Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Georg Arlt
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Georg Arlt is the founder and CEO of the Hamburg-based COTRI China Outbound Tourism Research Institute and one of the leading experts on the biggest global outbound tourism source market – China.
He is also the founder of the Meaningful Tourism Center https://meaningful-tourism.com/, which is based on the paradigm of hedonic tourism: when the goals of sustainable development are achieved not through prohibitions and restrictions, but through mutual gains.
The author of many scientific papers and studies:
Handbook of consumer behavior, tourism, and the internet, by Juline E. Mills and Rob Law (eds). Haworth Hospitality Press, Binghamton, NY, 2004. No. of pages: 314 + XVI ISBN 0-7890-2599-X. Co-published as Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing, Vol. 17, Nos. 2/3, 2004
Author and co-author of books on tourism:
Regular participant of round tables and discussions:
In this interview the professor talks about Chinese tourism after Covid-19, that one of the main factors of its recovery is cooperation, because we live in a complex world where everything is interconnected.
In this video Dr. Wolfgang Georg Arlt describes the Chinese tourists and the Chinese travel market in general.
Also, the professor introduces new forms of tourism, such as meaningful tourism and advantage tourism, which is emphasized in these interviews.
Profile from the professor’s personal website http://wolfganggeorgarlt.de/:
Born in West-Berlin 1957, married to Swiss authoress, no kids
Since 2007 living in Meldorf/Dithmarschen
Studies in Berlin, Taiwan, Hong Kong
M.A. Sinology, PhD Political Sciences FU Berlin
Former owner of specialized travel companies (Outbound / Inbound East Asia-Europe),
Consultant for European companies (Transport, Logistics) in China
Organizer of fairs and exhibitions in East Asia and in Europe
Publisher, bookseller, journalist
Since 1997 lecturer (Intercultural Management, Tourism) in Europe and East Asia
Since 2002 professor for Leisure and Tourism Management
Research Fellow of Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science
Fellow of Royal Geographical Society (London)
Director of China Outbound Tourism Research Institute (COTRI)
Vice-Director of IMT Institute for Management and Tourism
Adjunct professor at Yanbian University of Science and Technology (Yanji/China)
Visiting professor at Ningbo University (Ningbo/China)
Visiting professor at University of Sunderland (Sunderland/UK)
Since February 2007 professor for Tourism Economics at German West Coast University of Applied Sciences (FH Westkueste)
Since August 2008 member of Senate of FHW
Member of Board, ELRA (European Leisure Research Association)
Member, AIEST (International Association of Scientific Experts in Tourism)
Representative of German West Coast University of Applied Sciences, ATLAS (Association for Tourism and Leisure Education)
Member, DFJV (Deutscher Fachjournalistenverband – German Association of Scientific Journalists)
Member, DGA (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Asienkunde – German Society for Asian Sciences)
Member, DGT (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Tourismuswissenschaft – German Society for Tourism Science)
Member, DMB (Deutscher Museumsbund – German Museums Association)
Member, JSPS Club Bonn (Association of Former Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Research Fellows in Germany)
Member hlb (Deutscher Hochschullehrerbund – German Association of Professors)