Professor Dimitrios Buhalis – Director eTourism Research Lab & Deputy Director, International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research, School of Tourism, Bournemouth University

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis is a Strategic Management and Marketing expert with specialisation in Technology

and Tourism. He is currently Director of the eTourism Lab at the School of Tourism at Bournemouth University.

He is widely regarded as an expert in the impacts of ICTs in the tourism industry, the management of tourism

distribution channels as well as in strategic tourism marketing and management. He has recently included

accessible tourism in his research portfolio. He has worked around the world and has written 20 books and more

than 100 articles. Dimitrios is still an active tourism practitioner working closely with tourism organisations,

governments and hospitality businesses for strategic marketing, technology and experience innovations.

Dimitrios represents Bournemouth University to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

where he served as a Vice President on the Board of Affi liate Members (2012-2014). Dimitrios frequently

advises hotel chains and hospitality organisations globally having done every hotel job conceivable. He is also

the immediate past President of the International Federation of Information Technology for Travel and Tourism

(IFITT) (2010-2014).