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Galal Afifi
Dr. Galal Afifi is an associate professor, Tourism Department, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, with more than 25 years of experience in tourism education. Dr. Afifi is a facilitator with the United Nations World Tourism Organization, a reviewer with several accreditation organizations such as AQAS and OAAA, participated as a Keynote speaker in a number of national and international conferences, and has been numerously awarded for his excellence in research inside and outside Oman.

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Noel Scott
Dr Noel Scott has worked as a tourism consultant and academic researcher for 26 years and led research and consulting projects in sustainable tourism, tourism branding, destination management, tourism product and experience design and China tourism. International clients included the UNWTO, OECD, ASEAN, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia Awards Indonesia and Sri Lanka, and Government of Fiji. Prior to starting his academic career in 2001, he was a senior manager in a variety of leading businesses including Tourism and Events Queensland. He is an Adjunct Professor of Tourism Management at the Sustainability Research Centre of the University of the Sunshine Coast.

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Jafar Jafari
Jafar Jafari is Founding Editor, Annals of Tourism Research; Chief Editor, Tourism Social Science Series; Co-Editor, Bridging Tourism Theory and Practice; Co-Editor, Encyclopedia of Tourism; Co-Founder, TRINET; Founding President, International Academy for the Study of Tourism; Co-Founding Editor, Information Technology & Tourism; and Co-Founding President Tourism Intelligence Forum.

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Kazem Vafadari
Dr.Kazem Vafadari is Director of International Center for Asia Pacific Tourism (iCAPt); academic director of the Kunisaki city research center for world agriculture heritage, Oita, Japan and Division Head, Graduate school of Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) Tourism and Hospitality (THP) Beppu, Japan. He worked with United Nations University and Kanazawa University in Japan before joining APU in 2011. He is an expert on Tourism and natural resource management and tourism applications of agriculture heritage landscapes. His research background also includes community building and rural revitalization and destination branding

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Duarte B. Morais
Morais is an Associate Professor of Sustainable Tourism and a Tourism Extension Specialist at North Carolina State University. He is also the lead in(ve)stigator of People-First Tourism Lab, a participatory action research collective started at NC State and now involving researchers and community development partners globally (P1tLab.ncsu.edu). Morais supports small communities and microentrepreneurs across the State of North Carolina and internationally. Morais integrates the insight and energy of an increasingly rich team of scholars in disciplines ranging from Cultural Anthropology, Humanitarian Engineering, Social Business, Community Psychology, Design, and Computer Science. His disciplinary home is Social-psychology and through this lens he investigates how tourism microentrepreneurship is developed and how it may affect host communities ability to harness economic opportunity in their own terms.

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Apolónia Rodrigues
Apolónia Rodrigues is the founder and creator of the destination brand Dark Sky® and Dark Sky® Alqueva and president of Dark Sky® Association and the Rede de Turismo de Aldeia do Alentejo. She occupied leading roles on the European System of Tourism Indicators, the Tourism Sustainability Group, the Eureka European Tourism Advisory Committee, and the Task Force Indicators of the Network of European Regions for Sustainable and Competitive Tourism. Apolonia won numerous international awards including the Tourism Oscar from the World Travel Awards as Europe´s Responsible Tourism Award in 2019, the Sustainable Leadership Award 2020, the Corporate Travel Awards 2020, The Bizz and The Peak of Success 2020, the ACQ5 Country and Global Awards 2020, and the Sustainable Destinations Top 100 by Green Destinations.

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Áurea Rodrigues
Aurea Rodrigues has a PhD in Tourism from the University of Aveiro, is an assistant professor in Tourism Studies and an affiliate researcher at CIDEHUS at the University of Évora. She collaborates as a researcher for Dark Sky Alqueva. Rodrigues has collaborated internationally with the Pennsylvania State University, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Siena. Her main research interests are astrotourism, sustainable rural tourism development, consumer behavior in tourism, and marketing. She has authored and co-authored chapters in books, articles in national and international journals, and has made various communications and lectures at international and national conferences.

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Vali Teymouri
ِDr. Vali Teymouri is the Deputy Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts of Iran. He has completed his PhD in economic geography with a focus on tourism. In addition to educational and research activities, he has extensive activities in various government departments

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Robertico Croes
Dr. Robertico Croes served as the Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs of Aruba from 1994 to 1998, and was the Minister of Finance from 1998 to 2001. Robertico Croes is a Professor currently serving as the Associate Dean of Research and Administration at the University of Central Florida Rosen College of Hospitality Management USA. He is also the Director of the Dick Pope Sr. Institute for Tourism Studies. Dr. Croes has authored four books and has more than 100 published works. His research has been presented and applied in many countries. Professor Croes is the recipient of numerous research awards such as the 2018 Thea Sinclair Award. His fields of interest include: econometrics applications in hospitality and tourism, tourism economic impact, tourism development applied to poverty alleviation, well-being, and tourism specialization and management in small islands and developing countries.

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Alla Peresolova
Алла Пересолова - международный эксперт по устойчивому туризму с большим и успешным опытом в создании и реализации региональных, национальных и местных туристских инициатив, разработке маркетинговых стратегий и планов действия. Ранее в качестве руководителя Программы по Шелковому пути ЮНВТО она создала совместную платформу работы для 34 стран и эффективно разработала совместные мероприятия по повышению значимости туризма Шелкового пути и поддержке дестинаций Шелкового пути в устойчивом развитии туризма в регионах Европы, Азии и Ближнего Востока. Среди других ее проектов - многочисленные международные конференции, такие, как Саммит министров, собиравший более 100 министров туризма каждый год на WTM в Лондоне, и «Вкус Шелкового пути» - первая Международная конференция по гастрономии и туризму на Шелковом пути. Имея 28-летнюю карьеру в ЮНВТО, она обладает обширным международным опытом, включая проекты с ЮНЕСКО, Европейской комиссией и Советом Европы. Она часто выступает на международных форумах, а также является ментором престижной магистерской программы по менеджменту устойчивого туризма Университета Монаш, Австралия.

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Sergey Danilov
Sergey Danilov/Uzbekistan Сергей Данилов, эксперт по международному туризму, журналист и блогер в области туризма. Обладает более чем 30-летним опытом работы в сфере туризма как в государственном, так и частном секторах. Со-учредитель компании «Silk Road Delicious» и инициатор проекта «Вкусный Узбекистан» для продвижения страны как эногастрономической туристской дестинации. Сергей является одним из родоначальников эногастрономического туризма в Узбекистане и создателем многочисленных проектов, вслючая развитие гаражного виноделия в Узбекистане» и «Shato-Hovli» по развитию эногастрономического туризма в Центральной Азии. В качестве эксперта по туризму он часто приглашается для участия в проектах ПРООН, GIZ и ФАО в Узбекистане. Являясь членом ФИЖЕТ (Международная федерация журналистов и писателей в сфере туризма), его деятельность как журналиста тесно связана с новостным порталом UzReport.com, еженедельником Бизнес Вестник Востока и его собственным каналом на youtube «Вкусный Узбекистан с Сергеем Даниловым» Кулинар-любитель-ошпаз и винодел.

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Aisha Mambetalieva
Айша Мамбеталиева, Директор туристской компании «Кыргыз Туризм Лтд» и страстный любитель путешествий. Имеет больщой опыт работы в национальных и центральноазиатских проектах, финансируемых международными организациями. Она является специалистом в области CBT – туризма, основанного на местных сообществах, и обладает значительным опытом разработки маркетинговых стратегий, работы с ассоциациями, создании новых турпродуктов и осуществлении мониторинга качества. В настоящее время «Кыргыз Туризм Лтд» является партнером проекта ПРООН по укреплению приключенческого туризма, и Айша - руководителем группы экспертов проекта .

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Farrukh Khojatov
Фаррух Ходжатов имеет 7 летний опыт работы в различных сферах в Таджикистане. В данный момент является партнером и со-учредителем компании Go Travel Tajikistan, а также главным специалистом нвестиционного отдела инвестиционной компании 55 Групп. Часто участвует и выступает на различных международных форумах и конференциях. За время своей деятельности компания Go Travel Tajikistan внесла большой вклад в развитие туристского сектора в Таджикистане. Продукты компании охватывают всех участников туристского процесса. В частности, при организации гастрономических туров, Go Travel Tajikistan взаимодействует с местными сообществами, создавая наилучшие условия для позволяя им делиться с посетителями разнообразным кулинарным наследием и традициями таджикского народа.

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Sonia Figueras
Sònia Figueras, tourismologist and teacher by training, has more than 20 years of experience in education and 15 in tourism. Since 2004, she has worked at the UNWTO Academy for the 159 UNWTO Member States, the 92 education and training centers of the UNWTO.TedQual network and the DMOs of the UNWTO.QUEST network. Currently, as Program Manager, she leads and develops new projects of this organization, including the UNWTO.QUEST programme for Tourism Destination Management Organizations.

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Graciela Caffera
Nació en Uruguay en 1967, formada en Derecho. En la actualidad Presidente del Bureau de Punta del Este y Vicepresidente de Destino Punta del Este, ambas asociaciones de empresarios que trabajan en pos del turismo, de las inversiones y la mejora de Punta del Este como punto de residencia. Integró Directivas de la Cámara de Turismo de Uruguay, del Círculo de Periodistas de Turismo de Uruguay, y del Board de Vicepresidentes de Miembros Afiliados de la Organización Mundial del Turismo. Encabezó la etapa final de la Comisión Quest, equipo responsable de llevar adelante la primera Certificación Internacional Quest en el Mundo otorgada al Punta del Este Convention&Visitors Bureau como Organización de Gestión de Destino. Dirigió un Canal de Tv para abonados, fue periodista/conductora en programas de Tv como Agenda Confidencial (canal 12), Dicho y Hecho (canal 10), premiada en varias oportunidades como revelación de Tv , y productora ejecutiva de varios programas de Tv. Actualmente y con más de 15 años en producción y gestión de proyectos nacionales e internacionales, se propone aportar un enfoque integral en escenarios relacionados con la sostenibilidad y el desarrollo territorial.

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Gastón Figún
Jafar Jafari is Founding Editor, Annals of Tourism Research; Chief Editor, Tourism Social Science Series; Co-Editor, Bridging Tourism Theory and Practice; Co-Editor, Encyclopedia of Tourism; Co-Founder, TRINET; Founding President, International Academy for the Study of Tourism; Co-Founding Editor, Information Technology & Tourism; and Co-Founding President Tourism Intelligence Forum.

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Martín Laventure
MARTíN LAVENTURE OTEGUI / Director General de Turismo IDM / ● Diplomado. CAF - CURE UDELAR - UNIVERSIDAD DE WASHINGTON ● Certificación WEITZ CENTER CERUR - Israel Actividades Ha ocupado distintos cargos en las esferas públicas y privadas obteniendo una visión sinérgica y articuladora que aporta al trabajo conjunto e integrador con una mirada prospectiva y de largo plazo. ACTIVIDAD PÚBLICA ● Miembro de la Comisión Departamental de Turismo (2002-2005). ● Director de Turismo de la I.M. de Maldonado (2002-2005), siendo responsable de actividades promocionales en distintos lugares: Córdoba, Rosario, Santa Fe, Mendoza, Buenos Aires, Porto Alegre, Río de Janeiro, Santa María, San Pablo, Santiago de Chile, Viña del Mar, Valparaíso, Asunción, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Ciudad de México, Saint-Tropez y Marbella. ● Electo Primer Alcalde de Punta del Este en el año 2010. ● Desde el 2015 a la actualidad se desempeñó como Director General Deportes y Eventos de la Intendencia Departamental de Maldonado. ● Designado Director General de Turismo de la Intendencia Departamental de Maldonado para el perìodo 2020-2025. ACTIVIDAD SOCIAL Y ORGANIZACIONAL ● Como comerciante en el ramo de Farmacia fue fundador y presidente de la Asociación de Farmacias de Punta del Este (1984 - 1988).● Directivo de la Liga de Fomento y Turismo de Punta del Este (1987 - 2001),desempeñando los cargos de vocal, secretario, vicepresidente y presidente. ● Secretario de la Comisión Departamental del MERCOSUR (1996 - 1997). ● Miembro del Comité Organizador del “Travel Mart” realizado en Punta del Este en el año 1998. ● Participante en la elaboración del Plan de Marketing para Punta del Este realizado por la empresa Viña y Asociados en 1995. ● Integrante de la Comisión Organizadora Departamental de la Copa América en el año 1995.● Directivo de Cantegril Country Club de Punta del Este (1998 - 2002), ocupando el cargo de secretario. ● Miembro de Rotary Club desempeñando en distintas etapas los cargos de pro-secretario, secretario, tesorero y presidente. ● Directivo del Club Atlètico Ituzaingó (1991 - 1993). CONFERENCIAS ● Conferencista en en Querétaro (2011). ● Disertante en , distinguido como Referente en el marco de la Cumbre Internacional de Jóvenes Líderes (CIJL), en Buenos Aires (2014). ● Consejero de , miembro del Consejo Directivo (2015). ● Disertante en el Simposio <Dinámica y Accesibilidad en el Turismo y la Industria de Reuniones” en el Marco del Año Internacional del Turismo Accesible. Punta del Este Uruguay (2016). ACTIVIDAD POLÍTICA ● Electo Edil departamental por el Partido Nacional en el año 2000. ● Electo Edil departamental por el Partido Nacional en el año 2005 ● Electo Edil departamental por el Partido Nacional en el año 2020 ● Electo Diputado (s) del Partido Nacional por Maldonado en el año 2004 ● Electo Diputado (s) del Partido Nacional por Maldonado en el año 2009 ● Electo Convencional Nacional del Partido Nacional (2004, 2009, 2014 y 2019). ● Vice-presidente de la Comisión Departamental de Maldonado del Partido Nacional (período 2005 - 2010), desempeñándose como Presidente desde el año 2008. ● Electo Senador (s) Partido Nacional -Todos Hacia Adelante en el año 2014 ● Candidato a Intendencia Departamental de Maldonado por el Partido Nacional 2015. ● Referente Espacio 40 Maldonado.

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Shirin Amonzoda
Amonzoda Shirin – Minister of Labor, Migration and Employment, Republic of Tajikistan (as of November 2020). Had worked as a Chairman, Committee of Tourism Development under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan (Jan.-Nov.2020), earlier Deputy Chairperson of the abovementioned Committee (2017-2020). Graduated from Asia Pacific University with the specialty of International Cooperation Policy, Development Economics. Worked on research “Tourism Public Planning Policy and its impact to national economy”, (Japan, 2016), History of East poetry in England and America (Dushanbe, 2004), independent author of several publications in frame of the Dialogue of Civilization (1999-2004), etc. Until 2017, Chief Specialist of the Main Department of Trade Policy and Consumer Market (2012-2017), Chief Specialist of the Department for Cooperation with Foreign Countries (2007-2012), a Chief Specialist of the Protocol Service (2005-2007) at the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Tajikistan. During the 2000-2004 years had worked with the International Organization for Migration (Dushanbe, 2000-2001), the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (Dushanbe-Afghanistan, 2001-2004), the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (Dushanbe 2004), Aichi World EXPO (Japan, 2005). Ms. Amonzoda has become one of the first start-uppers in Tajikistan to pave the way towards tourism development as a separate sector for reinforcing capacity building, infrastructure development, enhancing investment, bettering the quality of service and tourism promotion issues. A person in charge for the Strategy of Tourism development in the Republic of Tajikistan until the period 2030, that covers various areas of the tourism sector, in particular, improving the quality of service in airports, simplification of visa issuance and registration, licensing tourist entrepreneurship, destination management organizations in the regions of the country and other important aspects of this industry. Based on this strategy, there had been attracted grants from ADB and WB to fund first projects on Tourism development and Rural Economic Development Projects with involvement of international consultants from UNWTO. It must be noted that the methodology and analysis that would be held, will lead the initial steps towards sustainable tourism growth in Tajikistan.

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Beka Jakeli
Chief of Member Relations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). / Beka Jakeli has been working at the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) since June 2012 currently being Chief of Member Relations overseeing relations and policy with the Organization´s Member States. Beka Jakeli brings valuable expertise on tourism destination management having served as Deputy Chairman at the Georgian National Tourism Administration (2008-2012) responsible for policy, market research, international cooperation and fundraising activities. At the same time he was speaker of the Government on incentives, investments and infrastructure in tourism sector. Mr. Jakeli holds the MBA degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from the Tbilisi State Institute of Economic Relations and completed postgraduate course in Destination Management in the USA. In 2011, by the decree of the President of Georgia, Beka Jakeli was awarded with the state award “The Order of Honor” for his outstanding contribution to the development of the tourism sector.

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Hassan Ansari
Dr. Hassan Ansari, Iranian e-tourism Association exacut manager. رییس جامعه گردشگری الکترونیکی

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Hamid Zargham
Dr. Hamid Zargham Boroujeni is a professor at Allameh Tabatabaei University in Tehran. He is the founder of academic program in Iran, Allameh Tabatabai University and is known as the . He teaches , and and has published more than 80 research papers. He has also authored or translated 15 textbooks for tourism in Persian. Dr. Zargham has more than 25 years of experience in consulting tourism development projects and has been encouraged for practical research in tourism planning. He is currently the chief editor of and is a member of the editorial board of several specialized tourism quarterly journals such as and .

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Zohreh Zarezadeh
University of Southern Queensland, Australia. Dr Zarezadeh has a PhD degree in Tourism Marketing from the University of Queensland, Australia. She has more than a decade of teaching experience both in Iran and Australia. She has been actively involved in a number of research projects on social media marketing and online information search behaviour. Her research interests focus on information technology, information search, social media marketing, and adoption and use of technologies in tourism. She has published her research outcomes in top tourism journals such as Journal of Sustainable Tourism and Current Issues in Tourism.

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Mahda Tadbiri
Mahda Tadbiri is Assistant General Manager, Espinas Palace Hotel, Tehran. She has a Master degree in English Translation (University of Damavand), a degree in Aircraft Safety and Services (Prince Sultan Aviation Academy, Saudi Arabia), Executive MBA (Sharif University of Technology), and a certificate in (online) Executive Education Programs (Harvard University, USA). She assists in designing and implementing staff matrix, BSC strategic management, and budgeting system in the Espinas Hotel Group. Previously she was Senior Flight Attendant in Saudi Arabian Airlines.

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Awad Alyamany
Awad Alyamany, a Palestinian MA student at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) Beppu-Japan. He has been engaged in Tourism Sector since 2012. Currently, he is working at Jericho Tourist Center – Palestine.

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Eylla Gutierrez
Ms. Eylla Gutierrez, Adjunct Faculty and Research Manager, Asian Institute of Management – Dr. Andrew L. Tan Center for Tourism / Ms. Eylla Gutierrez is an Adjunct Faculty and Research Manager at the Asian Institute of Management's Dr. Andrew L. Tan Center for Tourism. She is also a Senior Consultant at Warwick & Rogers. Prior to this, she served as an intern at the National Green Growth Policy and Green Local and Regional Economic Development under the Green Economic Development at the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ); at the Fleishman-Hillard (FH) Manila, and at the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Philippines. She has completed her MA Development Policy (under KAS scholarship) and BA International Studies major in European Studies (Magna Cum Laude) in De La Salle University, Philippines.

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Stroma Cole
Dr. Stroma Cole, Senior Lecturer, University of the West of England – Bristol (United Kingdom) Dr. Stroma Cole is a senior lecturer in tourism geography at the University of the West of England. Stroma combines her academic career with action research and consultancy, most recently looking at tourism and water inequality in Labuan Bajo Indonesia; Tamarindo, Costa Rica; Kerala, India; and Bali, Indonesia. She has undertaken gender and empowerment work for UNCTAD, a qualitative evaluation of post Tsunami work in Sumatra for the UNDP, and community-based tourism research and training for the FCO in Mexico and for the EU in Rwanda. She was the Chair of Tourism Concern (2007-2011), a charity promoting ethical tourism. She is now a director of Equality in Tourism.

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Marco Valeri
Dr. Marco Valeri, Senior Lecturer, Niccolò Cusano University (Italy). Dr. Marco Valeri is a professor of Tourism and head of Tourism Institute at the Faculty of Economics, Niccolo' Cusano University in Rome. He is also member of AIEST (Association Internationale d'Experts Scientifiques du Tourisme) and member of supervisory board of Italian Association Tour Operators and Travel Agents. Dr. Valeri is also a Visiting Professor at Faculty of Social Sciences and Leisure Management, School of Hospitality, Tourism and Events, Taylor’s University, Malaysia. He has been involved in many research projects and has published many papers, books and book chapters on tourism economics, development, competitiveness and policy and environmental management. His primary research interests include topics on Entrepreneurship, Knowledge management and business innovation, Creating conditions and development of SMEs, and Governance and management of tourism enterprises.

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Randi Alampay
Dr. Randi Alampay, Associate Professor, University of the Philippines – Asian Institute of Tourism (the Philippines). Dr. Randi Alampay is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Gender and Development Committee at the University of the Philippines-Asian Institute of Tourism. He previously served as the director and senior consultant at Asia Pacific Projects, Inc., an international firm that specializes in management consulting on tourism-related projects including tourism policy, planning and development. His specialization includes local and regional economic development; competitiveness for local government units; sustainable tourism development; tourism research and statistics; tourism market research and analysis; tourism HRD and Institutional capacity building.

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Ann Dumaliang
Ms. Ann Dumaliang, Co-Founder and Project Officer, Masungi Georeserve (the Philippines). / Ms. Ann Dumaliang is the Co-Founder and Project Officer at Masungi Georeserve, an award-winning conservation area led and funded by Blue Star Construction and Development Corporation. As a geotourism and sustainable conservation expert, Ms. Dumaliang has been active in ensuring that local communities are integrated in the development of the eco-tourism site in Rizal province.  Through her work, she has earned the titles of National Geographic Young Explorer and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper.

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Joan Gaspar Vallori
Joan Gaspar Vallori Guaita, secretario técnico del Departamento de Turismo y Deportes del Consell Insular de Mallorca Selva, Mallorca, 1984 Licenciado en Historia por la Universidad de las Islas Balears, Joan Gaspar es también Máster en Formación del Profesorado por la UIB y Experto Universitario en Servicios de Información Juvenil y al Ciudadano por la USAL. Ha desarrollado su trayectoria profesional fundamentalmente en el ámbito público y, especialmente, vinculado al Turismo. Ha sido regidor del Ayuntamiento de Alcudia entre 2008 y 2019, etapa durante la que ha desempeñado varias responsabilidades en los departamentos de Turismo, Juventud, Participación Ciudadana, Obras Públicas y Relaciones Institucionales. Previamente a su actual cargo en el Consell de Mallorca, Vallori fue también secretario técnico del Departamento de Función Pública de la misma institución insular, los años 2018 y 2019. Cabe destacar que ha desarrollado su actividad en el ámbito privado, con una experiencia de más de 4 años en docencia deportiva.

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Joseph (Joe) Sirgy
M. Joseph (Joe) Sirgy is a management psychologist (Ph.D., U/Massachusetts, 1979) and the Virginia Tech Real Estate Professor Emeritus of Marketing at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (USA) and Extraordinary Professor at the WorkWell Research Unit at North West University – Potchefstroom Campus (South Africa). He has published extensively in the area of marketing, business ethics, and quality of life (QOL). He co-founded the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS) in 1995, served as its Executive Director/Treasurer from 1995 to 2011, and as development Co-Director (2011-present). In 1998, he received the Distinguished Fellow Award from ISQOLS. In 2003, ISQOLS honored him as the Distinguished QOL Researcher for research excellence and a record of lifetime achievement in QOL research. He also served as President of the Academy of Marketing Science (2002-04) from which he received the Distinguished Fellow Award in the early 1990’s and the Harold Berkman Service Award in 2007 (lifetime achievement award for serving the marketing professoriate). In the early 2000’s, he helped co-found the Macromarketing Society and the Community Indicators Consortium and has served as a board member of these two professional associations. He co-founded the journal, Applied Research in Quality of Life, the official journal of the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies, in 2005; and he has served as co-founding editor (1995-present). He also served editor of the QOL section in the Journal of Macromarketing (1995-2016). He received the Virginia Tech’s Pamplin Teaching Excellence Award/Holtzman Outstanding Educator Award and University Certificate of Teaching Excellence in 2008. In 2010, ISQOLS honored him for excellence and lifetime service to the society. In 2010 he won the Best Paper Award in the Journal of Happiness Studies for his theory of the balanced life; in 2011 he won the Best Paper Award in the Journal of Travel Research for his goal theory of leisure travel satisfaction. In 2012 he was awarded the EuroMed Management Research Award for outstanding achievements and groundbreaking contributions to well-being and quality-of-life research. In 2019 the Macromarketing Society honored him with the Robert W. Nason Award for extraordinary and sustained contributions to the field of Macromarketing. He is currently serving as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Macromarketing (2020-present). He also was the editor of ISQOLS/Springer book series on International Handbooks in QOL (2008-15), Community QOL Indicators: Best Cases (2004-15), Applied Research in QOL: Best Practices (2008-12). He is currently the co-editor of Springer book series on Human Well-Being and Policy Making (2015-present).

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Heather J. Gibson
Heather J. Gibson, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management at the University of Florida. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a PhD in Sport, Leisure and Exercise Science. Dr. Gibson teaches classes in leisure and tourism theory, sport tourism and research methods. She also leads study abroad programs in Australia and Fiji with a focus on sustainability. Her research interests include sport tourism (specializing in sport events and active sport tourism), leisure and tourism behavior in mid and later life, women as tourists, including her recent project on Girl Friend Travel, and perceived risk in travel. She has published over 60 academic journal articles and has 20 years of academic research presentations. She has edited two books: Sport Tourism: Concepts and Theories, a collection of original essays on this type of tourism and co-edited Leisure and Aging: Theory and Practice. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Leisure Sciences and the Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars. In 2014 she was the recipient of the HHP Charles S Williams Service Award. Dr. Gibson is a Managing Editor of Leisure Studies, an Associate Editor for Leisure Sciences and the Journal of Sport and Tourism, an Editorial Board member for the Journal of Sport Management, the Journal of Policy Research in Leisure, Tourism and Events and the World Leisure Journal. She is an ad hoc reviewer for countless journals including Annals of Tourism Research and Tourism Management.

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Stefan Kruger
Stefan Kruger is currently a professor in Tourism and Hospitality Management at the WorkWell Research Unit of the North-West University and a researcher in positive psychology applied in the broader context of Tourism and Hospitality. His research interests focus on Quality-of-Life and Well-being as an outcome. He was the only South African who was invited by the Hungarian Ministry of Local Government to contribute to the Budapest Quality of Life Inventory. On the other hand, he had been the single, first and co-author of many articles, published in accredited journals and they are well referenced on Google Scholar. He has attended several conferences nationally and internationally in networking with quality-of-life researchers. In the same vein, He has contributed to book chapters (co-authored) and a book (co-editor) within his scope of research. He had been the supervisor / promoter of honours mini-dissertations, master’s dissertations, and doctoral theses. According National Research Foundation of South Africa, he is an established researcher, with a C-2 rating. He serves as a Reviewer Board Member for the well acclaimed Journal of Applied Research in Quality of Life since (2012). He is currently a member of the International Society of Quality of Life Studies, CHASA, and has completed his dedicated hunting license. He serves as Chair: School Board / Academic Advisor / Board Representative for African Bush Training.

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Giovanni Pinzon Estrada
Giovanni Pinzón Estrada is a Colombian astronomer and associate professor at “Universidad Nacional de Colombia” in Bogotá. His main scientific interests are related to the early stages of the stars. In addition, he has been working for several years in identifying suitable locations for astrotourism in rural Colombia by examining sky conditions. In 2019, he and his team conducted a caferul one-year monitoring of the sky quality at La Tatacoa which technically supported the recent certification of this rural site as the first Starlight Tourist Destination in a tropical country.

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Antonia Varela
Antonia Varela, managing director of the Starlight Foundation, has a PhD in Astrophysics from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and the Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris. She is a senior engineer of the IAC Sky Quality Group and of the Star Formation Group. Antonia has over a hundred scientific publications, as well 700+ contributions to popular science and the press. As a project advisor for the Agencia Nacional de Evaluación y Prospectiva, she worked on the site selection for the Gran Telescopio de Canarias, the European Extremely Large Telescope, and the Thirty Meter Telescope. Antonia is advisor and auditor of 19 Starlight Reserves and Tourist Destinations, sky quality certification granted by the Starlight Foundation and endorsed by UNWTO and the International Astronomical Union. She is director and teacher of numerous courses for Starlight guides, monitors and auditors. The Starlight Foundation recently won the 2019 LuxLife Global Hospitality Awards and the FiturNext 2020 Challenge Award.

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John Barentine
John Barentine is the Principal Consultant at Dark Sky Consulting, LLC. He earned a Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Texas at Austin and previously held staff positions at the National Solar Observatory, Apache Point Observatory, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, and the International Dark-Sky Association. Throughout his career, he has been involved in education and outreach to help increase the public understanding of science. He is a member of the American Astronomical Society and the International Astronomical Union, and is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. His interests outside of astronomy and light pollution research include history, art and architecture, politics, law and current events.

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Miguel Claro
Miguel Claro is a Portuguese professional photographer, author and communicator astronomy science through public talks, stargazing sessions, articles, exhibitions and astrophotography workshops. He specializes in astro-photography of landscapes or Skyscapes (connecting the night sky with Earth elements; valuing the architectural, cultural and landscape heritage, as well as the Universe). He is the official astrophotographer of Dark Sky® Alqueva, a photo ambassador for the European Southern Observatory, a Space.com Contributor, and photographer member of The World at Night. He also was jury president of the international competition for the Photo Nightscape Award, has been a lecturer in two TEDx editions, and collaborates regularly with National Geographic (Portugal), Astronomy (USA), Astronomy Now (UK) and Ciel et Espace (France).

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Thangavel Sakthivell
Sakthivell is presently working as a Micro Small Medium Enterprise Business Development Specialist in a donor-funded program: Skills for Inclusive Growth. Sakthi is working to link tourism opportunities with vulnerable and remote communities. He has been involved in designing several innovative approaches to training such as forming “Tour Activity Group -TAGs”, developing a “Coaching for Tourism Business Improvement,” and “e-Tourism Course in Sri Lanka” as well as a project to “Convert destination Assets into Tourism Attractions “. Sakthivell completed an Australia Award’s Short Course – “Sustainable Tourism Development” in 2018. Sakthivell is a micro, small, and medium-scale business development expert with postgraduate qualifications and practical experience in creating rural business counselling training packages for remote rural communities in Sri Lanka.

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Gandhi Marina
Marina is Regional Manager for the Skills for Inclusive Growth (S4IG) program, which is an initiative conducted in partnership between the Australian Government and the Sri Lankan State Ministry of Skills Development and Vocational Training. The initiative focuses on economic growth within the tourism value chain that includes all Sri Lankans and contributes to a prosperous and stable Sri Lanka. The program focuses on uplifting participants, especially women, and people with disabilities (PWDs) and enabling them the chance to participate in and benefit from the expanding tourism industry in Sri Lanka. She was involved in developing and implementing the tour guide curriculum and licensing system for the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. Marina has over 20 years of professional experience in relation to women’s economic empowerment, gender mainstreaming, disability inclusion and tourism where she gained knowledge and experience from UNICEF, Save the Children, International Organization for Migration, Care International and the Skills for Inclusive Growth program.

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Lavanya Chandrakanth
Lavanya Christy holds a position as Regional Program officer for the Skills for Inclusive Growth (S4IG) program, which is an initiative conducted in partnership between the Australian Government and the Sri Lankan State Ministry of Skills Development and Vocational Training. The program focuses on economic growth within the tourism value chain that includes all Sri Lankans and contributes to a prosperous and stable Sri Lanka. The program focuses on uplifting diverse participants, especially women, men, and people with disabilities, and enabling them with the chance to participate in and benefit from the expanding tourism industry in Sri Lanka. Lavanya has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science from Eastern University of Sri Lanka and has 15 years of professional experience from international nongovernmental organizations. Lavanya’s career primarily has focused on disability inclusion, bringing changes in the life of a person with disabilities through skills development and increasing their self-confidence. She has worked closely in skills development with youths through a Tourism Value Chain Improvement project.

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Ilham Alimuddin
Dr. Engineer Ilham Alimuddin is a lecturer in the Department of Geology at Universitas Hasanuddin, Makassar, Indonesia. He completed his Master of GIS at University of Queensland in 2001 September. He has worked on projects for development of the Maros-Pangkep Geopark and the protection of the oldest cave paintings in the world.

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Baiq Sri Mulya (Lia)
Baiq Sri Mulya (Lia) is Founder and Director SembaluNina (Sembalun Women Community) and Director of Sembalun Destination Management Organization. A development professional and a marketer turned environmentalist. Lia used to dream of working for a global organization and was academically trained to turn people into impulsive buyers. She learnt the hard way that change must be made locally, and that conscious consumption is a way of life. She believes that scale is important to provide space for conversations between epistemologies to take place. Although drawing primarily from post-development theory, she does not seek for radical transformation. She believes that any grass root initiative, even the most radical one, must work within the constraint of the dominant system

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Wiwien Wiyonoputri
Wiwien Wiyonoputri has been working in the field of Tourism for more than 25 years. She started as a researcher at the Center for Tourism Research, Institut Teknologi Bandung, and continued as consultant for several national and international NGOs. This NGO work facilitated her desire to support sustainable and community-based tourism. She has been working with the youth and community in different parts of the country. She is also an interpretation specialist and founder of The Indonesian Community for Interpretation. Wiwien holds a Bachelors degree in Regional and City Planning and a Masters degree in Development Studies focusing on Tourism.

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Raymond Rastegar
Raymond Rastegar joined the University of Queensland in 2010 after working on several projects on tourism development and conservation in protected areas. Raymond’s research focuses on justice and sustainability in tourism, hospitality and events. His areas of interest include the impact of tourism, tourism policy and planning, and tourism sustainability.

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David A. Fennell
Professor David A. Fennell, PhD, Department of Geography and Tourism Studies, Brock University. Fennell researches mainly in the areas of ecotourism, tourism ethics, animal ethics, and sustainable tourism. He has published widely in these areas and in all of the field’s top journals, and has written several books, including, for example, Ecotourism (5th edition), Ecotourism Programme Planning, Tourism Ethics (2nd edition), Codes of Ethics in Tourism, Tourism and Animal Ethics, and Sustainable Tourism: Principles, Contexts, and Practices. A major thrust of his research involves the use of theory from other disciplines to gain traction on many of tourism’s most persistent problems. Fennell is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Ecotourism, is on the boards of many academic journals, is the editor of a book series by Routledge on tourism ethics, and is the editor of two Routledge Handbooks on tourism: Tourism and the environment, and Ecotourism

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Pavlos Paraskevaidis
Pavlos Paraskevaidis is an educator at the Directorate of Secondary Education of Chios, Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Greece. He holds a bachelor degree in Economics from the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece (1999) and an MSc in Tourism Business Administration from the Hellenic Open University, Patras, Greece (2007). His research interests include sociology of tourism, tourism development and international volunteering. He has served as an ad-hoc reviewer in top-tier journals like Tourism Management and Annals of Tourism Research.

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Alexandra Coghlan
Dr Alexandra Coghlan is an Associate Professor in tourism and events (Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management, Griffith University, Queensland 4222, Australia [a.coghlan@griffith.edu.au]). Her research interests are sustainable tourism, consumer psychology and its links to prosocial and environmental behaviour, particularly within an active travel, and nature-based tourism. She has published around 50 journal papers in top tourism journals on these topics, as well as a textbook on Introduction to Sustainable Tourism Management. Her current research focuses on green accommodation, funded through the Australian Research Council's Discovery grants and using digital games to improve tourists' eco-literacy at nature-based tourism attractions.

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Bruno Ferreira
Bruno Ferreira, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of tourism development and management at the Hainan University-Arizona State University International Tourism College (HAITC) in Haikou, Hainan Province, China. His research is centered around the intersection of tourism, entrepreneurship, and community development, looking at the psychological and environmental antecedents of tourism micro entrepreneurship among under-resourced individuals. He has worked in Europe, Africa, the Americas, and Asia as a researcher, instructor, project manager, and consultant in community development projects leveraging the economic muscle of tourism.

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Lucía Escribano
Lucía Escribano Alés, directora insular de Turismo del Consell Insular de Mallorca Sevilla, 1970. Diplomada en Turismo en la escuela de Turismo CNP en Sevilla. Lucía cuenta con una larga trayectoria en el ámbito turístico. Como directora de Turismo de Mallorca es responsable de la promoción de la marca turística de la isla en los mercados nacional e internacional. Asimismo, está al cargo del departamento de Producto y lidera también proyectos vinculados al objetivo promocional de la isla. Lucía ha desarrollado su carrera profesional en grandes cadenas hoteleras, como Marriot, Sol Meliá, o la mallorquina Blau, prestando sus servicios tanto en España como en Alemania y Reino Unido. Además de español, habla inglés, alemán, francés y catalán.

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Daniel Rosero


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Kenta Minagi


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Masooma Al-Balushi
Masooma Al-Balushi is a faculty member of the Tourism Department Sultan Qaboos University - Sultanate of Oman. Masooma has more than 15 years of experience in Tourism and Hospitality, has published in Tourism and Hospitality Management, HR Management, Cruise Industry, Training and Development, Entrepreneurship, Tourism, and Hospitality Education, and Academic Accreditation. Masooma served as head of the Tourism Department between 2010-2013. During that period, the Department undergraduate program was awarded the UNWTO.TedQual Academic Accreditation certification. She also collaborated with the UNWTO as a national consultant for a national study on Oman's tourism human resources. In addition, she has recently been granted an award for Achievement in Research and Scholarly Activities.

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Mohammed El-Dief
Mohammed El-Dief is a dedicated and experienced academic who worked for leading tourism and hospitality institutions in Egypt, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, and UAE. In 2010, Dr. El-Dief received his Ph.D. in Hospitality Management from Leeds Beckett University, UK, where he began to build a solid foundation for the progression toward a significant record of scholarly achievements in academic research with international journal publications and conference proceedings. Dr. El-Dief worked in different cultural contexts and provided policy-informing consultancy and training to governments, international agencies (EU), and the private sector on a range of matters related to the tourism and hospitality industry. Mohammed is a co-founder of the College of Business and its Tourism and Hospitality Management Dept. and Hajj and Umrah Business Dept. and their academic programs at Umm Al Qura University, Saudi Arabia. His research interest focuses primarily on sustainable tourism development, green marketing, environmental management, and corporate social responsibility.

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Inès Mestaoui
Inès Mestaoui has a Ph.D. in marketing, at the University of Tunis. Her research mainly concerns the tourism experience, mobile technologies, and social media. Drawing on social imaginaries, liminality, and institutional theories, her thesis work deals with travel experience currently experienced by Tunisian travelers under the influence of mobile technologies and in a transitional context, namely the post-revolutionary context.

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Ahmed Farouk
Dr. Ahmed Farouk had his Ph.D. in Sports Management from Helwan University, Cairo, 2005. Dr. Farouk has been a Professor in Sports Management in Egypt since 2016. His research interests include Sports Management; Sports Economics, Sports Marketing. Dr. Farouk is currently working as an associate professor at Sultan Qaboos University since 2015. Dr. Farouk served as a supervisor and examiner for tens of master's and doctoral theses; Keynote speaker for more than 25 academic events. He published more than 30 articles in international, regional journals. A member of 8 editorial boards of scientific journals, he is membership of 8 professional associations of sport management.

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Esteban Avilés
Es Presidente de la Agencia Córdoba Turismo. Legislador Provincial (en uso de licencia). Intendente Municipal de Villa Carlos Paz mandato cumplido (agosto 2015- agosto 2019). Representante del Vecinalismo en la Mesa Provincia Municipios (2015-2019). Intendente Municipal de Villa Carlos Paz mandato cumplido (diciembre 2011- agosto 2015). Presidente del Concejo de Representantes de Villa Carlos Paz (2010-2011). Concejal mandato cumplido de la ciudad de Villa Carlos Paz (2007-2011). Concejal mandato cumplido de la ciudad de Villa Carlos Paz (2003-2007). Asesor legislativo en la redacción de la Carta Orgánica Municipal de Villa Carlos Paz (2007). Impulsor de la Gestión Comunitaria en Villa Carlos Paz, modelo de herramienta de gestión y trabajo conjunta entre vecinos, instituciones intermedias y gobiernos locales.

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Marcelo Valdomero
Marcelo Valdomero, argentino, es Contador Público egresado de la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba y Especialista en Ingeniería Gerencial por la Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Córdoba - Argentina. Desde el 2016 se desempeña como Director de Relaciones Institucionales de la Agencia Córdoba Turismo, a cargo de los programas de Planificación, Formación y Calidad Turística. En el sector académico es profesor en la asignatura de Política Turística y Director del Instituto de Investigación en Turismo de la Universidad Blas Pascal, Córdoba – Argentina y profesor de la asignatura Estado, Políticas y Gestión Pública del Turismo y Coordinador de la Carrera de la Licenciatura en Turismo de la Universidad Nacional de Villa María, Córdoba- Argentina. Anteriormente, se desempeñó como: Síndico Societario en la Agencia Córdoba Turismo (2004- 2015). Gerente Administrativo en el Ministerio de Desarrollo Social de la Provincia de Córdoba (2003-2004). Responsable del Departamento de Contabilidad, Impuestos y Presupuesto de la Agencia Córdoba Ciencia (1999-2003). Ejercicio de la profesión de Contador Público en el sector privado, en Auditoría en Entidades Financieras, asesoramiento a empresas en Formulación y Evaluación de Proyectos de inversión para la obtención de financiamiento a tasas subsidiadas, subsidios, desgravaciones y/o exenciones impositivas, etc. ; estructuración de financiamiento, etc. (1997- 2015)

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Annelies Gentile
Annelies M Gentile, MA, PCC is an Executive Integrative Life and Leadership Coach, Speaker, Author and Artist with a Masters in Coaching and a knack for poking in a good way. With a gift of presence and loving interruption, she gently calls you “back to center”, facilitating inspiring retreats and conferences, wielding artful tools for perspective, progress and growth, coaching you through change. From chaos to calm, Broadway to blacksmithing, divorce, death and Dubai, Annelies is no stranger to change— making her great at helping YOU embrace life’s wild and wooly edges with gratitude, maybe even glee. She also creates engaging thoughtful creative experiences designed to inspire insight, happiness and wellbeing. Art in the Garden, Raleigh Art tours, Nature Walks, Creativity Retreats and so much more.

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Geetika Agrawal
is Founder and CEO at Vacation with An Artist (VAWAA) - the first curated platform to discover and book immersive mini-apprenticeships with master artists and craftspeople around the world. Her mission is to help people pursue their genius and passion through unique creative experiences. Prior to VAWAA, she was a Creative Director at R/GA leading product and experience design teams for brands like Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Mastercard, Disney, AARP. In 2015, she traveled for a year to 12 countries to build VAWAA and run an international traveling dinner series Food For Thought. Her work has won global awards and featured in leading publications like Skift, New York Times, Forbes, Travel + Leisure, VICE, Artsy, National Geographic and more. She has also served as an Adjunct Faculty at School of Visual Arts, New York and is a mentor/advisor to young talent.

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Tom Baum
Tom Baum PhD DLitt is Professor of Tourism Employment in the Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland. His research, teaching and consulting interests focus on the social context of frontline service work at the micro (individual), meso (community/ organisational) and macro (policy) levels. He has published extensively in these areas and advised major international agencies, including the ILO, UNDP, UNICEF, UNWTO and the World Bank.He is currently a partner researcher in a major European Union-funded project on the platform economy in European cities.

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Laura Rivera
Laura Virginia Rivera / Lic. en Psicología / Empresaria Hotelera. Vocal del directorio de la Agencia Córdoba Turismo S.E.M representando a las cinco asociaciones de la Región Centro de FEHGRA. Presidente de la Asociación Hotelera Gastronómica de Río Cuarto. Representante de la Región Centro de FEHGRA en el departamento Turismo de FEHGRA. Vocal de la Cámara de Turismo de la Provincia de Córdoba.

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Jonathan Freeze
Jonathan Freeze, CDME, is Director of Marketing and Communications for the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau in Raleigh (USA), which is North Carolina’s capital and second-largest tourism destination. His professional interests include destination brand research and strategy, marketing planning, the impacts of tourism events on county-level economies, localized tourism industry metrics and destination marketing to LGBTQ tourists. Freeze’s interests and destination management training have allowed him to manage three, large-scale destination brand research and implementation projects and to serve on various state and national/international committees and panels in the destination management industry over a career of more than 20 years.

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Alyssa Ramirez
Alyssa Ramirez is a Partnerships Manager at Airbnb, and North America Lead for the Airbnb Entrepreneurship Academy. Through strategic partnerships and program development, she works to promote sustainable tourism while creating economic and entrepreneurship opportunities for Hosts and communities around the world. She is also an active member and former Global Lead of Juntos, Airbnb's Employee Resource Group for Latino and Hispanic employees advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Prior to Airbnb, Alyssa worked in the education nonprofit sector and served as an AmeriCorps Vista at the San Francisco Education Fund. A California native, Alyssa holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications from San Francisco State University and resides in Oakland, California.

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Sash Hickey
Sash Hickey is the Partnerships and PR Coordinator at Harvest Hosts. She works to create beneficial partnerships with companies and organizations who share a common goal of supporting local businesses and destinations. Sash holds a Bachelor of Science in Sport and Recreation Management from Temple University. She has worked in various roles across the sports industry including vital roles increasing fan engagement at both Pocono Raceway and Circuit of the Americas. Most recently she served as the Marketing and Events Manager at Pocono Organics, a regenerative organic farm in Pennsylvania. Outside of work Sash enjoys traveling with her husband and two dogs in their RV.

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Hera Oktadiana
Associate Professor Hera Oktadiana, CHE. / Hera earned her Ph.D from the School of Hotel and Tourism Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She has been the Head of Hospitality and Tourism Departments at Bina Nusantara University (BINUS) and Bunda Mulia University, and Deputy Manager for the International Hotel and Tourism at Trisakti School of Tourism. She is now an Adjunct Associate Professor at James Cook University Australia. She is also affiliated with Trisakti School of Tourism Indonesia. Hera has various publications and received some awards for her research and publications, including from the Indonesia’s Ministry of Research and Technology in 2020. She is on Editorial Board of several international tourism journals. She is now the Regional Vice President of the International Tourism Studies Association (ITSA) and the co-founder/coordinator of Humanitarian Solidarity Forum (FSK) Indonesia.

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Sugeng Handoko
Sugeng holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering. He has been very active in various organizations and community-based activities. Sugeng is also a supporter of UNESCO Global Geopark’s Gunung Sewu Indonesia, a sociopreneur, an advocate of community-based tourism, and a youth promoter. Sugeng has received various awards such Hilo Green Leader, Conservation Advocate of Yogyakarta Province and Indonesia, and Culturepreneur Award. Currently, Sugeng is managing Nglanggeran tourism village Yogyakarta and Nglanggeran volcano. With his team, he led Nglanggeran tourism village in receiving Indonesia Sustainable Tourism Award 2017 and ASEAN Sustainable Tourism Award 2018. Nglanggeran was selected to represent Indonesia to participate in the UNWTO’s international competition 2021 on the Best Tourism Villages.

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Destha Titi Raharjana
Destha graduated from Gadjah Mada University Indonesia and is currently working as a researcher at the Center for Tourism Studies at Gadjah Mada University. Destha has interest in tourism development research and community services, particularly in the field of cultural tourism, ecotourism, community-based tourism, and sustainable tourism. Destha is actively involved in Desa Wisata Institute (DWI) or Tourism Village Institute of Yogyakarta in dealing with community participations.

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Winda Mercedes Mingkid
Winda earned her doctoral degree from Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Japan and a Master degree from University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. She is currently working at University of Sam Ratulangi, Manado, Indonesia. She was appointed as the Vice Dean in the university from 2010 to 2018. Winda is actively engaged in various organizations in Indonesia as a leader and a committee member. She also served as the auditor of tourism village sustainability certification program and sustainable tourism destination program. Winda was a judge of Indonesia Sustainable Tourism Awards (ISTA) in 2017, 2018, and 2019. She assisted the national secretariat of Sustainable Tourism Destination of Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy in 2014 – 2018.

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Saptarining Wulan
Wulan is a lecturer of Nusantara Local Gastronomy at Trisakti School of Tourism, Jakarta, Indonesia. She previously worked as a consultant at the Ministry of Public Works and the Ministry of Village, Disadvantages Areas and Transmigration, responsible for the development of community empowerment. She received her doctoral degree from University of Indonesia and Post Graduate Diploma from University of Canberra, Australia. Her doctoral research is in the area of sustainable agriculture and the climate change mitigation She has produced numerous varieties of sago-based food products. She received an award from Tempo national magazine as the Pioneer of Sago Innovation in 2015. She is an Ambassador of Nusantara Local Food WWF Indonesia (2020-2022), and the Founder of ‘Putri Sagu’.

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Shawn Jang
SooCheong (Shawn) Jang, Ph.D., is a full professor in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA. His research interests are twofold: hospitality finance/strategic management and hospitality/tourism marketing. Dr. Jang has more than 200 published articles in refereed top-tier HTM and business journals and has received numerous accolades including the W. Bradford Wiley Memorial Best Research Paper of the Year Award 2009 and the Michael D. Olsen Research Achievement Award 2015. In addition, he was recognized as the top-ranked author in HTM academia during the past decade by the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research.

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Geoff Wall
Geoff Wall Ph.D., is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo, where he taught for almost 40 years. A prolific writer and researcher, Professor Wall has published over 270 publications in refereed journals, more than 100 book chapters and about 20 books and monographs. He has also supervised more than 100 graduate students; many of them are now leaders in the tourism field. In 2016, Dr. Wall received the UNWTO’s Ulysses Prize for his ‘pioneer role in developing tourism studies and disseminating knowledge to the tourism community worldwide.’ This award seeks to highlight the work of organizations and individuals around the world that have positively impacted and inspired the tourism sector through Excellence in the Creation and Dissemination of Knowledge in Tourism.

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Riall Nolan
Riall Nolan Ph.D., is an emeritus professor of anthropology at Purdue University, USA and an affiliated lecturer in the MPhil program in International Development at the University of Cambridge, UK. A scholar of international development, cross-cultural adaptation, and applied anthropology, he has conducted research on issues of change and development in Eastern Senegal, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Somalia, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinee, Indonesia, Thailand, and Western Siberia. He is the author of eight academic books, including Development Anthropology (Westview Press 2001), the Handbook of Practicing Anthropology (Wiley/Blackwell, 2013), and Using Anthropology in the World (Routledge 2017). He has published nearly forty articles, including “Anthropology and Development,” in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Anthropology (Oxford University Press 2019). His work as a researcher and project specialist has included community led development initiatives with the Peace Corps, USAID, the World Bank, and numerous university and local NGO partners. Dr. Nolan was Associate Provost and Dean of International Programs at Purdue.

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Dori Davari
Dori Davari holds a Ph.D. from the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Purdue University, USA. Having worked as a consultant for a number of industries, including tourism, she has more than 15 years of prior experience in strategic management and strategic marketing in different parts of the world. She has served on projects with the World Bank, AccorHotels, and other global organizations. She has graduate degrees in systems engineering and planning as well as a Master of Science in Management Studies from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Her earlier publications have focused on destination image and guest-host relations, as well as targeting purpose of visit and strategies for uplifting tourism. Dr. Davari will join the faculty of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management, HK Polytechnic University this coming fall semester (2022).

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Ahmad Mat Son
Ph.D. in Tourism Scottish Hotel School, School of Business, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom (2005). / Master in Business Administration, School of Finance and Management, University of Lincolnshire & Humberside, United Kingdom (1998). / B.Sc. in Community and Regional Planning, Iowa State University, Ames, USA (1987). / Foundation Degree, Broome Community College, Binghamton, New York, USA (1985)

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Xerardo Pereiro
Prof. Xerardo Pereiro invited lecturer in the webinar Resilience and Recovery of Small Tourism Entrepreneurs and Communities, 13 June 2020. Xerardo Pereiro(University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro –UTAD, CETRAD – Vila Real – Portugal. holds a European PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Galicia – Spain) and another International PhD in Tourism from the University of La Laguna (Canarias – Spain).

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Jaranya Daengnoy
Career Objective. / Leadership position in the field of organizational development and planning of Community-based development with emphasis on tourism as a strategy for sustainable development. Summary of Qualifications/ Design and facilitation of Community-Based Tourism (CBT) training and of study trips for international NGOs, Government agencies and universities. Community-Based Tourism development program across Thailand and Asia-Pacific region. Protocols development as liaison and resource person for government and local ommunities. Excellent analytical ability, strong written and verbal presentation skills, and the skill-set to work independently on a broad variety of assignments Excellent interpersonal and intercultural competency.

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Tony Park
I am a self employed Chinese nationality Korean, living in Beppu with my wife and two kids. I speak Japanese, Chinese, Korean and English. I am Working for Tourist Information center located at Beppu Station, also did tour guiding for foreign tourists at tourist facilities in beppu. Because of dramatically down of inbound traveling, I am temporarily hired by Beppu City hall to support foreign students who have been effected by Cor

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Yasuo Nogami
I run a Japanese inn in Beppu city. As a part of life work, we are developing an ONPAKU, a revitalization program for local communities. “ONPAKU” started in Beppu. This is an internal development method that can efficiently discover and utilize local resources and develop human resources. The “ONPAKU” program has been deployed in more than 100 regions in Japan and overseas with the support of the Japanese government, JICA, APU and others. Overseas, it is being deployed in Thailand,

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Nelson Graburn
Nelson Graburn was educated in Anthropology at Cambridge, McGill and Chicago (PhD 1963), and Northwestern (Postdoc). He has taught at U C Berkeley since 1964, serving as Curator of the Hearst Museum, Chair of Anthropology, Chair of Canadian Studies, and Co-chair of Tourism Studies (www.tourismstudies.org). He also taught in Canada, France, UK, Germany, Sweden, Portugal, Poland, Japan, and Brazil. He has lectured at forty-one universities in China and is presently Master of a 111 Project at Minzu University, Beijing. He has carried out research on change, identity, multiculturalism, museums, art, heritage and tourism among the Canadian Inuit (1959-2014), in Japan (since 1974) and in China (since 1991). His works include: Ethnic and Tourist Arts (1976); Japanese Domestic Tourism (1983); Anthropology of Tourism (1983); Multiculturalism in the New Japan (2008); 旅游人类学论文集 [Anthropology in the Age of Tourism] (2009); Tourism and Glocalization in East Asia (2010); Tourism Imaginaries: Anthropological Approaches (2014), Cultural [Indigenous] Tourism Movements (2018)

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Seung Ho Youn
Dr. YOUN Seung Ho is an Associate Professor in Tourism and Hospitality at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) Japan, where he is also the Associate Dean of Admission. YOUN has received a MA in Tourism Development from Kyonggi University South Korea and a MSc in Tourism from the University of Surrey UK, before pursuing a PhD on cultural heritage and a local citizens’ sense of identity at the School of Psychology, University of Surrey. At APU, YOUN teaches various courses, such as Hospitality Management, Resort Management, and Tourism Psychology and Tourism Marketing in his classes and seminar. His research interests include the way tourism promotes local community resilience and visitors’ experience. YOUN is also passionate about tourism resources, viewing them not as tangible elements, but as experiences, which can be generated by community culture and local’s everyday lives.

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Diana McIntyre Pike
Marguerite Diana McIntyre-Pike OD, BSc Community Tourism Consultant/Trainer with a BSc degree in Tourism Management, Diplomas in Hotel Management, Tourism, Catering Operations, Marketing and a Certificate in Environmental Management where she studied professionally in Jamaica the UK and Germany. She is President of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) Caribbean, Coordinator of the IIPT International Community Tourism Network and President/Founder of the Countrystyle Community Tourism Network/Villages as Businesses and the Academy for Community Tourism (ACT). She has provided Consultant Services in community tourism to several Caribbean countries, South Africa and Jamaican communities and organizations.

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Rudi Page
Rudi Page has extensive and accomplished cross-sectoral expertise in change management, project management and policy implementation. He has senior level experience in the selection of ministerial and NHS senior leaders including NHS Trust Boards, Strategic Health Bodies, Governing Councils, Expert Panels, Advisory Groups and External Teams. As a proven skilled facilitator, he is personally and professionally committed to inclusion that influences local leadership and management system changes that gain the trust and co-operation from frontline teams within sensitive working environments. He has an excellent track record of achievement for executive coaching and mentoring for senior leaders and frontline staff responsible for programmed implementation and transformational leadership.

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Clive Muir
Clive Muir, PhD, an educator and social design consultant, has studied community heritage for most of his life. At age ten, he helped staff to pick shards from dirt at Old King’s House in Spanish Town. He studied geography and history and completed a BSc in Tourism at UWI Mona. In 1990, while in graduate school at Penn State, he contributed to a proposal to the US Congress to fund rural tourism amenities across the United States. He organized heritage programs and taught hospitality and tourism at a local college in the South Carolina Sea Islands. He has visited heritage sites in Canada, Europe, Asia, New Zealand, and the Caribbean, and presented a paper to develop Anansi folklore houses in Jamaica at the WTO Rose Hall conference in 2017. He has a doctorate in communication from New Mexico State University and lives in eastern Texas.

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Jody Grizzle
With more than 16 years of experience managing and coordinating projects with international development organisations and the Government of Jamaica, Jody uses her strong inter personal skills for relationship management and consensus building with partners. She is able to unite diverse project teams around a common vision and goal, resulting in motivated staff. Jody, is adept at simplifying complex, technical information and analysing the component parts required to meet time- bound deliverables. She is a resilient individual, who brings energy to teams and gets the job done. In 2017, Jody was awarded an OAS Scholarship to pursue a Masters in Project Management; and in 2019, was selected to be a part of the Women in Renewable Energy (WIRE) Network, supported by the Clinton Climate Initiative. Ms Grizzle currently provides project management services to the University of the West Indies Open Campus, Business Development Unit for new and on-going revenue generation initiatives.

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Tim Wallace
James “Tim” Wallace is an Emeritus Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at North Carolina State University. Since 1994, he was the founder and director of the NC State Ethnographic Field School. His program took place in Hungary, Costa Rica and most recently in Lake Atitlán, Guatemala. This highly respected program is still running in Lake Atitlan after more than 25 years. Additionally, Dr. Wallace has organized, led and supervised service-learning programs abroad in many countries. Currently he is collaborating with colleagues in Facultad de Arte y Diseño at Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogotá, Colombia leading summer field school programs exploring experiential design techniques to support heritage conservation and economic viability in Colombia’s Caribbean region.

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Adam Culley
Adam has been a part of NC State’s Leadership and Civic Engagement team since 2006 and is responsible for the Alternative Service Break program. With 22 program partnerships throughout the year, he is responsible for the selection of team leaders, training of advisors, and coordination of all travel logistics. Adam has developed and instructs a 3-credit course for team leaders to train and prepare them for all aspects of trip planning including budgeting, risk and safety, reflection, and critical thinking. He also works with the global community partners as well as campus partners to ensure that a high level of learning takes place in a safe environment. Adam is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach who provides team building and leadership training to the campus community and beyond. He enjoys the development of leadership potential in others. Adam is also active on a number of committees on campus and supports the collaboration of all Leadership and Civic Engagement programming.

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Anthony Ogden
A scholar-practitioner of international education, Dr. Anthony C. Ogden completed a doctorate at Pennsylvania State University in Educational Theory and Policy with a dual title in Comparative and International Education. He has held senior leadership positions at Pennsylvania State University, the University of Kentucky, Michigan State University, and the University of Wyoming. He currently holds faculty appointments at the Middlebury Institute for International Studies in Monterey and the American College of Education, where he teaches a range of courses related to comprehensive internationalization. A three-time Fulbright recipient, Ogden’s research interests focus broadly on international higher education. His most recent publications include Education Abroad and the Undergraduate Experience: Critical Perspectives and Approaches to Integration with Student learning and Development (Stylus, 2019) and Education Abroad: Bridging Scholarship and Practice (Routledge, 2020). A noted international education expert by the U.S. Department of State, Ogden has conducted formal program evaluations in 25 countries across Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe. Currently, Ogden is also a partner in the Gateway International Group, an organization dedicated to supporting client institutions with harnessing new and expanded strategies for the next generation of international education.

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Daniel Valdez
Daniel Valdez is a forest engineer graduated from the Universidad Autónoma Chapingo. He is the Technical Advisor of Ejido Playa Grande and founding partner of the company Rancho Ecoturístico Playa Grande, where he supervises the business of his community providing accommodation, food and adventure activities to tourist groups from the neighboring Puerto Vallarta resorts. Although Daniel was born and raised in the state of Durango, he has been living in the city of Puerto Vallarta for more than 15 years, providing technical advice to the Ejido Playa Grande and others in the region.

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Siamak Seyfi ​
Siamak Seyfi is an Assistant Professor at the Geography Research Unit of the University of Oulu, Finland. Using an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach, his research interests focus on tourism geopolitics, cultural heritage, and the resilience of tourism destinations facing crisis.

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Salar Kuhzady
Salar Kuhzady is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Tourism Management at the University of Kurdistan, Iran. His main research interests include e-tourism, smart tourism and digital enterprise. In addition to international academic experiences in Turkey and Portugal, he has working experiences in different tourism startups.

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Zahed Ghaderi
Dr. Zahed Ghaderi is Assistant Professor in tourism management at Kharazmi University, in Tehran, and Visiting Professor at Silk Road International University of Tourism in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. He has over two decades of both practical and academic experiences in the field, and has published extensively in top tier tourism journals. His research interests include sustainable tourism, community based tourism, ecotourism, etc. Zahed has collaborated with international organizations such as UNDP, SGP, GEF, COMCEC, and UNWTO in implementing community-based tourism projects. He has, also, managed several national and international tourism projects in different countries.

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Mostafa Rasooli manesh
Mostafa Rasoolimanesh is an Associate Professor at the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Events of Taylor’s University. His research interest areas contain sustainable tourism, heritage tourism, community participation, residents’ perceptions toward tourism development, and advanced quantitative analysis approaches. He has published widely in leading tourism and hospitality journals.

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Donna Chambers
Donna Chambers is Professor of Tourism and the Head of the Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism Research Institute at the University of Sunderland, UK. Her research is interdisciplinary and focuses on the problematics associated with the representations of peoples and places in tourism; postcolonial/decolonial approaches to tourism; gender intersectionality within tourism contexts and critical approaches to research. She has published and presented on these topic areas in the UK and overseas. She is a Managing Editor of the journal, Leisure Studies, an Associate Editor of Annals of Tourism Research and is on the Editorial Board of the new journal Tourism Critiques: Practice and Theory.

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Nnenna Fakoya Smith
Popularly known as Ajala Nene, Nnenna Fakoya-Smith is a Tourism Promoter and Tourism Business Coach. She is the founder of Nene-Uwa Hub Ltd, a tourism company that helps tourism entrepreneurs build a visible and sustainable tourism business through online programs and digital marketing. Nnenna has a post-graduate degree in Community Relations from Pan-Atlantic University Lagos, Nigeria. She is the founder and organiser of the Tourism Boost Workshop (http://bit.ly/1stTourismBoostWorkshop) and annual Tourism Virtual Summit (https://tourismvirtualsummit.com/). In 2018, she was nominated for the Pyne Awards’ Rising Star of the Year (Tourism) and was recognized as one of the “Young Tourism Personalities of the Year” by the Nigeria Tourism Awards for hosting the first ever Tourism Virtual Summit.

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Amira Benali
Amira Benali is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy at Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. She is an interdisciplinary scholar working on issues related to, gender, social justice, poverty and alternative economies in the intersection of management, Tourism studies, and socio-anthropology. Her current project focuses on the experiences of marginalized women in Tunisia and the social and solidarity economy.

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Phaka Hlazo
Phakamile (Phaka) Hlazo is the founder of Zulu Nomad, a social enterprise leveraging digital and emerging technologies to enable African tourism capacity and enterprise development at scale. In 2019, Zulu Nomad launched the Africa Travel Hackathon, a movement poised to be a catalyst for the rise of travel startups in South Africa and on the continent. The recipient of various awards and scholarships, Phaka was in April 2020 named one of the 100 Inspiring Women Founders in Travel by Travel Massive. In 2019 she was named one of the 200 Young South Africans in the Entrepreneurship category by the Mail and Guardian.

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Albert Kimbu​
Dr. Albert N. Kimbu is the Director of Postgraduate Research and Senior Lecturer in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of Surrey, UK. He is also the co-founder of the Gender, Entrepreneurship and Social Policy Institute (GESPi) and a Senior Research Associate with the School of Tourism and Hospitality at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. His research on gender and development-led entrepreneurship and inclusive development in tourism has been funded by various Research Council grants and published in leading tourism management journals including Tourism Management, Annals of Tourism Research, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, and Tourism Planning and Development. His expertise on these topics is also regularly sought by the UNWTO.

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Harald Pechlaner
Harald Pechlaner is Professor of Tourism and Head of the Center for Entrepreneurship at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany and Head of the Center for Advanced Studies at the European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano (EURAC), Italy. Since 2014 Harald Pechlaner is Adjunct Research Professor at the School of Management and Marketing/Curtin Business School in Perth/Western Australia. His research is focused on destination governance and leadership, entrepreneurship and global challenges for regions and destinations. He is author and (co‐) editor of more than 60 books and about 150 research articles. Prof. Pechlaner is President of the AIEST (Association Internationale d’Experts Scientifiques du Tourisme). Since 2016 Harald Pechlaner is a full member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.

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Richard Adam
Richard Adam is an International Council member of World Tourism Forum Institute and Global Tourism Forum. Seasoned international C-level executive and board member in asset development, management and nvestment. Destination-, resort-, hospitality-, leisure venue-, public realm, commercial real estate development and place-making from a 360-degree perspective, from greenfield strategy, organizational and infrastructure development to delivering viable visitor experience, frequency, retention and sustainable business, with working experience on 4 continents and a series of accomplishments in distressed and challenging restructuring, recovery or greenfield missions. 20 years reporting at board level. Digital advocate, media trained, well-proven public speaker, endlessly curious.

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David Weaver
David Weaver is Principal Research Fellow at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia, and has published more than 170 journal articles, book chapters and books. Since his retirement as a Griffith University Professor, he has maintained an active research agenda in sustainable destination management. Professor Weaver has contributed extensively to leading journals including Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Management, Journal of Travel Research and Journal of Sustainable Tourism. His widely adopted textbooks include Tourism Management (Wiley Australia, with Laura Lawton), Ecotourism (Wiley Australia), Sustainable Tourism: Theory and Practice (Taylor & Francis) and Sustainable Tourism: An Advanced Introduction (Edward Elgar). He is a Fellow Emeritus of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism, has held a prestigious Yangtse River Scholarship in China, and has delivered numerous invited keynote addresses around the world on innovative tourism topics.

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Anna Scuttari
Anna Scuttari is Professor for Empirical Research at the Munich University of Applied Sciences and has been Senior Researcher at the Center for Advanced Studies of Eurac Research (Bolzano, Italy) since 2012. She holds a doctoral degree in Economics from the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (Germany) and a master's degree in Tourism and Environmental Economics from the University of Trento (Italy). Her research interests include research methods, sustainable tourism and transport, mobilities, affective science in tourism and consumer behavior. She is coordinating the Sustainable Tourism Observatory of South Tyrol, a monitoring instrument belonging to the INSTO Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories of the UNWTO.

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Elena Borin
Elena Borin, Ph.D. in Economics and Doctor Europeus, Associate Professor for Link Campus University (Rome, Italy). Previously,Director of the MSc in Arts and Cultural Management and Coordinator of the Research team in Arts and Cultural Management at the Burgundy School of Business (Dijon, France). In 2016, she won the ENCATC Research Award for Cultural Management and Policy and in 2017 the IUSS Award for Best Thesis in Economics. She is member of several international scientific committees, organizations and educational programs in the cultural management field. Her research activities and main scientific contributions (published in books with Springer, PIE-Peter Lang and several scientific journals) are related to cultural entrepreneurship, public-private partnership in the cultural and creative sector, cultural tourism, governance and sustainability

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Leigh Bennett
Leigh is Managing Director of the Institute for Tourism Leadership Australia and of Healthcare P/L. He is a former City Manager from Southeast Queensland, a national HR Manager and an educator. Leigh’s professional interests are in exploring the links between diversity, inclusion, resilience and wellness in communities. He has devised an Executive Wellness Leadership model in partnership with Australia’s GreenX7 and Thirdi, that he uses to mentor small communities and individual businesses. He was heavily involved in leadership training for resilience in bushfire natural disaster affected parts of Australia immediately before the pandemic.

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David Ermen
David is an experienced business consultant and management trainer. He has established Destination Capacity Co., in New Zealand to provide mentoring to businesses and small communities as they develop. He is a former Senior Manager (Education and Development) at PriceWaterhouseCoopers (Zurich), and a qualified trainer for the Global Sustainable Tourism Council. In addition, he researches, teaches and guest lectures on both service management and destination management related topics at several international tourism schools. In 2017, David was involved in UNWTO’s International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development as a speaker and research contributor, and in the virtu

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Marcus Curcija ​
Marcus is Co-founder and Principal Consultant of Thirdi Management (https://insightintoimpact.com.au), a social impact measurement and sustainability evaluation specialist firm specializing in the development and use of management tools that enable organizations and communities to identify their core focus, measure social impact, track accountability, and deliver quality services at lower cost. His approach simplifies complex social perspectives to place community input into the heart of decision-making. With a PhD in conflict management during community-based tourism initiatives, Dr. Curcija has applied his proprietary process to resilience and decision-making in over 24 countries. To learn more about his work, please visit his recent showcase in Sustainability Leaders Project.

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Andreia Roque
Andreia Roque is a specialist in Public Policy and Rural Development that works in strategic projects of Rural Tourism, Sustainability, Environmental Responsibility and Private Natural Heritage Reserves. Roque has a PhD in Health and Environment, a Master in Administration with specializations in Rural Administration, and in International Administration. She is an Agronomist Engineer and Tourism Extension specialist with experience in environmental planning in protected areas, territorial development, environmental indicators and rural tourism by (UN/UNDP) and (IICA/OEA). Coordinated the IDESTUR – Sustainable Development and Rural Tourism Institute (Brazil) leading rural territorial development plans in Latin America serving the private sector, state governments, municipalities, development banks and international organizations.

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Marcela Moro
Since 2013 Moro has held the position of Director of Tourism in Jundiaí, São Paulo. She is a consultant in tourism development projects. She was president of the Jundiaí Tourism Council and coordinator of the Rural Tourism Program at SESCOOP, instructor at Senar, and consultant at SEBRAE, in São Paulo. She was a consultant specialized in Rural Tourism and Benchmarking at the Ministry of Tourism. She has developed the methodology for the Quality Label in Rural Tourism of the Fruit Circuit. Coordinates the Fruit Circuit’s actions and is responsible for organizing the Jundiaí Grape Festival and structuring the local Tourist Routes. In 2016, she received the national AMBITUR award as Outstanding Bachelor in Tourism, representing the state of São Paulo.

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Teresa Mizon
Originally from Lisbon, Mizon graduated in Hotel Management from the American Hotel and Motel Association. As a teenager in South Africa she grew the conviction that “We are what we eat” and developed a passion for Orientalism. In Madeira, along with a career in the area of radio and television production, she studied several complementary therapies and fulfilled the dream of various trips to the Far East. Upon completing the Macrobiotics curriculum (3 years) at the Institute of Macrobiotics of Portugal and the Specialization in Counseling and Communication of IMP, she did not hesitate for a minute to devote herself full time to Macrobiotics. She promotes culinary workshops, food counseling and lifestyle consultations. She was a consultant and coordinator of the Macrobiotics department at the Sha Wellness Clinic in Alicante, Spain. After a stay in Moçambique, she and her husband chose the Alentejo region to live and in 2018 they fulfilled the dream of founding the Casa da Cumeada with the vision of becoming a pole of self-development, health and well-being.

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Valéria Andrade de Thomaz
Valéria Andrade de Thomaz, graduada em Comunicação Social pela Universidade Anhembi Morumbi e mestre em turismo pela Universidade de São Paulo – Escola de Artes, Ciências e Humanidades. Foi empresária da área de comunicação e também em agência de turismo receptivo. Desde 2017 está docente em turismo no Senac Jundiaí, atuando em diversos cursos e programas como Regionalização do turismo, Destino turístico inteligente, Turismo na escola, Desenvolvimento do turismo, Design de experiências turísticas, Turismo na prateleira, Roteiros turísticos e Movimento e mapa das mulheres do turismo rural. Atividades voluntárias no turismo incluem ser Presidente do Conselho Municipal de Turismo de Atibaia (2014 – 2016), e ser Presidente do Atibaia e Região Convention & Visitors Bureau (2010 – 2014).

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Eduardo Basso
Eduardo Basso is the President of the European Network of Places of Peace (ENPP) since 2010, an association that brings together places in Europe where Peace Treaties were signed and that currently includes members from 9 European countries, from Portugal to Turkey. Under his direction, ENPP has been increasing its visibility in Europe and in 2012 created the Places of Peace Route (http://placesofpeace.eu/destinations/), a route that focuses on sustainability to promote the European places where Peace Treaties were signed and which is currently a candidate route for Cultural Route of the Council of Europe.

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Adao de Jesus Goncalves Flores
Adão Flores holds a PhD in Management, with a thesis about ”Tourism Destinations Management – the case of Algarve”and is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics in the University of Algarve, where he teaches Tourism Policy and Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and Qualitative Research Methods. He is member of CINTURS, Research Center for Tourism Sustainability and Wellbeing, where develops research in sustainability issues and ecosystems for tourism entrepreneurship. In the last 15 years he developed several sustainability-focused research projects, knowledge transfer processes and getting close to problems and dynamics of local businesses and best practices in tourism destinations. European projects like FAST-LAIN (business networks for sustainable tourism), WEALTH (promoting local sustainable economic development), TRIANGLE (European knowledge alliance for sustainable tourism research for education masters and training) and SUSTOWNS (developing sustainability in small and medium towns of the Mediterranean area) sum-up that intense activity.

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John Bass
is a co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of NoviSystems, makers of business decision-making platforms. NoviSystems is currently focused on improving outcomes for patients and caregivers of rare diseases by providing systems to patients for enhancing quality of life, ioPharma manufacturing organizations to enhance quality systems and clinical trials, and specialist physicians to enhance their ability to serve patients. Although tourism and healthcare are different domains, the process of discovering actionable answers to difficult questions with complex data is the same. As co-founder and executive of People-First Tourism John is applying analytical decision-making to destination stewardship.

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Mike Overend
Mike Overend is the Director of Destination Development for the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) and has worked with the organization for the past 5 years in the area of Destination Management. In his role Mike is directly responsible for overseeing initiatives specific to the advancement of economic development projects and destination development funding related to both community DMO’s and industry stakeholders in the TOTA region.

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Ellen Walker-Matthews
Ellen Walker-Matthews has over 40 years experience in the hospitality, travel and tourism industry, with a career that included senior and regional positions with CP (Fairmont) Hotels, Delta Hotels and Tepic Management / Rim Hospitality. Since 2009 Ellen has worked with the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association in many areas of the organization including lead roles in Consumer Marketing, Travel Trade/Travel Media, Industry/Destination Development and most recently as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective July 2021

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Catherine Topel
began farming in 2018 after moving to NC from FL. She and her husband raise a formerly endangered heritage breed of pig, Mangalitsa. Their growing business (sales to restaurants) was decimated by the downturn forcing them into retail sales at the end of 2020. With no established market they chose to open their farm to camping to generate immediate farm income. Campers have improved their lives in many ways and account for most of their meat sales. This success has them focusing on expanding accommodations and farm tours that will include animal interaction and meals showcasing their Mangalitsa pork.

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Geoffrey Lipman​​
Served on public / private sector Boards in Africa, Europe, Middle East and Canada: Tourism Envoy to UNDP Administrator; Member EU Commissions on Airline Liberalization and on Tourism Employment: Environment Advisor to the Governor of Jeju Island, Korea: President ICTP (International Coalition of Tourism Partners). Worked closely with the World Economic Forum since the early 90’s on its Competitiveness and Smart Travel activities.

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Hans Friederich
Dr Hans Friederich FRGS is a Dutch geographer with a PhD from the University of Bristol, UK. He is the Registrar of the SUNx Malta Climate Friendly Travel Registry. He is global Ambassador of the World Bamboo Organisation and Senior Advisor to the European Bamboo Programme which is managed by Bamboologic in the Netherlands. He is a Member of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development. From 2014 to 2019, Hans was the Director-General of the International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation(INBAR), a treaty-based Inter-Governmental Organisation with its Headquarters in Beijing, China. Prior to his appointment in China, Hans was the Regional Director for Europe of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) based in the Headquarters in Switzerland, and he is currently standing as candidate from Western Europe for the IUCN Council. He has previously lived and worked in Botswana, Kenya, Thailand and Vietnam. Currently, he is living in Gozo, Malta

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Olly Wheatcroft
Olly Wheatcroft is an Environmentalist with over 20-years’ experience focused on Sustainable Development and Tourism. He is the Programme Manager for SUNx Malta, a system for Tourism destinations and stakeholders to build Climate Resilience in line with the Paris 1.5oC target through Climate Friendly Travel. Olly worked for 8 years at responsibletravel.com with companies and destinations committed to ensuring that Tourism benefited local people, whilst minimising its environmental impact. This involved specialising in Digital Marketing, an area of great interest which he continues to develop due to its ever-increasing importance. He has worked for several different Tourism start-up ventures in an operational and marketing capacity and found his perfect role in the development of SUNx Malta due to its focus on Climate Change and Sustainable Tourism.

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Rose Mukogo
Rose Mukogo

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Jing XU​
Mr. Xu Jing is a former director of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and currently an independent tourism specialist. Xu Jing began his career in tourism at the China National Tourism Administration where he was in charge of international relations. He joined the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in 1992 as Officer to the Regional Representation for Asia and the Pacific. Over the years, his areas of responsibilities included the preparation and the organisation of most UNWTO’s technical and institutional activities in Asia and the Pacific. He coordinated and supervised numerous UNWTO technical cooperation projects and sectorial support missions on subjects of contemporary interest to the tourism community of Asian countries. He served as Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific of UNWTO from Dec 2003 to Jan 2020. In addition to his regional responsibilities, he had worked as UNWTO’s Executive Secretary of the General Assembly and the Executive Council from Jan 2014 to Dec 2017.

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Jigang BAO
PhD, Professor, Doctoral Tutor, Changjiang Distinguished Professor of the Ministry of Education of China, He is currently working at the School of Tourism Management of Sun Yat-sen University. He is also Director of the Monitoring Center for UNWTO Sustainable Tourism Observatories, Member of UNWTO’s Panel of Experts, President of Tourism Education Branch of China Tourism Association, Second Vice President of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism, Director of the Expert Committee of the “Higher Education Tourism Alleviation Alliance”. His expertise are in Tourism planning, tourism alleviation, sustainable tourism, theme parks, etc.

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Tzung-Cheng HUAN
Professor Tzung-Cheng (TC) Huan is the President of Tainan University of Technology, Taiwan and a Professor at the Department of Hotel Management . He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Tourism Recreation Research (Taylor & Francis, UK). His research interests are tourism marketing, hospitality management, research methodology. Professor Huan has served on the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization) Panel of Tourism Experts since 2009. He has been honored by the 2011-2012 Outstanding Reviewer Award from Cornell Hospitality Quarterly (SSCI), 2013 Highly Commended Award and 2017 Citations of Excellence Award at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence.

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Li CHENG
PhD, Professor, professor of School of Post-Disaster Reconstruction and Management of Sichuan University-Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Doctoral Tutor. He is currently the Editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Tourism Anthropology, member of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) and the Decision Sciences Institute of USA (DSI), member of Hengduan Mountains Club, Japan, member of Tourism Geography Committee of China Geographical Society, deputy director of Historical Geography Committee of Sichuan Geographical Society, director of Sichuan Tourism Society and deputy director of Academic Committee, Secretary-General of China Beautiful Rural Area Research Center of Sichuan University. He also established International Center for Interdisciplinary Culture Heritage & Tourism Research, and served as the Chinese director.

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Yibo KANG
Mr. Kang has experience of working as MICE and Event Planning sales manager in Grand Hyatt Shanghai for 2 years. He managed International Chamber of Commerce events, high-level international conferences, car shows, IPO, and off-site gala event with clients such as Porsche and Land Rover. He joined JTB Tourism Research & Consulting Co. in 2020 as the newest member of the team.

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Jingjing YANG​
Dr Yang Jingjing has over 10 years’ international working experience, in UK, China and New Zealand. She has worked not only in academics, but also in government, tourism industry, tourism planning and consultancy. Working with multiple stakeholders in multiple fields in multiple countries equip her with leadership qualities and skills, international thinking and working approach, and the establishment of collaboration with different stakeholders including (national, regional and local) governments, universities (China and overseas), research institutes, tourism and hospitality businesses, and others. She is currently working at Macao Institute for Tourism Studies.

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Madura Thivanka​
tourism consultant and academic researcher

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Dilsiri Welikala
The business case of community tourism

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Yukio Yotsumoto
Yukio Yotsumoto is a professor of Asia-Pacific studies at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics (Soka University, Japan), a master’s degree in agricultural extension education (The University of Georgia, USA) and a Ph.D. in sociology (The University of Kentucky, USA). He is interested in rural development and tourism.

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KUBO Takayuki​
Professor/Tourism & Hospitality Field Leader, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU). Ph.D(Economics, Chuo University), M.Arch(Cornell University), First-class Architect, Visiting Lecturer, Meiji University Graduate School of Governance Studies. After working overseas, he worked as a senior researcher at the Fukuoka Asian Urban Research Center, a policy think tank in Fukuoka City. He has been with APU since 2017 and has been engaging in research and education aimed at the sustainable development of the Oita region by enhancing tourism through industry-academia-government collaboration.

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Kiichiro Tada
Kiichiro Tada is a nationally known leader of rural revitalization. He holds various positions such as: Secretary General of Shunran no Sato Executive Committee, Chairman of Noto Town Green Tourism, Oku Noto Regional Subcommittee Vice Chairman in Ishikawa Green Tourism Study Group, and Chairman of Oku Noto Children’s Agriculture and Fishing Village Exchange Project Acceptance Council.

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Manabu Komura
Manabu Komura is an associate professor of School of International Studies at Utsunomiya University in Japan. He received a Ph.D. in Human Sciences (Osaka University, Japan). He is interested in relations between global values (nature conservation, world natural heritage etc.) and local values in daily life of local societies. His study regions are remote islands and world natural heritage sites (Minami Daito island, Ogasawara islands, Iriomote island, and Shiretoko in Japan.

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Kelly Bricker
Kelly S. Bricker, PhD, Professor and Director of PRT. / The primary focus of my research program is to understand the complex and varied nature of sustainability within nature-based tourism and recreation. Specifically, I conduct social science research in an attempt to comprehend the relationship between socio-economic, environmental, and cultural management and development factors which support or negate positive impacts within varying contexts (i.e., local/global) and environments. In recognition of my work, I have been asked to turn research results into books/chapters, present at events nationally and internationally at meetings, deliver keynotes internationally, and several national/regional conferences, and serve on editorial boards of different journals over the course of my academic career. Focused on sustainable tourism and natural resource management, I’ve developed a new online course on sustainable tourism and protected area management; developed a course in sustainable tourism, and teach a learning abroad course on sustainability in small island nations (Fiji). In addition, I attract graduate students interested in these complex topics, which has enhanced many opportunities for research in these areas. Finally, the focus of my service is directly tied to research and teaching, international and locally. I have served as a visiting scholar international, have leadership roles in the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, Central Wasatch Commission, and the GCSC on campus.

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Marita Manley
Marita Manley is a Director at Talanoa Treks and Talanoa Consulting and is a resource economist by background. She has worked in Fiji across agriculture and forestry policy, food security, climate resilience, enterprise development, agribusiness research and sustainable tourism for over 15 years. She is a co-founder of Talanoa Treks, a social enterprise working in partnership with four interior communities in Fiji, the current secretary to the Duavata Sustainable Tourism Collective and management council member of NatureFiji-MareqetiViti. She believes that the current situation represents an opportunity to reset tourism in the region to ensure that it better meets the needs and priorities of communities in Fiji and strengthens cultural heritage and environmental conservation, but that operators in this segment of the market are in real danger of not surviving the current crisis without support.

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Patricia Bibi​​
Patricia Bibi​​

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Ilisapeci Matalolu
Ilisapeci Matalolu is an indigenous Fijian pracademic at the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management at the University of the South Pacific. Ms. Matatolu previously worked for Tourism Fiji in Australia and the United States of America. She is currently pursuing her doctoral thesis at the University of the South Pacific, her research interests include indigenous tourism and Quality of Life, Tourism microentrepreneurship, and tourism and the indigenous feminist perspective.

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Apisalome Movono
Apisalome Movono, PhD, joined Massey University at the start of 2020 after ten years serving in various positions at the University of the South Pacific (USP) in Fiji. Movono pursued a doctoral degree at Griffith University in Australia. His research draws on postmodernist techniques and seeks to improve our understanding of resilience, sustainable livelihoods, climate change, and tourism development amongst Pacific island communities. He is currently a member of the Development Studies team at Massey University, New Zealand, as a Senior Lecturer.

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Jorge Caisabanda
Turismo Comunitario Salasaka Coordinador General y miembro fundador de Turismo Comunitario Salasaka. Licenciado en Relaciones Internacionales de la USFQ (2014). Estudios de postgrado en Salem State University y University of Oregon, Estados Unidos. Nativo hablante de kichwa,. Ha trabajado como Director de la Dirección de Desarrollo de la Comunidad del Gobierno Autónomo Descentralizado Municipal de San Pedro de Pelileo (Octubre 2016 – Junio 2017). Analista de Relaciones Internacionales en el Consejo Nacional Electoral (Octubre 2020 – Presente). “SalasaKa” en español/inglés- es una organización de operación turística comunitaria que promueve un turismo responsable, ético y social, con valores culturales y de cuidado a la naturaleza. Estamos ubicados en la comunidad Huasalata, Salasaca, Ecuador, una comunidad poblada por ochenta (80) familias. Con una trayectoria de cinco (5) años, doce (12) familias brindamos servicio turístico de calidad, familiar y comunitario. Para nosotros es un placer organizar viajes culturales para quienes tienen conciencia del fortalecimiento cultural y cuidado del medio ambiente, siempre garantizando la salud, seguridad y confort. Su tour diario o programa completo es ser partícipe en las actividades cotidianas de la comunidad

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Javier Otero
Actualmente desarrollo mi actividad profesional como consultor y formador, a través de INICIACTIVA Ideas en Acción SL. Se trata de un nuevo proyecto personal en el que se unen los trabajos de consultoría en estrategia, planificación, formación, gestión, etc. con el diseño y puesta en marcha de productos e iniciativas en el campo del turismo y el desarrollo del territorio. En ambos casos buscamos soluciones a la medida de las necesidades de cada cliente, ya sea público o privado. Me acompaña un amplio equipo de profesionales muy cualificados en áreas como arquitectura, economía, biología, formación, dinamización, márquetin y comunicación, etc. y que comparten conmigo la creatividad, la dedicación y el gusto por el trabajo bien hecho. Juntos ofrecemos una amplia gama de servicios que pueden ir desde la idea inicial hasta la puesta en marcha y gestión del producto final, atendiendo todas las etapas intermedias. INICIACTIVA Ideas en Acción SL trabaja por un turismo de calidad aportando nuevo valor al patrimonio y al medio natural. Sabemos que sólo una adecuada gestión de los recursos locales nos permitirá alcanzar el éxito.

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Jordi Gascóni​​
Jordi Gascón has a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Barcelona. He specializes in rural studies, namely the impacts of tourism in the peasant world and agrarian policies in Latin America. Since 1990 he has done research in the Andean Area. Professor at the University of Barcelona, formerly from the University of Lleida and researcher at the Institute of Higher National Studies (IAEN) of Ecuador. He is a member of the Social Forum Responsible Tourism Forum and the research group Observatorio de la Alimentación (Food Observatory) – ODELA. He has published in international academic journals as Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Journal of Peasant Studies, Pasos, Ecología Política or Journal of Agrarian Change. He is also author, among other books, of Gringos como en sueños (2005), Estado, movimientos sociales y soberanía alimentaria en América Latina (with Xavier Montagut. 2011), and El turismo en el mundo rural (con Claudio Milano. Tenerife & Barcelona, 2017).

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Xavier Contreras
Docente Investigador en la Escuela de Hospitalidad y Turismo de la UDLA en Ecuador. Asesor técnico de Federación Plurinacional de Turismo Comunitario y Asociativo del Ecuador – FEPTCE. Experto en planificación y gestión en territorio, turismo, patrimonio, colectividades anfitrionas y nuevas tecnologías. Estudios de doctorado en geografía por la Universidad París 1 Panthéon -Sorbonne; maestría en derecho, economía, gestión y comercio internacional, especialidad en turismo y E-marketing por la Universidad Avignon et Pays de Vaucluse, y licenciatura en ciencias humanas y sociales con mención en administración de proyectos especialidad turismo sostenible y desarrollo rural por la Universidad Aix-Marseille.

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Koji Nakamura
Obtained PhD in Entomology from Kyoto University in 1980. Major field of interests is ecology, especially, long-term insect population dynamics in Japan, Indonesia and other tropical countries. Recently, engaged in the research, conservation and sustainable use of Satoyama and Satoumi in Noto Peninsula, Kanazawa, Japan. Served as the Co-chair of the Scientific Assessment Panel of the Japan Satoyama Satoumi Assessment (JSSA). Serving as the Director of Noto Satoyama MeisterTraining Program (2007-2011), Satoyama Satoumi Revitalizing Project, Kanazawa University (2010-on going), Noto Satoyama Satoumi Meister Training Program (2012-on going, since 2016 serving as Advisor), and Ifugao Satoyama Meister Training Program in the Philippines (JICA Technical Cooperation for Grassroots, 2013-on going).

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Gang Hoan Jeong
Gang Hoan Jeong received his PhD from University of Wisconsin, USA, and served as the director of Tourism & Festival Korean wave at Paichai University Graduate school, as President of IFEA Asia & Korea, Board director of Korea, IAFA, evaluation committee of Department of Culture and Tourism, and Heritage expert committee of Cultural Heritage Administration.

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Moon Hee Nam
Moonhee Nam received her doctorate degree from Paichai Univerity, South Korea, and served as an visiting professor at Paichai University's Graduate School of Tourism , a legislative policy researcher at Daejeon City Council, a member of the International Festival & Event Association, Cultural Tourism Festival’s On-site evaluation committee at Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, an Evaluation Committee of night Travel at Cultural Heritage Administration.

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Jeong Su Hong
Jeongsu Hong received his doctoral degree from Paichai University, South Korea, and MBA degree from Johnson & Wales. He served as an instructor of Tourism & Festival Korean wave Graduate school of Paichai University, section chief of ‘Year of Visiting’ and Tourism Marketing of Incheon tourism organization, a section chief of City Marketing·Tourism Marketing of Incheon city organization and now he is serving as a head chief of Promotion Festival Event of Incheon city.

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Jang Ho Seok
Jang Ho received his doctoral degree from Paichai Univerity, South Korea and he is serving as the head of the Jinju Culture and Arts Foundation, the host of Jinju Namgang Yudeung Festival, and contributed to the development of local culture and arts by earning a doctorate from Baejae University, serving as a consultant of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

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Bet El Silisna Lagarense
Professor Lagarense hold a Doctor of Philosophy in Tourism Planning from the Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo, Canada. She works in Manado State Polytechnic and teaches in a number of other universities. She has published extensively in events, destination planning and community development. She will talk about a bicycle tourism event held by the International Veteran Cycle Association (IVCA) in 2018 in Bali, Indonesia.

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Maulita Sari Hani
Lita is a professional with background education in tourism and fisheries science. She works in the area of marine wildlife conservation and tourism. She develops strategies and proposed actions based on bio-ecology and socio-economic studies. Her works contribute to wildlife protection and habitat restoration in addition to empower women and boost local economy. She is the founder of Indoecotours, a social enterprise that promotes sustainable traveling. Currently she works for Conservation International Indonesia and also actively involve as an adviser for women tourism Indonesia. Lita has contributed to a number of publications and policy papers on shark and rays’ conservation at the national and regional levels in Indonesia.

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Teddy Tandaju
Teddy Tandaju, born in Manado, Indonesia. He completed a Master of Business Administration (Advanced) from Southern Cross University, Australia in 2007. Currently, he is Professor for Universitas Katolik De La Salle Manado (since 2000), teaching business studies, tourism & service marketing. He was the Dean for tourism department for two years and was certified as a business coach by TOP Coach Indonesia in 2018. His research interests are in te tourism and service industry sectors. He has written three ISBN books and published in the University’s journal as well as at our local newspapers regarding tourism marketing and personal development.

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Fransiska Eva Lidya Natalia
Fransiska is a program coordinator and community engagement manager at JED (Village Ecotourism Network) in Bali, Indonesia. She manages the organization on a daily basis and works closely with villagers to develop and promote community-based ecotourism. Previously, she worked for Kono Green Living company and Forum Fair Trade Indonesia. She graduated from Udayana University, majored in Agriculture Technology. Siska loves traveling and reading

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Muhammad Ikbal Putera
Ikbal is working as a Forest Ecosystem Manager, Park’s Public Relations Officer, Evaluation and Reporting Officer, and Park’s Ecotourism Expert in Komodo National Park, Indonesia. Ikbal graduated from the University of Florida with a Master’s degree in Forest Resources and Conservation. Ikbal is working to strengthen the park’s carrying capacity system in order to regulate the number of visitors allowed to visit the park’s destinations. He is also focusing on identifying tourists’ motivations and passionate in developing community-based tourism the park’s surrounding. He is eager to passing his knowledge regarding ecotourism management.

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Soha Abdul-Wahab
Prof. Abdul-Wahab is the Dean of the Faculty of Tourism and Hotels, Helwan University, Egypt. Prof. Abdul-Wahab has a vast experience in tourism education. Over her career, Prof. Abdul-Wahab supervised tens of postgraduate studies, and as well as producing more than 20 papers

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Aziz Sair
Prof. Sair is the Director of the Business School, University Ibn Zohr Morocco. Prof. Sair is as well the Head of a Laboratory and Research in Tourism Studies, Director of a Master Program in Marketing and Tourism Management. Prof. Sair produced different articles in tourism management and destination organization

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Areej Aloudat
Dr. Aloudat, is an Associate Professor of Tourism at Yarmouk University, Jordan. She serves as Dean’s Assistant for Quality Assurance and Accreditation. Prof. Aloudat serves on the Editorial Boards for International Journal for Tour guiding Research. Journal of Arab and Muslim Service.

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Gianna Moscardo
Gianna Moscardo is a Professor in the College of Business, Law and Governance at James Cook University in Australia. After working with the CRC Reef on supporting sustainable tourism on the Great Barrier Reef she joined the School of Business at James Cook University in 2002. She has qualifications in psychology and sociology supporting her research interests in understanding how communities and organisations plan for and manage tourism development opportunities, how tourists learn about and from their travel experiences, and how to design more sustainable tourism experiences. She has facilitated numerous workshops on tourism and sustainability in multiple countries around the globe

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Pimrawee Rocharungsat
Associate Professor Dr. Pimrawee Rocharungsat is Head of the Hotel and Tourism Division of Phetchaburi Rajabhat University in Thailand. She is also Vice President for Special and International Affairs at Phetchaburi Rajabhat University. She completed her doctoral studies on community-based tourism at James Cook University, Australia after gaining a Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in the USA. She continues to do research into community-based tourism, tourism images, ASEAN image positioning, visitor experience, staff training and health tourism.

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Karen Hughes
Associate Professor Karen Hughes lectures in tourism management in the School of Business at the University of Queensland, Australia. Her research interests include interpretation and environmental education, wildlife tourism, heritage tourism, visitor behaviour and sustainable tourism. She is particularly interested in exploring how interpretation can be used across a range of contexts to attract, engage and inspire visitors. She has also explored public responses to environmental campaigns and the potential use of technology in connecting with new visitor audiences. Her most recent work involves designing and evaluating the impact of values-based interpretation on visitors’ long-term environmental behaviour

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Xu Jing
Mr. Xu Jing is a former regional director of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and an independent tourism specialist on Asia based in Madrid. At present, he is Vice Chairman of the Global Tourism Economy Research Centre (Macau), a member of the Mekong Tourism Advisory Group and sits on the expert committee of the International Mountain Tourism Alliance. Xu Jing began his career in tourism at the China National Tourism Administration where he was in charge of international relations. He joined the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in 1992. Over the years, his areas of responsibilities included the preparation and the organisation of most UNWTO’s technical and institutional activities in Asia and the Pacific. He served as Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific of UNWTO from Dec 2003 to Jan 2020. In addition to his regional responsibilities, he had worked as UNWTO’s Executive Secretary of the General Assembly and the Executive Council from Jan 2014 to Dec 2017. Xu Jing holds a Master Degree in Tourism Management from the University of Surrey, United Kingdom and majored in English language and literature in the Beijing International Studies University of China

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Fiona Pisong N'Drower
My name was given to me by my parents as Fiona Pisong N’Drower. I am from Papua New Guinea (PNG) and recently obtained a PhD from James Cook University in Commerce and Management. My PhD journey entailed creating an Indigenous research framework rooted in the cultural context of PNG and then applying it as a research tool to investigate rural tourism in PNG. I lecture at Divine Word University, PNG and I am attached to the Tourism and Hospitality Department. My research interest includes investigating matters on rural tourism, community development, indigenous research and tourism’s role in enhancing gender equity.

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Laurie Murphy
Laurie Murphy is an Associate Professor at James Cook University, Australia and serves on the Tourism and Events Strategic Advisory Committee at Townsville Enterprise. She completed her Phd in tourism at James Cook University on backpackers and their travel decisions. Her research interests include tourism marketing, tourist shopping, travel decision-making, and tourism and community well-being. Recent projects have focused on improving tourism’s contributions to regional communities and examining the links between tourism development and destination community well-being.

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Ong Hong
Prior to retirement, Dr. Ong Hong Peng served as Secretary General, Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia for eight years. He also served as Chairman of UNWTO Regional Commission for East Asia and the Pacific (2011-2013) and Head of National Tourism Organisation (NTO), Malaysia (2008 -2016). As Head of NTO, Dr. Ong contributed towards the formulation of the ASEAN Tourism Strategic Plan 2011-2015, ASEAN Tourism Strategic Plan 2016 – 2025 and ASEAN Socio-cultural Community Blueprint 2025.Currently, Dr. Ong is a freelance consultant and was involved in a number of projects such as International Rural Tourism Development Study, Tourism Planning and Development Study of Ziyuan County, National Tourism Policy Study of Malaysia Pangkor Island Strategic Plan. He holds a Masters in Economics from Hiroshima University, Japan and Ph.D. in Economics from Michigan State University, USA.

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Jenny Panchal
Jenny Panchal is a Senior Lecturer at the College of Business, Law & Governance at James Cook University (JCU), Australia, teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Her research interests include tourist behaviour and the application of positive psychology in different specific forms of tourism such as wellness tourism, slum tourism, and tourism education, among others. She is mainly interested in Asian tourism, particularly in Southeast Asia. While in Australia, her involvement in the ASEAN Tourism Research Association (ASEAN) as Board Member/Deputy Secretary-General and her connections with colleagues at various institutions across Southeast Asia are essential factors in keeping herself abreast with tourism development, challenges, and opportunities across the ASEAN region.

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Madan Prasad Bezbaruah
Mr. Madan Prasad Bezbaruah, retired as the Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. After retirement he served as Banking Ombudsman for the Reserve Bank of India and also as Member, North Eastern Council (in the rank of Minister of State). The World Tourism Organization appointed him as Honorary Permanent Representative “in recognition of the valuable contribution made to the development of tourism”. He served for several years as member of the Strategic Group of UN-WTO and was Chairman of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). He has authored the report on Indian Outbound Tourism for UN-WTO, and SASEC Regional Tourism for ADB. He was National Consultant of ADB’s SASEC Tourism Development Project, phase I and II, and UN-WTO’s project on Development of Coastal Tourism in the states of West Bengal and Orissa. Mr. Bezbaruah has written three books- ‘Indian Tourism: Beyond the Millennium”, “The Guest is God-Reflections on Tourism” and “Frontiers of New Tourism” and is the Chief Editor of five-volume encyclopedia- “Fairs and Festivals of India.” He secured a first-class master’s degree in economics from the Delhi School of Economics and the Master of Public Administration degree from Harvard University, USA.

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Li Hong
Mr. Li Hong is a former Director General of the Hangzhou Municipal Tourism Commission, Zhejiang Province of China, who retired at the end of 2018. During his position as head of tourism under the Municipal Government of Hangzhou from 2004 to 2018, he endeavored, together with his team, to make the city of Hangzhou one of the best tourism destinations for both domestic and international tourists. This was evidenced by the fact that Hangzhou was awarded as the Best Tourism City of China 2006 jointly by UNWTO and China National Tourism Administration (CNTA). At present, Li Hong serves as a specialist on the Specialists Board of China Tourism Group (CTG), an expert member of the Think Tank of Cultural & Tourism of Zhejiang Province and an adviser to the Government of Hangzhou Municipality. In addition, as guest professor, he regularly lectures in various training programs conducted in universities and colleges for tourism professionals from governmental departments as well as from industries.

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Junichi (Jack) Kumada
eaking market (mainly USA, CANADA, New Zealand and Australia) and B2C online travel Web site. He dedicated himself to establish JTB Japan Inbound B2C Web site “JAPANiCAN.com” as one of the founder. He was also working at United Nations World Tourism Organizations as the senior officer at Regional Programme for Asia and the Pacific to assist the member states and the UNWTO affiliate members in Asia and the Pacific region from 2014 to 2017. Now, he has been assigned as Chief Research Office since April 2017 in Tokyo.

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Gary Bowerman
Gary Bowerman is Director of Check-in Asia, a travel intelligence and strategic marketing firm with bases in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Kuala Lumpur. He co-hosts The South East Asia Travel Show, founded Asia Pacific Travel & Tourism Report and is author of The New Chinese Traveler: Business Opportunities from the Chinese Travel Revolution, published in 2014. A member of the Mekong Tourism Advisory Group, Gary has worked with leading hotel groups, tourism boards, OTAs and travel organisations, and produced White Papers on the travel economies of South East Asia, Australia, China, India, Japan, Myanmar, Malaysia, Laos and Macau. A regular media commentator on Asian travel economics and consumer trends, Gary has spoken at various travel industry conferences and webinars, including events in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Beijing, Shanghai, London and Madrid.

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Metin Kozak
Dr. Metin Kozak holds a Ph.D. degree from Sheffield Hallam University, UK. He has contributed to a wider range of articles, conference papers in more than 40 countries and over 30 books released by international publishers. As a Research Fellow, he was affiliated with the University of Namur, Belgium (2005-2006), Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR (2014-2015) and Bournemouth University, UK (July–August 2016). He has been invited as a guest lecturer to conduct seminars or lectures in more than 20 countries worldwide. He also has an extensive experience in taking parts in the organization of academic organizations. He acts as the co-editor of Anatolia and the Fellow of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism, Tourist Research Centre, and International Academy of Culture, Hospitality and Tourism. His research interests entail destination marketing and consumer behavior. His current affiliation is with Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey.

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Rahim Heydari Chianeh
Rahim Heydari Chianeh, is Associate Professor and a faculty member in the Faculty of Planning and Environmental Sciences, the University of Tabriz, Iran. He has taught more than 20 BA, MA, and PhD courses from over the last two decades. His research interests are tourism planning and marketing, urban tourism, Islamic and halal tourism, and destination branding. He has articles and books both in English and Persian. He also acts as the supervisor of over 50 master’s and PhD dissertations, and as scientific member of several international conferences.

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Muzaffer Uysal
Muzaffer Uysal, PhD., is a professor and chair of the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management – Isenberg School of Management UMass, Amherst, USA. Dr. Uysal has extensive experience in the tourism and hospitality field, has worked on several funded projects, and conducted workshops and seminars in several countries. He is a recipient of several research and teaching awards, and a member of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism, the Academy of Leisure Sciences, and the Hospitality and Tourism Management Academy. His current research interests focus on development and quality-of-life research in tourism and hospitality settings.

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Erdinç Çakmak
Erdinç Çakmak obtained a Ph.D. in Social Sciences from Wageningen University and Research, the Netherlands. Since 2007 he has been working at Breda University of Applied Sciences (formerly NHTV) and has developed, coordinated and taught a range of courses on destination management, context related and field research at introductory and advanced levels. He has (co-)authored more than 30 academic papers, book chapters, (co-)edited special volumes, books, and apart from that (co)-chaired international conferences. He has been the vice president of the international tourism group RC50 at the International Sociology Association since 2014.

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Huseyn Hasanov
Azerbaijan Tourism and Management University, Azerbaijan As a graduate of IMC FH Krems Applied Sciences University of Austria, Huseyn Hasanov holds both bachelor and master’s degrees in hospitality management. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Azerbaijan Tourism and Management University. The thesis was on the conflict management in the hospitality industry. Huseyn has had 14 years of professional experience in international tourism and hotel operations, sales management, higher tourism education, institution management, and government education policy making.

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H. Kader Şanlıöz-Özgen
Dr. H. Kader Şanlıöz-Özgen obtained her MBA from Akdeniz University, Institute of Social Sciences, majoring in Business Administration (2012) and her PhD from Dokuz Eylül University, Institute of Social Sciences majoring in Tourism Management (2018). She also gained professional experience as employee and manager at the front office, guest relations and marketing departments of the city and resort hotels in Turkey between 1996-2011. Her research fields focus on hospitality marketing, hospitality experience, hotel information technologies, total quality management, and sustainable tourism. She is currently affiliated with Özyeğin University School of Applied Sciences Hotel Management Department.

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Francisco Madrid
Francisco Madrid received his Ph.D. in tourism from the Antonio de Nebrija University in Madrid. He belongs to the Mexican National System of Researchers. Throughout 23 years, he held various positions in the Secretary of Tourism of Mexico, among which stand out those of Undersecretary of Planning and Undersecretary of Operations. He served as Regional Representative for the Americas of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for two years. Francisco has given more than 350 conference talks in more than 20 countries. A consultant for international agencies, he has published some 30 academic publications, including four books. Associate Editor of the second edition of the Encyclopedia of Tourism, he was distinguished with the 2015 Tourism Leadership Award granted by the National Tourism Business Council to recognize his leadership. In 2012, he was presented with the National Award for Tourism Education. Presently he heads the Center for Research and Tourist Competitiveness at Anahuac University, Mexico. He has a radio show and writes a column in a national newspaper.

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Rodolfo Lizano
Rodolfo Lizano tiene 30 años en el sector turístico, especialmente dedicado a planificación y sostenibilidad. Actualmente, ocupa la Dirección de Planeamiento y Desarrollo en el Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT) donde tiene a cargo el diseño, elaboración y seguimiento al Plan Nacional de Desarrollo Turístico de Costa Rica, planes generales de desarrollo sostenible, la dirección del programa de “Gestión Integral de Destinos Turísticos de Costa Rica” y la coordinación en la medición del índice de “Progreso Social de los Destinos Turísticos de Costa Rica”.Tiene una maestría en Administración de Empresas con énfasis en Recursos Naturales por el INCAE y una especialización en Manejo de Recursos Tropicales. Se ha desempeñado como consultor para el BID y para la Fundación Themis de la OMT y ha sido profesor en la Universidad Anáhuac México. En el 2006, recibió el Premio al Mérito Profesional otorgado por la Asociación Costarricense de Profesionales en Turismo.

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Regina Schlüter
Regina Schlüter obtuvo el grado de Doctor en Psicología Social en la Universidad Argentina John F. Kennedy, Buenos Aires Argentina, institución en la cual ya se había graduado como Licenciada en Demografía y Turismo. Desde principios de los años 2000, gana por concurso la categoría de profesor titular y luego como profesor investigador en la Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Bernal, Argentina. Es cofundadora del Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Turísticos –CIET– Buenos Aires Argentina y Editora. Fundadora de la Publicación académica Estudios y Perspectivas en Turismo la cual dirigió por 30 años. Ha publicado numerosos artículos en revistas indizadas y también es autora de libros y capítulos de libros editados principalmente en Argentina, Brasil y España. Actualmente se desempeña como Editora Asociada de la Enciclopedia de Turismo editada por Jafar Jafari y Honggen Xiao.

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Edna Rozo
Edna Rozo es Doctora en Estudios Sociales por la Universidad Externado de Colombia; Master de Gestión en Turismo Cultural de la Fundación Cañada Blanch. Valencia, España, 2006; tiene también una Maestría en Planificación y dministración del Desarrollo Regional, CIDER, Universidad de Los Andes. 2000 y un Master di Turismo de la Scuola Internazionale di Science Turistiche. 1998; es Administradora de Empresas Turísticas y Hoteleras por la Universidad Externado de Colombia. 1990. Actualmente es la Decana de la Facultad de Administración de Empresas Turísticas y Hoteleras. Universidad Externado de Colombia. Editora revista Turismo y Sociedad en el periodo 2002-2020. Profesora invitada de la Universidad Anáhuac México y de la Universidad Anáhuac Cancún.

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Alexandre Panosso Netto
Alexandre Panosso Netto es Doctor en Ciencias de la Comunicación. Realizó una Maestría en Historia en la Universidade Federal De Mato Grosso Do Sul. Cursó una licenciatura en Turismo y una en filosofía en la Universidade Católica Dom Bosco. Actualmente es el Coordinador del postgrado –maestría y doctorado– en turismo de la Universidad de Sao Paulo –USP–. También es Presidente de la Asociación Nacional de Investigación y Postgrado en Turismo –ANPTUR– (Brasil). Ha publicado 25 libros en portugués, español e inglés y tiene en su haber más de 50 artículos científicos. Tiene especial interés sobre la producción del conocimiento en turismo y sobre turismo en latinoamérica.

Volume 21 (Panelist) |
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Carmen Palma
Carmen Palma tiene una maestría en Políticas de Cooperación Internacional de la Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University de Japón y una licenciatura en Diplomacia y Ciencias Políticas de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua. Especialista en desarrollo social-comunitario y acreditada como consultora externa. Ha trabajado con la Agencia de Cooperación Japonesa en la implementación de alternativas para el desarrollo rural y como docente de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua en materia de proyectos de desarrollo social. Actualmente es Coordinadora de Programas de Salud en la Asociación Pro Niños Quemados de Nicaragua y se encuentra trabajando en una investigación sobre las iniciativas de turismo rural comunitario en el Caribe de Nicaragua.

Satellite V 5 (Interpreter) | Volume 21 (Interpreter(Spanish-English)) |
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Monica Alatorre
Mónica M. Alatorre, MHM. Dean School of Hospitality and Tourism UDLA, Ecuador. Associate Professor Services Marketing and Customer Experience Management. Master’s in hospitality management, Cornell University. B.S.in Business Administration, I.T.E.S.M. – Mexico. Diploma in Tourism, University of Wisconsin – Stout. Consultant in service quality and marketing for numerous institutions and companies. Member of the BOD of Tourcert, Casa Gangotena, Mashpi Lodge and Fundación Sembrar. Marketing and Sales Director The Exotic Blends Co., Marketing Manager Kraft General Foods Ecuador, Assistant Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble Mexico.

Volume 22 (Moderator) |
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Clara Ines Sanchez
Colombia: Universidad Externado de Colombia, Clara Inés Sánchez, PhD. / Lecturer and researcher at the Universidad Externado de Colombia where she obtained her degrees in business administration, tourism and hospitality, and PhD in political studies. Between 2007 and 2015 she served as director of quality and sustainable tourism development for the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism of Colombia, where she also acted as Interim vice minister of tourism. Member and delegate of the National Council of Cultural Heritage. Member of the Icomos Colombia Staff.

Volume 22 (Panelist) |
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Yurany Guancha
Los Pastos Travel – Guachucal, Yurani Guancha. Indigenous Tourism Manager, her role is to design and manage indigenous tourism products. Yurani is a native of Los Pastos, she lives in the Municipality of Guachucal within the Indigenous Reservation, where they have been working in the management of community tourism in the Indigenous Reservations through the Foundation for Sustainable Development (Fudetes). They have recently established a Community Tourism Operator: Pastos Travel.

Volume 22 (Panelist) |
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Felipe Varela
Peru: CENFOTUR, Felipe Varela Travesí./ Researcher of Prehispanic roads and rural development. Community Tourism Consultant, Cultural Manager. Ancestral path researcher. For 25 years Felipe has traveled and conducted researched about the QHAPAQ ÑAN in Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and Bolivia. He is the Manager for the “QHAPAQ ÑAN in Cajamarca” project. He has consolidated the annual QHAPAQ RAYMI pilgrimage during the summer solstice by integrating the Pariacaca snow-capped mountain APU with the sea with the participation of municipalities, communities, and local enterprises.

Volume 22 (Panelist) |
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María Chimborazo
Ecuador: Centro de Turismo Comunitario Sisid Anejo – Ingapirca, María Chimborazo. María Chimborazo is a Cañarí Kichwa woman, with a bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management and a diploma in Social Anthropology. Secretary of the Sisid Anejo Community Tourism Center, located in the Sisid community in Ingapirca, the archaeological capital of Ecuador, where the Inca and Cañari cultures converge.

Volume 22 (Panelist) |
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Brendali Carrillo
Peru: Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, Brendali Carrillo, PhD. / Brendali Carrillo obtained her Master of Science in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management degree from North Carolina State University. She is a Faculty Member at the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management of Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas in Peru. She has more than 10 years of experience in the tourism industry, both in the public and private sectors. Her research seeks to enhance the socio-cultural impacts of tourism development.

Volume 22 (Panelist) |
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Sandra Nazar
Argentina: Red de Turismo de Jujuy – Jujuy, Sandra Nazar. / Lawyer. National University of Tucumán. Faculty of Law and Social Sciences. Post Graduate Studies in Government and Social Management; Management of Public Policies. She currently works as Provincial Director of Tourism, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Government of Jujuy.

Volume 22 (Panelist) |
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Maria Gravari-Barbas
Maria Gravari-Barbas est professeure de géographie culturelle et sociale à Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Depuis 2008 elle dirige l’EIREST (Equipe Interdisciplinaire de Recherches sur le Tourisme), un laboratoire de recherche dédié aux études du tourisme. Depuis 2009 elle dirige la Chaire UNESCO et le réseau UNITWIN-UNESCO “Culture, Tourisme, Développement” qui réunit 30 universités dans le monde. Elle collabore avec le Centre du Patrimoine Mondial de l’UNESCO et l’Institut des Itinéraires Culturels du Conseil de l’Europe. Elle est l’auteur de plusieurs livres et articles liés au tourisme, à la culture et au patrimoine, avec un accent particulier sur la gentrification, le tourisme et la patrimonialisation des espaces urbains.

Volume 23 (Moderator) |
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Hélène Sallet-Lavorel
Hélène Sallet-Lavorel est urbaniste (Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées). Après avoir travaillé comme chargée d’opérations dans des SEM d’aménagement, elle entre en 1991 à l’Institut d’Aménagement et d’Urbanisme de la Région Ile-de-France (IAURIF) où elle créée en 1999, le secteur Tourisme et Loisirs et travaille notamment sur le rapprochement entre les visiteurs et les habitants (concept de « Tourisme participatif »). En 2007, elle rejoint le Comité départemental du tourisme de la Seine-Saint-Denis en tant que responsable du développement (elle crée notamment l’événement L’été du Canal) puis en tant que directrice adjointe. Depuis septembre 2012, elle est directrice de Val-de-Marne Tourisme & Loisirs.

Volume 23 (Panelist) |
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Jean-Michel Tobelem
Jean-Michel Tobelem est docteur en sciences de gestion, habilité à diriger des recherches, diplômé de l’Institut d’études politiques de Paris et d’études supérieures de droit public, professeur associé à l’université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne et enseignant à l’École du Louvre est directeur de l’institut d’étude et de recherche Option Culture et membre de l’ICOM.

Volume 23 (Panelist) |
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Sébastien Jacquot
Sébastien Jacquot est maître de conférences en géographie, à l’Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, et directeur de l’Institut de Recherches et Etudes Supérieures du Tourisme. Il mène des recherches en études urbaines, sur le tourisme, le patrimoine mondial, la patrimonialisation des périphéries métropolitaines, les liens entre réseaux sociaux et tourisme, et l’informalité.

Volume 23 (Panelist) |
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Marine Loisy
Marine Loisy (Marine Loisy est anthropologue et chercheure associée à l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). Elle travaille sur les enjeux contemporains du tourisme, la cohabitation entre visiteurs et visités et l’adaptation des territoires au surtourisme. Ses recherches concernent autant le monde urbain que les espaces naturels protégés (France, Guyane, Canada et Indonésie). Elle est co-auteur de Randonnées autour de Paris publié chez Gallimard en 2021.

Volume 23 (Panelist) |
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Clément Simonneau
Clément Simonneau est Cogérant de la coopérative de voyage Les oiseaux de passage et tuteur de thèse “De l’hospitality aux hospitalités”. Professionnel du secteur du tourisme, il fait partie depuis 2016 des membres fondateurs de la société Les oiseaux de passage. Cette coopérative réunit des acteurs locaux du voyage, de la culture, de l’artisanat, du tourisme, du patrimoine et de la vie citoyenne qui ensemble souhaitent valoriser les hospitalités, les patrimoines, les créations et les histoires qu’ils aiment partager sur leurs destinations respectives. Tous ensemble, nous questionnons les standards du tourisme, notamment ceux numériques, pour en développer de nouveaux qui favorisent la singularité plutôt que le formatage et qui favorisent l’hospitalité plutôt que la prestation de service touristiques.

Volume 23 (Panelist) |
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Normand Antony
Normand Antony - Interpreter

Volume 23 (Interpreter) |
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Anu K Lama
Dr. Anu K Lama is the tourism specialist at the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). She has over 20 years of experience of working in the fields of sustainable tourism development, climate action, and governance at policy, practice and science interface. She is currently engaged in promoting sustainable tourism in China, India, Bhutan, Pakistan, Nepal, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan; piloting several climate resilient tourism initiatives – climate resilient tourism entrepreneurship through Tourovation (Tourism + Innovation) Hub, enhancing climate services for building resilient tourism sector in Chitwan, Nepal, and digital aggregation for green tourism in Ladakh and Nepal. She leads the Innovation, Investment and Entrepreneurship Component, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Capability for the Hindu Kush Himalaya Initiative and Tourism Pilot, Climate Service Initiative. She also serves as the faculty member of the Himalayan University Consortium Academy and Resource Person of the Thematic Working Group – Mountain Tourism and Cultural Heritage. She is the first Nepalese citizen to receive the Humboldt International Climate Protection Fellowship from Germany.

Volume 24 (Panelist) |
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Yong Liu
Yong Liu PhD,Professor of Institute of Sports and Leisure, Sichuan Tourism University(SCTU). Dr. Liu is currently the director of the Research Center for Mountain tourism and Leisure Sports Development of SCTU. And he has been engaged in mountain adventure and mountain tourism research in Tibetan mountain range over 30 years. And Dr. Liu is also the only Chinese judge of the world’s highest mountaineering Award “Piolets d’Or “. He was invited as the adventure host of National Geographic Channel of USA in 2019 as well. Prof. Liu helped Siguniang Park of Tibetan area to establish China’s first mountain tourism service and management standard based on community participation. His research interests including cultural heritage management, development, mountain tourism and impact, Himalayan adventure, high altitude nutrition science

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Nima Namgyal Sherpa
Dr. Nima Namgyal Sherpa, Expedition Doctor and Operator, is a passionate adventurer, wilderness medicine instructor and outdoor educator besides being a tourism entrepreneur. Born and raised in the Mt. Everest region, he is currently involved in adventure tourism industry by combining his passion and profession. Dr. Sherpa specializes in high altitude medicine, mountain emergency medicine, rescue and mountaineering from Nepal, UK, Italy and USA. He has summitted Mt. Everest, Mt. Manaslu , Mt.Amdablam, Mt. Denali, to name a few. He has participated in more than a dozen expedition and mountain rescue mission. Dr. Sherpa has received numerous accolades for his contribution in the development of mountaineering and tourism industry from Nepal Government besides being featured in many documentary and articles by local & International media.

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Paul Rogers
Dr Paul Rogers is one of Asia-Pacific’s most experienced tourism for development practitioners. Completed in 1997, his PhD centered on tourism, conservation and development issues in Nepal’s Sagarmatha (Mt Everest) National Park. He is a long-term expert consultant with the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, the World Bank, ADB and numerous other international organisations, he has worked extensively in Nepal, Bhutan, Laos and the Greater Mekong Region, as well as Myanmar, North Korea, North-West Africa and Australia. Dr. Rogers is co-founder of Planet Happiness a tourism and big data project of the non-profit, the Happiness Alliance. Inspired by several assignments in Bhutan, Planet Happiness focuses the attention of all tourism stakeholders on the well-being agenda; to use tourism as a vehicle for development that demonstrably strengthens destination sustainability and the quality of life of host communities.

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Giguruwa Nishantha
Professor Giguruwa NISHANTHA, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan. Director, Center for Digital Disruptive Innovation Technologies, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan. Director, Food Roads Organic Network, Japan Specializations. International telemedicine, medical collaboration systems, health care and home care systems, pervasive devices, Hospital Information Management System (HIMS), hybrid education systems, precision agriculture, food and health awareness.

Volume 25 (Moderator) |
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Mayumi Hieda
大分県にある精神科病院、産婦人科病院へ臨床心理士として勤務し、現在は、小中学校のスクールカウンセラーとして従事している。自殺予防活動について、地域のゲートキーパー養成の講演、自死遺族の会のファシリテーター、近年は、小中学校の生徒達へ「SOSの出し方教育」の授業を行っている

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Tomiyo Fukagawa
現職:医療法人ストレスケア若草 深川内科クリニック副院長、理事 / ・Centenary college (U.S.A) pipe organ performance科卒業 . セントナリ―大学(アメリカ)パイプオルガン演奏科卒業 . ・大分医科大学 脳代謝研究室にて、脳のストレス機序について研究。. 一般内科・心療内科にて、心理相談と五感療法、さらにさまざまな心理技法を組み合わせた独自の「脳・こころ・身体のバランス法」でストレスケアを行っている。

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Haruko Hagio
Was born in Beppu. She is a former employee of OEC who worked at APU for 8 years in the Admissions Office International Entrance Exam Section, before she joined SARABiO Probiotic Lab. Co., Ltd in June 2021. She also has 7 years of experience in the inbound tourism field in Tourism Oita and the Oita City Tourism Association.

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Ayuu Noda
Born in Osaka. After graduating APU in 2011 she worked at modern Japanese Restaurant in Osaka and learned about hospitality for 2years. After that she worked at travel company as a tour-conductor and guided people all around the world for 8 years. Through those experiences, she realized the attractiveness of the hot springs in Beppu and is now trying to explore the application of RG92 health products through tourism to the world.

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Hira Sakura
Holding a degree in Tourism and Hospitality, Hira is currently working in the field of digital marketing. She researches the mobility aspects of tourism, sustainable livelihoods and poverty alleviation. Her background includes coordination in workshops organized by UNWTO Japan. She has conducted field works on heritage tourism in Europe in her experiences. She has also collaborated with Japan International Cooperation Agency in field study design and interpretation for graduate students from developing countries in Japan.

Volume 25 (Interpreter) |
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Francesc Fusté-Forné
Francesc Fusté-Forné holds a PhD in Tourism (University of Girona, Spain) and a PhD in Communication (Ramon Llull University). He is a lecturer and researcher at the Department of Business, University of Girona, and a lecturer at the Open University of Catalonia. He is undertaking research on culinary and rural heritages from a marketing and travel perspective. Particularly, he focuses on the food tourism phenomenon, making connections among food identities, landscapes, regional development, rural activities, street food, and tourist experiences. He also conducts applied research on the role of gastronomy in relation to mass media and as a driver of social changes

Volume 26 (Moderator) |
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Tracy Berno
Tracy Berno is Associate Dean Postgraduate and Associate Professor at AUT University in Auckland, New Zealand. Her interests include the relationship between agriculture, tourism and cuisine, sustainable food systems and food politics. She has researched and published widely on agriculture, culture, cuisine and tourism development in the South Pacific and Asia, and has co-authored three international award-winning books in this area. Tracy is the founder and Project Manager of Pacific Food Lab-Aotearoa (PFL-A), which is a partner organisation to Pacific Food Lab-New Caledonia. This partnership sees Tracy working with chef and restauranteur Gaby Levionnois on a range of food system projects

Volume 26 (Moderator) |
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Gabriel C M Laeis
Gabriel C. M. Laeis has a keen interest in gastronomy, food and sustainability ever since he commenced his career as a cook in a small Italian restaurant. He moved on to work for a number of restaurants, international hotel chains and hospitality management consultancies in Germany, China and Australia. He holds a BA in Hotel Management and an MSc in Organic Agriculture and Food Systems. For his PhD in Development Studies at Massey University, New Zealand, Gabriel looked at the role of cuisine in shaping tourism-agriculture linkages in Fiji, finding that Western-driven mass tourism has a tendency to colonize the foodscape and alienate local cuisines. Gabriel was the co-organiser of the first conference on tourism and the SDGs in Auckland. He continues to enjoy scrutinising the interface of smallholder agriculture, tourism and hotel management in the Global South with participatory methodologies and publishes in leading hospitality journals and textbooks. He holds a Professorship in Hospitality Management at IU International University, Germany, where he recently co-hosted three online 24 hr hackathons on sustainable hospitality management across various European universities.

Volume 26 (Panelist) |
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Gaby Levionnois
Gaby Levionnois is a French-Tahitian chef, restauranteur and social entrepreneur in Noumea, New Caledonia. Along with managing his restaurant, Au P’tit Café, Gaby is the founder and Project Manager of Pacific Food Lab – New Caledonia, an NGO which focuses on developing sustainable and resilient culinary cultures in the South Pacific region. PFL-NC works with a broad range of food industry stakeholders (including tourism) to create and support the idea that resilient food is at the heart of addressing economic, societal and environmental challenges. PFL-NC partners with Pacific Food Lab-Aotearoa, which sees Gaby working with academic Tracy Berno on a range of food system projects

Volume 26 (Panelist) |
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Carina Ren
Carina Ren is Associate Professor at Aalborg University, Denmark and head of AAU Arctic. In her recent research on tourism development in Greenland and Nordic Arctic, Ren explores connections between tourism and other fields of the social through cultural innovation, entrepreneurship, knowledge collaboration, digital capacity building and value co-creation. Ren has published in leading Arctic and tourism journals and co-edited several special issues and books, such as Co-Creating Tourism Research. Towards collaborative ways of knowing (2017, Routledge) and Collaborative Research Methods in the Arctic. Experiences from Greenland (2021, Routledge).

Volume 26 (Panelist) |
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Mark Notaras
Mark Notaras is Co-Founder and Co-Director of Agora Food Studio, a gastronomic social enterprise in Dili, Timor-Leste. Since 2016 Mark and his team have pioneered a globally unique and ethical restaurant model that innovates with good, clean and fair food, for workers, producers, eaters and the environment. He employs and mentors Timorese youths to become entrepreneurs and leaders in food, coffee and tourism. Mark and his team measure their collective impact to address the SDGs via a Food Impact Dashboard which they plan to expand globally. In 2020, Mark is providing online coaching for tourism businesses in Timor-Leste, supported by USAID. Mark has 18 years’ experience across Australia and the Asia-Pacific working for the Australian Government, International Organisations and non-government organisations. Mark has worked for GIZ, the UN University, FAO, DFAT, Oxfam, The Asia Foundation and USAID. He has pioneered unique facilitation and coaching approaches for social enterprises, rural communities and youths. Mark is a Rotary Peacebuilding Fellow (2013) and a Mediators Beyond Borders “Akin Olawore Peace Award Scholarship” holder. Mark holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Sydney and a Masters in International Affairs from the Australian National University and the Peace Research Institute of Oslo.

Volume 26 (Panelist joint) |
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Alva K. Lim
Alva K. Lim is Co-Founder and Director of Agora Food Studio by the Timor-Leste Food Lab. Alva and her team celebrate indigenous food traditions and the environmental imperative of eating locally produced, seasonal food. Their ʻfood studio – food lab’ connects local food champions, storytellers, academics, chefs, baristas and technologists to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Alva enjoys meeting people with unconventional points of view, exploring social and microbiome connections through food and stories, and finding different ways of thinking that can produce innovative solutions to sustainability issues. Alva is a practitioner in food systems transformation and business mentorship. She is a Monbukugakusho (MEXT) Scholar with a Masters degree in Public Policy and Bachelors of Economics (Honours). She has worked for various community and international organisations, the Australian Government Treasury Department, and United Nations University.

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Gafurov Iftikhor
Translator/Interpreter of the ADB’s Tourism Development Project in the Committee for tourism Development under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan. It is the first international funded project, objective of which is to strengthen the preparation and design of projects, preparation of Tourism Satellite Account and Tourism Development Plan, conducting surveys of domestic tourists and international visitors, identify list of investments through consulting services. He has a large experience of translating/interpreting in the international conferences, seminars and workshops. His last work before the ADB project was a translator in one of the popular TV channel of Tajikistan. Graduated from Altai State University of Russia, History Faculty and has participated in many international events, including USA, Germany, India, Turkey, Russia and others.

Volume 27 (Interpreter) |
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Harry Hwang
Director, Regional Department for Asia and the Pacific, UNWTO

Satellite V 1 (Department for Asia and the Pacific, UNWTO) |
212 - 498


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Banafsheh Farahani
دکتر بنفشه فراهانی - دانشگاه مازیار ایران

Satellite V 1 (دانشگاه مازیار ایران) |
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Roxana Ashtari
خانم رکسانا اشتری - سازمان جهانی گردشگری، اسپانیا

Satellite V 1 (سازمان جهانی گردشگری، اسپانیا) |
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Hosein Olya
دکتر حسین علیا ( دانشگاه شفیلد ، انگلستان)

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Javaneh Mehran
دکتر جوانه مهران ( دانشگاه کارلستاد ، سوئد)

Satellite V 2 (Panelist) |
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Sanaz Vatankhah
دکتر ساناز وطن خواه ( دانشگاه بدفوردشایر، انگلستان )

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Moslem Bagheri
دکتر مسلم باقری ( دانشگاه شیراز، ایران)

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Zahed Shafiei
(دکتر زاهد شفیعی(مدیرکل دفتر مطالعات، آموزش و برنامه‌ریزی گردشگری وزارت

Satellite V 2 (Panelist) |
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Hesam Amiri
جناب آقای حسام الدین امیری (رییس هییت مدیره هتل اسپیناس ، ایران)

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Patricia Carmona
Patricia Carmona holds a Degree in Law by Alcalá de Henares University, Spain, and a Master in International Business Management. She works in the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) since October 2015, currently as Senior Specialist in the Tourism Market Intelligence and Competitiveness Department in the areas of policy and governance, tourism competitiveness, destination management and rural development and tourism. Patricia Carmona has more than 15 years of professional experience and worked as Senior Consultant in ICEX Spain Trade and Investment during 7 years. Between 2006-2008 she worked as International Consultant in the Legal Office of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). She is Spanish national and speaks fluently Spanish, English, French and Italian.

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Nanako Imai
Natural de Tokyo, Japón. Desde 1991, resido en España y actualmente trabajo como traductora e intérprete en San Sebastián (País Vasco) en distintas áreas así como turismo, gastronomía, música o audiovisual etc.

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Aslihan Aykac
Aslihan Aykac completed her MA and PhD in Sociology at Binghamton University, USA. Her dissertation focused on contemporary forms of labor transformation in the tourism industry and her field work as conducted in Turkey. Her dissertation was published as a book in Turkey and since then she has published several articles on various aspects of tourism and labor relations. She has been a tenured faculty in the department of International Relations, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey. She received a scholarship from the Middle East Research Competition in 2007 to study women’s labor force participation in Turkey. She spent the 2014-2015 academic year as Fulbright Scholar at Rutgers University, USA and her research for this period was published into a book: The Political Economy of Employment Relations: Alternative Theory and Practice (Routledge, 2018). She recently co-authored an article on battlefield tourism in Gallipoli.

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Tamara Ratz
Tamara Rátz is Professor of Tourism and Head of Tourism Department at Kodolányi János University, Hungary. She obtained her PhD in 2000 from the Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration with a thesis investigating the socio-cultural impacts of tourism development. She has extensive experience of teaching abroad: besides being a Guest Professor at HAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland (1995-2011), Karaganda Economic University of Kazpotrebsoyuz, Kazakhstan (2011-2014), and University of Bologna (2017-2018), she taught various tourism-related courses in Russia, Spain, Turkey, Poland, Netherlands, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Norway and the DPRK. She is the author or co-author of more than 190 publications, including 12 books.

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Aise Kim
Aise Kim is a senior lecturer in tourism management and member of the Centre for Tourism and Leisure Management, University of South Australia, Australia. She completed her PhD research in School of Management, at the University of Surrey, UK. Her primary research interests include pro-environmental behaviour, sustainable tourism, place tourism marketing, tourist experience, food tourism, and Asian markets. She is also the recipient of competitive research grants including Australia-Korea foundation. Her research projects have included various works on both South Australian tourism industry sectors and international case studies – UK, Italy, China and Korea. She currently serves as a regional editor at Anatolia, and is actively engagement in other academic activities as a review member for “Tourism Recreation Research”, and a committee member for Wildlife Tourism Australia.

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Christine Buzinde
Dr. Buzinde’s research focuses on two areas: community development through tourism and the politics of tourism representations. Her work on representations regards tourism texts as cultural repositories through which inclusion/exclusion, North/South and core/periphery can be understood. She examines texts as sites wherein entanglements of power and oppression as well depictions of agency and resistance can be unveiled. Dr. Buzinde’s work on development adopts a grassroots approach and it aims to understand the relationship, or lack thereof, between community well being and tourism development within marginalized communities. She conducts research in Tanzania, Mexico, India, Canada and the US and has published numerous articles in top-tier journals.

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Isaiah Mosteller
While Isaiah grew up in rural Oklahoma, the seeds of curiosity for the larger world were planted in him In college, he earned a BS in Elementary Education and a Masters in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, and found opportunities for the global education of travel and cultural exchange. His experiences abroad include working in the UK, Peace Corps in the Marshall Islands, recreation work in Japan, and cultural explorations of Latin America. Such experiences have inspired him to both plan and guide relevant travel experiences for others. Besides leading history tours in the US for 20 years, he has also led trips around Europe and Latin America. Isaiah, his wife Kim and son Walker live in Asheville, NC where they enjoy being outdoors, playing music with friends, and partaking in all the local eccentricities.

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Whitney Knollenberg
Dr. Whitney Knollenberg’s research focuses on the role of leadership in the forces that shape tourism development including planning, power, policy, and partnerships. Recently she has examined tourism advocates’ efforts to gain political influence for the industry. Whitney has also studied how leadership, and its connections to power and partnerships, can initiate and sustain successful rural tourism development. Additionally, she has explored opportunities to integrate the food and tourism systems to advance their sustainable development. Her continuing research strives to understand how tourism leaders can utilize planning, power, policy, and partnerships to support sustainable tourism development.

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KangJae (Jerry) Lee
Dr. KangJae “Jerry” Lee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management at North Carolina State University. Lee’s research activities have focused on social/environmental justice, diversity, racial discrimination, well-being, and interracial interaction in the context of parks, recreation, tourism, and sport. He is the recipient of 2020 Best Research Paper Award from The Academy of Leisure Sciences, the Golden Apple Award in Excellent Teaching and Mentorship at the University of Missouri, and the U.S. Senator Phil Gramm Doctoral Fellowship (the highest recognition for doctoral students at Texas A&M).

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Sam Cook
Sam Cook has made his mark on multiple aspects of forestry during his esteemed 40-year career. He is currently the executive director of Forest Assets and VP of the Natural Resources Foundation for the College of Natural Resources at NC State University, where he coordinates the management of the forest assets owned or managed by the NC State Natural Resources Foundation, Inc. In 2021, elected as the VP for the Society of American Foresters. He also serves as a Board member for Tuskegee (AL.) University Dept. of Agricultural and Environmental Resources, (post-President), World Forestry Center (vice president), (Portland, Oregon), Forest History Society (Durham, NC), and a Resource Committee Advisor for the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) (Washington, DC) - representing the Black Family Land Trust (NC/VA). In previous roles at both the Center for Heirs Property Preservation (Director of Forestry) and as a private forestry consultant, he has played an integral role in developing and implementing a system of support that allows natural resource partners, forest and other landowners of all income levels to increase their forest sustainability and income through sustainable forestry programs. Sam has also worked with the USDA Forest Service Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station (Boise, ID), Duke Energy Progress (Durham, NC), and the Global Fiber Supply (formerly Forest Resource Division) of International Paper Company. . In 2021, he was inducted into the World Forestry Center’s Forestry Leadership Hall and presented the Distinguished Alumni Award by the NC State University College of Natural Resources.

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Charlotte LOUWMAN-VOGELS
20+ years I have been working as a lecturer and ceo of Fair Tourism: Our mission is to assist local communities with the development of community-based tourism (CBT). We strive for a world without exploitation of indigenous people by tourism, so they can be empowered to become CBT leaders. Since 10 years we are working with the Kayan in Thailand. They are world famous for wearing brass neck rings, but nobody knows their stories. Fortunately, in 2016, The Karenni village of Huay Pu Keng made the transition from “human zoo” towards CBT, offering workshops, hiking, meals, homestays, and other activities. This village is now the first and only Kayan village offering CBT activities. We want to expand our work to other countries like Kenya, to give Maasai and other indigenous people the opportunity to reap more benefits from tourism through CBT. For more info: https://www.fairtourism.nl/en/

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Masahiko Ota
Dr Masahiko Ota is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Liberal Arts at Kyushu Institute of Technology in Japan. He is an environmental social scientist concerned with natural resource governance, sustainable local development, and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). His research has primarily focused on issues related to forest governance in tropical Asia, particularly Indonesia and India, and Japan.

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Parviz Koohafkan
Dr. Parviz Koohafkan, is the Founder and President of the World Agricultural Heritage Foundation and the UN Partnership Initiative on “Conservation and Adaptive Management of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)”. He is presently Senior Consultant in Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations, FAO and Honorary Senior Research Fellow and Policy Advisor at Bioversity International in Rome Italy. Dr. Koohafkan has an Engineering degree in Agronomy and Natural Resources management from University of Teheran, Iran and a Master and Ph.D. in Applied Ecology from the University of Sciences and Techniques of Montpellier, France. His fields of specialization are Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development; Integrated Natural Resources Management; Biodiversity and Genetic Resources Conservation and Sustainable Livelihood and Climate Change. He held several senior positions in Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations (FAO) including the positions of Director of Land and Water Division, Director of the Climate Change and Bio-energy Division, and the Director of Rural Development Division in the Sustainable Development Department of FAO

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Hiroaki Hayashi
Hiroaki HAYASHI earned his doctoral degree in Agriculture (Plant Nutrition and Fertilization) from the University of Tokyo. In 2003, he quit his research activities at the University of Tokyo and returned to the mountainous area of Kunisaki City, Oita Prefecture, in Kyushu Island of Japan, where he is engaged in agriculture and forestry. His products are rice and log wood cultivated dried shiitake mushrooms, each of which is produced in an environmentally friendly and traditional way. Since 2013, he has been leading the implementation of an action plan for dynamic conservation of the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) of this region as the Chairman of The Kunisaki Peninsula Usa GIAHS Promotion Association.

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Mucahid Mustafa Bayrak
Dr Mucahid Mustafa Bayrak is an Associate Professor at the Department of Geography of National Taiwan Normal University. For the past 10 years he has conducted research on development issues of Indigenous and local communities from a political ecology perspective in East and Southeast Asia. His research interests also include sustainable tourism management, climate resilience, and traditional ecological knowledge systems.

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Nien Tung
Ms Nien Tung is a Research Assistant for Dr Mucahid Mustafa Bayrak at the Department of Geography of National Taiwan Normal University. She has a background in ESG and corporate sustainability.

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Shyue-Cherng Liaw
Prof. Shyue-Cherng Liaw graduated from the National Taiwan University, Dept. of Forestry for BS and MS degrees. He got the Ph.D from the Colorado State Univ., Dept. of Earth Resources. He had served as a senior technician in Taiwan Forestry Bureau, and as an associate researcher in Taiwan Forestry Research Institute, Dept. of Watershed Management. After that he moved to be an associate professor and professor in Dept. of Geography, National Taiwan Normal University. Prof. Liaw have been a visiting scholar and researcher in the Univ. of British Columbia, Univ. of Alberta, Univ. of Tsukuba, and Univ. of Tokyo, respectively.

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Li-San Hung
Li-San Hung is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at National Taiwan Normal University. He is a broadly trained human – environment geographer with specializations in human dimensions of natural hazards and climate change.

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Tatak Sariawan
Tatak Sariawan is the coordinator and the head of Candirejo Tourism Village union in Magelang Regency Central Java. He is also the head of communication forum of Central Java’s tourism villages, and the pest and disease observer for Central Java’s agricultural office. He has been involved in the development of Candirejo tourism village since 2003. Under his leadership, Candirejo is selected as one of the 16 certified sustainable tourism villages in Indonesia. This certification is awarded by the Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy. In 2021, the Ministry chose Candirejo as the center of socialization events for the 2021 Indonesian Tourism Village Award (ADWI) due to its rich natural and cultural resources. Tatak also led Candirejo in becoming the first village to be designated as a tourist village in Magelang Regency of Central Java and to receive award and certification from the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy for its achievements as a sustainable tourism village.

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Andre` Nabors
Andre` Nabors has served as the Partner Relations Manager for the Visit North Carolina. Visit NC a unit of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC), supporting sustainable efforts to market and promote the state’s natural, historic and cultural resources for communities, non-profits, and tourism related entities to improve tourism product and visitation across North Carolina. andre.nabors@visitnc.com

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Larry Yu
Larry Yu, Ph.D., is Professor of Hospitality Management in the Department of Management, School of Business, The George Washington University. He has been involved in international tourism development and education since 1979. His teaching and research interests focus on organizational, strategic and global aspects of tourism and hospitality business, particularly on organizational behaviors, management innovation, employee creativity, and human capital development. He has authored, co-authored, co-edited six books and published 70 research articles. Dr. Yu consults with government agencies, international aid organizations and business firms and worked on tourism and hospitality programs in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

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Taleb Rifai
Taleb Rifai, Ph.D., was the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization, heading the (UNWTO) from 2009 for two consecutive terms, ending in January 2018. Dr. Rifai has an extensive background in international and national public service, the private sector, and academia. Before his election as Secretary General of the UNWTO, he was Assistant Director General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), based in Beirut and Geneva. Dr. Rifai also had held several ministerial portfolios in Jordan. First as Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, then Minister of Information and spokesman for the Government, and finally, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities. Dr. Rifai has a Ph.D. in Urban Design and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA; an M.A. in Engineering and Architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology; and a BSc in Architectural Engineering from the University of Cairo.

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Edna Williams


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Tom Savage


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Susana Malón
CEO at Lumínica Ambiental. Degree in Physical Sciences specialized in lighting and light pollution. Master’s Degree in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering. For more than 15 years, she has been carrying out energy and outdoorlight audits, drafting of projects and their management plans, as well as legislation in this area. It also carries out assessments and measurements of the night sky quality (light pollution, seeing, transparency and cloud cover) for the management of this pollutant and obtaining certifications such as Reserve and Tourist Destinations Starlight, and other projects related to the preservation of the night sky and the development of Astrotourism. In early 2012, she founded Lumínica Ambiental, a technical office specializing in outdoor lighting and light pollution, with which she won: • “The first Emprendeverde award” from the Biodiversity Foundation of the Ministry of the Environment of Spain. • The Official College of Physicist recognized her as “Physics of Excellence” taking part of the Network of Innovation and Professional Excellence in Physical Sciences and Technologies. • The Association of Young Entrepreneurs of Alava (AJEBASK ALAVA) recognized her with the award for the “Entrepreneur revelation of 2012”. • The Association of Professional Women and Entrepreneurs of Alava (AMPEA) awarded the award to the “Young businesswoman of 2013”.

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Ari Neiva
Ari Neiva has a degree in Civil Engineering and nowadays develops his activity in Parque Natural Regional do Vale do Tua since 2014. His tasks include providing support to the PNRVT Director and the coordination of these projects: • “Portas de Entrada do PNRVT”, essentially interactive spaces for the knowledge and promotion of the Tua Valley, these are places where tourists can go to look for information, ranging from fauna and flora to natural and cultural heritage, to obtain support, request services and purchase traditional products. • “Rede de Percursos Pedestres do PNRVT”, a Network of Pedestrian walking trails in the Regional Tua Valley Natural Park. • “Rede de Rotas de Birdwatching Vale do Tua”, a Network of Birdwatching Routes in the Tua Valley. • Tourist road Signs in the Regional Tua Valley Natural Park. • The Agricultural Pest Control by Bats Project • Dark Sky® Vale do Tua – Astrotourism in Vale do Tua

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Wong Kong Yew
President and Founder of MyBeauty Advisor, He is an Economist, Group CEO of Oriental Mace Group, and a Distinguish Scholar and Corporate Leader. He is Director to E-Plus Limited (a PLC in National Stock Exchange of Australia), Independent Director at Watermark Ltd. and Advisor to 8i Acquisition Corp. (both are PLC at Nasdaq, USA). He was lead consultant in a number of projects with ASEAN and UNWTO, and was CEO and Executive Director to a PLC company in Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange. He is now an appointed leader of a national initiative, MyBeauty Advisor, a public-private partnership program by the Ministry of Tourism Malaysia to promote beauty tourism worldwide. He obtained his Ph.D. (2004) from University of Strathclyde in the UK, and pursued his Post-Doctorate (2006) at Peking University, China. He studied Economics at Western Michigan University (BBA, 1996) and University Putra Malaysia (M.Econ, 1999). His last academic posting was with PUTRA Business School, UPM (2016), He has over 10 years of active involvement (2004-2016) as economic policy and planning consultant to the government both in Malaysia, SEA nations and China. He also established and served as 1st President (2010-2012) NKEA-EPP10, an Economic Transformation Programme under the Malaysia’s Prime Minister Office.

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Datuk Rashidi Bin Hasbullah
Chairman of MyBeauty Advisor and Secretary General of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) , Malaysia (2017–2019) with 30 years of experience in the tourism industry, he has placed Malaysia as a major tourist destination in the world for 23 years. He contributes ideas to the Malaysia Tourism Transformation Program (2010–2020), the National Tourism Policy (2020–2050) and the National Culture Policy (2020–2030). Before retiring, he was the Secretary General of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Malaysia. His tenure is as follows: Secretary General of MOTAC (October 25, 2017–February 17, 2019); Deputy Secretary General (Culture) of MOTAC (January 5, 2017–October 24, 2017); Deputy Secretary General (Tourism) of the MOTAC (February 14, 2011–January 4, 2017); Undersecretary of Tourism Industrial Development of the Tourism Service Department, Ministry of Tourism and Culture (January 16, 2009–February 13, 2011) and so on.

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Shayesteh Moghadas
Vice President of MyBeauty Advisor Shayesteh has been the vice president of MyBeauty Advisor since 2019, with more than 17 years of experience of international business practices globally beside her expertise in teaching of tourism and hospitality subjects. She studied marketing and hospitality in Multimedia University and University Putra Malaysia (2009-2017). Shayesteh is faculty member of AHLEI (USA) since 2016. She is a scholar in sustainability practices in tourism and hospitality perspective and currently doing her PhD research in beauty and wellness tourism from a sustainability overview at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow in the UK. She is a Vice President and project manager for MyBeauty Advisor since 2018 and serving as quality and standard & training senior Manager of this initiative.

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Malcolm Cooper
Emeritus Professor Dr. Malcolm Cooper taught at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University from 2003 to 2022. He has published over 200 books and papers. He was the inaugural Vice President for International Relations and Research at APU (2005-2012), and he now teaches a range of tourism and hospitality management (medical and health and wellness tourism), academic writing, economics, and business management subjects at Nagasaki University, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Delta International University (USA) and The Catholic University of New Spain (USA). Prior to APU he was Dean, University of Southern Queensland, Head of the School of Business Management and Professor of Tourism Management, Waiariki Institute of Technology, Rotorua, New Zealand, and Environmental Services Director/City Planner, Stirling Council, Australia. Other notable career highlights include Editor for the JICA Ogata Research Institute (6 years), Interim Academic Director, Dubai College of Tourism 2015; Project Director, Tourism Resources Improvement Program Sri Lanka 2010-2013; and Director, Wide Bay Water Corporation, Queensland, Australia 2002-2010. He was awarded the Australian Centenary Medal in 2003.

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Sandra Carvão
Sandra Carvão is Chief, Tourism Market Intelligence and Competitiveness at the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Prior to taking up this post in June 2018, Sandra was UNWTO Chief of Communications and Publications for eight years, a period during which she was responsible for the Organization’s strategic positioning and outreach. Sandra was Deputy Chief at UNWTO’s Market Trends, Competitiveness and Trade in Tourism Services Department between 2007 and 2010. During this period, Sandra coordinated the Tourism Resilience Committee created by UNWTO to address the impacts on tourism of the global economic crisis 2008-2009. Before joining UNWTO in 2003, she was a market manager in the Portuguese National Tourist Office in Lisbon. Sandra has a degree in International Relations, Economics Branch, from the Instituto de Ciências Sociais e Políticas/Universidade Técnica de Lisboa and a postgraduade degree in Marketing from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

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Omar Valdez
Omar Valdez holds a Bachelor degree in Public Relations and an Executive Master in Tourism Management at Instituto de Empresa, Madrid, Spain. Omar worked in different industries in Buenos Aires (Telecommunications, IT, Media) before moving to the Principality of Andorra, where he worked for Grandvalira for three years. In 2004, Omar joined the UNWTO.Themis Foundation as a Senior Consultant. Since 2010, Omar has been the Executive Director of the UNWTO Academy.

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Antonio Carles
Antonio Carles' relationship with tourism started in 1996 developing a Quality Control system for the processes to be followed at the Official Spanish Tourism Offices. With a Master in Quality and Financial Auditing, he worked as a Tourism Quality Management Professor at the Polytechnic University of Valencia for four years. His collaboration with UNWTO started in the year 2000, becoming a UNWTO.TedQual auditor in 2004 and has been collaborating with the UNWTO Academy since then.

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Verónica González
Verónica González holds a Bachelor Degree in Tourism and Hospitality and a Master in Sustainable Destinations Management. She has worked in the Tourism and Hospitality sector for almost 20 years. In 2015 she joined the UNWTO Academy as a UNWTO.TedQual assistant.

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Kaspar Howald
Mr Kaspar Howald, Director, Valposchiavo Tourism from the Best Tourism Village of Valposchiavo (Switzerland). Kaspar Howald came to tourism as a career changer. Originally, he studied classical philology and philosophy at the University of Zurich. After completing his doctorate, he moved to Rome, where he managed the cultural programmes of the Goethe-Institut, the German cultural mediator abroad, for three years. It was only when he took over as director of Valposchiavo Turismo in 2014 that he began to deal with tourism in depth. One of his most important achievements is the implementation of the award-winning 100% Valposchiavo initiative.

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KIM Boseul
Ms KIM Boseul, Official, International Affairs, Islands Culture Diversity Network representing the Best Tourism Village of Purple Island (Republic of Korea) Kim Boseul is currently the public official in charge of international affairs at Islands Culture Diversity Network, located in the Republic of Korea. At the same time, she is an academic researcher of geography discipline. In Shinan, to which The Purple Island, one of the Best Tourism Villages by UNWTO belongs, she is taking the initiative of drafting an islands' worldwide manifesto in an effort to form a collective voice that speaks about island ideas and cultures. As a geography researcher, she is interested in translocalism, which point to an individual’s ability to experience social relations that are located in distant places. To her, this is one of the lenses to look at the future of rural development and to suggest the sustainability and multiculturalism in it.

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Cevat Tosun
Cevat Tosun is Eisenhower Chair and Professor of Tourism Studies and Management at the Management Department of School of Business, The George Washington University. He has worked for eleven universities in six countries located in Asia, Europe, North America and Middle East. He served as senior business development consultant and key experts to top consulting companies in Europe in the context technical assistant projects funded by EU. He published numerous single and co-authored articles in top international tourism and hospitality journals. He is the most cited scholars in the area of community participation in the tourism development process according to a citation analysis conducted by an article published in Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism.

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Carson Kit Jenkins
Carson ‘Kit’ Jenkins is Emeritus Professor of International Tourism at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland. He is also currently visiting professor at the College of Tourism and Services Management, Nankai University, China P.R. and at the International College of Digital Innovation, Chiang Mai University, Thailand. Educated at Hull and Strathclyde Universities, Kit’s post-doctoral work was in the field of industrial development and shipbuilding economics. His first overseas position as Research Fellow, Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of the West Indies, Barbados saw his first involvement in tourism research. His career since then has been devoted to teaching, research, and consultancy on various aspects of tourism as a development initiative in developing countries. He has undertaken tourism related work for most of the international development agencies in over 80 countries.

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Donald Hawkins
Professor Donald Hawkins is Chairman of Solimar International. At the George Washington University, he is Professor Emeritus of Management and Tourism Studies in the School of Business and Professor Emeritus of International Affairs in the Elliott School of International Affairs. He served as the Founder and Director of the International Institute of Tourism Studies (IITS), which was initiated in 1988 as the first education center established in collaboration with the UNWTO. He was appointed as the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Tourism Policy (an endowed chair) in 1994. In 2003, he received the first World Tourism Organization Ulysses Prize for individual accomplishments in the creation and dissemination of knowledge in tourism policy and strategic management. He is on the UNWTO Board of Affiliate Members and served as First Vice President in the previous term. Over his career he has authored, co-authored or edited 22 refereed journal articles, 15 books and 23 book chapters

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Dick Butler
Dick Butler is Professor Emeritus at the University of Strathclyde. Trained as a geographer, he taught for 30 years at the University of Western Ontario, and then at University of Surrey and Strathclyde University. He is a Founding Fellow and former President of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism, and former President of the Canadian Association for Leisure Studies. He has published 25 books on tourism, and is currently co-editing a Handbook on Tourism and Indigenous Peoples. He has written over 200 papers, chapters and journal articles, supervised over a hundred doctoral and masters students and in 2016 was awarded the Ulysses Medal for “outstanding creation and dissemination of knowledge” by UNWTO. His main research interests are in destination development and life cycles, islands and remote areas, sustainable development concepts, overtourism and capacity limits, and most recently, avitourism.

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Willy Legrand
Willy Legrand, Professor, IU International University of Applied Sciences Germany Dr. Willy Legrand is Professor at the IU International University of Applied Sciences in Germany with a specialization in sustainable hospitality development and management. Over the past two decades, he has established over two dozen undergraduate and graduate courses on sustainable development in business and hospitality management in Europe, South and North America, the Middle East and Asia. He is the lead author of Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry: Principles of Sustainable Operations (4th ed). Prof Legrand chairs the HospitalityNet World Panel on Sustainability in Hospitality with the aim is to get sustainability anchored more than ever into the business conversation and decision-making.

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Natasha Montesalvo
Natasha Montesalvo, Principal Consultant Destinations, Strategy & Insights at EarthCheck Dr Natasha Montesalvo is a Principal Consultant – Destinations, Strategy and Insight, at EarthCheck the leading scientific benchmarking, certification and advisory group for travel and tourism. Natasha works with governments, regional tourism bodies, not-for-profits and tourism businesses to support the sustainable development of the tourism industry through strategy and risk management. Natasha joined EarthCheck having spent four years leading the policy and research team for the peak body for tourism in Queensland. Her expertise and knowledge lie in navigating and shaping the political systems that govern the tourism industry. Natasha completed her PhD at Griffith University, Brisbane. Her thesis focused on the relational ties between destination management organisations and tourism and hospitality organisations and the impact they have on destination brand buy-in. She has operational experience in luxury hotel groups in Australia and the UK and has spent time working across Europe for a major UK tour operator.

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Rui Mendes
Rui Mendes, Deputy to the President, Mayor’s Office, Municipality of Baião, Portugal Rui mendes is currently the Deputy to the President, Mayor’s Office, in charge with strategic projects. Since 2018 coordinates the implementation of is municipality as a Touristic Sustainable Destiny, that was achieved and certified by EarthCheck in 2021. Is a Researcher at Centre of Studies in Geography and Spatial Planning at Porto University, since 2008. Is a PhD in Human Geography, and Graduated both in Geography and International relations. In addition, her is an Auditor in National Defence.

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Louise Cottar
Louise Cottar, Trustee of The Long Run, Co-Owner and Managing Director of Cottar's Safaris, and Cottar’s Safari Services Ltd., Kenya, and Long Run GER Louise Cottar is a Co-Owner and Managing Director of Cottar's Safaris (Nineteen Twenties Safari Camps Ltd) and Cottar’s Safari Services Ltd. Louise has a degree in International Business and a Masters in Business. As well as working part-time for Cottar's, she also has worked for 25 years in Somalias’ public and private sectors in strategic planning, fragile states engagement, and peace processes. Louise sits on the board of The Long Run and Cottar’s Wildlife Conservation Trust, and is the Chair of Classics Safari Africa.

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Jonathon Day
Jonathon Day, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director at White Lodging - J.W. Marriott, Jr. School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Purdue University Dr Jonathon Day is an Associate Professor in Purdue’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. In addition to over 50 academic articles and chapters, he is the author of “Introduction to Sustainable Tourism and Responsible Travel” and co-author of “The Tourism System 8th Edition”. He is the lead investigator of the Sustainable Tourism and Responsible Lab and chair of the Travel Care Code Initiative.

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Fanny Vong
Fanny Vong is President of the Macao Institute for Tourism Studies (IFTM). The Institute has won international acclaims for the quality of its programmes, established a vast international network and built good relationship with the local industry. Dr. Vong has participated in numerous tourism research and training projects initiated by the local government and intergovernmental organizations such as United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). She sits on Macao SAR Government’s Tourism Development Committee, Talent Development Committee, and Education Committee.

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Joyce Wong
Joyce Wong has 17 years of experience in Learning & Development specializing in talent development, performance management, service quality and culture. She is now Director of Training, Learning Academy from Melco Resorts & Entertainment, taking lead in Hotels, Food & Beverage, and Spa Training across Forbes 5-Star Properties in establishment of service culture excellence. Joyce had developed her passion and pursuit of excellence since early career phase with Macao Institute For Tourism Studies (IFTM) as Instructor. Prior to joining Melco, she was with two international 5-star hotel brands in HR & Training. Joyce is MSc degree holder in International Management from University of London, BSc in Hotel Management from IFTM, and being first Macao local recognized as Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD). In 2021, she has received recognition from Stelliers Award as Human Resources Hotelier of the Year.

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