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Professor Dimitrios Buhalis received Great Sea Award 2023 – Research in Innovative Sustainable Tourism Solutions at the Mediterranean Tourism Awards

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Professor Dimitrios Buhalis was the distinguished recipient of the Great Sea Award 2023 – Research in Innovative Sustainable Tourism Solutions at the Mediterranean Tourism Awards.

Τhis prestigious award, organized by the Mediterranean Tourism Foundation in Malta, was conferred upon by His Excellency, the President of Malta, George Vella, during a ceremony at the Mediterranean Conference Centre on the 23rd of November.

The Mediterranean Tourism Awards, established in 2013, exemplify the foundation’s commitment to promoting tourism as a catalyst for stability, peace, and hope in the Mediterranean region. These awards acknowledge outstanding achievements in various facets of the industry, celebrating and encouraging best practices in hospitality, cultural preservation, environmental sustainability, and innovation.

The primary objectives of this awards program include fostering collaboration among Mediterranean countries, inspiring positive competition among tourism stakeholders, and elevating the overall Mediterranean identity in the world. By spotlighting noteworthy contributions and initiatives, the awards aim to motivate industry participants to adopt responsible and innovative approaches, contributing to the sustainable growth of tourism in the Mediterranean.

The inclusion in the list of distinguished personalities from across the world marks a significant moment for the Mediterranean Tourism Foundation.

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis said to TravelDailyNews: “I am grateful and honoured to receive this award by His Excellency, the President of Malta, George Vella at the historic 16th century La Sacra Infermeria (The Holy Infirmary) of the Order of St John of Jerusalem. The award recognises my 35 years contribution to the research and sustainable development of Mediterranean Tourism. To optimise the benefits from the tourism activity, we need to engage more research in evidence based planning, management and marketing of tourism. The award reflects the hard work, research commitment and innovative thinking of all my collaborators, colleagues and students around the world, that support the cocreation of innovation and research excellence.”

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She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.

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