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Keynote Speakers

Chris Cooper 

Chris Cooper

Presentation title: Research Cooperation in Tourism: The Imperative of Knowledge Exchange

Professor Chris Cooper is Professor of Tourism at Oxford Brookes University, UK. Professor Cooper works with international agencies in tourism research and education, including the EU, ASEAN, ILO, and the World Bank as well as the United Nations World Tourism Organization where he held the Chair of the Education Council (2005 – 2007) and was awarded the UN Ulysses Medal for contributions to tourism education and policy in 2009. Professor Cooper is the co-editor of Current Issues in Tourism and is a member of the editorial board for leading tourism, hospitality and leisure journals. He has authored a number of leading textbooks in tourism and is the co-series editor of Channelview’s influential book series ‘Aspects of Tourism’ and series editor of Goodfellow Publisher’s Contemporary Tourism Reviews.

 


Carlos Costa

Carlos Costa

Presentation title: Tourism Networks make small beautiful. An economic and organisational approach

Carlos Costa is Full Professor (Professor Catedrático), head of the Department of Economics, Management and Industrial Engineering of the University of Aveiro, editor of the Journal of Tourism & Development (Revista de Turismo e Desenvolvimento) and works of the Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES). He holds a PhD and MSc on Tourism Management (University of Surrey, UK), and a BSc on Urban and Regional Planning (University of Aveiro, Portugal). Carlos is the leader of the PhD Tourism Programme and of the PhD Marketing and Strategy Programme of the University of Aveiro. He is also the coordinator of the Tourism Research Group of the University of Aveiro (included in a larger research centre on Governance, Competitiveness and Public Policies evaluated by the Portuguese Government with ‘Excellent’). Carlos is also Scientific Coordinator of the “idtour-unique solutions” – tourism spin-off company (private sector) located in the University, responsible for the transference of knowledge and innovation to the tourism sector. At present he is involved in a number of national and international tourism projects.


Hajime Nazawa

Hajime Nazawa

Presentation title: JTB’s strategy amid revolutionary changes of Japan’s tourism environment.

Hajime Nozawa is the President & CEO of the JTB Tourism Research & Consulting Co. (Tokyo, Japan), acting as a head of think tank of JTB group and supporting JTB headquarters to build a business strategy. His company is doing researches and analyses for tourism trade in corporation with organizations like JNTO, JATA, PATA, UNWTO, WTTC, etc. It is also providing consultancy service to central & local government bodies, industry organizations, NTOs, airlines, hoteliers, etc. His personal qualifications include more than thirty years of experience in the travel industry. Deep understanding in global business, with the experiences of working overseas more than ten years. As president & CEO of the Travel Plaza (Europe) he worked in the JTB’s European Headquarters in Amsterdam, Netherlands, acting as the representative of JTB group in Europe and responsible for all JTB business in Europe


Elisabeth Kastenholz

Elisabeth Kastenholz

Presentation title: Challenges for sustainable marketing of rural tourism experiences

Elisabeth Kastenholz is associate professor in marketing, consumer behaviour, tourism. She coordinates the field of Tourism Studies at the University of Aveiro. Her research interests include: consumer behaviour in tourism, rural/ nature tourism, wine tourism, accessible tourism, destination marketing, sustainable tourism. She has been supervising many master and phd studies and also coordinated several research projects, as member of GOVCOPP, SPER and DGT. She has been invited member of several scientific committees and editorial boards of scientific journals (e.g. Journal of Sustainable Tourism) and conferences (eg. ATMC, EMAC, INVTUR). Her publications can be found here:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Elisabeth_Kastenholz/publications


Che-Jen Su

Che-Jen Su

Presentation title: Adolescents and Family Vacation Decisions across Cultures: Preliminary Evidence from the Commonwealth Research Program (CRP).

Che-Jen Su is Professor of Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei Taiwan. Meanwhile, he is Associate Editor of Service Business: An International Journal, Chief International Editor of the Journal of Morishita Memorial & Research Foundation, and Regional Editor of the Journal of Global Business and Technology. Professor Su’s international titles include Professor of Hanyang University (Seoul, South Korea), Chair Researcher of Morishita Memorial & Research Foundation (Kyoto, Japan), Fulbright Senior Researcher of the State University of New York (Old Westbury, NY, USA), Visiting Scholar of the University of Burgundy (Dijon, France), Visiting Scholar of Wakayama University (Wakayama, Japan), Visiting Scholar of Korea Culture and Tourism Institute (Seoul, South Korea), and Visiting Scholar of the City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China). His publications and speeches focus interpersonal influence dynamics in tourist and hospitality industries, international tourism and hospitality management, and cross-cultural tourist and consumer behavior.


Brian King

Professor Brian King

Presentation title: Co-operation in Tourism Education: Asia, Europe and the World.

Professor Brian King is Associate Dean and Professor in the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has been involved in tourism for over 30 years and was previously at Victoria University, Australia including as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Industry & Community) and Head of the School of Hospitality, Tourism & Marketing. Originally from Scotland, he has research expertise in tourism marketing with an emphasis on cultural dimensions and emerging Asia-Pacific markets, particularly China. He has written or edited several books on tourism marketing, resorts, VFR travel and tourism in the Asia-Pacific Region. He is founder and joint editor-in-chief of the journal Tourism, Culture and Communication. He has held visiting professorships in Italy, Fiji and the USA and is currently Visiting Professor at Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland, UK. He has advised international agencies on tourism human resource development and marketing. He is committed to strengthening relationships between the tourism industry and education and is Chair of the Academic Board at the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School, part of the worldwide Laureate education group. His industry experience includes manager and/or director roles in airlines (Qantas), tour operations (Wigwam International), destination management (Destination Melbourne), cruise operations (Ocean Spirit Cruises) and hotels (Tourism & Leisure Corporation). He is a Fellow of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism (IAST) and of the Council of Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE). He is chair of assessment and accreditation at the International Centre of Excellence for Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE). In addition to his academic interests he plays in a classical orchestra, has a long-standing enthusiasm for European languages and has started learning Cantonese.


 João Albino

João Albino

Presentation title:

Measuring the Quality of Tourist Destination:
An Integrated Index. An Application in the Algarve, Portugal

PhD in Economics and Aggregation in Economics of Tourism.  Full Professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of the Algarve (Portugal). President of Scientific Committee of the Faculty of Economics, University of the Algarve (1999-2013). Head of the Economics Department, Faculty of Economics (2014- ). President of the National Assessment Committee for Tourism University Programs – Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES) (2010-2015), Portugal. Director of the PhD Program in Tourism, University of the Algarve (2007- ). Co-ordinator of the Evaluation Committee of the Faculty of Economics, University of Algarve. Member and co-ordinator of the scientific area of Tourism and Well-Being of the Research Center on Spatial and Organizational Dynamics(CIEO-FCT). Research areas of interest: Tourism Planning, Management and Development; Quality and Management of Tourism Destinations; Economics of Tourism and Environment. Authored books (research based) in Tourism Impact Assessment, Regional Development, Planning and Sustainability in Tourist Destinations. Articles published in International and National In-the-Field Journals; Member of International and National Editorial Boards of scientific journals in tourism, management and economics.

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