Despina Gavrili-Alexandris

Tourism, Hospitality and Sports

BSc, Deree – The American College of Greece; MSc, University of Surrey

Despina Gavrili-Alexandris has been a member of the faculty since 2005 and is Internship Administrator for the ITHM degree. She is responsible for placing ITHM students into internships for credit in Greek and International hotel chains in Greece. Ms. Gavrili currently teaches courses in Tourism Marketing, Hospitality Management, Food and Beverage Management, Destination Marketing and Management. Moreover, she has co-authored and published articles in Relationship Marketing and in Active Ageing, in the area of Tourism and Hospitality. Despina Gavrili has 15-years working experience in Tourism and Hospitality and in the wine industry. She started her career at Boutaris Wineries, where she trained hotel and restaurant personnel on the selection and promotion of wine. She has also worked with Elounda Hotels, Hilton Athens, and Radisson Blu Park Hotel Athens, holding managerial positions in Marketing and Sales.