About the Author
is a senior lecturer in Tourism Geography at the University of the West of England. Stroma combines her academic career with action research and consultancy, most recently looking at tourism and water rights in Indonesia. She is a director of Equality in Tourism and was the Chair of Tourism Concern (2006-2012). Stroma is an activist researcher critiquing the consequences of tourism development. Derek Hall has studied geography, anthropology and tourism for over 40 years, his experience includes:1970 BA (Hons) 2i University of London (External): Geography with Social Anthropology1970-4 Research Assistant, Department of Geography, Polytechnic of North London1973 Postgraduate Diploma in Linguistics, University of Portsmouth1974 Temporary Assistant Research Officer, Scottish Development Department, Edinburgh1974-1995 Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Principal Lecturer, Reader, Geography and Tourism, Sunderland Polytechnic/University1978 PhD University of London (External): Social and Political Geography1978 British Council Young Scientist in India: Delhi School of Economics; Osmania University, Hyderabad; Centre for Social and Economic Research, Bangalore1984 British Council funded researcher in Mongolia: University of Ulan Bataar1986-91 Part-time tour leader for Regent Holidays in Europe and Asia1995-2004 Head of Department, Tourism and Leisure Management, Scottish Agricultural College, Auchincruive, Ayrshire.1998 Personal Chair in Regional DevelopmentExternal examiner at various levels and visiting professor/senior research fellow at a number of universities, including HAMK University of Applied Technology, Finland (1997-2012). Most recent role with Plymouth University. PhD is Head of the Department of Business at Swansea University, UK. A strong proponent of advocacy scholarship, he was one of originators of the notion of hopeful tourism scholarship and is co-chair of the biennial Critical Tourism Studies Conference Series. Nigel has a background in leisure policy and public sector tourism and public relations management. He is passionately interested in the connections between tourism, social justice, identity and place and has written or edited 15 books in these areas. Nigel is an editorial board member of several leading international journals including Place Branding & Public Diplomacy, Hospitality & Society and Vacation Marketing and is an Associate Editor of the Annals of Tourism Research.