Dr Marie Avellino
director, Institute for Tourism, Travel and Culture, University of Malta; vice chair, Supervisory Committee for Interpret Europe; chair, Island Tourism Platform
Dr Marie Avellino is the director of the Institute for Tourism Travel and Culture at the University of Malta. Prior to entering academia over a decade ago, she had amassed over 30 years of tourism, training and management experience. She is an anthropologist with a special interest in tourism, memory, identity and the experience economy. Her published works relate to the over-50s market, socialising and democratisation of tourism, ex- colonial linkages and the exchange of social and cultural capital through tourism
Dr Avellino is the vice chair of the Supervisory Committee for Interpret Europe and the chair of the Island Tourism Platform, an online database for research which focuses on Island Tourism.
Her non-academic interests are in Melitensia, more specifically the Colonial period in Malta, Dowsing and Mediterranean Folklore remedies and rituals, and Textiles.
Tuesday 23 October, 18:00 Lecture Centre, University of Malta, MSD 2080 Msida, Malta
Overtourism: is it over for the growth of tourism?