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Konstantinos Tomazos

Senior Lecturer in International Tourism Management, University of Strathclyde

Konstantinos is a Senior Lecturer in International Tourism Management and has worked at the University of Strathclyde Business School since 2006. He gained his PhD in Volunteer Tourism at the University of Strathclyde and he also holds a Masters Degree in Tourism in Third World Countries. He predominantly teaches tourism-related subjects, but also business ethics in the context of commoditised forms of tourism. His research focuses on different tourism niches and his expertise lies in the field of international volunteer tourism.
In brief, his research generates empirical and theoretical knowledge about the temporal dynamics of tourism phenomena and the tourists as consumers of marketized experiences.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in International Tourism Management, University of Strathclyde


  • 2009 
    University of Strathclyde, PhD in Volunteer Tourism


  • 2020
    Contested Tourism Commodities, Cambridge Scholars
  • 2017
    From leisure to tourism: how BDSM demonstrates the transition of deviant pursuits to mainstream products, Tourism Management
  • 2016
    Dr volunteer and Mr tourist: lifting the guilt off volunteer touris, Journal of Tourism & Hospitalit
  • 2016
    Backpacking through an ontology of becoming: a never‐ending cycle of journeys, International Journal of Tourism Research
  • 2015
    Mega sports events volunteering: journeys with a past, a present and a future, Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations
  • 2012
    The commercialization of voluntourism: money vs mission, Tourism Recreation Research
  • 2012
    Volunteer Tourists in the Field: A question of balance, Tourism Management
  • 2012
    Volunteer tourism: at the crossroads of commercialization and service, Current Issues in Tourism
  • 2011
    Volunteer tourism: altruism, empathy or self enhancement? , New Problems in Tourism
  • 2010
    The volunteer tourist as 'hero', Current Issues in Tourism
  • 2010
    Volunteer tourism: An ambiguous marketing phenomenon, Innovative Marketing
  • 2009
    Volunteer tourism: working on holiday or playing at work? , Tourismos: An International Multidisciplinary Journal of Tourism
  • 2009
    Volunteer tourism: the new ecotourism? , Anatolia

Professional Memberships

  • Royal Geographical Society