On behalf of everyone who has supported Tourism Geographies since its first issue in 1999, I want to thank Professor Allan M. Williams (University of Surrey, UK) for his contributions as the journal's founding Editor for Europe. As of July 2016, he will phase out of that position and become an Emeritus Editor for the journal.
Allan has been a valuable member of our core editorial team, whose energy and enthusiasm for Tourism Geographies was a tremendous gift toward establishing a strong foundation for us and securing our reputation over time. He certainly made my role as the journal's editor-in-chief much easier, as well as more enjoyable.
A biography of Allan's academic career can be found here.
We wish Allan all the best in his transition to retirement.
-- Alan Lew