is Assistant Professor of Tourism Management at the University of Patras, Greece. With a degree in Business Administration and a Ph.D. in Tourism Marketing, he has been teaching Marketing, Service Marketing, Tourism Management, Destination Marketing, Hospitality Marketing as well as Tourism, Hotel and Event Management at Greek, Austrian, German and South African universities since 2002.
In addition to his academic career, Prof. Koutoulas is also working as a management and marketing consultant and as a project manager mainly in the tourism, hotel, publishing and the events industries. His work has covered nearly every aspect of tourism planning and applied marketing ranging from market research and strategic planning to press relations and staff training. He has successfully implemented projects in 30 countries over the last 26 years. His client list comprises national and regional tourism organizations and ministries in Greece, Germany, the Netherlands, Cyprus, the UK, Oman etc., Greek public-sector organizations (such as the Ministries of Culture and Tourism, Helexpo, the Organising Committee of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, Chambers of Industry and Commerce etc.), the European Union as well as private-sector clients in Greece, Germany, the UK, the USA, Cyprus, Hungary, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Austria, Spain etc.