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A kaleidoscope of tourism research:

Insights from the International Competence Network of Tourism Research and Education (ICNT)


Edited By Michael Lück and Claire Liu

The International Competence Network of Tourism Research and Education (ICNT) covers a wide range of research expertise in the fields of tourism, hospitality and events management. ICNT’s sixth book showcases a kaleidoscope of tourism and hospitality topics, ranging from tourism education to sustainable tourism, wildlife tourism, Brexit and tourism, and to travel intermediation, tourist motivation and experiences. The book explains the way tourism and hospitality are understood in different countries around the world. Consequently, this book stimulates thought and discussion on tourist experiences and management, from the viewpoint of various stakeholders. It provides a wealth of new knowledge and will be a valuable resource for students, academics, researchers and industry members alike.

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Dr Alisha Ali (PhD., MSc., BSc., FHEA) is a Principal Lecturer and Sheffield Business School’s PhD Programme Leader at Sheffield Hallam University. Her research interests are sustainable development, technology applications and impacts for hospitality and tourism, innovation in hospitality and tourism, destination management, applied learning and online research methods. She teaches in the areas of innovation, IT, sustainable tourism and hospitality operations. In addition to academic activities, Alisha has worked both locally, regionally and internationally in the hospitality and tourism field. Some of her career highlights includes developing marketing communication material for the travel and tourism industry, conducting market research and analysis of world-wide trends in the hospitality industry, developing feasibility studies for industry stakeholders and working on live tourism plans and projects and participating in their implementation in the Caribbean. Alisha is building a research domain focusing on ICT and sustainable tourism and guest edited special issues of the Journal of Information Technology & Tourism on ICT for sustainable tourism and ran workshops in this area. Alisha also has a background in consultancy working with government offices, destination management organisations (DMOs) and hospitality and tourism businesses.

Dr Elricke Botha is a senior lecturer in tourism management in the Department of Applied Management at the University of South Africa, where she has been a staff member for approximately 10 years. Apart from her teaching experience, Elricke also has managerial experience as the Coordinator: Postgraduate Studies in the College of Economic and Management Sciences and have served on several...

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