Professor Dimitrios Buhalis is a Strategic Management and Marketing expert with specialization in Information Communication Technology applications in the Tourism, Travel, Hospitality and Leisure industries. His research area is cutting across a number of disciplines and is looking into adoption of innovations for creating value for both consumers and organizations. Current research focus includes Smart Tourism, SoCoMo Marketing (Social media Context and Mobile Marketing), Augmented Reality, Experience management and Personalization, Reputation and Social Media Strategies, Accessible and Special Diet (Allergens) Tourism. Close collaboration with industry, governments and international organizations 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 Head of Department Tourism and Hospitality, Director of the e_Tourism Lab and Deputy Director of the International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research at Bournemouth University in England. Dimitrios is also the immediate past President of the International Federation for Information Technologies in Travel and Tourism (IFITT).