Simon Hudson University of South Carolina, USA
Dr. Simon Hudson is a tourism aficionado, exploring the world, spreading his passion for travel and enlightening audiences on every kind of travel research from winter sports to film tourism. He has written eight books and over 60 research articles, many of them focused on tourism marketing. He is the Endowed Chair for the SmartState Center of Economic Excellence in Tourism and Economic Development at the University of South Carolina. An impressive title, but it basically means he researches ways to put South Carolina's tourism industry back on the map and into the black.