Travel & Tourism Expert Witnesses

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Travel & tourism expert witnesses specialize in a variety of fields, including hospitality management, travel agency operations, tour guiding, destination management, and airline operations. Some of the most common specialties among these expert witnesses also include hotel safety, cruise ship operations, adventure tourism, ecotourism, and event planning. They have provided opinions on the effects of travel advisories, safety standards in hotels and resorts, customer service issues in airlines and travel agencies, liability in adventure tourism activities, and environmental impacts of tourism.

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Amusement Park Ride Inspection Expert WitnessView profile


Amusement Park Ride Inspection Expert Witness

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This seasoned expert is certified and licensed to inspect amusement rides. He has certifications in Amusement Device Inspection and Amusement Ride Inspection as well as experience in premises liability. He is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Society of Safety Engineers and the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. For the past 35 years...

Hospitality Management Expert WitnessView profile


Hospitality Management Expert Witness

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This expert has over 30 years of experience in the hospitality and restaurant industry. His experience includes positions at convention hotels in Los Angeles and Washington D.C., as well as management with fortune 500 restaurant companies in major cities throughout the country. He specializes in restaurant and hotel openings and consulting, as well as restaurant operations including safety and...

Hotel  Restaurant and Hospitality Management Expert WitnessView profile


Hotel Restaurant and Hospitality Management Expert Witness

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This highly qualified expert has over 20 years of experience in the hotel industry. His hotel safety and maintenance experience includes 10 years with Marriott Hotels, Resorts, and Suites in various management positions. This expert was on the opening management team of the San Francisco Marriott, a 1500-room convention hotel. He was honored with the Director of Services of the Year award,...

Adventure Tourism and Mountaineering Expert WitnessView profile


Adventure Tourism and Mountaineering Expert Witness

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This highly experienced climbing, mountaineering and hiking expert is an accomplished guide with experience in numerous locations including the Cascades of Washington State, the BC Coast Range, Nevada's Red Rock Canyon, the Alaska Range, California's Joshua Tree National Park and Eastern Sierra, as well as in the Enchanted Rocks of Texas. He has served as an American Alpine Institute guide...

Group Ground Transportation Expert WitnessView profile


Group Ground Transportation Expert Witness

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This ground transportation expert has been running his own transportation services business since 2001. He serves primarily as a consultant for groups that are purchasing transportation services and as an independent representative for over 36 ground transportation suppliers. He represents fleets that include 15-passenger vans, 25-passenger mini-coaches, motor-coaches, and smaller vans/trucks. He...

Travel Agency, Tour Operation, & Tourism Expert WitnessView profile


Travel Agency, Tour Operation, & Tourism Expert Witness

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This highly-qualified expert has over 25 years of experience in travel, including the management of large corporate retail travel agency sales and service teams, tour operation, standard of care, and duty to warn. She has held a variety of roles at AAA surrounding travel arrangements including travel arrangements for corporate and independent domestic and international travel. She is currently...

Travel & Tourism Expert Witness FAQs

What is the role of a travel and tourism expert witness?

A travel and tourism expert witness provides specialized knowledge in cases involving travel agencies, tour operators, hotels, airlines, cruise lines, and other entities within the industry.

What types of cases can a travel and tourism expert witness handle?

They can handle cases related to personal injury at resorts or on cruises, wrongful death, trip cancellations, travel insurance disputes, and more.

Are there any subspecialties within the field of travel and tourism expert witnessing?

Yes. Subspecialties may include hotel management, airline operations, cruise ship safety, adventure tourism risks, and hospitality law among others.

How can a travel and tourism expert witness assist in a case involving an accident during an adventure tour?

The expert can provide insights into standard safety protocols for such tours, assess whether these were followed, and determine if negligence played a part in the accident.

Why is it important to hire a travel and tourism expert witness with experience in hotel management for a premises liability case?

Such an expert can evaluate whether the hotel adhered to industry standards for safety and maintenance, which could be crucial in proving negligence.

How does Expert Institute select its Travel & Tourism expert witnesses?

Expert Institute offers a personalized approach to help you find the highest quality experts. We source actively-practicing professionals who match all your requirements for specialty areas, work experience, litigation history, fee range, certifications, location, and more.

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