Why would you like to join the ISTTE Board as Vice President (max 100 words)?I am a long term ISTTE member since 1990s. I also have served as Director at Large since 2020. I believe we can continue enhance its impact on all stakeholders by contributing our time and expertise. As a travel and tourism researcher and educator, I appreciate those unsung heroes who served on the Board to plan activities and programs to its stakeholders for over 40 years. It is time for me to give back to ISTTE by continue working with the team by serving as the Vice President of ISTTE. How would you be able to contribute to the progression of ISTTE as Vice President (max 130 words)? I am committed to support the ISTTE by serving as the Vice President tocontribute to the progression of ISTTE including serving as the coordinator or support of conference and convenes the Conference Committee when appropriate. Per the requirement, I will act in place of the President when requested by the President or the Board of Directors and assists the President in the performance of her/his duties. With my affiliation with other associations, I will promote ISTTE to a wide array of travel and tourism educators and industry partners by working with the President and the Board to foster research, teaching, and instructional excellence for our members.I am looking forward to having the honor to continue supporting ISTTE to its stakeholders including faculty, students and educators in travel and tourism.