Vol 4, No 2 (2014)

In the following Editorial we continue the presentation of the members of the Editorial Board. In February 2015, the co-founder of the journal Current Issues of Tourism Research and its Editor in Chief, Prof. Peter Čuka, celebrated his 50th birthday. The numerous congratulators include: the journal’s publisher - the STS Science Centre in London, the partner EEDA as well as the members of the Editorial Board of the Current Issues of Tourism Research.

Prof. Peter Čuka has been involved in the research of geography of tourism since 1989. He was awarded a doctoral degree from the Institute of Geography, the University of Łódź, Poland, and a post-doctoral degree from the Department of Geography and Regional Development, the University of Prešov, Slovakia. As an Associate Professor he lectured at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia, where he worked as the Head of the Geography Department for five years. Prof. Peter Čuka also worked as the Head of the Department at the Faculty of Management of the University of Prešov, Slovakia, and the School of Business Administration in Karvina, the Czech Rep. Moreover, he has also lectured at the following Slovak HE institutions: the Faculty of Humanities and Natural Sciences of the University of Prešov, National Defence Academy of Gen. A. Hadik in Liptovsky Mikulaš and Economic Faculty of the Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica. As a “visiting professor” in Poland he has lectured in Łódź (University of Łódź, College of Tourism and Hotel Management) and Warsaw (College of Hotel Management of Gastronomy and Tourism). Presently, Prof. Peter Čuka is lecturing at the Pedagogical University in Krakow, Poland, as well as the College of Business and Hotel Management in Brno, the Czech Rep. Prof. Peter Čuka has completed scientific internships at the universities in Austria (Graz, Klagenfurt), Poland (Cracow, Lodz) and the Czech Rep. (Ostrava). His research areas include: functions, theory and methodology of tourism; development of recreational base in towns, tourist regions; types of tourism (urban, pilgrimage), and using mind maps in tourism. Prof. Peter Čuka is the author of three scientific monographs and over 150 original scientific studies, of which more than 15 have been published abroad. He is also the author or co-author of two text books, yet another monograph, the update and review of the Military Geographic Atlas as well as numerous other papers, reviews, critiques and popular articles. He has delivered conference presentations in both Slovakia and abroad. Currently, Prof. Peter Čuka concentrates on lecturing and publishing, in particular at the conferences classified at the Web of Science (Slovakia, Czech Rep., Italy, the Netherlands and elsewhere.). He is one of two Slovak geographers who were admitted into the representative monograph “History of Polish geography” (published in Warsaw in 2008). Prof. Peter Čuka was a student of and is the direct successor of Prof. Vladimir Baran, Prof. Stanisław Liszewski and Prof. Friedrich Martin Zimmermann. The latter is a member of the Editorial Board of our Journal. Congratulations Peter.
We wish you good health and more successful issues of the Journal!
Editorial Board and Editorial Team

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Current State and Prospects of Dark Tourism Flows Organization in Ukraine PDF
Oresta Bordun, Ruslana Komar 4-12
Does It Make Sense to Sell Destination to Internal Publics? PDF
Nimit Chowdhary 13-18
Does Internal Marketing Influences Organizational Commitment? Empirical Evidences from Hotels in Gwalior PDF
Rahul Pratap Singh Kaurav, Monika Prakash, Nimit Chowdhary, J. P. Verma 19-26
Future of Winter Olympic Games in the Context of Ongoing Application Process to Host Winter Olympic Games 2022” Study Case: Cracow Bid PDF
Małgorzata Kozłowska 27-37
Good Practices of an Underground Health Spa Operation - The Case of the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine PDF
Monika Płaziak, Anna Irena Szymańska 38-44
Ecotourism as Community Development Tool – Development of an Evaluation Framework PDF
Thomas Winkler, Friedrich Zimmermann 45-56
Pilgrimages and religious tourism of Poles and Czech. Fallowing St. James’s steps to Santiago de Compostela PDF
Kamila Ziółkowska-Weiss, Franciszek Mróz, Łukasz Mróz 57-68
XI International Geography Olympiad (iGeo Kraków) PDF
Wiktor Osuch, Sławomir Kurek 69-70

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ISSN: 2048-7878