- Joseph M. Cheer is at the Center for Tourism Research at Wakayama University, Japan. He most recently lectured in the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics at Monash University and is board member of the International Geography Union (IGU) Commission onTourism and Leisure and Global Change. His research draws from transdisciplinary perspectives, especially human/economic geography, cultural anthropology and political economy. Joseph is focused on research to practice with an emphasis on resilience building, sustainability and social justice in tourism. He recently published 'Tourism Resilience and Adaptation to EnvironmentalChange' and 'Tourism Resilience and Sustainability: Adapting to Social, Political and EconomicChange' (with Alan Lew).
- Claudio Milano (PhD) is a Social and Cultural Anthropologist. He is a Professor and Researcher inTourism at Ostelea School of Tourism & Hospitality, University of Lleida (Barcelona, Spain). He has published in international peer-reviewed scientific journals and he is member of several international anthropological and tourism research networks. He recently contributed to a study on overtourism in European Union funded by the European Parliament as team member of a consortium. His research interests are focused on sociocultural impacts of tourism in Europe and LatinAmerica and the relation between tourism, social resistance and protest movements in rural and urban areas.
- Marina Novelli (PhD) is Professor of Tourism and International Development and Academic Lead for the Responsible Futures Research and Enterprise Agenda at the University of Brighton (UK). As an internationally renowned expert, she has advised on projects funded by the World Bank,the EU, the UN, the Commonwealth Secretariat, National Ministries and Tourism Boards, RegionalDevelopment Agencies and NGOs in Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and Asia. She recently contributedto a study on overtourism in European Union funded by the European Parliament as teammember of a consortium. Her work has demonstrated to have impact far beyond tourism by contributingto more effective economic growth, improved environments and more inclusive societies.