Nusa Dua Bali, May 6-7, 2019


Dr. Ir. Arief Yahya, M.Sc

Minister of Tourism
Republic of Indonesia

Drs. Dewa Gede Ngurah Byomantara, M.Ed.

Chair of Bali Organizing Committee
Director of Bali Tourism Institute

Prof. Bob McKercher

President the Academy
for the Study of Tourism

Prof. Dimitrios Buhalis

Conference Chair
1st Vice President the Academy for the Study of Tourism

Speakers and Moderators to include (to be confirmed)

Professor Alastair M. Morrison, Ph.D

Professor Morrison is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus specializing in the area of tourism and hospitality planning, development, and marketing in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA. He currently is the CEO of Belle Tourism International Consulting (BTI). He is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Tourism Cities and a Visiting Professor at the University of Greenwich in London, UK.

Professor Morrison is the author of five leading books on tourism marketing and development: Marketing and Managing Tourism Destinations, 2nd edition (Routledge, 2019); Global Marketing of China Tourism (China Architecture & Building Press, 2012); Hospitality and Travel Marketing, 4th edition (Cengage Delmar Learning, 2010); The Tourism System, 8th edition, (Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2018); and Tourism: Bridges across Continents (McGraw-Hill Australia, 1998). In an analysis by Ryan (2005), Professor Morrison was placed among the five most prolific contributors in the world to the academic journals in tourism management. He has published more than 250 academic articles and conference proceedings, as well as over 50 research monographs related to marketing and tourism.

Prof. Alison Gill

Alison M. Gill is a Professor Emerita at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada with a joint appointment in the Department of Geography and the School of Resource and Environmental Management. Dr. Gill’s research on tourism examines issues of growth and change in mountain resort communities. Community planning, sustainability, resilience and the politics of place are important constructs underpinning her research. She has served on many journal editorial boards and is a Fellow and past Board member of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and a Fellow and Board member of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism.

Dr Bob McKercher

Professor Bob McKercher was elected President of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism (IAST) in April 2015. Professor Bob McKercher is a Professor in Tourism in the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has been a tourism academic since 1990, beginning his career at the Albury-Wodonga campus of Charles Sturt University. Prior to that, Professor McKercher worked in the Canadian tourism industry in a variety of advocacy and operational roles. He was also a ski instructor and back country guide. Professor McKercher spent four years as Executive Director of the Northern Ontario Outfitters Association, a trade association representing the wilderness fishing lodges in northern Canada. Professor McKercher has wide ranging research interests. He has published over 200 scholarly papers and research reports on a variety of cultural tourism, socio-cultural tourism, nature-based tourism, regional tourism development, tourism marketing and tourism education issues. He is the author of The Business of Nature-based Tourism (1998) and co-authored Cultural Tourism: The partnership between tourism and cultural heritage management (2002). He has also co-edited two other books. Professor McKercher is the member of the editorial board of 15 international tourism journals. He received his PhD from the University of Melbourne in Australia, a Masters degree from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada and his undergraduate degree from York University in Toronto, Canada. Professor McKercher is a member of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism, a Fellow of CAUTHE, the Council for Australian Tourism and Hospitality Education and is listed in Who’s Who Asia.

Prof. I Nyoman Darma Putra

I Nyoman Darma Putra was head of Masters Program in Tourism, Faculty of Tourism, University of Udayana (2014-March 2018). He obtained his PhD from School of Comparative and Cultural Studies University of Queensland in 2003. He teaches tourism in both master and doctoral programs of tourism at Faculty of Tourism, and culture and literature at Faculty of Arts, University of Udayana. With Michael Hitchcock he published Tourism, Development and Terrorism in Bali (Ashgate 2007), while his sole authored book is A Literary Mirror; Balinese Reflections on Modernity and Identity in the Twentieth Century (KITLV Press, 2011). His research interest are on Bali culture and tourism.

Prof. David Airey

David Airey is Emeritus Professor at the University of Surrey. He has been involved in tourism as a subject for study for 46 years. He has co-edited three books on tourism education, the most recent on lifelong learning. He has been involved in many studies related to tourism education, written for top ranked academic journals and he has supervised more than 30 PhD theses. In 2006 he received the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s Ulysses Prize for his work in the creation and dissemination of knowledge. Since retiring he has continued to teach, research and write, based both in the UK and internationally. He is an elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis is a Strategic Management and Marketing expert with specialisation in Information Communication Technology applications in the Tourism, Travel, Hospitality and Leisure industries. He is the Head of Department of Tourism and Hospitality, Director of the eTourism Lab and Deputy Director of the International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research, at Bournemouth University in England. In 2018 Bournemouth University was ranked 8th in the QS World University Rankings for Hospitality & Leisure Management. He is also the First Vice President of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism, an Executive Board Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Affiliate Members and the Editor in Chief of the most established Journal in Tourism: Tourism Review, now in its 73rd volume. Dimitrios is a Founding Member and past President (2010-2014) of the International Federation for Information Technologies in Travel and Tourism (IFITT). Professor Buhalis’ work is referenced widely, being the 3rd most cited for tourism and 1st most cited for hospitality on Google Scholar with more than 30000 citations and h-index 75. Dimitrios researches, lectures, advises and facilitates the progress of organisations across the globe, whilst his books and publications are studied widely by both students and professionals internationally. His research field infiltrates a number of disciplines and concerns the adoption of added value innovation for consumers and organisations.

Professor Haiyan Song

Professor Haiyan Song has a strong background in Economics. His major research areas include tourism economics with a particular focus on tourism demand modelling and forecasting as well as tourism forecasting using big data. He was educated both in China and the UK, and has extensive research and consultancy experiences in areas such as foreign direct investment (FDI) in China and economic issues related to China’s tourism sector. Over the years, Prof. Song has been involved in a number of projects on tourism demand forecasting in the Asia Pacific region. He has also spoken frequently, as invited speaker and presenter of research papers, at various international conferences on issues related to tourism impact assessment and forecasting.  Prof. Song was honoured by the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education with the John Wiley & Sons Lifetime Research Achievement Award in 2010, and Michael D. Olsen Research Achievement Award from the University of Delaware in 2014.

Prof Pauline J. Sheldon

Pauline J. Sheldon is Professor Emerita at the University of Hawaii’s School of Travel Industry Management where she also served as Interim Dean for four years. Her research covers sustainable tourism, information technology, wellness tourism, corporate social responsibility, and knowledge management in tourism. She holds a PhD in Economics, a Masters in Business Administration, and a Bachelors degree in Mathematics. She has published over seventy journal articles and seven books, and most recently is co-author of the book “Social Entrepreneurship and Tourism: Philosophy and Practice” published by Springer. Together with Daniel Fesenmaier she is co-editor of a Springer book series entitled “Tourism on the Verge” which publishes volumes on the cutting edge of tourism. She served as the first woman President and also Chair of the Board of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism. In 2008 she was awarded the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Ulysses prize for her contributions to knowledge in sustainable tourism. In 2009 she was recognized with the International Travel and Tourism Research Association Lifetime Achievement Award. She also received the Hannes Werthner Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to the field of Tourism Information Technology in 2014.

Professor Kaye Chon

Professor Kaye Chon is Dean and Chair Professor and Walter Kwok Foundation Professor in International Hospitality Management of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Professor Chon previously held academic positions at the University of Houston, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Virginia Tech in the United States. In 2011, he was honoured by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) with the UNWTO Ulysses Prize. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing and the Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research.

Professor Maria Gravari-Barbas

Professor Maria Gravari-Barbas is the director of the UNESCO Chair “Tourism, Culture, Development” of Paris 1- Sorbonne University, Paris France and the coordinator of the UNITWIN network of the same name, comprising more than 25 top level universities all around the world. Maria is the Director of the Institute for Research and High Studies on Tourism (IREST) at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University in France. Maria’s background is in geography and her research interests include Tourism at World Heritage Sites; Industrial and 20th century Heritage; Waterfront redevelopment; Metropolisation and Tourism; Urban redevelopment, urban planning and tourism. Maria’s recent publications include “Imagined Landscapes of Tourism”, in Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change (9:3) (2011) with Nelson Graburn, as well as a number of French language publications, such as Tourisme et Patrimoine Mondial (2012) with Mike Robinson and Laurent Bourdeau and Monumentalité(s) urbaine(s) aux XIXe et XXe siècles. Sens, formes et enjeux urbains (2011).

Prof. Sara Dolnicar

Sara Dolnicar is a Professor of Tourism at The University of Queensland in Australia. Sara’s research improves market segmentation methodology and measures in social science research. She applies her work to tourism and social marketing challenges, such as foster care. Sara has (co-)authored more than 300 articles attracting more than 9000 citations, and won more than a dozen awards including twice the Charles R. Goeldner Article of Excellence Award. She is the recipient of the Travel and Tourism Research Association Distinguished Researcher Award. In January 2018 Sara – together with Scott McCabe – has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of Annals of Tourism Research.

Journal Editors for Publications workshop:

Tourism Management: Chris Ryan
Journal of Travel Research:  Geoffrey I. Crouch
Annals of Tourism Research: Sara Dolnicar
Tourism Geographies: Alan A. Lew
Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing: Kaye Chon
Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research: Kaye Chon
Journal of China Tourism Research: Haiyan Song
International Journal of Tourism Cities: Alastair Morrison
Tourism Review: Dimitrios Buhalis