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Image: Tourism Critiques: Practice and Theory.

Tourism Critiques: Practice and Theory

ISSN (Print): 2633-1225
ISSN (Online): 2633-1233

Content: Table of Contents


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This journal is owned by College of Tourism, Beijing Union University & delivered by Emerald Publishing Services

Editor in Chief

  • Professor Chris Ryan
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    Chris is Director of the BUU China-New Zealand Tourism Research Unit and also Director of the Waikato UNWTO INSTO programme at the University of Waikato. He also holds the position of Emeritus Editor of Tourism Management and was the founding editor of Tourism Management Perspectives.  His research interests relate to tourist behaviours and their consequences, and in research methods and the application of statistical methods, textual analysis, and web scraping.

Associate Editor

  • Dr Xiaoyu Nancy Zhang
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    Nancy has immersed herself in much of China’s classical literature and cultural and heritage tourism. She heads the Film Tourism Research Unit at the College of Tourism at Beijing Union University and has been leading tourism research initiatives at Dàguānyuán and the Tauhao Mausoleum for some three years. She is an Associate of the BUU China-New Zealand Tourism Research Unit at the University of Waikato.


Content Editor

Editorial Board

  • Professor Jigang Bao
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    Jigang was formerly Dean of the College of Tourism, Sun Yat-Sen University and Dean of the Graduate College. He is the Vice-Chairman of the second Academic Committee of the China Tourism Academy, Director of the Management Committee Board in the Pearl Sea Campus of Sun Yat-Sen University, Director of the Tourism Development and Planning Research Centre and an expert committee member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), vice chairman of the Geographical Society of China and the expert committee director of Tourism Geography in the Geographical Society of China, as well as a member of International Academy for the Study of Tourism. He also directs the UNWTO programme of China’s International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories.

  • Professor Sue Beeton               
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    Sue is a travel researcher and writer as well as holding various honorary posts including Foundation Chair of the College Eminent Professor at William Angliss Institute in Melbourne and as an Associate (and past Head of School) at LaTrobe University. She has been Editor-In-Chief of Tourism Review International and was President of the TTRA (Travel and Tourism Research Association) in 2109/20, as well as founding the Asia-Pacific Chapter of TTRA. In 2019 she was presented with Lifetime Achievement Award by TTRA for her contributions to tourism research.

  • Professor Donna Chambers
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    Prior to entering academia Donna spent five years in the Jamaican Tourism Ministry. She now heads the Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism Research Institute at the University of Sunderland. Much of her research relates to issues of power, culture and gender.

  • Professor Mike Hall                
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    Michael is a Professor in the Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship at the University of Canterbury and a Docent in Geography at the University of Oulu. He is co-editor of Current Issues in Tourism and has published widely on tourism in relation to regional development, policy, global environmental change, food, heritage and conservation.

  • Dr. Catheryn-Khoo-Lattimore
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    Catheryn is editor of Tourism Management Perspectives and has specific research interests in Asian youth and tourist experiences, and additionally in gender issues.

  • Associate Professor Tim Lee   
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    Timothy is Associate Professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia and has held the post of Vice-President of the Tourism Sciences Society of Korea and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Tourism Sciences. He is the Founding Director of GLOSITH (Global Congress of Special Interest Tourism & Hospitality) and ICOHOTH (International Congress of Health-Oriented Tourism & Hospitality).

  • Associate Professor Ping Li    
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    Ping is Associate Professor at Yuexiu School of Hospitality Management, Zhejiang Yuexiu University of Foreign Languages, Zheijiang, China, and a Director of Tourism Think Tank International, which currently provides consultancy services to the Chinese tourism and hospitality industry. She is an Associate of the BUU China-New Zealand Tourism Research Unit at the University of Waikato.

  • Professor Honggan Xu           
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    Honggang is current Dean of the College of Tourism at Sun Yat-Sen University and in 2016 won the Roy Wolfe Award from the American Association of Geographers - Recreation, Tourism and Sport Specialty Group (AAG-RTS). She has a broad spectrum of interest in Chinese tourism and specifically in issues relating to the development of policies, rural areas and conservation.

  • Professor Alastair Morrison   
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    Alastair holds the position of Professor at Purdue University and is currently CEO of Belle Tourism International Consulting (BTI) and a Visiting Professor at the University of Greenwich. He serves as the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Tourism Cities.

  • Associate Professor Chin Ee-Ong                   
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    Chin Ee was previously at the National University of Singapore but in 2019 joined the School of Tourism at Sun Yat-Sen University. He is a co-founder of the Heritage Tourism and Education Special Interest Group in the Association of Leisure and Tourism Education and is associated with the journals Hospitality and Society and the International Journal of Tourism Cities.

  • Professor Philip Pearce                       
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    Phil is Foundation Professor of Tourism at James Cook University. He was awarded the title of Distinguished Professor of the University in 2016, the first social scientist to achieve this accolade at James Cook University.

  • Professor Betty Luo Qiuju      
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    Betty is Deputy Dean of the School of Tourism Management at Sun Yat-Sen University and specialises in the area of exhibition, convention, mega events, event tourism, social media, and crisis management.

  • Dr. Fangfang Shi                    
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    Dr. Fangfang Shi is Assistant Dean of the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management and Surrey International Institute (a joint institute with the University of Surrey) at the Dongbei University of Finance and Economics. She is also an Attraction Assessment Expert of Liaoning Province (China). Her research interests include religious tourism, tourist behaviours and attraction management.

  • Professor Trevor Sofield                     
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    Formerly at the University of Tasmania Trevo retains a position in Australia but also holds an adjunct position at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Before entering academia Trevor held diplomatic positions for the Australian Government and has continued to work for various international bodies including UNESCO, UNWTO and the Mekong Tourism Development Program, Cambodia and Vietnam.

  • Professor Marla Royne Stafford
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    Marla is the Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the William F. Harrah Distinguished Chair in the Harrah College of Hospitality at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. She is the past Interim Dean at the Fogelman College of Business & Economics at the University of Memphis and past Editor in Chief of the Journal of Advertising   She has published extensively is the areas of services advertising, environmental issues, health communication, message and media strategies.

  • Associate Professor Ming Ming Su     
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    Ming Ming Su is an Associate Professor at the School of Environment and Natural Resources, Renmin University of China, Beijing. She holds degrees from the University of Waterloo in Canada and Tsinghua University in China. Her primary research interests relate to heritage and community relations.

  • Professor Ipkin Anthony Wong
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    Anthony is a statistician who transferred in 2018 to join Sun Yat-Sen University, and he also holds a visiting position at Beijing Union University.  Much of his past work was related to the gaming behaviour of Chinese visitors. He has a much broader interest in service marketing, information technology, and application of research methods and applied statistics.

  • Professor Bowei Zeng
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    Bowei is the Director of China Tourism Economics and Policy Research Centre of Beijing Union University. He has been partially responsible for the development of national tourism strategy, tourism policy research and the reform of the Chinese tourism institution, so drafting a large number of national tourism development documents and the main report of the National Tourism Conference.

  • Professor Chaozhi Zhang
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    Chaozhi is professor of tourism at the School of Tourism Management at Sun Yat-Sen University.  He professor of UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Tourism in UNESCO Designated Sites. He devotes himself to sustainable tourism development research and practice in various types of heritage sites in China, and active in heritage related associations and organizations.

Honorary Consultant editors

  • Senior consultant editor
    Dr Li Xuewei
    Xuewei is President of Beijing Union University, and a theoretical mathematician with specific research interests in computer networks transportation, big data theory and key technologies, and management sciences. Prior to entering academia in 1993,  Xuewei worked in the Research Department of the Ministry of Railways and subsequently in computer and marketing innovation for the Ministry of Nuclear Industry.

  • Consultant editor
    Dr. Yan Xuyang
    Xuyang is Dean of the College of Tourism, Beijing Union University and is an econometrician degrees in maths and economics and his doctoral degree from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. His recent research includes the economic impacts of tourism on indigenous peoples in China.