Part I: The New Silk Road - An Overview of the Global Project.- Part II: A Global Phenomenon Explored Through Different Regional Views.- Part III: Different Viewpoints on Political, Socio-Economics, Cultural and Ecological Impacts of the New Silk Road.- Part IV: Tourism Perspectives.
Harald Pechlaner is head of the Center for Advanced Studies at the European Academy of Bozen/Bozano (Eurac Research) in Italy; and a Professor and Department Chair of Tourism at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany. Since 2014 he has also been an Adjunct Research Professor at the School of Marketing/Curtin Business School in Perth/WA. His research chiefly focuses on destination development and leadership, location management and entrepreneurship in a global context. He is the author or (co‐) editor of more than 50 books and 150 research articles. Prof. Pechlaner is President of the AIEST (Association Internationale d’Experts Scientifiques du Tourisme) and a full member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.
Greta Erschbamer is a researcher at the Center for Advanced Studies at Eurac Research in Italy. She holds a Master of Science in Tourism and Regional Planning from the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt in Germany and a Master of Strategic Tourism Management from SKEMA Business School in France. Her current research focuses on tourism governance, digitalization and design studies.
Hannes Thees is a doctoral candidate and research associate at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Department of Tourism and Center for Entrepreneurship. He completed a double Master’s degree in Tourism and Regional Planning at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt and the University of Oulu in September 2016. In addition to practical working experience in tour operation and destination management, his main fields of research are the sharing economy, destination governance, technological development in tourism and regional cooperation. Since 2017 Hannes Thees has been engaged in research on the New Silk Road and the role of transit countries.Mirjam Gruber is a researcher at the Center for Advanced Studies at Eurac Research, Northern Italy. Her main fields of research include political demography, policy analysis, and interdisciplinary globalization studies and analysis.