About the Author
Dr Helmut Wachowiak is a founding Professor and Head of the Tourism Management Department at the International University of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef, Bonn, which is Germanys' first full English speaking university in the field of service management. Dr Wachowiak is also a Professor of International Tourism Development, associated at the University of Information Technology and Management RzeszA(3)w, Poland. He also participates on the editorial board for "Advances in hospitality and leisure"; in ISTTE, the International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators; and in industrial networks such as DRV, the German tour operator and travel agency association. In addition, he is engaged in various leisure and tourism research projects with focus on cross-border destination development in Europe, visitor profile studies, and tourism on the Balearic Islands.