Adi Weidenfeld is a senior lecturer in tourism management at the Business School, Middlesex University, London, UK, and a visiting researcher at Hanken School of Economics in Vaasa, Finland. Adi has worked on his two-year Marie Curie Intra-European postdoctoral Fellowship at Hanken School of Economics, Finland and completed his PhD in Geography at the University of Exeter, UK, after graduating a Masters in European Property and Development Planning at University College London, UK. His main interests include visitor attraction management, tourism development planning and policies, tourism clusters, knowledge transfer and innovation in tourism and tourism cross border region.
Richard Butler is an Emeritus Professor of Tourism, Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, and Visiting Professor, Tourism Academy, NHTV University, Breda, Holland. He has degrees in Geography from the University of Nottingham (B.A.) and the University of Glasgow (PhD), and has been engaged in tourism research from 1964. He taught at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, from 1967 to 1997, and then joined the University of Surrey, UK, where he was Deputy Head of Research in the School of Management Studies for the Service Sector. He then took a part time position as Professor of Tourism at the University of Strathclyde in 2005. He has also taught and conducted research at James Cook University in Australia, CISET in Venice, Klaipeda College in Lithuania and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His main research interests are in the development process of tourist destinations, island studies and the impacts of tourism, the latter particularly in the context of sustainability and resilience.
Allan M. Williams is a Professor of Tourism and Mobility Studies, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of Surrey, UK. Allan Williams studied economics and geography as an undergraduate, before completing his PhD at the London School of Economics, UK. Subsequently he has worked at the Universities of Durham, Exeter, London Metropolitan and Surrey. His research focuses on the relationship between mobility and economic development, encompassing both tourism and migration. Recent books include Tourism and Innovation (with Michael Hall), Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Tourism (edited with Lew and Hall) and Migration Risk and Uncertainty (with Vladimir Bal z). He is co-editor of Tourism Geographies, and a fellow of the Academy of Social Science.
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