Research Committees

RC50 International Tourism

Established in 1994


To secure and to develop contacts between sociologists of tourism throughout the world; to encourage the international dissemination and exchange of information on significant developments in the sociology of tourism and to promote the development of scientific activities throughout the world; to facilitate and promote international meetings, research and publications in the field of sociology of tourism.


Board 2023 - 2027


Kumi KATO, Wakayama University, Japan,
Anke WINCHENBACH, University of Surrey, United Kingdom,

Conference Co-Chair Can-Seng OOI, University of Tasmania, New Zealand
Marxiano MELOTTI, Niccolò Cusano University, Italy
Conference committee member Mukesh RANGA , CSJM University, India
In-between Conference Co-Chairs Rami ISAAC, Breda University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
Erdinc CAKMAK, Breda University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
Website coordinator Rodanthi TZANELLI, University of Leeds, United Kingdom,
Treasurer Rami ISAAC, Breda University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands,
Publications Co-Chairs Rukeya SULEMAN, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Jasmine ZHANG, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
Hazel TUCKER, University of Otago, New Zealand
Secretary Adam DOERING, Wakayama University, Japan,

Program Coordinator for V ISA Forum of Sociology 2025 is:
Marxiano MELOTTI,


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