ICOT 2013 – Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Professor Dallen J. TimothyProfessor Dallen J. Timothy

Dallen J. Timothy is Professor of Community Resources and Development at Arizona State University, USA. He is also Senior Sustainability Scientist and Director of the Tourism Development and Management Program at the same university. In addition, Dr Timothy holds three visiting professorships at the University of Sunderland, UK; Universiti Teknologi Mara in Selangor, Malaysia; and Indiana University, USA. He has authored or edited 22 books and more than 150 refereed journal articles and book chapters on many different aspects of tourism. He and his work have appeared many times in the national and international media, and he is a frequent speaker at international conferences. He serves on the editorial boards of eleven international scholarly journals and is Editor in Chief of the Journal of Heritage Tourism. He is a commissioning editor of the Aspects of Tourism book series by Channel View Publications, serves on the executive board of the tourism group of the World Leisure Organization, and is Secretary of the International Geographical Union’s Tourism Commission. Professor Timothy has research interests in almost all aspect of tourism, but he is currently working on projects related to religious tourism, intangible heritage, heritage cuisines, heritage trails, geopolitics and tourism, and cross-border cooperation. At this time he has ongoing research field work in Nepal, India, Israel, Mexico, Belize, Canada, Republic of Georgia, China, Malaysia, and various locations in Europe.

More information can be found at: https://sites.google.com/a/asu.edu/dtimothy/


Professor Dimitri IoannidesProfessor Dimitri Ioannides

Dimitri Ioannides, PhD is Chaired Professor of Human Geography at Mid-Sweden University and also Professor of Tourism Planning and Development at Missouri State University, USA. He holds a PhD in Urban Planning and Policy Development from Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey. For over 20 years, Professor Ioannides has explored various aspects relating to tourism including the dynamics of the sector’s development in peripheral regions (including islands), the economic geography of tourism, and sustainable development issues. He has published a number of articles in journals of geography, planning, and tourism on a variety of aspects including conceptual pieces relating to the management of tourism’s development in a sustainable manner. He has edited two books, including a volume on sustainable tourism development in Mediterranean islands and is a co-author of Tourism in the USA (2010, with Professor Dallen Timothy). Although in the past his research has looked mainly at the tensions between achieving economic growth and environmental protection in destinations he is now branching out to pay attention to the social equity aspects of sustainability. Currently, he devotes most of his research time to a study on low-end tourism workers. He is Series Editor for Ashgate’s New Directions in Tourism Analysis Series and serves on the editorial boards of several journals including Tourism Geographies and Current Issues in Tourism. Professor Ioannides has lectured at several universities worldwide, including the University of Beijing, Auckland University of Technology, Indiana University, Rutgers University, Aalborg University, and the University of the Aegean. He was also a key participant in two major EU funded projects, one of which relates to tourism’s spatial dimensions in Europe.

More information can be found at: http://geosciences.missouristate.edu/Ioannides.htm