We are very pleased to welcome Professor Xu Honggang of Sun Yat-Sen University (Guangzhou, China) to the senior editorial team of Tourism Geographies. She is replacing Shaul Krakover, who is retiring this year, and joining Michael Hall, Jarkko Saarinen (who recently replaced Allan Williams) and myself as the main editors of the journal. (Note that with this appointment, we are dropping the regional designations for each of the editors.)
Dr. Xu has been a key faculty member in making Sun Yat-Sen University a leader in tourism research, and is a frequent presenter at international geography and tourism conferences around the world. She was a guest editor in for a fascinating special issue of Tourism Geographies (2014, v.16 #5) on recent tourism geography research in China, and has published widely in leading international journals with her students and colleagues in China and abroad. Some of her papers and profile can be found at ResearchGate.net.
We are fortunate to have Dr. Xu as a member of our editorial team and look forward to the new ideas and energy that she brings to us.