Preparing for Reigniting Mediterranean Tourism Panel

Professor Alexandros Paraskevas,
University of West London, UK
Presentation – introduction


Alexandros Paraskevas is Professor in Strategic Risk Management and Chair in Hospitality Management at the London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism He is also the Director of ICHARM (International Centre for Hospitality and Aviation Resilience Management) in the University of West London.

His hospitality industry background includes internal auditing and operations management positions for over a decade with Marriott and Starwood. His academic background includes 15 years of service at the Oxford School of Hospitality Management (Oxford Brookes University).

Alexandros researches the governance and management of risks/crises both in an organisational and tourism destination context. He has led numerous hotel industry projects in the areas of risk, crisis, disaster management and business continuity and authored several academic articles and book chapters on these topics.

He has also led a 2-year European project on combatting human trafficking in the hotel sector and is considered a leading expert on modern slavery within the travel and tourism sector.

He has co-authored the book Planning Research in Hospitality and Tourism (2016, Routledge) and co-edited the Handbook of Research Methods in Complexity Science (2018, Edward Elgar Publishing).