Professor, Aveiro University, Portugal @
Dr. Carlos Costa is Full Professor (Professor Catedrático), Head of the Department of Economics, Management, Industrial Engineering and Tourism (DEGEIT) of the University of Aveiro and Editor of the Journal of Tourism & Development (Revista de Turismo e Desenvolvimento). He holds a PhD and MSc in Tourism Management (University of Surrey, UK), and a BSc on Urban and Regional Planning (University of Aveiro, Portugal). Carlos is the leader of the PhD Tourism Programme of the University of Aveiro and is also the head of the Tourism Research Centre of the University of Aveiro (included in GOVCOPP and evaluated by the Portuguese Government with ‘Excellent’). He is also Scientific Coordinator of the “idtour-unique solutions” – tourism spin-off company (private sector) based at the University, responsible for the transference of knowledge and innovation to the tourism sector. Carlos is involved in a number of national and international tourism projects. Carlos works in the evaluation and consultation panels of the Portuguese Agency of Accreditation (A3Es) and of the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).