Rachel Dodds

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Professor Ted Rogers School of Management Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Toronto, Ontario r2dodds@torontomu.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 557227

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Dr. Rachel Dodds is a Professor as well as past Director of the Hospitality and Tourism Research Institute. Rachel has over 20 years of tourism experience working with tour operators, destination management companies, accommodation facilities, festivals and non profit organizations and still work...

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Bio/Research

Dr. Rachel Dodds is a Professor as well as past Director of the Hospitality and Tourism Research Institute. Rachel has over 20 years of tourism experience working with tour operators, destination management companies, accommodation facilities, festivals and non profit organizations and still works actively with industry in her role as a consultant to help the tourism industry more sustainable. Her recent research examines sustainable tourism, environmental management, festivals, marketing and tourist motivations. Prior research has focused on corporate social responsibility, islands and tourism policy. Rachel has published hundreds of articles about sustainable tourism and is internationally regarded as an expert in this field. She is currently editing a book on Overtourism with Professor Richard Butler.

Rachel holds a PhD from the University of Surrey in the UK and a Masters degree from Australia. She has lived and worked in four continents and travelled to over 80 countries.

For her research contribution to Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson), Rachel has received recognition: 2018 TRSM Research Award, 2014 and 2010 Scholarly, Research and Creative Activity Award.

Currently and before joining the university, Rachel has spent time consulting in the hospitality and tourism industry and provided research and sustainable tourism expertise to global banks, destinations, accommodations, festivals and tour operators.


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