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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.



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


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