Members


Alexandre Panosso Netto

Member of the board (2014-2017)
University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil
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Expertise areas: tourism, education, philosophy, epistemology.

Resumé: Bachelor of Tourism (1998) and Bachelor of Philosophy (1994) from the Catholic University Don Bosco (1998), post-graduation in Brazilian History at the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (1999), post-graduation in Tourism Planning, Management and Marketing at the Catholic University of Brasilia (2002), Master in History from the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (2001) and PhD in Communication Sciences from the University of São Paulo (2005). In 2011 Alexandre was posdoctoral fellow researcher at the Universidad Europea Miguel de Cervantes in Valladolid, Spain. He is currently professor of the School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities of the University of São Paulo (EACH-USP).









Ana Paula Spolon

Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Brazil
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Expertise areas: hospitality, hotel management, urban studies.

Resumé: Post-doctorate in Scienses (Hospitality) from Escola de Artes, Ciências e Humanidades (EACH) of Universidade de São Paulo (USP) and in Geography - Territorial Analysis and Tourism Studies, by Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona, Spain). Phd and Master in Architecture and Urbanism from Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo of Universidade de São Paulo (FAU-USP). Specialist in Business Adminstration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV-SP). Graduated in Literature (UNESP) and in Hotel Management (SENAC-SP). Associate Professor at Faculdade de Turismo e Hotelaria of Universidade Federal Fluminense (FTH-UFF), in Niterói/RJ, where she has been working in the graduation courses of Tourism and Hotel Management and in the Programme of Post-Graduation in Tourism (PPGTur). Leader of the research group "HoSt - Hospitality Studies Network" (CNPq/UFF). She worked as a professor at Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia of São Paulo, Universidade Anhembi Morumbi (UAM) and SENAC of Sâo Paulo, Águas de São Pedro and Campos do Jordão. She has been working as a lecturer over 20 years and has considerable market experience in the area of hotel development, undertaking projects all over Brazil and also in Latin America for companies such as BSH International, HVS International, Asmussen & Associados e Atlantica Hotels. She is the author of Hotelaria, cidade e capital: o edifício hoteleiro e a reestruturação dos espaços urbanos contemporâneos (Prismas, 2016) and several chapters and articles dedicated to her areas of interest.









Anderson Gomes de Souza

Federal University of Penambuco (UFPE), Brazil
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Expertise areas: marketing, consumer behavior, cross-cultural studies.

Resumé: Ph.D. and Masters Degree in Business Administration from the Federal University of Pernambuco - UFPE, studied Marketing, Advertising and International Business Communications at the MLS International College (UK), holds a Bachalor Degree in Tourism from the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE). Worked as a guest researcher at the NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences (2013/2014), having developed part of his PhD research in the Netherlands. Currently, is a member of the Centre for Hospitality, Tourism and Gastronomy Studies - CHT/UFPE and of the research group ConsuMeering - Consumer Engeneering (UFPE). Anderson develops research on the following topics: marketing and advertising in tourism; perceived risk and consumer experience in the services sector, with an emphasis on hospitality; consumer behavior applied to specific market segments; cross-cultural studies and consumption in tourism.









Angela Cabral Flecha

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Expertise areas: marketing, business networks, events.

Resumé: Bachelor in Tourism, Tourism Planning Specialist, Master and PhD degrees in Production Engineering. She has large experience as a teacher and researcher. She worked for eight years at the Tourism Division of Minas Gerais State and has extensive experience as a Professional Congress Organizer. She coordinates The Research and Advanced Studies Tourism Group and Events Studies Group based at Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development. Her areas of interest are marketing, business networks and events. She is consultant ad hoc of various funding agencies, member of the editorial board and reviewer of national and international journals. She won several awards for teaching and research excellence.









Arianne Carvalhedo Reis

Western Sydney University (WSU), Australia
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Expertise areas: leisure and recreation in the nature, sport tourism, environmental philosophy.

Resumé: Dr Arianne Reis is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Science and Health at Western Sydney University. Her areas of research interest are diverse, and span from nature-based recreation and tourism, to active leisure pursuits and sport events. Within these broad areas of interest, her focus has increasingly been on matters of social and environmental justice as they relate to active leisure and tourism practices. Dr Arianne Reis holds a Bachelor of Science/Teaching in Physical Education and Sports Science from the State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2004 she completed a Masters degree (Gama Filho University, Brazil) focusing on sport tourism and in 2010 received her PhD in tourism from the University of Otago, New Zealand. She worked for 2 years as a Lecturer in the School of Physical Education/Sports Science at the State University of Ceará, Brazil, and for 4 years as an Assistant Lecturer and Tutor at the Department of Tourism, University of Otago, New Zealand. Dr Reis also worked as an Assistant Research Fellow for the Centre for Recreation Research, University of Otago, where she was involved in the development and coordination of several externally-funded research projects. Dr Reis moved to Australia in 2010 to work as a Research Fellow with the then School of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Southern Cross University (SCU), where she stayed as a full time staff for 5 years. In 2016, she was appointed a Senior Lecturer in Leisure and Recreation Studies in the School of Science and Health at Western Sydney University.









Bianca Freire Medeiros

University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil
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Expertise areas: tourism and poverty, tourism mobility.

Resumé: Sociology Professor at University of São Paulo (USP) and coordinator of UrbanData – Brazil: database on urban Brazil, Bianca Freire-Medeiros holds a BA in Social Sciences (State University of Rio de Janeiro), a post-graduate degree in Urban Sociology from the same university and an MA in Sociology from IUPERJ. Her PhD in History and Theory of Art and Architecture (Binghamton University) led her to work with photographic and cinematic images in particularly those which focuses upon urban space and cultural otherness. The first result of this interdisciplinary investment was her dissertation “The Travelling City: U.S. representations of Rio de Janeiro in film, travel accounts and scholarly writings”. This PhD research derived into several articles published in English and Portuguese, as well as a book titled “O Rio de Janeiro que Hollywood inventou” (Zahar, 2005). The interest in images as research objects has remained over the years and conducts Freire-Medeiros into two territories of inquiry: one takes films (and other elements of Visual Culture) as a pedagogical driver for the production of teaching material; the other investigates the movement of tourist images in different contexts of otherness and strangeness. The first resulted in the highly praised book “Tempos Modernos, Tempos de Sociologia” (Ed FGV / Ed Brazil: 2010); the second took her to conceive, in a pioneering way, the tourist favela as an object of research, placing her as a main reference for those interested in the so-called poverty tourism field in Brazil and abroad. “Touring Poverty” (Routledge Advances in Sociology Series, 2013), as well as the documentary “A Place to Take Away” (2012 ), are the main syntheses of this effort of reflection. She has supervised numerous MA and PhD students working on urban issues, tourism, poverty, consumption and audiovisual culture.









Carla Fraga

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), Brazil
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Expertise areas: tourism transportation, tourism mobility, planning.

Resumé: D.Sc. and M.Sc. in Transport Engineering from the Instituto Alberto Luiz Coimbra de Pós-Graduação e Pesquisa de Engenharia (COPPE) of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ); B.Sc. in Tourism and executive MBA, both from Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF). Adjunct professor at Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO). Leader of the Transport and Tourism Research Group (GPTT).









Carla Guerrón Montero

University of Delaware (UDEL), USA
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Expertise areas: anthropology of tourism, anthropology of food, African diaspora.

Resumé: Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Delaware (Newark, Delaware), with joint appointments in the Departments of Africana Studies and Women and Gender Studies, and the Latin American and Iberian Studies program. Carla Guerrón Montero holds a BA in Social Anthropology (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador—Quito), a M.A. in Applied Anthropology (Oregon State University) and a PhD in Cultural Anthropology, with a specialization in Women's Studies and Latin American Studies (University of Oregon). Carla studies the complex and multiple meanings and representations of identity among marginalized populations in modern Latin American and Caribbean nation-states (more specifically in Brazil, Ecuador, Grenada, and Panama).  She explores how Afro-Latin American populations create and represent their identities historically within the context of the tourism industry. Her current manuscript From Temporary Migrants to Permanent Attractions: Tourism, Cultural Heritage, and the Construction of National and Transnational Afro-Antillean Identities in Panama (University of Alabama Press, 2018) recounts the story of the Panamanian Afro-Antilleans of the Archipelago of Bocas del Toro as they are constructed by a national government eager to develop tourism on the basis of cultural diversity and as they construct themselves in the context of Panama's national project. Since 2015, Carla is engaged in a new research project that studies the intersection of culture, economics, and domestic law of territorialization as they relate to tourism development and the cultural heritage of quilombos in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.









Carlos Alberto Cioce Sampaio

Pontifical University of Paraná (PUCPR), Brazil
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Expertise areas: ecosocioeconomy, organizational planning and management, sustainable development, comunitary tourism, sustainable tourism, solidary tourism.

Resumé: Administrator, Master and Doctor in planning and organizational management for sustainable development, and Postdoctoral fellowship in Ecosocioeconomcs and Corporate Cooperativism. Researcher of productivity at CNPq. Adjunct Coordinator in Environmental Sciences Area from CAPES. Member of Advisory Committee of Urban and Regional Planning from the Foundation for Research Support of Paraná (F. Araucaria) and Technical and Scientific Committees journals and national and international events. Done internships with two ecosocioeconomists seniors researchers, Manfred Max-Neef (Winner of the Alternative Nobel Prize) and Ignacy Sachs (one of the creators of Eco-Development), and internship in the Cooperative Complex of Mondragón, Basco Country, global paradigmatic example of cooperativism, 2009. Fulbright Foundation Scholar (USA), 2015, Visiting professor at the Brazilian Center for Contemporary Studies at the School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences in Paris, 1996, and the Center for Environmental Studies at the Austral University of Chile (UACh), 2005. He is a professor of Graduate Program (GP) in Environmental Manager/UP, Regional Development/FURB, in Environment and Development and in Tourism/UFPR. Is visitor researcher of Interpersonal Process Lab / Washington State University (WSU) and visitor profesor in GP in the Human Scale Development and Ecological Ecology/UACh . Coordinates the Center of Ecosocioeconomics and, in partnership, the Center for Public Policies.









Carlos Costa

University of Aveiro (UA), Portugal
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Expertise areas: tourism, planning, networks, education, policies.

Resumé: Cathedratic professor and diretor of the Economics, Management, Industrial Engeneering and Tourism Department (DEGEIT) of the University of Aveiro (Portugal). Carlos holds PhD and Master degrees in Tourism from the University of Surrey. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Regional and Urban Planning from the University of Aveiro. Carlos is head of the department, diretor of the PhD in Tourism, editor of the journal 'Revista Turismo & Desenvolvimento', member of the board of Governance, Competitiveness and Policies Investigation Unit and member of evaluation teams of the Agency for Evaluation and Accreditation of the Higher Education (A3ES). He is still technical-scientific director of the spin-off tourism company ‘Idtour - Unique Solutions’.









Cristina Bittar Rodrigues

Member of the board (2014-2017)
University of Queensland (UQ), Australia
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Expertise areas: tourism, ecotourism, local base tourism, planning.

Resumé: Dr Cristina Bittar Rodrigues completed her PhD in Tourism at James Cook University in Australia. She has several years’ experience as a lecturer teaching undergraduate tourism courses in Brazil and in Australia. Cristina has worked as a casual lecturer and tutor for James Cook University and University of Queensland in Australia, where she taught classes on destination management and tourism policy and planning. She has also worked as a research assistant on the project entitled “Socio-economic systems and reef resilience”, funded by National Environmental Research Program in Australia, and at Griffith University. Cristina has published papers and book chapters on the topics of backpacker tourism, community based tourism and nature based tourism in the Brazilian Amazon region. Currently, she is a tutor and research assistant at University of Queensland, and also member of the Academic Board Committee and Course Development Advisory Committee at Queensland International Institute in Australia.









Cyntia da Silva Andrade

University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Spain
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Expertise areas: ecotourism, backpacking tourism, local base tourism, tourism policies and planning, tourism destination management.

Resumé: PhD student of Tourism program, Interculturalidad y Desarrollo Sostenible of Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. A master's degree in Culture & Tourism from the University of Santa Cruz (2005), specialization in Tourism and Ecology (CEPOM-BA) and a degree in Geography from the State University of Feira de Santana (1993). Has experience in Tourism and Geography, acting on the following topics: cruise ships, tourism and culture, mystical cultural tourism, spatial perception of tourism and is currently investigating the cruise tourism on the route of sugar and tourism products for the African American market.









Daniela Fantoni Alvares

Member of the board (2016-2017)
Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Brasília (IFB), Brazil
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Expertise areas: tourism planning, modeling, tourism life cycle, cultural heritage, event management.

Resumé: PhD in Planning from the Univeristy of Minho (Portugal). Post-graduation in Tourism Planning, Management and Marketing at the Catholic University of Brasília. Daniela worked as tourism consultant, developing participative planning projects in about 20 cities of Minas Gerais (Brazil). She worked as a professor at tourism undergraduate courses of the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais and at the Historical Centers Management post-graduation of the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo (Portugal). Daniela is currently professor at the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Brasília, where she coordinates the Tourism and Hospitality Research Center, besides participating in the Tourism and Sustainability Studies Laboratory.









Diomira Maria Cicci Pinto Faria

Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil
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Expertise areas: regional development, tourism impacts, poverty, culture, foreign affairs.

Resumé: Associate professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, in the course of Bachelor of Tourism. Graduated in Economics (PUC-MG), specialization in Statistics (UFMG), master in Tourism from University of Alicante (Spain), ph.d in Economics at Centre for Development and Regional Planning (CEDEPLAR-UFMG) in cotutela with the University of Alicante (Spain). It coordinates the LABTUR - Research Laboratory Tourism UFMG and leader of the research group Tourism, Economy, Culture and Territory - TECT CNPq. Has experience in Tourism Economics, focusing on regional development, impact of tourism and poverty, also acting on tourism issues, culture and international relations. His thesis won the Creative Economy Award 2012 (MINC) in the category of Economic Impact.









Ericka Amorim

Polytechnic Institute of Tomar (IPT), Portugal
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Expertise areas: management, planning, tourism safety.

Resumé: Master in Tourism Management and Development (Aveiro University), Doctorate in Geography and Regional Planning (New University of Lisbon). Professor at Tomar Polytechnic Institute (Portugal). Researcher at Territur (Lisbon University) and GOVCOPP (Aveiro University).









Fábia Trentin

Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Brazil
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Expertise areas: tourism policy, governance.

Resumé: PhD in Tourism, Leisure and Culture at the University of Coimbra with official equivalence to PhD in Geography at UFF Capes 6); Master in Hospitality, Research-Planning and Hospitality Management, by Anhembi Morumbi University (2005); Master in Tourism: Planning and Environmental and Cultural Management by the Ibero-American University Center (2001); MBA in Tourism: Planning, Management and Marketing from Universidade Católica de Brasília (UCB); Lato Sensu specialization in Tourism and Hotel Management from the Catholic University of Dom Bosco (UCDB); Agronomic Engi neer at the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (1995). She is currently an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality (FTH) of Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF) where is responsible for offering courses of her academic expertise in the Master Program in Tourism and in the undergraduate course in Tourism.









Gisele Silva Pereira

Federal University of Pelotas (UFPEL), Brazil
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Expertise areas: tourism, environmental management of tourism, sports events, planning process.

Resumé: PhD in Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism Management (Oxford Brookes University, UK), MSc Degree in Tourism (University of Caxias do Sul, Brazil), MBA in Marketing Management (Catholic University of Pelotas, Brazil) and BA Degree in Tourism (University of Caxias do Sul, Brazil). Senior lecturer in tourism at the Department of Tourism (Faculty of Business Administration and Tourism, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil)









Glauber Eduardo de Oliveira Santos

Director (2014-2017)
University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil
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Expertise areas: tourism economics, consumer behavior, quantitive methods.

Resumé: PhD and Msc in Tourism and Environmental Economics from the University of the Balearic Islands (Spain), MSc and BSc in Tourism from the University of São Paulo (USP). Professor at the School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities of USP, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses. Director of the International Association for the Development of Tourism Research in Brazil (ABRATUR) since 2014. Former professor of the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of São Paulo. He also worked as a researcher at the Institute of Economic Research Foundation (FIPE), developing several projects of tourism statistics and planning for governmental and private institutions. He published papers in some of the most important journals of tourism, such as Tourism Management, Journal of Travel Research and Tourism Economics.









Guilherme Lohmann

Founder and member of the board (2014-2017)
Griffith University (GU), Austrália
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Expertise areas: tourism destination development, tourism transport, transport geography, tourism geography, tourism theory.

Resumé: Dr Gui Lohmann is Associate Professor in Aviation Management and Postgraduate Program Director at Griffith University’s Aviation Department (Australia). He is also a researcher at the Griffith Institute for Tourism (GIFT), ranked among the top 5 leading Tourism research institutes in the world. He has authored several books and peer-reviewed journal articles in English, Spanish and Portuguese on transport and tourism related topics. He is the co-editor of the book “Tourism in Brazil: environment, management and segments” published by Routledge. He has worked as a consultant for the Brazilian Ministry of Tourism, the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), Brisbane Airport Corporation and Queensland Airport Ltd, apart from giving training to the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority personnel (UAE) and Danang Center for Tourism Promotion, Vietnam. Gui currently supervises six PhD candidates from countries as diverse as Brazil, New Zealand, Serbia and Vietnam. Gui is the founder and previous executive director of ABRATUR, the International Academy for the Development of Tourism Research in Brazil. www.guilohmann.com









Heros Augusto Santos Lobo

Member of the board (2016-2017)
Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCAR), Brazil
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Expertise areas: ecotourism, espeleotourism, geoconservation, tourism carrying capacity, public use of protected areas.

Resumé: Bachelor of Tourism from the Anhembi-Morumbi University. Post-graduation in Environmental Management of Forestry Systems at the Federal University of Lavras. Master of Science in Geography from the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul. PhD in Geosciences and Environment from the State University of São Paulo. Professor of the Geography, Tourism and Humanities Department of the Sorocaba Campus of the Federal University of São Carlos. Coordinator of the speleotourism section of the Brazilian Society of Speleology. Chief-editor of the journal Tourism in Carst Areas. Associate director of the International Show Caves Association.









Jasmine Cardozo Moreira

State University of Ponta Grossa (UEPG - Brazil) & West Virginia University (WVU - USA)
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Expertise areas: geotourism, geoparks, adventure tourism, ecotourism, environmental interpretation.

Resumé: Dr. Jasmine Cardozo Moreira is an adjunct professor at the Ponta Grossa State University and faculy member of the undergraduate tourism program and graduate geography program. She is also a visiting professor at West Virginia University, in the United States, where she conducts research in partnership with the US Forest Service. Her academic track has led her to complete a B.A. tourism, with a graduate certificate in ecotourism, a M.A. in Tourism and Hospitality, a PhD in Geography as well as post-doctorate degree at the University of Zaragoza (Spain).Currently she coordinates the LABTAN - Tourism Laboratory of Natural Areas and she evaluates undergraduate courses in Tourism area designated by the Education Ministery. She also participates in the Tapas Group (Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group), from WCPA (World Commission on Protected Areas) and IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). She has experience in Outdoor Recreation and Ecotourism and has researched topics such as: Geoparks, environmental interpretation, public use and protected areas. Her thesis won the CAPES Thesis Award in 2010 and was the only honor awarded in the geography sector.









Joice Lavandoski

Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), Brazil
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Expertise areas: wine tourism, tourism management, organizational behavior, events, gastronomy tourism, structural equation modeling.

Resumé: Bachelor and Master degree in Tourism from the University of Caxias do Sul (UCS, Brazil). PhD in Tourism from the University of Algarve (Ualg/Portugal), with revalidated diploma from the University of Vale do Itajaí (Univali/Brazil) and full scholarship provided by the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (Capes/Brazil). Adjunct professor at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Unirio), Department of Tourism and Heritage, teaching in Tourism course. Researcher at the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Tourism and Cities (INTERTUR/Unirio) and a member of the Research Centre for Spatial and Organizational Dynamics (CIEO/Ualg). She is a reviewer of the following scientific journals in the field of Tourism: Tourism Management Perspectives (Elsevier), Tourism; Management Studies (Ualg) and in the national journal Caderno Virtual de Turismo. She has published papers in international scientific journals in the field of tourism, such as International Journal of Wine Business Research (Elsevier) and Tourism and Hospitality Research (Sage). She has experience with research on wine tourism in the Vale dos Vinhedos (Brazil) and in the Alentejo (Portugal).









José A. Puppim de Oliveira

MIT-UTM, Malaysia
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Expertise areas: sustainable tourism.

Resumé: Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira is currently MIT-UTM Visiting Scholar in the Malaysia Sustainable Cities Program. He is also associated as visiting researcher at the United Nations University (UNU-IIGH) in Kuala Lumpur and faculty member at the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV/EAESP and FGV/EBAPE), Federal university of Rio de Janeiro (COPPEAD-UFRJ) and Fudan University (Shanghai). His work is multi and interdisciplinary involving applied social sciences and their links with the natural and health sciences and engineering. His academic expertise cuts across different fields including urban studies, planning, environmental policy, development studies, business and society and public administration and management. His research and policy interests concentrate broadly in the area of political economy of sustainable development. He is particularly interested in patterns of governance, institution building and policy implementation at different levels, looking at how global and national institutions are interlinked to local governance and action, and vice-versa. He has carried out policy-oriented empirical research, undertaking quantitative and qualitative analyses of governance involving diverse groups of actors (e.g., different levels of governments, international organisations, NGOs, SMEs, industries), economic sectors, regions of the world and scales (e.g., international, national and local). His experience comprises research, consultancy and policy work in more than 20 countries in all continents. He held positions of Senior Research Fellow and Assistant Director of UNU-IAS in Japan between 2009 and 2015 where he coordinated the Sustainable Urban Futures research program and the Master of Science in Environmental Governance. Previously, he worked as faculty member at the University College London (UK), at the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE) of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) as a European Commission’s Marie Curie Fellow, and as an instructor, consultant and researcher for several organisations such as different United Nations agencies, the OECD, the World Bank Institute, sub-national and national governments, and various NGOs and small and large firms in the private sector. He has published eight books and a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is editor-in-chief of the journal Public Administration and Development (PAD, Wiley-Blackwell) and member of several editorial boards such as the Brazilian Review of Conteporanean Administration (RAC, ANPAD), Asian Journal of Political Science and Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration (Taylor and Francis). Jose holds a Ph.D. in Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA.









Luiz Augusto Machado Mendes Filho

Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil
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Expertise areas: information technologies in tourism, smart tourism destinations, internet, social media.

Resumé: PhD in Business at Auckland University of Technology (2012) and New Zealand Tourism Research Institute, with the New Zealand government scholarship. Master's degree in Production Engineering from the UFRN (2002), Master sandwich in Business at the University of Maine, United States (2001) and a bachelor degree in Computer Science from UFRN (1995). He is Adjunct Professor and Vice Head of the Department of Tourism (UFRN), Assistant Professor of Graduate Studies in Tourism (PPGTUR), Editor-in-Chief of Revista de Turismo Contemporâneo (RTC), head of the Research Group in Tourism Management (GESTUR), and member of the International Federation for Information Technology and Travel & Tourism (IFITT).









Luiz Gonzaga Godoi Trigo

University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil
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Expertise areas: tourism, culture, entertainment, education, tendencies.

Resumé: Bachelor of Philosophy and Bachelor of Tourism from the Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas, PhD in Education from the University of Campinas. Full professor of the School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities of the University of São Paulo, teaching in the undergraduate course of Leisure and Tourism and in the Tourism and Cultural Studies masters. Luiz was professor of the Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas and Hospitality and Tourism director of Senac São Paulo. He was member of AIEST and published more than 25 books.









Márcio Marreiro das Chagas

Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Rio Grande do Norte (IFRN), Brazil
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Expertise areas: marketing and consumer behavior, quantitative methods, entrepreneurship, innovation and information and communications technology (ICT).

Resumé: Márcio Marreiro is a Professor of Tourism and Hospitality at the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Rio Grande do Norte (IFRN), northeast of Brazil, teaching at the undergraduate major of Tourism Management as well as lecturing at the vocational course of Events. He is also the Research and Innovation Coordinator at IFRN – Canguaretama campus. Marreiro holds a PhD in Administration, a Master’s Degree in Tourism and a B.A. in Tourism, all at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN – Brazil). He has been awarded 2 nd best master’s thesis in Brazil (Ministry of Tourism / Brazilian School of Administration and Public Administration – Fundação Getúlio Vargas – EBAPE-FGV – Brazil), among other national and local academic awards. He is also a former Lecturer at the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Alagoas (IFAL–Brazil), of the Tourism Department at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (DETUR-UFRN – Brazil), of the Tourism Department at the State University of Rio Grande do Norte (DETUR-UERN – Brazil), of the Administrative Sciences Department and the Tourism major at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (DEPAD-UFRN – Brazil) and at the Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem Comercial at Rio Grande do Norte (SENAC-RN – Brazil). His academic interests are marketing and customer behavior, quantitative methods, entrepreneurship, innovation and information and communication technologies.









Maria Henriqueta S. G. Gimenes Minasse

Anhembi Morumbi University (UAM), Brazil
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Expertise areas: tourism, gastronomy, cultural heritage.

Resumé: Bachelor of Tourism, Master of Science in Sociology and PhD in History from the Federal University of Paraná. Maria conducted postdoctoral studies at the University of Vigo (Portugal). She was professor of the Federal University of Paraná and of the Federal University of São Carlos. Since 2015 she is professor of the Anhembi Morumbi University, working in the masters of Hospitality and Food and Beverage Management and in undergraduate courses of Gastronomy and Tourism.









Miguel Moital

Bournemouth University (BU), United Kingdom
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Expertise areas: consumer behavior, leisure and events, marketing, management.

Resumé: Miguel Moital (PhD, Bournemouth University) is a Principal Academic in Events Management at Bournemouth University, where he currently lectures on the BA Events Management, MSc Events Management and MSc Events Marketing. He has completed a BA in Tour Operating Management and PG Dip in Tourism Management in Portugal, where he also worked in higher education for 10 years before joining Bournemouth University. He has published in a number of journals, including Tourism Management, The Service Industries Journal, Psychology & Marketing, Event Management, International Journal of Festival & Event Management and Tourism Analysis.









Ricardo Ricci Uvinha

University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil
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Expertise areas: leisure, tourism, sports megaevents.

Resumé: Ricardo R. Uvinha is Associate Professor of the Graduate Program in Tourism, School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He holds a Masters Degree in Physical Education from the State University of Campinas – UNICAMP (1997), a PhD in Tourism and Leisure from the University of Sao Paulo – USP (2003), a Postdoctorate in Leisure Studies from Griffith University, Australia (2004) and a Habilitation in Leisure Studies from the University of Sao Paulo – USP (2008). Dr. Uvinha is the author of several articles and books focused on Sports, Leisure and Tourism. He is currently leader of the Interdisciplinary Group of Leisure Studies at the University of Sao Paulo (GIEL/USP), Chair of the Brazilian Association for Leisure Studies (ANPEL) and Vice-chair of the World Leisure Organization/United Nations. He has attended academic and professional meetings in more than 50 countries.









Sandro Carnicelli-Filho

University of West of Scotland (UWS), Scotland
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Expertise areas: adventure tourism.

Resumé: Dr. Sandro Carnicelli is the Programme Leader for Events Management and Tourism Management and Coordinator of the Volunteering Academy at the University of the West of Scotland. Sandro has been awarded the Skills Active Outdoor Recreation Research Scholarship (New Zealand, 2010) and the Carnegie Trust Grant (Scotland, 2011). Sandro has published articles in international journals including Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Management, Annals of Leisure Research, Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism, and World Leisure. He is on the Executive Board (Treasurer) of the Leisure Studies Association, on the Advisory Board of the Annals of Leisure Research, editorial board of Motriz and editorial board of the Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning.









Sérgio Rodrigues Leal

Vice-director (2014-2017)
Federal University of Penambuco (UFPE), Brazil
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Expertise areas: tourism higher education, tourism research, tourism marketing.

Resumé: Sergio Leal is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Hotel Management and Tourism and Student Mobility Coordinator at the Federal University of Pernambuco – UFPE. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism and an MBA in Marketing Services from UFPE. He also has a Master’s degree in Tourism from James Cook University (Australia), a Ph.D. in Tourism from the University of Surrey (UK) and conducted postdoctoral research at NHTV-Breda University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands). He was the secretary of the Association of for Tourism in Higher Education) and has served as ABRATUR’s Executive Vice-Director since 2014.









Thiago Allis

Member of the board (2016-2017)
University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil
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Expertise areas: urban tourism, regional and urban planning, tourism mobilities.

Resumé: BSc in Tourism (2004), Master in Latin American Integration (2006) and PhD in Architecture and Urbanism (2012) at University of São Paulo (USP). Currently holds a position on Leisure and Tourism at School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities (EACH), at University of São Paulo. In 2012, was invited lecturer at East Timor National University (UNTL).









Tiago Savi Mondo

Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Santa Catarina (IFSC), Brazil
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Expertise areas: services quality, marketing, innovation.

Resumé: Bachelor of Physical Education (UDESC) and Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality (UNIVALI). Specialist in Project Management (FGV), Master in Business Administration (UDESC) and Doctor in Administration (UFSC), Post Doctorate in progress in Tourism at UFPR. He is currently Professor at the Federal Institute of Santa Catarina and leader of the Research Group on Tourism Management. It belongs also to GEPEM (Group of Studies and Marketing Research) UDESC. It has articles published in Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, Spain and Portugal.









Yoná da Silva Dalonso

University of the Joinville Region (Univille), Brazil
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Expertise areas: events, cultural tourism, experience tourism, heritage, gastronomy, public policies and tourism planning.

Resumé: Bachelor in Tourism and Hospitality by the University of Itajaí Valley (1998), Master degree in Communication Sciences, with a research line in Tourism and Leisure by the University of São Paulo (2004), PhD in Geography, with a research line in Geography and Regional Planning by the University of Minho / Portugal (2015). Yoná Dalonso is a professor and researcher at the University of the Region of Joinville, as well as a tourism professional from the Joinville Government. She is the leader of Convivium Dona Chica from Slow Food Brasil Movement and a member of the Joinville and Region Convention & Visitors Bureau. She has experience in the area of tourism, working mainly on the following themes: tourism, events, cultural tourism, experience tourism, heritage, gastronomy, public policies and tourism planning.