, D., Matthews, L., Burrowes, R., Trotman, A., Mahon, R., and Charles, A. (2020). An Inter-Comparison of the Holiday Climate Index (HCI:Beach) and the Tourism Climate Index (TCI) to Explain Canadian Tourism Arrivals to the Caribbean. Atmosphere, 11(4), 412.

Rutty, M., and Richardson, R. (2019). Tourism Research in Cuba: Gaps in Knowledge and Challenges for Sustainable Tourism.Sustainability, 11(12): 3340.

Eustice, C., McCole, D., and Rutty, M. (2019). The Impact of Different Product Messages on Wine Tourists’ Willingness to Pay: A Non-Hypothetical Experiment. Tourism Management, 72: 242 – 248.

Scott, D., Steiger, R., Rutty, M., and Fang, Y. (2019). The changing geography of the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in a warmer world. Current Issues in Tourism, 22(11), 1301-1311.

Scott, D., Steiger, R., Rutty, M., Pons, M., and Johnson, P. (2019). The differential futures of ski tourism in Ontario (Canada) under climate change: the limits of snowmaking adaptation.  Current Issues in Tourism, 22(11): 1327-1342

Scott, D., Rutty, M., and Peister, C. (2018). Climate variability and water use on golf courses: Optimization opportunities for a warmer future. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 26(8): 1453 – 1467. DOI: 10.1080/09669582.2018.1459629

Rutty, M., Scott, D., Johnson, P., Pons, M., Steiger, R., and Vilella, M. (2017). Using Ski Industry Response to Climatic Variability to Assess Climate Change Risk: An Analogue Study in Eastern Canada. Tourism Management, 58: 196 – 204.

Rutty, M., and Scott, D. (2016). Comparison of Climate Preferences for Domestic and International Beach Holidays: A Case Study of Canadian Travelers. Atmosphere, 7(2): 30, DOI: 10.3390/atmos7020030

Scott, D., Rutty, M., Amelung, B., and Tang, M. (2016). An Inter-Comparison of the Holiday Climate Index (HCI) and the Tourism Climate Index (TCI) in Europe. Atmosphere, 7(6): 80, DOI: 10.3390/atmos7060080

Rutty, M., Scott, D., Johnson, P., Jover, E., Pons, M., and Steiger, R. (2015). The Geography of Skier Adaptation to Adverse Conditions in the Ontario Ski Market. The Canadian Geographer, 59(4): 391 – 403.

Rutty, M., Scott, D., Johnson, P., Jover, E Pons, M., and Steiger, R. (2015). Behavioural Adaptation of Skiers to Climatic Variability and Change in Ontario, Canada. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 11: 13 – 21.

Rutty, M., Scott, D., Steiger, R., and Johnson, P. (2015). Weather Risk Management at the Olympic Winter Games. Current Issues in Tourism, 18(10): 931 – 946.

Rutty, M., and Scott, D. (2015). Bioclimatic Comfort and the Thermal Perceptions and Preferences of Beach Tourists. International Journal of Biometeorology, 59: 37 – 45.

Scott, D., Rutty, M., and Steiger, R. (2015). Future of the Olympic Winter Games. Journal of Olympic History. 23(1): 52 – 61. (Invited)

Scott, D., Steiger, R., Rutty, M., and Johnson, P. (2015). The Future of the Olympic Winter Games in an Era of Climate Change. Current Issues in Tourism, 18(10): 913 – 930.

Rutty, M., Matthews, L., Scott, D., and Del Matto, T. (2014). Using Vehicle Monitoring Technology and Eco-Driver Training to Reduce Fuel Use and Emissions in Tourism: A Ski Resort Case Study. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 22(5): 787 – 800.

Rutty, M., and Andrey, J. (2014). Weather Forecast Use for Winter Recreation. Weather, Climate, and Society, 6(3): 293 – 306.

Rutty, M., and Scott, D. (2014). Thermal Range of Coastal Tourism Microclimates. Tourism Geographies, 16(3): 346 – 363.

Rutty, M., and Scott, D. (2013). Differential Climate Preferences of International Beach Tourists. Climate Research, 57: 259 – 269.

Rutty, M., Matthews, L., Andrey, J., and Del Matto, T. (2013). Eco-Driver Training within the City of Calgary’s Municipal Fleet: Monitoring the Impact. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 24: 44 – 51.

Rutty, M., and Scott, D. (2010). Will the Mediterranean Become “Too Hot” for Tourism?: A Reassessment. Tourism Planning & Development (formerly known as Tourism & Hospitality Planning & Development), 7(3): 267 – 281.

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