Dr Vanessa (Gaitree) Gowreesunkar is a citizen of Mauritius and she holds a PhD which cuts across three disciplines namely Tourism Management, Communication and Marketing. With over a decade of experience in teaching, training and research, Vanessa has brought her contributions in various international universities and educational institutions. She currently serves as Associate Professor at the Anant National University in India. Previously, she was assuming the role of Head of Department for Hospitality and Tourism at the University of Africa. Vanessa is an editorial board member of several scientific journals, and has a number of publications in Scopus-Indexed journals. She has been the main editor of several international text books and author of a number of research articles and book chapters. Her credential may be verified on Google Scholar, LinkedIn, Academia, ORCID, Scopus Network, the African Scientist Directory, Research Gate and Web of Science Research in the name of Dr Vanessa GB Gowreesunkar (or Dr Gaitree Vanessa Gowreesunkar)
Vanessa has been conferred various awards for her contribution in research and woman empowerment in Mauritius, India and Africa, the latest one being the Global Women Leadership Award by Ministry of MSME (Government of India), WASME and SME Street Foundation. She is an elected member of the ICOMOS International Cultural Tourism Committee and a specialist member of the World Commission on Protected Areas and Tourism and Protected Areas (IUCN).
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