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Published on : Thursday, February 16, 2017
A leader in e-tourism, International Federation for Information Technology and Travel & Tourism (IFITT) was the main host of the event. More than 300 delegates from 39 countries which comprised industry and academic backgrounds were present at the conference and contribute in talks on various topics which included destinations, research, and industry.
To succeed and win the award, Dr. Sigala was evaluated on numerous grounds like how many people participated at the IFITTalk event, lecture content and how her ideas will help and contribute to the tourism industry etc.
The University of South Australia’s website was quoted while talking about Sigala’s award winning, ‘’widely published authority in the area of Service Operations Management and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) applications in Tourism and Hospitality”
To quote Dr. Sigala, ‘’ but above all I consider myself incredibly privileged for the opportunity to participate and put together the biggest panel of industry and academic experts representing all tourism sectors in order to discuss the emerging issues of the sharing economy phenomenon. We explored the ‘sharing economy’ phenomenon, which is rapidly diffusing in all aspects of life and industries, including tourism.”