Professore Bournemouth University
Professor Dimitrios Buhalis is a Strategic Management and Marketing expert with specialisation in Information Communication Technology, Smart Environments and Interactive Marketing, He is an expert in technology applications in the Tourism, Travel, Hospitality and Leisure industries. He is Professor of Smart Tourism at Bournemouth University Business School. He is currently Visiting Professor at the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
He is Editor in Chief of the most established Journal in Tourism: Tourism Review, an SSCI Journal [IF=5.947] in its 76th volume. He is also the Editor of the Encyclopedia of Tourism Management and Marketing. Professor Buhalis’ research is referenced widely, being the 2rd most cited for tourism and 1st most cited for hospitality 18th on strategy and 30th in Marketing on Google Scholar with more than 53000 citations and h-index 100. He has taught in more than 50 Universities around the world and delivers more than 30 keynotes per year.
For the period January 2016- September 2019, Buhalis was the Head of Department of Tourism and Hospitality, at Bournemouth University. During this period the Department was ranked #8 (2018) and #10 (2019) in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019: Hospitality & Leisure Management as well as #9 (2017) #12 (2018) #10 (2019 & 2020) in the ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects – Hospitality & Tourism and #3 in the Guardian University guide 2019. Dimitrios is a Founding Member and past President (2010-2014) of the International Federation for Information Technologies in Travel and Tourism (IFITT). He served as the First Vice President of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism (2017-2019) and as Executive Board Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Affiliate Members (2013-2015 and 2017-2019).
Dimitrios current research focus includes: Real Time and Nowness, Smart Tourism and Smart Hospitality, Social Media Context and Mobile Marketing (SoCoMo), Augmented Reality, Technology enhanced Experience Management and Personalisation, Reputation and Social Media Strategies, Accessibility and Special Diet (Alergens) Tourism. Professor Buhalis is well known international speaker on trends, technology, marketing, tourism and Hospitality. Professor Buhalis is an inspirational forward thinker that undertakes cutting edge research, develops innovations and makes a major impact to global society. For more information, books, articles and presentations see www.buhalis.com.