The Tourism & Leisure Studies Research Network is grateful for the foundational contributions, ongoing support, and continued service of the following world-class scholars and practitioners

Tourism and Leisure Studies Research Network Advisory Board

  • Claudia Bell, University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ
  • Christina Cameron, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
  • Raj Chintaram, African Network for Policy, Research & Advocacy for Sustainability (ANPRAS), Port Louis, Mauritius
  • Nimit Chowdhary, Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management, Mahalgaon Gwalior, India
  • Chris Cooper, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK
  • Sergio Moreno Gil, Institute of Sustainable Tourism and Economic Development (Tides), University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain
  • Vanessa GB Gowreesunkar, Director, Sustainable Tourism for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Africa (STORSA), ANPRAS, Port Louis, Mauritius
  • Maria Gravari-Barbas, Institute for Research and High Studies on Tourism, Paris 1 – Sorbonne University, France
  • Sawsan Khries, University of Yarmouk, Irbid, Jordan
  • Carolin Lusby, Florida International University, Miami, US
  • Angelo Presenza, University of Molise, Italy
  • Asli Tasci, University of Central Florida, Orlando, US

Chairperson of the Advisory Board

  • Professor Amareswar Galla, PhD, Chief Curator, Amaravathi Heritage Town, AP Government Board of Tourism, Culture and Heritage, India; Executive Director, International Institue for the Inclusive Museum, Australia; and Visiting Professor, School of Planning and Architecture V, Ministry of Human Resource Development, India

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The Tourism & Leisure Studies Research Network recognizes the contribution of many in the evolution of the Research Network. The principal role of the Advisory Board has been, and is, to drive the overall intellectual direction of the Research Network. The Research Network also seeks to work in the service of our Advisory Board. Board members are invited to attend the annual conference and are encouraged to contribute articles, participate in the peer-review process of the Journal of Tourism and Leisure Studies, and submit manuscripts to the Tourism & Leisure Studies Book Imprint.

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