Amir Shani

Amir Shani is an associate professor in the Department of Hotel and Tourism Management at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, where he researches and teaches courses in Innovation & Entrepreneurship, hospitality & tourism ethics, marketing research, and Hotel & Lodging Management. Dr. Shani’s articles have appeared in a variety of leading tourism and hospitality journals, such as Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Management, Journal of Travel Research, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, International Journal of Tourism Research, Tourism Analysis, International Journal of Hospitality Management, Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, and International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. He had also contributed chapters for edited books focusing on destination marketing, zoos and tourism, and quality-of-life and tourism. Dr. Shani has won a number of academic awards, including Toronto Prize for Excellence in Research (2018), Outstanding Research Report Award at the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (ICHRIE) Annual Conference (2018), Best Paper Award at the 7th International Conference on Tourism¬† Outstanding Paper Award from the Journal Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes (2010), and the Annual Dean’s Award of Excellence from the School of Management at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (2004). Dr. Shani has a Ph.D. from the Rosen College of Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida (2009). He earned his B.A. (Summa cum laude) in Management (2003) and an M.B.A. (2005) from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

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