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Published: 23 October 2013

Surrey Professor elected Vice-President of International Academy for the Study of Tourism

Professor David Airey of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management has been elected as the first Vice-President of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism (IAST).

The IAST is a global organization created to further the scholarly research and professional investigation of tourism. Established in 1988, its membership includes up to 75 leading international scholars of tourism, all of whom are elected.

Among other activities, Professor Airey – whose research interests focus on tourism education, tourism policy and organisation, and the economic aspects of tourism – will be responsible for overseeing the next IAST conference in 2015.

Fellows of the IAST are elected to membership on the basis of their scholarly achievements and contributions to the understanding of tourism. The University of Surrey is also home to two other IAST members: Professor John Tribe and Professor Allan Williams.

Discover more at the IAST website.