Improving data privacy across travel

In 2018 the PRIvacy-aware personal data management and Value Enhancement for Leisure Travellers (PriVELT) project, led by Prof Iis Tussyadiah along with academics from two other universities, was awarded £1.13m in funding by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). 

In March 2019 Prof Tussyadiah became the first female president of the International Federation for Information Technologies in Travel and Tourism (IFITT). IFITT is the leading independent global community for the discussion, exchange and development of knowledge about the use and impact of new information and communication technologies in the travel and tourism industry.   

“The founders and previous presidents have built IFITT into the strong community that it is today,” said Prof Tussyadiah. “My vision as president is to take that legacy further as we face new challenges in the future. We will do that by forming strong relationships between academia, industry and government, which will encourage research and development in ICT and tourism that address society’s challenges.”