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This presentation will examine the new thinking required in the tourism industry to adapt to the disruptive times in which we live in. It will discuss shifts in economic paradigms, educational programs and the design of tourism experiences.

Instructor | Professor Emerita Dr. Pauline Sheldon

Pauline J. Sheldon is professor emerita at the University of Hawaii’s School of Travel Industry Management where she also served as interim dean for four years. Her research covers sustainable tourism, information technology, wellness tourism, corporate social responsibility, and knowledge management in tourism. She holds a PhD in economics, a masters in business administration, and a bachelors degree in mathematics. She has published over 70 journal articles and seven books, and most recently co-authored the book “Social Entrepreneurship and Tourism: Philosophy and Practice” published by Springer. Sheldon is co-editor of a Springer book series entitled “Tourism on the Verge” which publishes volumes on the cutting edge of tourism.

She served as the first woman president and also chair of the board of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism. In 2008 she was awarded the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Ulysses prize for her contributions to knowledge in sustainable tourism. In 2009 she was recognized with the International Travel and Tourism Research Association Lifetime Achievement Award. She also received the Hannes Werthner Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to the field of Tourism Information Technology in 2014.

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