Andrew Holden is Professor of Environment and Tourism and recent Director of the Institute for Tourism Research (INTOUR) at the University of Bedfordshire, England.
His research focuses on the interaction between human behavior and the natural environment with a particular focus on sustainable development, climate change and environmental ethics. He has written several academic texts including ‘Environment and Tourism’; ‘Tourism, Poverty and Development’; and ‘Tourism and the Social Sciences’ all published by Routledge. He has published over fifty academic articles and book chapters and acted as a member of several editorial boards of academic journals.
Andrew has undertaken research and consultancy work on tourism development in Indonesia, Nepal, Turkey, Russia and Cyprus, alongside the United Kingdom. He is an experienced doctoral supervisor and supervises research students working in the areas of protected areas, climate change, sustainable development, ecotourism and environmental ethics.