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Rami Isaac

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E-mail:isaac.r@buas.nl
Education:Born in Palestine, Rami Isaac did his undergraduate studies in The Netherlands, graduate studies in the U.K. and has earned his PhD from University of Groningen, in Spatial Sciences, in The Netherlands.
Career:Rami is currently a senior lecturer in tourism teaching at the undergraduate as well as postgraduate levels at the Academy for Tourism at Breda University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands. In addition, he is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management at Bethlehem University, Palestine. He was the external assessor of Bethlehem TEMPUS (2004-2006) curriculum development project in Palestine in the field of pilgrimage, tourism and cultural industries. Currently he is the President of the Research Committee 50 on International Tourism, International Sociologist Association ISA (2014-2018).

His research interests in the area of tourism development and management, critical theory,  and political aspects of tourism. He published numerous articles and book chapters on tourism and political (in)stability, occupation, tourism and war, dark tourism, violence and transformational tourism.

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Expertise:heritage management, destination management & development, dark tourism, politics, conflict
Publications:  

2018

Holocaust concentration camp memorial sites: an exploratory study into expected emotional response
Nawijn, J., Isaac, R. K., Gridnevskiy, K., & Van Liempt, A. (2018). Holocaust Concentration Camp Memorial Sites: An Exploratory Study into Expected Emotional Response. Current Issues in Tourism, 21(2), 175-190. doi: 10.1080/13683500.2015.1058343
The German source market perceptions: how risky is Turkey to travel to?
Isaac, R. K., & Velden, V. The German source market perceptions: how risky is Turkey to travel to? International Journal of Tourism Cities. doi:doi:10.1108/IJTC-11-2017-0057
Tourists’ destination image: an exploratory study of alternative tourism in Palestine
Isaac, R. K., & Eid, T. A. (2018). Tourists’ destination image: an exploratory study of alternative tourism in Palestine. Current Issues in Tourism, 1-24. doi:10.1080/13683500.2018.1534806

2017

Understanding Dutch Visitors' Motivations to Concentration Camp Memorial Sites
Isaac, R. K., Nawijn, J., Van Liempt, A., & Gridnevskiy, K. (2017). Understanding Dutch Visitors' Motivations to Concentration Camp Memorial Sites. Current Issues in Tourism, online ahead of print. doi: 10.1080/13683500.2017.1310190

2016

Emotion clusters for concentration camp memorials
Nawijn, J., Isaac, R. K., van Liempt, A., & Gridnevskiy, K. (2016). Emotion clusters for concentration camp memorials. Annals of Tourism Research, 61, 244-247. doi: 10.1016/j.annals.2016.09.005
Tastbaarder Maken Verleden Voormalige Kampen
Nawijn, J., van Liempt, A., & Isaac, R. K. (2016). Tastbaarder Maken Verleden Voormalige Kampen [Enhancing the Historic Tangibility of Former Camps]. Breda, The Netherlands: NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences.

2014

Herdenken is ‘hot’: Over motivaties en emoties van bezoekers aan herinneringscentra
Van Liempt, A., Nawijn, J., Isaac, R. K., & Klijs, L. (2014). Herdenken is ‘hot’: Over motivaties en emoties van bezoekers aan herinneringscentra. In NRIT Media-CELTH-NBTC Holland Marketing (Ed.), Trendrapport toerisme, recreatie en vrije tijd 2014 (pp. 308-310). Nieuwegein, The Netherlands: NRIT Media.