ICOT2017 – Keynote Speakers


Prof. Erik Cohen

Emeritus at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Title of Speech: Mobility Regimes, Subversive Mobility Regimes and Tourism 

Erik Cohen is the George S. Wise Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Besides administrative appointments, he has taught a range of courses in sociology and anthropology dealing with strangerhood, theory, and urban affairs. He has also taught at the University of Singapore, the University of the South Pacific, and the University of Bielefeld. Among various editorships, he is an editor (for sociology) in Annals of Tourism Research and founding member of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism. His broad range of research interests throughout his career is well-illustrated by his book Contemporary Tourism: Diversity and Change (2004). His current research areas include post-modern trends in travel, tourism, and disasters, festivals, and heritage tourism.



Prof. Lee Jolliffe

University of New Brunswick, Canada

Title of Speech: Employing Heritage to Differentiate Destinations

Dr. Lee Jolliffe is Professor, Hospitality and Tourism in the Faculty of Business at the University of New Brunswick, Canada. Professor Jolliffe has contributed to tourism scholarship through her series of edited books (Channel View Publications) Tea and Tourism: Tourists, Traditions and Formations (2007); Coffee Culture, Tourism and Destinations (2011); Sugar Heritage and Tourism in Transition (2013); Spices and Tourism: Destinations, Attractions and Cuisines (2014). Professor Jolliffe is member of a number of editorial boards including Annals of Tourism Research (Resource Editor) and the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.