Editorial Board

Founder & Editor in Chief
Prof. Wann-Yih Wu, Ph.D.

Prof. Wann-Yih Wu, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor & Senior Vice President
Institute of International and Cross-Straits Affairs
Nanhua University
Taiwan

  Biography :

1987-1991 Ph.D. in Marketing, Oklahoma State University, USA 1982-1984 MBA, Tunghi Univerisity, Taiwan 1975-1979 B.A. National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan

Biography
  Research Interest :

- All areas of Marketing including Media, Research, Advertising - Organization behavior, - Consumer behavior, - Leadership, - Brand management, - Global market research, - E-commerce management, - Human resource management.

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Regional Editors for IJBBA
Board Members
Editorial Board Member
Dr. Gaunette Sinclair-Maragh Ph.D,

Dr. Gaunette Sinclair-Maragh Ph.D,
Associate Professor & Head
School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, College of Business and Management
University of Technology
Jamaica

  Biography :

Gaunette Sinclair-Maragh holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Business Administration with specialization in Hospitality and Tourism Management from the Washington State University in the USA. She is also a Fulbright Scholar and an Associate Professor at the University of Technology, Jamaica.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Tourism planning and development, destination marketing, international business management, hospitality management and marketing, culture and heritage tourism, attraction management, and service management.

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Dr. Shahab Nazariadli

Dr. Shahab Nazariadli
Researcher
Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
North Carolina State University
USA

  Biography :

1. VR Hackathon competition, NC State, October 2017 2. Creating a professional e-Portfolio, NC State, October 2017 3. Citation management, using Mendeley, NC State, September 2017 4. TA training workshops, NC State, August 2017 5. Teaching Visualization Literacy Crash Course, NC State, June 2017 6. Workshop for Increasing Openness and Reproducibility in Quantitative Research, NC State, May 2017 7. Experiencing Virtual Reality with Daydream View, Google Fiber, Raleigh, May 2017 8. Virtual Reality for the Web: Create a 360Ëš VR Photo Tour, NC State, April 2017 9. Revealing the Research Possibilities of Virtual Reality, NC State, April 2017 10. Text Analysis and Visualization with Voyant Tools, NC State, Feb, 2017 11. Resume and CV building workshop, NC State, January 2017 12. Data visualization workshop, NC State, January 2017 13. Immersive virtual reality usage and research workshop, NC State, October, 2016 14. Poster creation workshop, NC State, September 2016

Biography
  Research Interest :

Critical theories in tourism- rural tourism- architecture and tourism- consumer behavior in tourism- human behavior- tourism microentrepreneurship- validity and reliability of research methods- visual methods in tourism research: virtual reality, Q-methodology, photo-elicitation

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Dr. Nafbek Solomon

Dr. Nafbek Solomon
Secretary and Research Team Leader
Establishment of Oda Roba Cultural Center project
Madda Walabu University,
Ethiopia

  Biography :

Nafbek is a lecturer of Hotel and Tourism at Kotebe Metropolitan University, Ethiopia. In addition to lecturing and advising students, conducting problem-solving researchers and participating in community service projects, he was ahead of Tourism Management Department at his former organization, Madda Walabu University. Besides, he had been a coordinator of researchers and projects carried out by Consortium of Universities and Colleges in Oromia regional state and had become a focal person for ‘Culture, Art and Tourism’ projects at Madda Walabu University. Moreover, he has been chosen to lead the ‘Socio-cultural’ research team and to be a secretary of the ‘The Establishment of Galma Oda Roba Cultural Center’ project that works on the revitalization of the ‘Oromo Gada System, an indigenous democratic system that has been registered by UNESCO as world intangible heritage in 2016. More importantly, he co-founded a program called ‘Cultural Nostalgia’, which is now in transition into research and consultancy center, aiming to use culture as an alternative poverty reduction tool in Ethiopia and Africa and to maximize the positive impacts of tourism on local poor. He authored and co-authored peer-reviewed journal articles.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Hotel and Tourism Management, Economics of tourism, community-based tourism, ecotourism, tourism product development, anthropology of tourism.

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Dr. Hiyab Gebretsadik (PhD)

Dr. Hiyab Gebretsadik (PhD)
General Director
Entoto and Surrounding Tourist Destination Development (ESTDD) Project
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia

  Biography :

Born in a remote rural village of Ahsea, Ethiopia, Dr Hiyab Gebretsadik holds PhD in Tourism Management with “Excellent” Dissertation Grade, Master of Business Administration with “Very Good” Thesis Grade and Bachelor of Arts in Tourism Management with Very Great Distinction Academic Honor. He has received Gold Medal from his department for being the top of his class in his undergraduate study in Gondar University. He stunningly topped in his class with highest score in more than 90% of his academic years from elementary school to his PhD. Dr Hiyab Gebretsadik is one of the youngest doctors in the world in his field who successively completed three of his degrees with no gap of year in between and secured his PhD at the age of 28. He is also one of the youngest General Directors of Mega Projects in the world who became one at his age of 28 on the same year of PhD graduation. He formerly served as Lecturer for Adama Science and Technology University Department of Tourism Management, as Training Manager and Data Analyst for Smollan International. He is a visiting professor to Addis Ababa University. Since the first half of 2016, he is serving as the General Director of Entoto and Surrounding Tourist Destination Development Project with 4.8 Billion Birr Project cost extended over 4134.5 hectare mountainous hills of the Entoto Mountain in Addis Ababa. He is the pioneer leader of the project office project from idea inception to setting up the office and changing it to reality. Dr. Hiyab raised above rural life’s turmoil, rejoiced the meaning of victorious endings after obscure beginnings and painted his academic life with inspiring stories of struggles and triumphant. His MBA study, university teaching life, Ecotourism project management experience and collaborated research works with many business consultants have enabled him to own mind stimulating managerial wisdoms and enough of the complexion from both colors of practice and theory.

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  Research Interest :

He was featured in EBS TV, ENN TV, ADDIS TV, many Radio Stations, Magazines like The Ethiopian Herald, The Reporter Magazine for exclusive interviews and many publication sites. He has both books and research publications in tourism competitiveness, entrepreneurship and life skills.

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Dr. Ilham Junaid, PhD

Dr. Ilham Junaid, PhD
Researcher
Makassar Tourism Polytechnic
The Ministry of Tourism
Indonesia

  Biography :

Biography: Ilham Junaid is a lecturer at Makassar Tourism Polytechnic, The Ministry of Tourism, Republic of Indonesia. He holds Ph.D in Tourism Management from the University of Waikato, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, New Zealand. He holds a Master Degree in Museum Study at Padjadjaran University, Bandung, West Java of Indonesia. He has been awarded best paper awards in International Seminar on Tourism (ISOT) in Bandung, West Java of Indonesia in 2014 as well as in International Tourism Conference: Promoting Cultural and Heritage Tourism, Bali of Indonesia in 2016.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Sustainable tourism, sustainability issues, culture and heritage tourism, tourism and education, policy and planning in tourism, museum, destination management organisation (DMO), innovation in tourism, tourism and hospitality.

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Dr. ONUR CAKIR, PhD.

Dr. ONUR CAKIR, PhD.
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Tourism, Department of Tourism Management
Kirklareli University
Turkey

  Biography :

Onur Çakır is working as a lecturer in Department of Tourism Management at Kirklareli University, Turkey. He holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Tourism Management.

Biography
  Research Interest :

His research interests include organizational behavior and organizational motivation systems, hotel management, sustainable tourism, rural tourism, and tourism education.

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Dr. Waritsara Somkeatkun

Dr. Waritsara Somkeatkun
Researcher
Marketing
Suratthani Rajabhat University
Thailand

  Biography :

Dr. Waritsara Somkeatkun earned her B.A. in Computer Information Management (CIM) at St’s John College, and went on to earn her MBA in Management from Walailak University, researching combined marketing and management. She completed Ph.D. in Management from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). She had worked in secretary to the rector for ten years at Suratthani Rajabhat University. After that, she has taught at Faculty of Management Science for six years in the fields of Strategic Management, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Franchise Business and Office Management at Suratthani Rajabhat University. She has conducted research funded by ThaiHealth under the title is “Participation in Community’s Environmental Management for Development: A Case Study of Nam Phut Community, Langu District, Satun Province, Thailand”. Her research was selected to present at the academic conference at Uttaradit Rajabhat University and her article was also selected to publish as the case support in tourism issue. She has an interest in studying the improving of income to the community by using tourism as a selling point to the area; and then her research has got research fund from the Thai Research Funded (TRF) under the research title is “Establishing of creative tourism route in Chaiya district, Suratthani Province, Thailand”. Her research was selected by the research fund committee to be the main link to other research topics in tourism issue research as the innovative program on tourism development and management systems on the creative community base in Srivijaya Civilization route in Suratthani. She has extensive experiences in teaching and doing research. She loved it!

Biography
  Research Interest :

Management, Marketing, Tourism and Strategic Management

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Dr. Anshul Kumar

Dr. Anshul Kumar
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Tourism and Hospitality Management
Vidya Jyoti Eduversity
India

  Biography :

To become an expert and an effective Teacher in field of Tourism and Hospitality Management, preferably in Tourism and Business Management. I am willing to create awareness about tourism among the students. I would like to reach the people of success by contributing my knowledge and by doing research in the upcoming avenues.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Tourism Business Management, New Destination Branding and Promotions, New Destination Development, Future Trends of Tourism, Impacts on Tourism Host Community

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Prof. Athula Gnanapala

Prof. Athula Gnanapala
Professor
Dept. of Tourism Management
Sabaragamuwa University
Sri Lanka

  Biography :

Dr. Athula Gnanapala is a Professor in Tourism Management attached to the Dept. of Tourism Management, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Currently, he serves as the Dean of the Faculty of Management Studies and the Faculty coordinator of the Internal Quality Assurance Unit (IQAU) of the university. He obtained his first degree, B.Sc. Tourism Management, form the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka and the M.Sc. in Management from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Further he has completed his Doctoral degree in Tourism Management at the Xiamen University, P.R. China.

Biography
  Research Interest :

His research interests include consumer behavior in tourism including motivation & satisfaction, sustainable tourism planning & development, tourism and green marketing and Prof. Gnanapala has published his research findings in national and international reputed publications.

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Mr. Hassan Motasher Aljboury

Mr. Hassan Motasher Aljboury
Researcher
Faculty of Management and Economics
Mustansiriya Universit
Iraq

  Biography :

• Master / Faculty of Management and Economics / Mustansiriya University / Department of Tourism and Hotel Management ranked first on (14) students. • Bachelor of Management and Economics Department of Tourism in the fourth order on the section. Lecturer in two universities of the Faculty of Tourism Sciences / Mustansiriya University, Central Technical University / Baghdad / Technical College of Management

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Dr. Karam Mansour Abd El Wanies Ghazi

Dr. Karam Mansour Abd El Wanies Ghazi
Assistant Professor
Management
Hotel Management – Hotel Studies
Egypt

  Biography :

I'm seeking a job that gives me the chance to practice my academic degree, studies, and foreign languages that I use proficiently and apply my computer skills. I am always looking for continual improvement in all my career life. And I believe that No one can go back and make a new beginning, BUT anyone can start from now and make a happy ending.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Management - Hotel Management – Hotel Studies

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Mr. Nurul Mohammad Zayed

Mr. Nurul Mohammad Zayed
Assistant Professor & Head
Department of Real Estate, Faculty of Business & Entrepreneurship
Daffodil International University
Bangladesh

  Biography :

"Mr. Nurul Mohammad Zayed is an Assistant Professor & Head of Department of Real Estate at Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He completed MS in Economics from North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He teaches Economics & Finance. He has been teaching for more than 9 years. He is doing research for more than 9 years and has a strong knack for research. He has more than 23 research publications & 5 editorials in several reputed national and international peer reviewed journals. He is the member of Editorial Boards of several International Journals and Conferences. He presented research papers in more than 11 national and international conferences. He presented and participated in more than 6 national and international seminars. He facilitated, coordinated and participated in more than 28 national and international workshops/trainings. He visited more than 4 domestic industries as a part of industry visit. He got several awards including teaching excellence awards from India , best paper awards(twice) in the conferences, certificate of appreciation for paper presentation and reviewing papers. He also got Mevlana scholarship from Bulent Ecevit University, Turkey.

Biography
  Research Interest :

His research interest is in Economics (International Economics & Macroeconomics) & Finance (International Finance)".

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Dr. Mukhles M Al-Ababneh

Dr. Mukhles M Al-Ababneh
Associate Professor
Department of Hotel and Tourism Management
Al-Hussein Bin Talal University
Jordan

  Biography :

Dr. Al-Ababneh is an Associate Professor of International Hospitality Management in the Department of Hotel and Tourism Management at Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, Jordan. He worked as a full-time lecturer in Hospitality and Tourism Management from 2007 to 2008. He also has been serving as Chair of the Department of Hotel and Tourism Management from 2012 to 2015, then he has been serving as Vice Dean of Petra College for Tourism and Archaeology from 2015 to 2016. Dr. Al-Ababneh has served on several conference and workshop program committees. He also has served on the development of study plans and curriculum for Tourism and Hospitality Programs at the University. Dr Al-Ababneh currently serves as a member of the editorial and reviewer boards for several international journals in tourism and hospitality. He has published several scientific researches in tourism and hospitality.

Biography
  Research Interest :

International Hospitality Management

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Dr. Anand Bethapudi

Dr. Anand Bethapudi
Associate Professor and HOD
National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management
Telecom Nagar
India

  Biography :

Anand Bethapudi, a highly accomplished professional with the ability to identify growth opportunities and manage operational matters, is presently working as an Associate Professor and Head of the Department in National Institute of Tourism & Hospitality Management(Promoted by Government of India and Government of Telanagana). He has twenty years of proven experience in driving academic improvement, teaching, and administration consultancy, formulating and executing strategies, and implementing missions. He is adept in building and motivating top performing teams, enhancing operational effectiveness, and leading organizations through critical transitions. Anand has received Doctor of Philosophy for his research in “Customer Satisfaction Banking Services” Holding a Master of Business Administration from Andhra University, Anand endeavored aggressively to secure a University top Rank in Marketing Management. He has qualified the prestigious UGC-National Eligibility Test/ Junior Research Fellowship in Management. A Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Communications Engineering) from Andhra University, Anand has been selected for Japanese Fellowship. He is delivering lectures on Management Principles and Practices, Marketing Mangement, Entrepreneursip, Human Resource Management at both the graduation and post graduation level for a loud span of 20 years. He offered services as the Head of the Department for around 13 years and also handled proudly the responsibilities as Dean (Incharge), Convenor(Admissions) and Chief Administrative Officer. Anand has been instrumental in introducing MBA (Tourism & Hospitality) in Mahatma Gandhi University (Nalgonda) and Adikavi Nannayya University (Rajahmundry).

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His research papers are included in several books as concrete chapters. Anand has conducted many seminars, workshops and conferences.His incredible marketing strategies and long sustaining inputs have helped generate admissions while dealing his responsibilities as a Convener. His services in various prestigious institutions like Vidya Vikas Institute of Technology, JNTU Hyderabad, Hi-Tech College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad, has proven his skills in developing public and professional relations, whether it is with the Government of India or ministries abroad. Anand has to his laurels a proud achievement of mobilizing sponsorship for National Conference held in November 2015, and also for bringing Rs.6.0 crores skill development training project to NITHM recently in Food Production to train 300 students with residential and placement support and also. His live shows on career counseling telecasted by NTV, DD-Yadagiri, TV9 and Hybiz channel has helped out many students in pursuing their passion.

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Dr. Jombo Onyekachi, PhD

Dr. Jombo Onyekachi, PhD
Researcher
Manager
Sany Heavy Industry
China

  Biography :

AWARD; 1.Ambassador research leap.2017 2.BEA Nigeria-Chinese award 2010 3.CSC award 2014 4.University of science and technology of China excellent award, 2017. 5.EBSCH Award 2014. 6.Chinese context certificate 2011 7.Africa student Academic award 2016.

Biography
  Research Interest :

International business and tourism management

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Dr. Nurbek Achilov

Dr. Nurbek Achilov
Advisor to the General Director
Shymkent Agro College
Shymkent,
Kazakhstan

  Biography :

09/18-present Senior Lecturer of Management and Marketing Department, South-Kazakhstan State University, Shymkent, Kazakhstan 07/18-present Advisor to the General Director, Lecturer, Shymkent Agro College, Shymkent, Kazakhstan 10/13 Board Member, MTO “G-Global Development Community”, Tallinn, Estonia 06/07 Founder, “Innoker” Ltd, Shymkent, Kazakhstan 06/17 Member of Editorial Board, Scientific Research International, India-US 08/17-12/18 Senior Manager of Strategy and Development, Advisor to the Chairman, Regional Investment Center of the Government of Turkestan Region, Shymkent, Kazakhstan 10/15-01/16 Head of Research and Analytics, ULE “Eurasian Economic Club of Scientists Association” Astana, Kazakhstan

Biography
  Research Interest :

Priority: Innovation, Competitiveness, Marketing Concepts, Economic Systems, Regional Development Business: ICT systems, Smart technologies, Waste Management, Tourism, Industries, Production, Green Economy

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Dr. Ali Jabbarov

Dr. Ali Jabbarov
Associate Professor
Department of Economy
Nakhchivan University
Azerbaijan

  Biography :

2000 – 2014 at Nakhchivan State University. 2014 – present, at “Nakhchivan” University. https://nu.edu.az/az/elm-v%C9%99-t%C9%99hsil/kafedralar/iqtisadiyyat Department of Economy, lecturer

Biography
  Research Interest :

Sustainable tourism, tourism and security, rural tourism, destination management, tourism and intercultural dialogue.

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Dr. Hung-Che Wu, PhD.

Dr. Hung-Che Wu, PhD.
Associate Professor
Business School
Nanfang College of Sun Yat-sen University
China

  Biography :

1. Visiting Professor, Faculty of Economics and Business, Brawijaya University, Indonesia, 9/2017-10/2017 2. Full-time Associate Professor, Business School, Nanfang College of Sun Yat-sen University, China, 12/2014-now 3. Full-time Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Business Management, Nanfang College of Sun Yat-sen University, China, 08/2014-11/2014 2 4. Full-time Assistant Professor, Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Macau University of Science and Technology, Macau, 09/2011-06/2013 5. Full-time Assistant Professor, Department of Leisure and Recreation Management and Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Kainan University, Taoyuan, Taiwan, 08/2010-07/2011

Biography
  Research Interest :

His research interests include green marketing, hospitality management, service quality, consumer satisfaction and consumer behavior.

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Prof. Ram Herstein

Prof. Ram Herstein
Associate Professor
Marketing
The Center for Academic Studies
Israel

  Biography :

2018- Associate Professor of Marketing, The Center for Academic Studies 2014-2017 Associate Professor of Marketing, College of Law and Business, Israel 2011-2013 Associate Professor of Marketing, Jerusalem Academic Center - Lnader Institute, Israel 2008-2011 Associate Professor of Marketing, Ruppin Academic Center, Israel 2003-2008 Senior Lecturer, Ruppin Academic Center, Israel 1998-2003 Lecturer, Ruppin Academic Center, Israel

Biography
  Research Interest :

Marketing, Place Branding.

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Dr. Hany Hosny Sayed Abdelhamied

Dr. Hany Hosny Sayed Abdelhamied
Associate Professor
College of Business
Umm Al Qura University Makkah
Saudi Arabia

  Biography :

· PhD in Hotel Management from Bournemouth University, UK shared with Helwan University Egypt (Joint supervision system) 2007. · Master of Hotel Management from Helwan University Egypt 2001. · BSc of Hotel Management from Helwan University, Egypt 1998.

Biography
  Research Interest :

· Hospitality Marketing. · Research methods. · International Hospitality.

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Dr. Solomon D. Faller, Jr.

Dr. Solomon D. Faller, Jr.
Director
Research and Development
Leyte Normal University, Tacloban City,
Philippines

  Biography :

o Member – Philippine Association of Researchers for Tourism and Hospitality (PARTH) o Member – Philippine Association for Teachers and Educators (PAFTE), Inc. o Member – Asian Qualitative Research Association (AQRA) o Member – Rural Developers Society of the Philippines, Eastern Visayas Chapter o Member – Philippine Association of Graduation Education (PAGE)

Biography
  Research Interest :

• Human Resource Management •Social Development and Gender • Community Organizing – Community Development •Information, Education, Communication and Advocacy (IECA) • Design and Delivery of Competency-Based Assessment and Workplace Training (with Certificate Level IV awarded by the Human Resource Development Asia) •Public Relations •Training Facilitation and Documentation •Enterprise Development •Research •Feasibility Study and Project Proposal Preparation.

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Dr. Mairna Hussein Mustafa

Dr. Mairna Hussein Mustafa
Associate Professor
Queen Rania Faculty of Tourism and Heritage/ Department of Sustainable Tourism
Hashemite University
Jordan

  Biography :

Associate professor in Queen Rania Faculty of Tourism & Heritage/ Hashemite University-Zarqa/Jordan. Gained her PhD from Human Dimensions of Natural Resources/ Colorado State University in 2005. Research interests and published work are mostly in: behaviour of tourists in archaeological sites, tourism education, sociocultural impacts of tourism, and Cultural Heritage.

Biography
  Research Interest :

• Behavior of Tourists • Tourism Education • Cultural Heritage & Interaction in Tourism • Perceptions of Local Communities about Tourism Development • Interpretation Techniques in Tourism • Child Labor in Tourism • Environmental Management in Tourism Establishments • In Archaeology: • Herodian Coins • Symbolism in Ancient Civilizations

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Dr. Yemane Gidey

Dr. Yemane Gidey
Assistant Professor
Department of Marketing management
Aksum University
Ethiopia

  Biography :

PhD, Doctor of philosophy in Business Studies, awarded on 13 April 2018, from Punjabi University, Patiala, India. PhD dissertation (thesis) title: Service Quality, Tourist Satisfaction and Loyalty In Tourism Industry: A Study of Tigray, Ethiopia.

Biography
  Research Interest :

- Introduction to Management - Business Communication - Principles of Marketing - Services Marketing - Social Marketing - Retails Management - Sales Management - E-Marketing - International Marketing - Tourism & Hospitality Marketing - Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management - Strategic marketing management - Marketing Research - Marketing Information System (MIS)

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Dr. Dora Smolcic Jurdana

Dr. Dora Smolcic Jurdana
Professor & Dean
Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management
University of Rijeka
Croatia

  Biography :

October 2014. - today Dean Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Primorska 42, p.p.97,51410 Opatija, Croatia 2017. – today Rector's Assistant for Development Policy and Promotion University of Rijeka, Croatia 2009. – 2014. Vice Dean for Science and Professional Activities Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Primorska 42, p.p.97,51410 Opatija, Croatia 2012.-2015.; 2017. – today Member of Tourism Board (external expert) Croatian Parliament March, 1995 - today Assistant, Assistant professor, Associate professor, Full professor Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Primorska 42, p.p.97,51410 Opatija, Croatia

Biography
  Research Interest :

Tourism development, sustainabe tourism, economic impact of tourism, tourism planning

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Dr. Jiaying Lu

Dr. Jiaying Lu
Associate Director of Institute of Leisure Tourism Management
School of Management
Zhejiang University
China

  Biography :

My research interests lie in the areas of hospitality, tourism and leisure management. Funding for her work has been provided by the National Natural Sciences Foundation of China, Zhejiang Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China, Foundation of Zhejiang Educational Committee, the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities in China, the USDA National Forest Service, and other agencies. Products of her work have been presented at a variety of international symposia and published in peer-reviewed outlets.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Tourism marketing, tourist behavior and psychology, cruise tourism, aging, leisure and travel.

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Dr. Paul Michael Mugassa

Dr. Paul Michael Mugassa
Director
Sales & Marketing
Nillam Tours
Tanzania

  Biography :

Paul, a Tanzanian was born on November 24th, 1951, in Dar es Salaam, Kinondoni district, and grew up in Kawe, Kinondoni. Paul was born to Michael Mabere Mugassa and Clara Francis Magambo, and is a father of seven children four girls and three boys. He attended primary school education at Msimbazi Primary school and completed secondary education at Kinondoni secondary school, Dar es Salaam in 1970. Immediately after completing secondary education, Paul joined Tanzania Tourist Corporation and was admitted at Hallmark Hotels (T) training school, Dar es Salaam for a one year’s Front office operations course. Upon graduation, Paul worked in various hotels and lodges owned by Tanzania Tourist Corporation which include; New Africa Hotel, Bahari Beach Hotel in Dar es Salaam, Mikumi wildlife lodge, Lake Manyara Hotel, Ngorongoro Wildlife lodge and Mafia Island lodge. In 1984 Paul received his first scholarship and successfully completed a Diploma course in Hotel Management at the Institute for Hotel and Tourism Management Klessheim, Salzburg, Austria. In 1986, Paul joined Bush trekker Hotels Tanzania and worked in various hotels owned by Tanzania Development Finance Company (TDFL) i.e. Bahari Beach Hotel, Mkonge hotel Tanga, Morogoro Hotel and New Arusha Hotels, in Arusha rising in hotel Management ranks from management trainee to Hotel General Manager.

Biography
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Today, Paul encourages young people to pursue training in hospitality management. His work life and career in hospitality and tourism industry teaches the young professionals to follow their dreams, no matter how great.

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Dr. Shepherd Nyaruwata

Dr. Shepherd Nyaruwata
Researcher
Tourism
University of Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe

  Biography :

Senior Lecturer in Tourism at the University of Zimbabwe I lecture both undergraduate and masters programme students. Main areas of interest are: Tourism Planning and Management, Tourism Marketing and Promotion, Regional Tourism Development, Tour Operations Management Community Based Tourism Development, Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality

Biography
  Research Interest :

• Destination Marketing and Promotion • Community Based Tourism and Natural Resource Utilization • Tour operations Management and Technology • Regional Tourism Planning and Development • Tourism Management and Gender Mainstreaming

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Prof. Samuuel Benjamin Owusu-Mintah

Prof. Samuuel Benjamin Owusu-Mintah
Professor
Member Promotions and Appointments Board
Cape Coast Technical University
Ghana

  Biography :

 Member Promotions and Appointments Board, Cape Coast Technical University Feb 1, 2019  Member Staff Devt & Research Committee, Cape Coast Technical University Feb 1, 2019  Application Submitted for Promotion To Full Professor of Tourism Cape Coast Technical University Nov 30, 2017  Dean of Students’ Affairs Cape Coast Polytechnic/Tech Univ. Jan. 4, 2016— to date  Associate Professor of Tourism Cape Coast Polytechnic/Tech Univ. Aug. 1, 2014  Director, Research & New Programmes Directorate Cape Coast Polytechnic Feb. 6, 2013—Nov 11, 2014

Biography
  Research Interest :

i. Management of Hospitality Industries in Ghana; ii. Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management; iii. Transportation and Tourism Development; iv. Sports Tourism v. Tourism Education and Training; v. Employability of Tourism Graduates; vi. Environmental Impact Assessment vii. Event Planning and Management by Hospitality Industries

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Prof. Ashraf Tag-Eldeen

Prof. Ashraf Tag-Eldeen
Professor
Hotel Management
Alexandria University, Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management, Alexandria
Egypt

  Biography :

Prof. Dr. TAGELDEEN is a tourism and hotel management graduate, holder of MBA from the American University in Cairo and PhD degree from Oxford Brookes University, Oxford School of Hospitality Management in UK. He has both academic and industry experience for over 30 years on both the national and international levels, in Egypt, UK, Senegal, Kuwait and Germany. He is also a Certified Hospitality and Tourism Management Consultant by Alexandria University, Egypt.

Biography
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His research interests are primarily in the areas of general management, hospitality management, marketing, customer service, tourism potential, climate change, human rights, environmental management, human resources and sustainable development. In addition, Prof. Dr. TAGELDEEN has also supervised several Diploma, Master and PhD research theses.

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Dr. Vinay Chamoli

Dr. Vinay Chamoli
Associate Professor
Hotel Management
Maharaja Agrasen University
India

  Biography :

• Job profile includes Developing & implementing course learning outcomes and assessment strategies, ensuring they reflect program goals & that students are aware of all learning outcomes, learning strategies and assessment techniques. • Implementation a range of strategies to foster an inclusive learning environment. • Incorporated appropriate technological tools that support an inclusive learning environment. • Engages in faculty development opportunities and effectively liaises with colleagues and other college, community and industry partners to maintain a collaborative and relevant learning environment. • Possess a keen knowledge of 10+2 market in Northern India with particular emphasis on testing areas and related patterns of student success. With this background PIMI is able to recruit superior student enrollment into the IMI Hospitality program. • Involved in selection & purchasing of capital & light equipments for Restaurant, Bar & Dining Hall.

Biography
  Research Interest :

• Design and delivery of Training and Performance Evaluation programs as per requirements. • Design and implementation of effective Marketing Plan for Hospitality and Aviation institutes. • Curriculum Design, Implementation and Evaluation

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Dr. Byron Marlowe, Ph.D., MBA

Dr. Byron Marlowe, Ph.D., MBA
Program Coordinator
Wine & Beverage Business Management Faculty
Washington State University
USA

  Biography :

Dr. Byron Marlowe is a Clinical Assistant Professor and coordinates Washington State University’s Wine Beverage Business Management program. He holds a faculty position in the Carson College of Business, School of Hospitality Business Management at Washington State University Tri-Cities. Byron also holds visiting lecturer/professor positions at University of Applied Sciences, Hochschule Harz, Germany, Institut Paul Bocuse, France and China, and Castello Sonnino Field Study, Italy. Byron's teaching background is from Southern Oregon University where he was previously Sr. Instructor and Hospitality Tourism Coordinator in their School of Business. Byron has served as the Special Issue Editor of both Tourism Review International and Beverages. Byron is developing his academic writing on hospitality and tourism as a researcher with multiple peer-reviewed papers published in the areas of food and wine. Byron received his Doctorate in Philosophy with a concentration in Hospitality Management from Iowa State University.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Hospitality and Tourism

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Dr. Vishwa Raj Sharma

Dr. Vishwa Raj Sharma
Assistant Professor (Senior Scale) of Geography
Department of Geography
Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi
India

  Biography :

Dr. Vishwa Raj Sharma (PhD) is an Assistant Professor (Senior Scale) at the Department of Geography, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi, with more than 15 years of teaching and research experience. His field of specialization is urban environmental issues, tourism and disaster management. He has published a number of research papers in national and international journals. His recent book ‘Making Cities Resilient’ is published from Springer, Netherlands in 2019. He has also participated and presented research papers in many conferences in India and abroad, such as International Geographical Union (IGU) conferences held at Kyoto, Japan (2013), Krakow, Poland (2014), IGU Moscow, Russia (2015) and IGU Congress in Beijing, China (2016). Recently, United Nations Sixth Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction has invited him to participate in Geneva, Switzerland to be held from 13-17 th May, 2019.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Environmental Issues, Urban and Regional Studies, Disaster Management

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Dr. Guesh Berhe Gebremichael

Dr. Guesh Berhe Gebremichael
Researcher
Department of Marketing Management
Aksum University, Aksum
Ethiopia

  Biography :

 Teaching, preparing supporting materials and modules for undergraduate students, conducting society based research, offering consultancy services, participating in community services and other related assignments  Curriculum development for both undergraduate and postgraduate  Teaching, advising postgraduate students  Providing training on customer service and service delivery  Additionally, since March.2008, I had been working as Department head of Procurement &supply management (from March 2008--oct 2008 ) department  As a program coordinator of Marketing management ( from September 2010- August 14,2012)  As department head of Marketing, Logistics & supply chain management (from August 15, 2012 up to present).

Biography
  Research Interest :

Marketer, Salesperson, Small Business Enterprise Specialist and consultant of Public and Private Institutions, Researcher, Educator, Trainer

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