As Visiting Professor of Tourism Futures, Ian brings a foundation of knowledge in futures theory and scenario planning to EFTI. He holds an advisory role for projects and academic writing and he is co-editor of the Journal of Tourism Futures and academic writing. Ian is resident at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. He obtained his PhD at the Edinburgh Napier University in the field of Operations Research.
Ian is world’s professional crystal ball gazer or futurologist specialising in travel and tourism. Ian learned his trade as the scenario planner for VisitScotland where he established the process of futures thinking within the organisation using a variety of techniques including economic modelling, trends analysis and scenario construction. As Visiting Professor of Tourism Futures, Ian brings a foundation of knowledge in futures theory and scenario planning to EFTI. Glimpses into the future is Ian’s forte, whether it is an advisory role for projects, as co-editor of the Journal of Tourism Futures or academic writing.
Ian is now resident at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. He has a PhD in Operations Research from Edinburgh Napier University and is presently studying towards a Higher Doctorate (DSc) based upon an ontological classification of tourism futures through truth and explanation. Ian is editor of the Journal of Revenue & Pricing Management and editor of Channelview’s Tourism Futures book series. He is the author and co-editor of 18 and a large collection of papers in leading journals.
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The future of e-HRM and AI in the tourism and hospitality industry17 May
Technologies that facilitate human resource management, labelled as digital or electronic human resource management (e-HRM) are developing rapidly, an observation that is shared by many. Relatively recently the term artificial intelligence (AI) caused a new wave of potential technological facilitation for HRM. The brand-new special issue of the Journal of Tourism Futures presents papers that cover a broad range of talent management related challenges and issues for the tourism and hospitality industry in which recent technological developments play a role.
Transformation and the Regenerative Future of Tourism29 March
The special issue of our Journal of Tourism Futures seeks to explore how tourism can contribute to this transformation. We invite papers that examine, among other things, how tourism can become a catalyst for environmental, social, cultural and economic regeneration, and heal ecosystems and empower local communities. While remaining critical, papers should provide hopeful, regenerative and transformative views of tourism’s potentialities. Papers may also consider how planners might think freshly about facilitating a regenerative future of tourism.
The Future of Polar Tourism25 March
Tourism in the Polar Regions is quite a cool topic. As these regions have heated up, so too has the interest in visiting them. The special issue of the Journal of Tourism Futures about The Future of Polar Tourism represents the culmination of more than 10 years of work by the International Polar Tourism Research Network (IPTRN).
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