Presenter Bios

Jingxian (“Kelly”) Jiang is doctoral student and senior research associate in the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences at Texas A&M University. Kelly’s research interests are in tourist/recreationists’ experiences, with particular attention to crowding. Kyle M. Woosnam is associate professor in that Department. His research specializations include examining the social-cultural and economic impacts of tourism, resident-tourist interactions within tourist destinations, and sustainable tourism development and planning. Kayode D. Aleshinloye is a doctor candidate in the department. His research focuses on the social and cultural impacts of festivals and resident-tourist interactions.

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I travel, I think: Applying the self-perception theory to explain residents’ attitudes toward tourism development through their travel histories