of Hospitality and Tourism
Education: B.A. at University of Isfahn; B.S. and M.S. in Hospitality and Tourism at Cornell University; Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology at University of Minnesota.
Research interests: Anthropology; Cross cultural studies; Economic development and leisure studies; Sociology of Tourism; Tourism and host community; Tourism development; Tourism and globalization; Online education.
Present positions: Editor-in-Chief, Annals of Tourism Research ● Chief Editor, Tourism Social Science Series ● Chief Editor, Encyclopedia of Tourism ● Co-Founding Editor, Information Technology & Tourism ● Founding President, International Academy for the Study of Tourism.
Awards and acknowledgments: Honorary doctorate from Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain (http://www.uib.es/master/phd-mtee/faculty/jafari.htm) ● 2005 World Tourism Organization Ulysses Prize ( http://www.world-tourism.org/newsroom/Releases/2005/June/ulysses.htm)
Web resources on Professor Jafari: Interview to Jafari on Tourism as global phenomenon, WTO News, 2005 ( http://www.world-tourism.org/newsroom/magazine/archives/WTO%20NEWS%203_2005%20INGLES.pdf)
SOME PUBLICATIONS AVAILABLE ON WEB
(2002) Cipriano Marin, Jafar Jafari, Sustainable hotels for sustainable destinations, Annals of Tourism Research, Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 266-268 (http://www.wellhead.ru/files/active/1/hotels&tourism.pdf).
Updated: January 29, 2007