Boopen Seetanah is a Professor at the University of Mauritius (UoM). His research interests are in tourism and transport, international trade and finance and development economics. He is currently the Co-Chair of the WTO Chair (UoM) and the Director of Research at the International Centre for Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality (ICSTH) at the UoM. Boopen is an editorial board member and a reviewer for numerous high rated journals. He has been consulting with the government and also numerous international organisations including the UNEP, UNDP, UNCTAD, World Bank, ADB, ILO and RMCE amongst others.