EATSA

Euro-Asia Tourism Studies Association

Welcome to the Euro-Asia Tourism Studies Association Website

We are trying to find new models and to build a stronger bridge between Europe and Asia

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At its core,  EATSA is a family of researchers and scholars, more than a scientific association of academics.

Every work counts

Creating useful partnerships

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Involving students

Every researcher has something special to reveal, we would like to share experiences for inspiring students.

Helping to publish
Our aim is to assist a new generation of researchers in tourism to realise their publication potentials.
Connecting people
At its core, we aim to support a collaborative network of researchers from Asia and Europe.
Spreading ideas

We wish to encourage the exchange of research results, practical experience, and ideas by organising conferences and an open access journal.

Every topic counts

Our strength is our scientific curiosity

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Methodologies used by members
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Every geographical area counts

EATSA International Board

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Enrico Panai

President

Enrico Panai is a Human Information Interaction Specialist and an independent researcher in Cyber Geography and Ethics of Information. Following his studies philosophy of information and a multi-year experience as a consultant in Italy, he taught for several years as an adjunct professor of Digital Humanities in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sassari. Since his move to France in 2007, he has been working as a consultant for large corporations. In 2017, he studied Strategies for Cyber Security Awareness at the Institut National de Hautes Etudes de la Sécurité et de la Justice [Institute for Advanced Studies in Security and Justice] at the Ecole Militaire in Paris. In 2018, he started a new PhD in Geoeconomics and Geopolitics at the Department of Humanities and Social Science (DUMAS) of the University of Sassari (Italy where he is investigating the geoeconomics and geopolitical opportunities and the weakness of tourism destinations at the Environment, Territory, Data Analysis Lab. His main research interests concern cyber-geography, cyber wars, data ethics, cybersecurity, human-information

Kevser Çınar

Vice-president for Asia

Kevser Çınar holds a PhD degree in Tourism Management from Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Tourism Management. Çınar graduated from Middle East Technical University in 2003. She holds a master’s degree (2013) and doctoral degree (2017) from Necmettin Erbakan University.  She has also been working as EU Projects expert for 14 years and she has taken part in several different international EU projects so far-gained a good understanding of what is required of a project expert both in Turkey and in Europe. She has been involved in European higher education strategic partnership projects such as  TOURBAN, TOURIBOOST as coordinator and SCOUT, E-GAME as a partner. She is experienced enough in writing projects, implementing its activities, and coordination of them. She is also certified at curriculum development program by the Institute of Educational Sciences. Her project and research topics are about innovation in tourism, consumer behavior and tourism education. She is the chief editor of EATSJ, Euro-Asia Tourism Studies Journal. She is a Tedx speaker. She has been invited as keynote speaker, trainer and workshop facilitator in various national and international events and project meetings in several different countries.

Desmond Wee

Vice-President for Europe

Desmond Wee is Professor of Tourism at the Cologne Business School (CBS) in Germany. His research interests explore contemporary tourism theories in cultural studies and the social sciences, focusing on visual, reflexive and embodied methodologies in the making of everyday identities in urban spaces. He is currently working on a series of projects dedicated to ‘walking’ and envisioning how ‘European’ identity can be seen from without, through the eyes of the other. As Academic Dean of International Tourism Management, his passion lies in creating projects merging teaching, research and learning, encouraging students to venture outside the classroom to study tourism through engaging tourism.

Every partner counts

Universities & Organizations

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