Meagan McGuire is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Seattle’s Southside Tourism Authority. She has a master’s degree in anthropology from Washington State University and a well-deserved CDME designation from Destinations International.
In Meagan’s own words:
That said, anthropological analyses are not always easily accessible by the people who manage tourism programmes, which is why Meagan launched anthropologicaltourism.com.
This website was developed to provide a platform for academic researchers and destination management professionals to share research and case studies. The goal is to enable better communication and a more complete perspective on travel and tourism as an economic driver, social dynamic, and transformational process.
For tourism professionals, using an anthropological lens can contribute to a better understanding of the many subjects that intersect with tourism, such as the traveler, meeting planners, military reunion planners, tour operators, residents, hospitality proprietors, the policy-makers, and many more.
For Meagan McGuire, “understanding” is the key to shaping the future of tourism.