International award for Greek tourism professor

Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Greek tourism professorGreek tourism professor Marianna Sigala, who came to Australia about two years ago and was recently appointed director of the Centre for Tourism and Leisure Management at the School of Management at the University of South Australia, was conferred another prestigious international award. Dr Sigala received the Best IFITTalk of the Year Award during a grand ceremony held at the Palazzo Brancaccio in Rome last month.

IFITT is one of the foremost e Tourism knowledge-hubs for tourism and technology experts in industry and academia. To quote Dr. Sigala, “I feel very honoured to have received this award. 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.”

The conference saw more than 300 delegates from 39 countries, both with industry and academic backgrounds who shine in the education and tourism industry. They were invited to share their knowledge, experiences and academic research findings on issues relating to world tourism. This year’s conference was organized in three ways: research, destinations and industry. It featured top-notch keynote speakers from internationally-renowned universities, major companies such as Club Med, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Expedia, Booking.com and Amadeus, along with representatives of innovative tourism destinations.

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