Interview with Griffith University Tourism Research Professor David Weaver on ‘enlightened mass tourism’, research priorities, the Gold Coast in Australia and the current state of sustainable tourism research around the world.
While in Europe momentum for sustainable tourism is growing, Latin America still has a long way to go, as Eduard Müller tells us in this interview. Education is key to turn the laggard into an eager follower, and Professor Müller has been a leading figure in educating and training Latin American tourism managers, entrepreneurs and future leaders through the University for International Cooperation.
It is a true honor to be able to share with you this short interview with Professor Jafar Jafari, whose pioneering work has been crucial for establishing tourism as respected academic discipline in its own right. Jafar Jafari is Professor of Hospitality and Tourism at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, founder of the academic journal Annals of Tourism Research of which he was the Editor-in-Chief for 35 years and the International Academy for the Study of Tourism. He is also the recipient of the 2005 UNWTO Ulysses Award.
This week we take you to the Netherlands: Meet Paul Peeters, Associate Professor at NHTV University Breda and Director of the Center for Sustainable Tourism and Transport. His research is focused on the issue of tourism transportation and its effect on climate change. In this interview, Paul Peeters shares his thoughts on the recent Paris Summit on Climate Change and the long way the aviation industry must travel to even begin to approach climate friendliness.
Future priorities in sustainable tourism and the origins of ecotourism are two of the topics discussed in our interview with Martha Honey of the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST) in the USA. Martha tells us how she went from skeptic to ecotourism convert and how CREST is “transforming the way the world travels.”