Masood A. Naqvi holds Master degrees in Mathematics (Lucknow University) and Tourism Management (IGNOU, Delhi). He has been associated with CTRD since 1997. He has worked under different capacities in CTRD and currently holds the position of Associate Editor of Tourism Recreation Research. His areas of interest are Computer Applications, Information Technology, Pro-poor Tourism, Gastronomy, Cultural Studies and Accounting. Naqvi’s Master's dissertation was on ‘Investigating Relationship between Culture, Pro-poor Tourism and Cuisine: The Case of Lucknow’.