• Recognised as an Emerging Scholar of Distinction by the International Academy for the Study of Tourism. The Academy is an international network of highly accomplished scholars in the field of tourism. Its goal is to further the study of the complex, interdisciplinary field of tourism. It holds a biennial conference on a specific topic related to tourism research. The award ceremony took place in June 2009 during the Academy’s 11th Biennial Conference in Mallorca, Spain. This distinction is included in the 2012 Edition of the List of Excellence Activities in Higher Education of the Ministry of Education, Greece.

• Declared author of the most downloaded journal article of the Journal of Travel Research in 2010 (paper title: “Global Economic Crisis and Tourism: Consequences and Perspectives”) and of Annals of Tourism Research in 2001 (paper title: “Why People Travel to Different Places?”).

• Book Reviewer for 8 academic and professional journals (Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Management, Journal of Air Transport Management, Information Technology and Tourism, International Journal of Tourism Research, Tourism and Hospitality Research – The Surrey Quarterly Review, Tourism - The Journal of the Tourism Society, East – West Journal of Economics and Business).

• Reviewer of books and manuscripts, consultant of international publishers (Ashgate, Elsevier, Pearson Education, Palgrave, Routledge) on new editions. Endorsement author of the second edition of Graham, A. (2003) Managing Airports, Oxford: Elsevier and the third edition of Cooper, C. et al. (2004) Tourism - Principles and Practice, Harlow: Pearson Education.
• Member of the Panel of Experts of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for its publication World Tourism Barometer.

• Provision of expert advice to the European Commission (DG Competition) regarding the appraisal of the merger between Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines (major Greek carriers).

• External Referee of the Hong Kong Research Grants Council and of Hong Kong Polytechnic University. External Referee of the National Research Foundation of South Africa.

• Evaluator in the 3rd Contest of Applied Research and Innovation (2015) entitled “Greece Innovates!” co-organized by the Hellenic Industries Association (SEV) and Eurobank.

• Fellow of the Tourism Society, the society of tourism professionals in Britain, and member of its Tourism Consultants Network (TCN). Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, the tertiary education society in Britain. Founding Member and Member of the Executive Board of the International Association for Tourism Economics. Founding Member and Member of the Executive Board of the Hellenic Aviation Society (the equivalent of the Royal Aeronautical Society in Greece). Member of the Air Transport Research Society (ATRS), the German Aviation Research Society (GARS), the International Association of Scientific Experts in Tourism (AIEST) and the Tourist Research Center (TRC). Member of the Athens Club, Greece (associated with a number of private clubs around the world).

• Chairperson of the Awards Selection Committee of Air Transport News for the 2012 and 2013 Air Transport News Awards. These awards are highly esteemed by professionals in the aviation sector.

• Co-chairperson of a daily conference entitled Air Transport and Tourism: Synergies and Parallelisms organised to launch the MSc Programme in Tourism and Air Transport Management at the University of Surrey in June 2003.

• Good media experience including live interviews on Greek National Television and radio, a live interview on BBC Southern Counties Radio and several articles in Greek and international newspapers (including the Wall Street Journal) and (e-) magazines.

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