Professor of Tourism

Anestis K. Fotiadis, PhD, is a Full Professor at Zayed University, College of Business, Department of Management, Abu Dhabi, UAE.  He studied Business Administration at Moscow University of Commerce (BSc, 1998), holds one MSc on IT in Business Administration (MSc 2002) and one on Tourism Business Administration (MSc, 2005).  He holds a Ph.D. (2009) in International Business Administration from the University of Pecs in Hungary.  He has delivered lectures both at the undergraduate and the postgraduate level as a tenured faculty in universities in Greece and Taiwan before he joined Zayed University. More of that he worked several years as head of IT and research development for the public sector in Greece.

His main area of research is associated with tourism management, event management, hospitality management and sustainable development. Lately, he is working on smart tourism, neuroscience and halal tourism research. He has published more than 40 research papers in international academic journals such as Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Management, Journal of Business Research, International Journal of Hospitality Management, along with several books and book chapters. He is a member of multiple scientific associations and a reviewer for top tier international journals.  


Abu Dhabi - Khalifa City, MF2-2-035


+971 2 599 3473

Teaching Areas

Management, Human Resource Management, Event Management, Tourism

Research and Professional Activities

Event Management, Theme Parks Management, Rural Tourism, Destination Management, Halal Tourism