Professor Dimitrios Buhalis
Professor Dimitrios Buhalis is a Strategic Management and Marketing expert with specialisation in Technology and Tourism. His research area is cutting across a number of disciplines and is looking into adoption of innovations for creating value for both consumers and organisations. Close collaboration with industry, governments and international organisations from around the world ensures that results have relevance and impact in the real world whilst constantly pushing the boundaries of knowledge and academic excellence.
He is currently Established Chair in Tourism, Director of the eTourism Lab and Deputy Director of the International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research (ICTHR). His research leadership focuses on strategic management and marketing; distribution channels management; Management Information Systems, eCommerce and Social Media.
Dimitrios is still an active tourism practitioner for a number of hospitality and tourism organisations around the world. He has written or co-edited a total of about 20 books, including Tourism Business Frontiers and Tourism Management Dynamics published by Elsevier, eTourism: Strategic Information Technology for Tourism published by Pearson (Prentice Hall/Financial Times) and Tourism Distribution Channels (Thomson), Managing alliances in the global hospitality and tourism industry as well as a series of three books on IT and Tourism. He has recently published four books that deal with Accessible Tourism and European Tourism Planning. He has also published more than 90 articles in scholarly journals, books, conference proceedings and consultancy reports.