Diana McIntyre-Pike

Diana McIntyre-Pike

Diana McIntyre-Pike is an hotelier, entrepreneur, consultant and trainer internationally recognized as the pioneer of Community Tourism. Educated in England, Germany and Jamaica in Hotel, Tourism and Environmental Management, she has 44 years’ experience and has held numerous posts in the tourism industry.  She is President/Founder of the Countrystyle Community Tourism Network in Jamaica and has built the Villages as Businesses programme to empower member villages through tour design, training, management and marketing support to profit from community tourism. The resulting…

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Gavin Bate

Gavin Bate

Gavin grew up in England and Western Australia and studied English literature in Northern Ireland before embarking on many years of travel, mostly in developing countries, during which he worked as an aid driver in east Africa, as an expedition guide and also scrapping ships on the beaches of India and Pakistan. He also lived in the slums of Nairobi and worked as a teacher for several years, also building clinics and schools with the money he raised as a…

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Arzu Kutucu Ozenen

Arzu Kutucu Ozenen

Arzu Kutucu Ozenen is founder and Chairperson of Yesil Valiz Association for Responsible Tourism, anassociation promoting responsible tourism in Turkey. Arzu graduated in law from Ankara University. Having been interested in community development since university years, she has participated in several civil society activities. With the intention to be a part of change for a better future for all, she focused on educational opportunities for the disadvantaged groups. Rural young women, who were far more disadvantaged than any other group, became the top priority…

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Hannelie du Toit

Hannelie du Toit

Being in the fortunate position of learning about, traveling throughout, and marketing South Africa, Hannelie du Toit celebrates a successful career spanning 20 years in tourism, marketing and economic development. She has 6 years of experience at the Senior Executive Level, having served on a number of boards and committees; 14 years of practical knowledge of the tourism industry, working within a broad range of sub-sectors; and 9 years expertise in enterprise development, assisting over 3,000 small tourism businesses and…

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Ana Maria Munar

Ana Maria Munar

Dr. Ana Maria Munar is Associate Professor at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. Her research interests are in digital technologies, epistemology, higher education and gender. Her work establishes the foundations for the advancement of Critical Digital Tourism Studies. Ana’s research on tourism education examines major global and regional political processes, and the evolution of tourism higher education and epistemology. Her latest research applies gender studies to the tourism academy. Ana is Vice-chair of Tourism Researchers in Denmark and a board member…

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Dianne Dredge

Dianne Dredge

Dianne Dredge is Professor of Tourism and Destination Development in the Department of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University, Denmark. She is Chair of the Tourism Education Futures Initiative (TEFI), a network of over 250 tourism educators who believe in the powerful transformative effects of education in building sustainable and just forms of tourism for the future. Originally trained as an environmental planner, Dianne has research interests in collaborative governance, community capacity-building, tourism policy ecologies, education and development. She has…

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