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Meet the Editors

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Perry Hobson

Breda University of Applied Sciences
Breda, Netherlands

Perry Hobson, PhD has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Vacation Marketing for over 23-years. JVM is ranked as an A journal, and has an Impact Factor or 3.5.Earlier this year he moved to The Netherlands to take up the role as Director of the Academy of Tourism at Breda University of Applied Sciences (BUas). He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the UK, a Masters from the USA, and completed his PhD in Australia. Perry is a Past-President of APacCHRIE, and has been made an Honorary Fellow of Council for Hospitality Management Education (CHME) in the UK as well as CAUTHE in Australia.

During his career, Perry has not only held academic positions in relation to tourism and hospitality education (at Southern Illinois University in the USA, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, SAR-China and at Southern Cross University in Australia), but also spent the last 10-years in senior management roles relating to global engagement in Malaysia (at both Taylor’s University and Sunway University). He is the former CEO of the International Centre of Excellence in Hospitality & Tourism Education (THE-ICE) and continues to sit on its Board of Directors. He is an Adjunct Professor at Ton Duc Thang University in Vietnam, a Visiting Professor at the Management Centre Innsbruck (MCi) in Austria, and also sits on the International Advisory Council of Ostrava University in The Czech Republic.

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Henri Kuokkanen

Institut Paul Bocuse
Écully, France

Dr. Henri Kuokkanen is an associate professor  and vice dean of postgraduate programs at Institut Paul Bocuse, with expertise in the fields of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and revenue management. He holds a PhD in CSR from Leeds Beckett University. Henri has been an active EuroCHRIE board member since 2014, starting as the area consultant for Switzerland. In 2015, he was elected as the director of membership. After his two-year term, he was nominated as the interim director of education in 2017, before being elected in the same position in 2018. Active in sharing his research findings at the annual EuroCHRIE conferences, Henri has won the conference best paper award three times, in 2012, 2016 and 2018. He has also organized regional EuroCHRIE events to provide further value to members. Having switched from a business and consulting career to academia in 2008, he has found EuroCHRIE an indispensable platform to network and build experience in hospitality research and education. For him, EuroCHRIE also provides the perfect channel to contribute to the future of the field and support the next generation of hospitality students, educators and researchers.

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Jean-Pierre vd Rest

Leiden University
Leiden, Netherlands

Jean-Pierre van der Rest is Professor of Business Administration at Leiden University, one of Europe’s leading research universities. He previously served as a Professor, Research Director and Associate Dean at Hotelschool The Hague. Jean-Pierre received a PhD in Business from Oxford Brookes University (Oxford School of Hospitality Management), a MA in Managerial Economics from University of Durham (Department of Economics and Finance), and a BBA in Hotel Administration from the Hotel Management School Maastricht. His research focuses on pricing decision-making and revenue optimization in the hotel and restaurant industry. He currently is editor for the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research (JHTR), along with Prof. Li Miao and Prof. Peter Kim, and has won several research awards. Jean-Pierre has taught in Bachelor, Master, MBA, and Executive Education programs, has chaired accreditations, and has been an external examiner, external advisor, and a visiting professor at various international business schools. Recipient of various competitive research grants, he actively promotes research and teaching excellence.

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Marianna Sigala

University of Piraeus
Piraeus, Greece

Marianna Sigala is Professor of Marketing at the University of Piraeus, Greece. She previously hold the position of the Professor of Tourism and the Director of the Centre for Tourism & Leisure Management at the University of South Australia (2015 – 2021). She has also been an academic staff at the University of Strathclyde and Westminster University (UK), and the University of the Aegean (Greece). Her academic credentials are combined with her professional experience in the tourism industry. Her interests include services and experience management, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in tourism and hospitality, as well as wine tourism. She is a widely published and multi-awarded authority: eleven books, numerous papers in academic journals, and (keynote) presentations in international conferences. She has a long record of leadership and participation in international research projects funded by various entities such as the E.U., the Council of Europe and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia. She is a past President of EuroCHRIE and a past member of the executive board of ICHRIE and IFITT. She currently serves at the executive board of CAUTHE. She is the co-editor of the Journal of Service Theory & Practiceand the Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Management. In 2016, she has been awarded the prestigious EuroCHRIE Presidents’ Award for her lifetime contributions and achievements to tourism and hospitality education. Since 2020, Professor Sigala is also appointed as Research Fellow of CAUTHE.

EuroCHRIE Team

EuroCHRIE Team
June 22, 2022


Last updated on June 22, 2022