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Dr Konstantinos I. Kakoudakis


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+357 24694071


Ph.D. Business & Management (The University of Nottingham, 2014)

M.A. Strategic Consumer Marketing (Manchester Metropolitan University, 2008)

M.A. Strategic Hospitality Management (Manchester Metropolitan University, 2007)

Diploma of Higher Education in Tourism (Higher School of Tourism Education of Crete, 2000)



Management & Marketing (Tourism Management/Consumer Marketing).


Employment track

Lecturer in Hospitality & Tourism Management, UCLan Cyprus (2019 – Present)

Academic Director and Lecturer in Management & Marketing, Larnaca College, Cyprus (2017-2018)

Consultant/Researcher in Tourism, ETAM S.A. Consulting Services, Greece (2015-2016)

Hospitality Employee: Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas, Minos Beach Art Hotel, Elounda Bay Palace, Minerva Premier Hotel, Greece (1997-1999 & 2002-2006)


Memberships (Academic/Professional)

  • Member: International Social Tourism Organisation, Alliance on Training & Research in Social and Fair Tourism


Research Interests

Social tourism, sustainable development, tourism seasonality, working conditions in the hospitality industry.


Roles and responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)

Teaching and Course Leadership

  • Deputy Course Leader, BA(Hons) Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Modules Taught: Tourism, Hospitality and Events Employability & Talent Management, International Cases in Hospitality & Tourism, Applied Research & Service Quality in Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management, Foundations in Scholarship, Research & Technology, Contemporary Consumer, and Integrated Marketing Communications.

Administrative roles

  • Member of the Erasmus Committee


Selective Publications


Selective Conference and Seminar Presentations

  • Kakoudakis, K. I, Ferreira, C., and Moshnyaga, E. Webinar: ‘The role of the education system to promote social and sustainable tourism.’ E-week of Fair and Sustainable Tourism for All, Brussels, Belgium, June 2020
  • Kakoudakis, K. I. ‘Generation shifts in the senior tourist market: Addressing future challenges through social tourism.’ The 9th International Conference on ‘Tourism & Sustainable Development, Kathmandu/Nepal, May, 2018.
  • Kakoudakis, K. I., and McCabe, S. ‘Social tourism as a modest, yet sustainable, development strategy: Policy recommendations for Greece.’ International Social Tourism Organisation (ISTO) World Congress, Driving Tourism through Inclusion, Zagreb/Croatia, October 2016.
  • Kakoudakis, K. I. ‘Frontier issues on tourism research and career development of young scholars.’ The Second International Young Scholars Forum, Zhuhai/China, June 2016.
  • Kakoudakis, K. I. ‘The role of social tourism in self-efficacy and job-seeking activity of unemployed individuals.’ Presented at:
  • The International Conference on Tourism (ICOT), Crete/Greece, May 2012;
  • The 6th World Conference for Graduate Research in Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure, Fethiye/Turkey, April 2012.


Supervision of Projects/PhDs

  • Annie Georgiou, MA Internship in International Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management
  • Aikaterini Kanellou, MA Internship in International Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management
  • Constantinos Kyrlakis, MBA Master of Business Administration
  • Sotiris Georgiou, MA Internship in International Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management
  • Tosin Raphael Owoseni, MA Internship in International Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management
  • Diana Aframeeva, MA Internship in International Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management
  • Marcos Petrou, MBA Master of Business Administration
  • Panayiotis Ktori, MBA Master of Business Administration


Other Scholarly and Outreach Activities


Additional information:

  • International Social Tourism Organisation

  • The Family Holiday Association

  • CABI publishing

  • The University of Nottingham