Professor Andy Frew is Professor Emeritus in Information and Communication Technology & Tourism at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. He is active in the fields of hospitality and tourism, specializing in the research, application and the management implications of information technologies and systems. He has published extensively, most recently a text in ICT and Sustainable Tourism; he has presented in numerous international forums; and he is a regular international keynote speaker on trends in ICT research in hospitality, travel and tourism.
He has had widespread involvement in numerous think tanks and development forums including, industry benchmarking in collaboration with the UNWTO and technology initiatives with Microsoft Corporation. Andy is past-president of both the International Federation of IT & Travel and Tourism (IFITT) and the Hospitality Information Technology Association (HITA), a Fellow of the Tourism Society, and Advisory Board member of the Hospitality and Finance Technology Professionals (HFTP) and Advisory Board for EURHOTEC-HOSTEC.
In addition to mainstream academic activities of learning, teaching, research and Ph.D. supervision Professor Frew has had a longstanding industry involvement through advisory, knowledge transfer and consultancy with over 100 completed projects. Current research interests include eBusiness models, electronic distribution, computer-mediated sustainability and tourism innovation. Recent activity in this last has included work on project assessment for the Swedish Government’s funded innovation projects.