Michalis Hadjikakou wins ICOT Young Scientist Award
Wednesday 8 August 2012
Michalis Hadjikakou, CES Postgraduate Research student, receives Young Scientist Award for his paper: "Expenditure-based market segmentation and economic contribution of Cyprus inbound tourism"
When CES doctoral student Michalis Hadjikakou travelled to the International Conference on Tourism (ICOT) in Archanes, Crete during May, his purpose was to deliver a paper on Cypriot inbound tourism. As it transpired, and much to his credit, he was also selected to pick up one of three Young Scientist awards. Michalis’ paper: ‘Expenditure-based market segmentation and economic contribution of Cyprus inbound tourism’ was given the award because members of the scientific committee considered it was of “exceptional merit”.
This year’s awards' board included representatives from universities as geographically disparate as Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee (Israel), the University of Sunderland, University of Waikato (New Zealand) and Middlesex University Dubai.
Michalis joined the Centre for Environmental Strategy (CES) in October 2010 as a PhD research student and is working on the economic and environmental impacts of inbound tourism in Cyprus, with specific focus on water issues. His study aims to use input-output analysis along with expenditure survey data in order to quantify the economic and water use impacts of tourist purchases and diet. Michalis is supervised by Dr. Jonathan Chenoweth and Dr. Angela Druckman from CES and Professor Graham Miller from the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.
Our congratulations go to Michalis on his outstanding achievement at ICOT 2012.