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Douglas C. Frechtling

Douglas C. Frechtling

Title: Professor of Tourism Studies

Department:International Institute of Tourism Studies

Address: Funger Hall, Suite 301Q

Phone: (202) 994-4456


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Degrees: Ph.D. in Economics, The George Washington University, 1973

B.A. in Economics, Hamilton College, 1965

Area of Expertise: Tourism Research, Applied Strategic Planning

Publications: Frechtling, D. C. (2006). An Assessment of Visitor Expenditure Methods and Models. Journal of Travel Research, 45 (1), 26-35.

Frechtling, D. C. (2006). International Cases in Tourism Management. Tourism Management, 27 (3), 544-545.

Frechtling, D. C. (2005). Tourism and the Economy. Journal of Travel Research, 44 (1), 117-118.

Editorial Positions: Journal of Travel Research; Tourism Economics

Professional Activities: Travel and Tourism Research Association, Travel Industry Association of America,American Economic Association, World Future Society, The Tourism Society (UK), International Academy for the Study of Tourism, National Association for Business Economics

Current Research: Economic Impact of Tourism, Visitor Sample Surveys, Tourism Demand Forecasting

Grants: Fulbright Scholar (Fall 2004), Dublin Institute of Technology School of Hospitality Management and Tourism in Ireland; Washington Convention and Tourism Corporation and Cultural Tourism DC

Other: Member, Advisory Council of the Destination Marketing Association International (2006-present)

Member, UNWTO Committee on Statistics and Macroeconomic Analysis of Tourism (2003-present)

Chairman of the Education Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) (2003-2005)

A Vice Chairman of the Affiliates Council of the World Tourism Organization, Madrid, Spain (2001-2005)

Editorial Board of Tourism Economics (2002-present)

Member, Dean’s Council, GW College of Professional Studies (2002-04; 2005-present)

Member of the World Travel and Tourism Taxation Task Force (2001-present)

Member, GW University Round Table (2000-01)

Founding director and Treasurer of the Travel Marketing Executives of Greater Washington (1997-1998)

Founding Chairman of the Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter of the Travel and Tourism Research Association (1974-1976), a director (1976-1994), and Treasurer (1994-1998)

Associate Editor “North America for Tourism Management (1993-1998).

Editorial Board of the Journal of Travel Research (1987-present).