Pranil Kumar Upadhayaya, Ph.D.
Tourism Management Adviser Adam Smith International
PANEL DISCUSSION: CRISIS MANAGEMENT IN THE WAKE OF EARTHQUAKES AND MASS CASUALTIES BY AN ACTIVE SHOOTER
Dr. Pranil Upadhayaya along with Chief Gregory Mullen will look at two case studies from around the world where tourism industries have had to face crises, be they man or natural produced, and how each community succeeded in overcoming the crisis. This interactive dialogue will present principles of tourism safety and security that although are site specific will have both universal and timeless utility.
Dr. Pranil Kumar Upadhayaya has a PhD in Tourism Conflict and Peace and a Master in Tourism Management. In 1988, he received his Bachelor of Arts at the Pandit Ugam pandy College in India. He is the Tourism Management Adviser for SAMARTH in Nepal and a freelance Tourist Guide. Dr. Upadhayaya began his professional experiences in tourism sector in 1992 as an Officer advancing to Senior Manager at Gangotri Tours and Travels Pvt. Ltd. in 2006. Dr. Upadhayaya has presented several tourism related topics at conferences, seminars, and universities around the world. His proficient languages include: English, Nepali, Hindi, and French. He is an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Tourism and Hospitality, USA; a Member of the International Institute of Peace through Tourism, Global Educator’s Network; an Advisor for Fair Trek International; a Member for the Association of Hospitality Management Educators; and a Member of Nepal PhD Association. In 2013, he became the Editor of Tourism in Pokhara, Issues, Trends and Future Prospects for Peace and Prosperity.