Giovanni Ruggieri

Giovanni Ruggieri

Chairman OTIE (Observatory on Tourism for Islands Economy)

Giovanni Ruggieri (1970) graduated with honors in Eco- nomics from the University of Palermo with the thesis Economic impact of tourism in Sicily. He achieved the title of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Tourism Sciences at the University of Palermo. He is Researcher and Adjunct Pro- fessor of Applied Economics at the University of Palermo, Visiting Professor at Malaga University, Lecturer in Wien, Leads, Pecs and cooperates with the Master degree in “Hospitality Management and Food & Beverage” in collaboration with the Florida University.
He is the author of several articles on tourism published in international scientific journals and concerning the economic impact issues, the birth and development of tourist destinations and the growth of tourism economies in the island territories. He is President of the Observatory on Tourism for Islands Economy (OTIE), of which also he chairs the Scientific Committee made up of professors and international ex-perts.