Dr. Kristin Lamoureux

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Executive Director, SAVE Travel Alliance and Sustainable Tourism Consultant, USA

Dr. Kristin Lamoureux has been a leader in the area of tourism development, marketing, education and research for almost 20 years.  She currently serves as the Executive Director of the SAVE Travel Alliance as well as a Sustainable Tourism Consultant.

Most recently, she served as the Associate Dean of the Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism at New York University. She holds a Ph.D. in Strategic Planning and Tourism Development.   Prior to NYU, Dr. Lamoureux was the Executive Director of the International Institute of Tourism Studies (IITS) and a Research Professor of Business and Tourism Studies in the School of Business at the George Washington University. She holds a Ph.D. in Strategic Planning and Tourism Development.  Dr. Lamoureux has been a leader in the area of professional and academic education for almost 20 years, including the oversight of all IITS activities and professional training programs offered in Washington, DC as well as through distance learning and in customised formats throughout the world.

Additionally, Dr. Lamoureux currently is involved in many projects focusing on tourism in developed and developing countries and with indigenous populations around the world including in the US, Jordan, Honduras, Belize, Egypt, Mali, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Bulgaria and Spain. Dr. Lamoureux has served as a consultant for the US Department of Interior, National Park Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, USAID, the World Bank, the UN World Tourism Organization, the US Environmental Protection Agency, the Ecotourism Society, and Conservation International, among others. At present, she serves as the Special Advisor to the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association. Most recently she has assisted both the Choctaw Nation in Oklahoma and the Crow Tribe in Montana to assess, develop and market their tourism opportunities.

Her primary focus areas include economic development, tourism workforce development, capacity building, sustainable tourism, culture-heritage tourism, volunteer tourism, accreditation, destination management, public-private partnerships, and rural and/or tribal community tourism development. She is often asked to serve as an expert commentator on these areas and has recently been quoted in numerous media outlets including CNN, Forbes, Time Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler the Globe and Mail Newspaper, Wall Street Journal Online and the Washington Times.