Dr Ian Jenkins is a geographer who has worked in the tourism and leisure industries for the last twenty seven years as a researcher, senior lecturer, consultant and director of several research units. His work has resulted in numerous publications including industry reports, conference papers, academic articles and book chapters; he has also been a peer reviewer for journal articles. Some of the research projects he has been involved with have resulted in legislative change and improved industry standards. In addition, he has undertaken work for prestigious organisations such as UNESCO, British Council, British Standards Institute, Health and Safety Executive, VisitWales and CEN. His research and consultancy expertise covers subjects such as: responsible/sustainable tourism, niche tourism development, risk and safety management and adventure tourism. Ian is currently an examiner for the University of South Wales and has recently been an external examiner for the University of Birmingham at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and also a PhD examiner at Cranfield University. Ian has been the co-editor of a special edition of the Laureate Hospitality Journal.
Professor Katrín Anna Lund is an anthropologist who has worked at the Department of Tourism and Geography, University of Iceland, for the past 10 years. Previously she has researched and lectured at Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand, University of Aberdeen and Queens University, Belfast. She has done research in Spain, Scotland and Iceland. Her research has focused on tourism, travel and the perception of landscape but landscape studies have been central in her work on travel and tourism with a special emphasis on walking and narratives. Recently she has been studying destination making in tourism with a special focus on Arctic peripheries as well as Northern Light tourism. Katrín is the co-editor, with Professor Karl Benediktsson, of Conversations with Landscape that was published by Ashgate 2010 and Green Ice: Tourism Ecologies in the European High North, with Dr. Simone Abram, published by Palgrave Pivot. She has also published journal articles in a variety of journals, as well as book chapters.