Welcome to My Website

This website will provide you with an overview of my 35-plus years of experience in tourism research, policy, planning, and education.

I am Professor in the School of Hospitality, Food, and Tourism Management, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada where I teach and advise graduate students on various aspects of tourism. I am also Professor Emeritus in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Waterloo; and Associate Editor for "Publications in Review", Annals of Tourism Research.

In addition to my academic responsibilities, I have extensive involvement in the tourism sector. I was the original Chair of the Canadian Tourism Commission's Research Committee, a member of the Waterloo Regional Tourism Marketing Corporation, and have extensive consulting experience with destination marketing organizations, industry associations, and individual tourism enterprises.

Areas of Research

My research covers a diverse range of topics including:

Some of the topics my graduate students are currently working on, under my supervision are:

I am an Elected Fellow of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism and of the International Statistical Institute; I serve as Vice Chair of their Marco Polo Committee on Tourism Statistics. I am active with the International Travel and Tourism Research Association, the Tourism Industry Association of Canada, and Slow Food International. I am on several tourism journal editorial boards and book review editor for Annals of Tourism Research.

I may be contacted at:

School of Hospitality, Food, and Tourism Management
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1
Tel: 519 824 4120, ext 56319
E-mail: stesmith@uoguelph.ca

This website will provide you with publication details of some of my articles, books, and reports, as well as links to a few of the organizations with which I am involved.

Thank you for visiting!