Dr. Egon Smeral is Professor of Tourism Economics at the Modul-University, Vienna, Austria. Areas of research are applied economic theory and politics (especially in the fields of tourism economics, leisure and service sector economics), tourism forecasting and modelling, impact analysis and Tourism Satellite Accounts, designing and evaluating tourism policies programs as well as marketing strategies. He is a consultant to the Austrian Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour, Vice-president of the International Association of Scientific Experts in Tourism (AIEST), Secretary General of the Tourist Research Centre (TRC), member of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism (IAST), of the Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) and the International Institute of Forecasters (IIF). Further, Egon Smeral is coordinating editor of the journal Annals of Tourism Research, member of the editorial review board of the Journal of Travel Research, Tourism Management, and of the editorial board of the journals Tourism Analysis, the Tourism Review, Anatolia and Tourism Economics.
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