Dr. Demos Parapanos has recently joined the University of Cumbria as a lecturer in tourism and hospitality management having completed his PhD in gamification and understanding hotel visitors’ motives when using new technologies such as hotel gamified applications.
His principal research interests lie in the field of new technologies, gamified applications, e-marketing, mobile application systems in marketing, tourism planning, tourism management and hospitality. His research expertise includes the use of qualitative and quantitative methodologies related to user behaviour in the hotel and tourism industries as a means of understanding motivations for consumption of tourism and hospitality products.
Academic and research interests
- new technologies
- gamified applications
- mobile application systems in marketing, tourism planning, tourism management and hospitality