About Us

Craig A. Peterson is a graduate of Cornell University and the Harvard Law School. He is Emeritus Professor of Law at the John Marshall Law School, Chicago. His primary interests are the policy and legal aspects of tourism development at the national, regional and local levels.

Claire McCarthy is a graduate of Wellesley College. Among her specialties is the creation and implementation of community strategies to balance opportunities and risks posed by new or expanding development.

Both principals have significant interests and expertise in cultural tourism, including how the private sector (e.g. hotels and other local touristic businesses) can enhance visitor understanding of the destination's culture.

Both principals were selected for inclusion in World Who is Who and Does What in Environment and Conservation (Earthscan).

Among the many countries visited in connection with their work are:




Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam


Grand Cayman, Puerto Rico, St. Johns, St. Thomas, Tortola, Virgin Gorda

Central and South America

Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru


Austria, Czech Republic, Croatia, France Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USSR.

North America

United States, Canada