On behalf of the Tourism Geographies community of scholars, I want to thank Professor Shaul Krakover (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel) for his contributions as one of the journal's founding editors. As of September 2016, he will phase out of that position and become an Emeritus Editor for the journal.
Shaul was the first person to encourage me to seriously consider proposing an academic journal with a focus on the geography of tourism when I was a visiting professor at the National University of Singapore in 1997-98. It is very likely that Tourism Geographies, at least as we know it today, would not exist if it were not for his initial insights in that direction. His help with the journal in the years since the first issue came out in 1999 is much appreciated, along with his frequent attendance at Editorial Board meetings, usually held at the annual AAG conference.
You can see Shaul's LinkedIn profile here.
We wish Shaul all the best has he transitions into what sound like a very active retirement.
-- Alan Lew
Thank You, Shaul Krakover (Tourism Geographies Emeritus Editor for Mediterranean, Middle East and Africa)