Professor Dr Andreas Papatheodorou is a prolific academic researcher and industry advisor in air transport and tourism economics and management. His work has received wide recognition at an international level with over 3,100 citations on Google Scholar. He is currently a Professor in Industrial and Spatial Economics with Emphasis on Tourism at the University of the Aegean, Greece and Director of the MSc Programme in Strategic Management of Tourism Destinations and Hospitality Enterprises at the same university. He also holds adjunct appointments at the University of New South Wales, Australia; the Hellenic Open University, Greece; Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Germany; and Ecole Nationale d’Aviation Civile, France – Hong Kong. In addition to sitting in various editorial boards, Professor Papatheodorou is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Air Transport Studies, one of the Editors of Tourismos and an Associate Editor in Annals of Tourism Research. An Oxford University MPhil (Economics) and DPhil (Economic Geography) holder, Professor Papatheodorou commenced his academic career as a Lecturer in Tourism at the School of Management, University of Surrey in 2000. He stayed there until 2005, when he moved to the University of the Aegean first as an Assistant and then as an Associate Professor. In 2015, he continued his career as Professor and Dean of the London College of Hospitality and Tourism at the University of West London (UWL) – he left UWL in June 2016. Andreas has also participated as a member and/or Director of the largest tourism research centre in Greece based at the University of the Aegean and/or as an external associate in about 30 research projects and studies for national and international organizations including the EU and the World Bank. He also engages in executive training for airlines especially in the MENA region and is a member of the UNWTO Panel of Experts. In addition to Greek and English, he speaks French and German and holds a degree in classical guitar from the National Conservatory of Athens.