Doctor in “Economy and Law of Tourism” - University Aix-Marseilles III, he obtained a Ph.D. in “Recreation Resources Organizational Development” - Texas A&M University (USA). Former UNWTO civil servant, he is the expert of several international organizations like UNWTO, UNEP, the World Bank, the European Commission and the Commonwealth. Specialist of the Mediterranean and Africa, he is leading various networks in relation with Mediterranean cooperation such as META and is the founder of the MED-DEV - Mediterranean Sustainable Development Market (trade, tourism and environment). Author of 15 books and more than 300 reports and articles on tourism and the environment in French and Spanish, he was translated in English, Chinese, Spanish, Turkish, Arabic, Vietnamese. During his career, he was professor of several universities in Canada, France, Belgium, Switzerland and Spain. He teaches a course on Mediterranean Heritage at IREST – University Paris – La Sorbonne and chairs the Scientific Committee of the Institute of management of Tourism (ESC La Rochelle). He is now CEO of Cordoba Horizontes. Cordoba Horizontes offers to enterprises and organizations its know-how in the sectors of agribusiness, trade and tourism on the Mediterranean area and at first the Maghreb. It was created with the idea of a 21st century dedicated to sustainable development: business must adapt to the new conditions produced by the climate change. He is also columnist at L’Économiste, the main economic Moroccan magazine. Now he is professor- researcher at LA ROCHELLE BUSINESS SCHOOL where he chairs the coastal tourism as well as the sustainable development programs.
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