We’re pleased to welcome the incoming editor of Journal of Travel Research Geoffrey Crouch of La Trobe University! Dr. Crouch kindly provided us with some information on his background:
Geoffrey Crouch is Professor of Tourism Policy & Marketing in the La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. He is an elected Fellow in the International Academy for the Study of Tourism. He has received several research awards including the 2012 Charles R. Goeldner Article of Excellence Award for the Best Paper published in the Journal of Travel Research in 2011, the 2012 Faculty of Business, Economics and Law Executive Dean’s Research Award, the 1997 Dean’s Award for Outstanding Research Achievement at the University of Calgary, the 1994 Best Article Award for the Journal of Travel Research, and the 1993 Best Paper Designation at the 48th Annual Conference of the Council for Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (CHRIE). He was also an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Calgary Convention and Visitors Bureau. Professor Crouch has undertaken consulting assignments for organizations such as the Australian Tourist Commission, and the Hong Kong Tourist Association. In the area of space tourism, Professor Crouch organized a conference panel at the 2001 Travel and Tourism Research Association Conference on the future of space tourism that included Dr. Buzz Aldrin, Chairman of ShareSpace Foundation.
Geoffrey’s research interests span four main research themes, as follows: Tourism psychology and consumer behaviour; Destination competitiveness and management; Tourism marketing; and Tourism policy.
Journal of Travel Research, published bimonthly, is the premier, peer-reviewed research journal focusing on travel and tourism behavior, management and development. The first scholarly journal in North America focused exclusively on travel and tourism, Journal of Travel Research provides researchers, educators, and professionals with up-to-date, high quality, international and multidisciplinary research on behavioral trends and management theory for one of the most influential and dynamic industries. The journal is a 4 ranked journal by Association of Business Schools and A* ranked by Australian Business Deans Council. The July issue of Journal of Travel Research can be read for free for the next two weeks by clicking here.
The outgoing editor of Journal of Travel Research, Richard R. Perdue, will continue to process manuscripts under review to completion.