Despina Gavrili

Tourism, Hospitality and Sports

BSc, Marketing Management, Deree – The American College of Greece; BSc, Management of Businesses and Organizations, Hellenic Open University; MSc, Tourism Marketing, University of Surrey

Despina Gavrili has been a member of the faculty since 2005. She has taught courses in the area of Marketing Management and Tourism and Hospitality Management. Her current teaching involves such courses as Tourism Planning and Development, Hospitality Operations, Food and Beverage Management, Cultural Tourism. Her research interests lie in the areas of cultural tourism and of experiential learning, with recent publications in both areas.

She is the Internship Administrator for the School of Business and Economics, responsible for the internships taken for credit.

She has 15-years working experience in various managerial positions in the Wine, Tourism and Hospitality industry. She has been a member of the Association of Greek Women in Tourism, the efforts of which created the Museum of Tourism.