Introduction: Innovation and the Future of Tourism.- Part I: Tourism Futures and the Technological Facets of Innovation.- Part II: Cultural Paradigms and Innovation.- Part III: Tourism Governance Innovation.
Eduardo Fayos-Sola is President of the Ulysses Foundation, and
Senior Adviser of the International Academy for the Study of
Tourism at The George Washington University, Washington D.C. He is
also the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) 2014
Ulysses Laureate for his contributions to Tourism Policy and
Governance at world-wide level. As former Director for Europe at
the UNWTO, Executive Secretary of the UNWTO Knowledge Network, and
Founding President of the UNWTO Themis Foundation, he is the
architect of the TedQual Certification for quality of tourism
education university programs. He has also been Director General of
Tourism of Spain and the Spanish Government Representative for
Tourism at the European Commission in Brussels. He has edited and
authored a number of books and other academic and professional
publications on public policy in tourism, tourism for development,
and innovation, inclusiveness and sustainability in tourism.
Chris Cooper is Professor in the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management at Leeds Beckett University, UK. He was Chair of the UN World Tourism Organization Education Council (2005 - 2007) and was awarded the UN Ulysses Medal for contributions to tourism education and policy. He co-edits "Current Issues in Tourism" and sits on editorial boards for leading tourism, hospitality and leisure journals. He has authored a number of leading textbooks and is the co-editor of the book series "Aspects of Tourism".