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, New Zealand
  • Christina Cameron, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
  • Nimit Chowdhary, Head of Department, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi, India
  • Chris Cooper, School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management Leeds Beckett University, 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, Head of Department, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, University of Africa Toru-Orua, Nigeria
  • Maria Gravari-Barbas, Chair UNESCO, Culture - Tourisme - Development, Convener UNESCO UNITWIN and Vice President for International Relations, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
  • Sawsan Khries, University of Yarmouk, Irbid, Jordan
  • Carolin Lusby, Florida International University, Miami, US
  • Angelo Presenza, University of Molise, Italy
  • Pravin S. Rana, Tourism Management, Faculty of Arts, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP, India
  • Asli Tasci, University of Central Florida, Orlando, US

Chairperson of the Advisory Board

  • Professor Amareswar Galla, Professor of Inclusive Cultural Leadership and Director, International Centre for Inclusive Cultural Leadership (ICICL), and Dean of Faculty Development and Leadership, Anant National University, Ahmedabad, India; Executive Director, International Institute for the Inclusive Museum, Australia/India/USA; UNITWIN-UNESCO Network – Tourism, Culture and Development, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne; and Former Vice President, ICOM, Paris, and former President, ICOM of the Asia Pacific, Paris

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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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