Dr. Kumar is Senior Lecturer in the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Events, Taylor’s University, Malaysia. His doctorate is from Taylor’s University in Hospitality and Tourism, with research on economic impacts of business events in Malaysia. He has two postgraduate degree specialties; Professional Master’s in Hospitality Management and International Tourism from University of Toulouse, France and the other in Business Administration (MBA – Marketing) from Hamdard University, Pakistan. His research areas include Economic Impacts, Economic Modelling, MICE, Medical Tourism, Behavioral Studies. He has worked on consultancy and research projects at the national level and authored 35+ publications including research articles and book chapters. He is an active member of several national and international associations, conference and journals. He has attended/presented a number of papers at national and international conferences. Recently he has offered webinar sessions at numerous universities in Philippines, India, Nepal and Pakistan.