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T.C. Chang is an Associate Professor at the Department of Geography, National University of Singapore (NUS). He received his PhD at McGill Univeristy (1997) and his research interests relate to urban tourism, arts/culture/heritage, and Asian tourism knowledges. He is the co-editor of two books on Asian tourism: Asia On Tour. Exploring the Rise of Asian Tourism (Routledge, 2009) and Interconnected Worlds: Tourism in Southeast Asia (Elsevier Science, 2001). On the administrative front, he was Vice Dean (External Relations and Student Life) of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences as well as Deputy Director of Global Relations Office, both at NUS.
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Dr. Tamara Rátz is Professor of Tourism and Head of Tourism Department at Kodolányi János University, Hungary. She obtained her PhD in 2000 from the Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration with a thesis investigating the socio-cultural impacts of tourism development at Lake Balaton, Hungary. She has extensive experience of teaching abroad: besides being a Guest Professor at HAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland (1995-2011), Karaganda Economic University of Kazpotrebsoyuz, Kazakhstan (2011-2014), and University of Bologna (2017-2018), she taught various tourism-related courses in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Russia, Spain, Turkey, Poland, The Netherlands, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Norway. She serves as editorial board member and reviewer of over 20 journals in tourism and acts as co-editor of the Tourism Academy book series in Hungary. She is the author or co-author of more than 190 publications on tourism, including 12 books. Her current research interests include cultural and heritage tourism development and management, creativity and innovation in niche tourism development, and the phenomena of unconventional tourism mobility.