About Douglas Pearce
Professor Douglas Pearce is Professor Tourism Management, Victoria Management School, New Zealand. He has more than thirty years teaching, research and consulting experience in many aspects of tourism. Most recently his work has had a New Zealand focus, notably as leader of the FRST-funded project on tourism distribution channels. Other research interests and consultancy work have frequently taken him to Europe, the South Pacific and Southeast Asia. He is a fellow and former vice-president of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism and serves on the editorial boards of a number of tourism journals, including the Annals of Tourism Research.