Jafar Jafari

Founding Editor, Annals of Tourism Research @

Jafar Jafari is Founding Editor, Annals of Tourism Research; Chief Editor, Tourism Social Science Series; Co-editor, Bridging Tourism Theory and Practice; Co-editor, Encyclopedia of Tourism; Co-Founding Editor, Information Technology & Tourism; Co-Founder, TRINET; Founding President, International Academy for the Study of Tourism; and Founding President, Tourism Intelligence Forum. A cultural anthropologist (PhD, University of Minnesota, USA), with BA (English, University of Isfahan, Iran) and BS and MS (hotel and tourism management, Cornell University, USA), he is the recipient of 2005 Ulysses Prize (UNWTO) and of Honorary Doctorate (Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain), Visiting Professor of this and the University do Algarve (Portugal) and professor emeritus of University of Wisconsin-Stout.