Dr Raoul Valerio Bianchi, UK
Associate Professor in Tourism at the University of East London
Dr Raoul Valerio Bianchi is Associate Professor in Tourism at the University of East London. He has developed and carried out a range of funded research projects into tourism development, sustainable tourism planning, World Heritage and the cultural politics of heritage, principally in the Canary Islands. He has also worked on EU-funded programmes including EU-TEMPUS and was part of the coordinating team for the Euromed Heritage II project, Mediterranean Voices (www.med-voices.org), which explores urban intangible heritage in 13 Mediterranean cities. In 2013 he co-authored Tourism & Citizenship which continues to be a highly cited reference on the subject.