Ioannis is Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Ulster University. He is the Head of the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, at Ulster Business School. He is a hospitaller and a digital storyteller. He is the Editor in Chief for Tourism and Hospitality Research and currently serves in the exec of the Council for Hospitality Management Education (CHME) and as Director for ANAHEI & ThinkinTheCircle and is visiting professor at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences and External evaluator for professorship promotions with the University of Patras. He has served as a Chair for CHME and a trustee for The Institute of Hospitality, Tourism Concern and Cavendish Academy. He was visiting Professor at the University of Granada. He has created hospitality projects that leave a legacy such as the Passion4Hospitality awards for the Institute of Hospitality, the menumuseum.eu and the world’s first pop up hotel school. He is the Hospitality Editor of Tourism and Hospitality Research (by Sage) and in the editorial board of four more hospitality related journals.