University of Westminster.
Professor Robert Maitland is an urban economist who studied Economics at the University of Cambridge, then City Planning at the University of Nottingham. His interest in tourism arose from its role in city development and he has been researching and teaching city tourism for 20 years. He is Professor of City Tourism and Director of the Centre for Tourism Research at the University of Westminster, London. His current research interests are the development of tourism in national capitals; tourism and everyday life; visitors' role in creating new tourism areas in major cities; and social tourism. He is Chair of the Association for Tourism in Higher Education and a founding Chair of the ATLAS City Tourism and National Capitals Research Group. His book World Tourism Cities was published in 2009, and City Tourism National Capital Perspectives came out in 2010. He is currently leading an ESRC funded International Seminar Series on Social Tourism and Regeneration.