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Research interests

Born in Palestine, Rami Isaac did his undergraduate studies in The Netherlands, graduate studies in the U.K. and has earned his PhD from University of Groningen, in Spatial Sciences, in The Netherlands. He is currently a senior lecturer in tourism teaching at the undergraduate as well as postgraduate levels at the Academy for Tourism at Breda University of Applied Sciences.

In addition, he is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management at Bethlehem University, Palestine. He was the external assessor of Bethlehem TEMPUS (2004-2006) curriculum development project in Palestine in the field of pilgrimage, tourism and cultural industries.

He was the President of the Research Committee 50 on International Tourism, International Sociologist Association ISA (2014-2018).

His research interests in the area of tourism development and management, critical theory,  and political aspects of tourism. He published numerous articles and book chapters on tourism and political (in)stability, occupation, tourism and war, dark tourism, violence and transformational tourism.

 

Subjects

Politics, conflict, heritage, dark tourism, destination management, critical theory, planning and development.

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  • How credible is Vancouver’s new destination brand? An analysis of a destination brand promise and the tourist brand experience

    Isaac, R. & Wichnewski, J., 28 Aug 2020, Routledge Handbook of Tourism Cities. Morrison, A. M. & Coca-Stefaniak, J. A. (eds.). Routledge

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

  • How credible is Vancouver’s new destination brand? An analysis of destination's brand promise and tourist brand's experience.

    Isaac, R. & Wichnewski, J., 2020, Routledge handbook of tourism cities. Morrison, AM. & Andres Coca-Stefaniak, J. (eds.). New York: Routledge

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

  • Restaurant tipping in Europe : a comparative assessment

    Gössling, S., Fernandez, S., Martin-Rios, C., Pasamar Reyes, S., Fointiat, V., Isaac, R. & Lunde, M., 2020, In : Current Issues in Tourism.

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  • A future perspective on tourism and cultural dynamics

    Isaac, R. & Platenkamp, V., 2019, In : Tourism Culture & Communication. 19, 4, p. 313-315 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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    Activities

    International Journal of Tourism Cities (Journal)

    Rami Isaac (Editor), & E Eftychiou (Editor)

    2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

    Bethlehem University

    Rami Isaac (Visiting professor)

    1 Jan 2019 → …

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

    International Sociologist Association (ISA) (External organisation)

    Rami Isaac (Member)

    9 Dec 201926 Jul 2022

    Activity: MembershipMembership of board

    The Advisory Board of the International Journal of Tourism Cities (External organisation)

    R Isaac (Member)

    26 Mar 201930 Mar 2021

    Activity: MembershipMembership of board

    Press / Media

    Winterzon nergens zo goedkoop als in Egypte

    R Isaac

    17/11/15

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    The politics of Dark Tourism

    R Isaac

    1/01/15

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Projects

    Research study on Overtourism: impacts and possible policy responses

    Peeters, P., Gössling, S., Klijs, J., Milano, C., Novelli, M., Dijkmans, C., Eijgelaar, E., Hartman, S., Heslinga, J., Isaac, R., Mitas, O., Moretti, S., Nawijn, J., Papp, B. & Postma, A.

    European Parliament

    1/07/1831/10/18

    Project: Research