Dr Jithendran Kokkranikal PhD, MSc, MA, PGDip, PGCAAS, BA, ACTE, MTS, MBASAS, FRGS
PhD, MSc, MA, PGDip, PGCAAS, BA, ACTE, MTS, MBASAS, FRGS
Principal Lecturer in Tourism Management and Quality Assurance Coordinator
Department of Marketing, Events and Tourism
Dr Jithendran Kokkranikal is a Principal Lecturer in Tourism Management within the Department of Marketing, Events and Tourism.
Dr Kokkranikal's research and teaching interests relate to tourism development with particular focus on entrepreneurship, human resources and sustainability. He gained his PhD and also holds an MSc in Tourism from Strathclyde University, an MA in Personnel Management and Social Work from Madras University and a BA from Loyola College.
Before joining Greenwich, Dr Kokkranikal was a Lecturer in Tourism and Programme Director at the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management (formerly The Scottish Hotel School), University of Strathclyde, where he led and taught a range of undergraduate and postgraduate tourism and hospitality courses. Earlier, Dr Kokkranikal worked as an Assistant Professor in Tourism and Programme Coordinator at the Kerala Institute of Tourism and Travel Studies (KITTS), India.
Teaching and administrative activities
- International Tourism Policy, Planning and Development
- Strategic Management for Tourism
- Programme leader, MA International Tourism Management
- Strategic Hospitality Management
- Human Resource Management for Tourism, Hospitality and Events
- Tourism Innovation and Product Design
Dr Jithendran Kokkranikal currently supervises two PhD students. He is happy to supervise research in areas related to his current research interests and invite those interested in researching related topics to contact directly.
External Examiner at Royal Agricultural University
Current research involves:
- Tourism and development
- Traditional festivals and community recreation
- Wellness tourism
- Impacts of tourism on cultural and religious events
- Managing religious tourism
- Tourist destination image
- Responsible tourism
Funded research projects
Powell, Raymond and Kokkranikal, Jithendran (2014) From history to reality – engaging with visitors in the Imperial War Museum (North). Taylor & Francis. ISSN 0964-7775
Kokkranikal, Jithendran, Antony, Jiju, Kosgi, Hasib and Losekoot, Erwin (2013) Barriers and challenges in the application of Six Sigma in the hospitality industry: Some observations and findings. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. ISSN 1741-0401
Chettiparamb, Angelique and Kokkranikal, Jithendran (2012) Responsible tourism and sustainability: the case of Kumarakom in Kerala, India. Routledge. ISSN 1940-7963
Kokkranikal, Jithendran (2012) [Book review] Tourism and India: a critical introduction. Routledge / Taylor & Francis Group. ISSN 1743-873X
Kokkranikal, Jithendran, Cronje, Paul and Butler, Richard (2011) Tourism policy and destination marketing in developing countries: the chain of influence. Routledge / Taylor & Francis Group. ISSN 2156-8316
Kokkranikal, Jithendran (2010) [Book Review] Domestic Tourism in Asia: Diversity and Divergence. SAGE Publications. ISSN 1356-7667
Kokkranikal, Jithendran and Baum, Tom (2011) Tourism and sustainability in the Lakshadweep Islands. In: Island tourism: sustainable perspectives. CABI, Wallingford. ISBN 9781845936792
Kokkranikal, Jithendran, Wilson, Jonathan A.J. and Cronje, Paul (2011) Human empowerment, management and tourism. In: Strategic Management in Tourism. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, Oxon, UK. ISBN 9781845935887
Kokkranikal, Jithendran and Morrison, Alison (2011) Community networks and sustainable livelihoods in tourism: the role of entrepreneurial innovation. Taylor & Francis. ISSN 2156-8316
Kokkranikal, Jithendran, Sun Yang, Yeon, Powell, Raymond and Booth, Elizabeth (2016) Motivations in Battlefield Tourism: the case of ‘1916 Easter Rising Rebellion', Dublin. In: Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics Tourism and Culture in the Age of Innovation. Springer International Publishing Switzerland, Switzerland. ISBN 9783319275277 ISSN 2198-7246
Booth, Elizabeth, Kokkranikal, Jithendran and Burukhina, Olga (2015) Russian Artistic Gymnastics as a Sports Tourism Product: Some Observations and a Research Agenda. In: Cultural Tourism in the Digital Era: First International Conference IACuDiT, Athens, 2014. Springer International Publishing. ISBN 978-3-319-15858-7 ISSN 2198-7246
Powell, Raymond and Kokkranikal, Jithendran (2015) Motivations and experiences of museum visitors: The case of the Imperial War Museum, United Kingdom. In: Cultural Tourism in the Digital Era: First International Conference IACuDiT. Springer International Publishing, London, UK. ISBN 978-3-319-15858-7 ISSN 2198-7246
Kokkranikal, Jithendran and Chettiparamb, Angelique (2015) Sustaining responsible tourism – The case of Kerala.. In: Proceedings the 5th advances in hospitality & tourism marketing and management (AHTMM) conference. Association of Hospitality and Tourism Marketing and Management. ISBN 9780996424400
Chettiparamb, Angelique and Kokkranikal, Jithendran (2012) Planning for responsible tourism and sustainability: the case of Kumarakom in Kerala, India.
Kokkranikal, Jithendran and Morrison, Alison (2010) Entrepreneurial innovation and community networks: Coconut Palms eco-heritage tourism resort.