Who is Dimitrios Buhalis ?

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 ManagementThe 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 77th volume. He is also the Editor of the Encyclopedia of Tourism Management and MarketingProfessor Buhalis’ research is referenced widely, and he was ranked in the Top 30 Business and Management Scientists in the world by Research.com, one of the major websites for Business and Management research offering credible data on scientific contributions since 2014 https://research.com/u/dimitrios-buhalis 

He is the 2nd most cited for tourism and 1st most cited for hospitality 15th on strategy and 33th in Marketing on Google Scholar with more than 50000 citations and h-index 97 on Google Scholar . 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 NownessSmart Tourism and Smart HospitalitySocial Media Context and Mobile Marketing (SoCoMo)Augmented RealityTechnology enhanced Experience Management and PersonalisationReputation and Social Media StrategiesAccessibility 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.


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