In this interview, we hear from Alan Wong, Lecturer at The School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Drawing from his research and knowledge, Dr Wong shares his thoughts on visitor and attraction management, and the development of tourism in Hong Kong and the Perl River Delta.
In this interview, we hear from Sheikh Hd. Monzurul Huq, Professor at the Department of Geography and Environment at Jahangirnagar University in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Drawing from his academic tourism background, Monzur shares his thoughts on the current state of sustainable tourism research and practice in Asia, the main sustainability challenges in tourism development, and the opportunities.
Ecotourism as opportunity for the sustainable development of tourism in South Korea and Asia generally is one key focus of this Sustainability Leaders interview with Dr. Mihee Kang. Mihee, a research professor at Seoul National University, also introduces us to her initiative the Playforest Cooperative, aimed at demonstrating how nature-based tourism can benefit all, especially local communities.
Geoffrey Wall, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo, Canada, shares unique insights into the realities of the world of tourism academia: what is working and what is holding the field back. He also discusses the people who have influenced him most over that past 40 years, the biggest obstacle to truly sustainable tourism, the future of tourism in China, and what makes a sustainability leader. A wealth of information and some genuine food for thought.
Soulinnara Ratanavong, a Lao native, is a Teacher and Trainer at LANITH, the Lao National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality. Recipient of a“PATA Face of The Future”, a prestigious award from Pacific Asia Travel Association, Soulinnara shares with us her passion to help the youth of Laos through tourism education and her inspiration to progress sustainable tourism development in Asia.