Dimitrios Stergiou is an Assistant Professor in Tourism Management at the School of Social Sciences at the Hellenic Open University. He studied for his MSc in Tourism Management and Marketing at Bournemouth University, where he graduated with distinction. In 2000 he joined the University of Surrey to conduct his PhD research on tourism education and management, completing his research in 2004. Dimitrios has over 10 years of experience in teaching, learning and research in the wider areas of tourism education and tourism management. He serves as a referee for a number of journals including the Journal of Service Theory and Practice, Current Issues in Tourism, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management and Annals of Tourism Research. Dr Stergiou is also a member of the Laboratory for Tourism Research and Studies (University of the Aegean, Greece), and the Assistant Editor of the Journal of Air Transport Studies.