Larry Yu is Professor of Hospitality Management and Tourism Studies in the Department of Management, School of Business, the George Washington University. He has been involved in international tourism and hospitality development and education since 1979. His teaching and research interests focus on international hospitality development, particularly on management innovation, strategic business development, knowledge management and organizational behaviors. Dr. Yu is the author of The International Hospitality Business: Management and Operations and this book has also been published in India by Jaico Publishing House. He is also the co-editor of Tourism in China (2nd edition) and A Host of Opportunities: Introduction to Hospitality Management. He co-authored Heritage Management, Tourism, and Governance in China: Managing the Past to Serve the Present. He has published about 70 research articles on international tourism and hotel development and management. Dr. Yu consults with government agencies, international aid organizations and business organizations, such as International Financial Corporation, United Nations Development Program, and US Agency of International Development. He also consults with international hotel corporations in business development and quality management, and worked on tourism and hospitality programs in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and the Middle East. Dr. Yu serves on the editorial boards of Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, Journal of Vacation Marketing, Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education, Journal of China Tourism Research, Tourism Science (Chinese) and Tourism & Hospitality Prospects (Chinese). He was a Fulbright Scholar to the National University of Management in Cambodia in 2007, Oriental Scholar at Shanghai Normal University from 2000 – 2003, Guanghua Visiting Scholar at Fudan University in spring 2014 and Pengcheng Visiting Scholar at Jinan University Shenzhen Tourism College 2016 - 2017. He serves as a member of Expert Committee of World Tourism Cities Federation and a member of the Advisory Board of the Forum for Advanced Training in Education and Research Academy of India. Locally, he is a member of the International Business Development Committee of D.C. Chamber of Commerce.