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Assistant Vice-Principal and Director of the Moffat Centre for Travel and Tourism Business Development, Glasgow Caledonian University

John is Assistant Vice-Principal and also Director of the Moffat Centre for Travel and Tourism Business Development. It is the UK’s largest University based tourism consultancy and research centre. It is located in Glasgow Caledonian University and was initially endowed by the Moffat family (At Mays Travel Agency). The Moffat Centre is responsible for the production of international consumer and market research and business development consultancy and with its profits funds scholarships for students wishing to study Travel and Tourism Since 1999 over £1,100,000 worth of scholarships have been awarded to students wishing to study tourism and allied areas at undergraduate and post graduate levels.

John has undertaken over 500 tourism and travel projects in over 35 nations. The Centre has undertaken major projects on behalf of private sector and public sector clients in Norway, Denmark, Malawi, Singapore, Canada, Lithuania, the Caribbean, South Africa, the South Pacific.

John is a Specialist Policy Advisor to the National Tourism Organisation; VisitScotland and a Non-Executive Director of Historic Scotland. John is the author of five books and over 80 articles and numerous reports on the travel and tourism industry.


  • –present
    Director of Moffat Centre for Travel and Tourism Business Development and Vice Dean for Glasgow School for Business and Society, Glasgow Caledonian University