Personal Page of Yfantidou Georgia

gf Full Name: Yfantidou Georgia
Title: Assistant Professor
Area of expertise: Sports tourism, Sport recreation, Tourist typology, Sustainable tourism, International hospitality, ST Innovation
Sector: Sports Management - Physical Education in Schools - Recreation
Laboratory: -
Telephone: +30 25310 39709
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URL: http://utopia.duth.gr/gifantid/index.html
Office:  
Hours of Listening students: Tuesday-Thursday: 13:00-14:30

Lessons
Winter semester:

N501 Sport tourism and recreation

N056 Sport animation in hotels 

Spring semester:

N505 Sports for all

N063 Organization and operation of sports academies-camps

Scientific interests

  • Sport Tourism
  • Sport recreation
  • ST innovation
  • Educational tourism and recreation
  • Tourists' needs
  • Tourists' behaviour
  • Sport at hotels
  • Tourist typology
  • Sustainable tourism
  • International hospitality
  • Digital applications on tourism

Short CV
Studies

03/09/2009: Ph.D. at Democritus University of Thrace, Doctor in sports tourism and recreation. Title of doctoral thesis: Evolution, prospective and typology of tourism in Greece with emphasis on sport tourism.

25/07/2014: Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi, Master in International Hospitality and Tourism (Recognized by DOATAP on 6/4/2017), Themes: - Business Administration - General Management - Strategic Processes of Innovation - Marketing - Economy and Techniques of Tourism - Web Solutions for the Promotion of Tourism and Hotels. Title of dissertation: The future of sustainable tourism development.

11/10/2004: Postgraduate, Democritus University of Thrace - University of Thessaly Interdepartmental Postgraduate Program. Completion of 2-year master program: Exercise & Quality of Life with direction: Physical Activity & Recreation. Title of dissertation: Recording, Investigation and Evaluation of services of municipal organism of youth and exercising of Komotini.

27/11/2002: Bachelor Degree at the Department of Physical Education & Sport Science (DPESS) 1998-2002, Democritus University of Thrace. Specializations: a. Basketball, b. Sport Management, c. Sports Rehabilitation. Thesis title: Examination of service quality in hydrotherapy centers.

Published work in english

  1. Yfantidou, G., Spyridopoulou, E., Chatzigeorgiou, T., & Malliou, P. (2019). Hotel Innovation and the Creation of Competitive Advantage. In: Katsoni V., Segarra-Oña M. (eds) Smart Tourism as a Driver for Culture and Sustainability. Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics. Springer, Cham (SCOPUS) https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-03910-3_10 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-03910-3_10
  2. Dalakis, A.S., Yfantidou, G., & Costa, G. (2019). Motives and Involvement of Tourists in Eastern Macedonia & Thrace. In: Katsoni V., Segarra-Oña M. (eds) Smart Tourism as a Driver for Culture and Sustainability. Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics. Springer, Cham (SCOPUS). https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-030-03910-3_20 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-03910-3_20
  3. Tsounis-Tzitzikas, K., Goulimaris, D., Antoniou, P., & Yfantidou, G., Bebetsos, E. (2019). The effect of participating in recreational dance activities on the social skills of 10 to 12-year-old children. IJRDO – Journal of Educational Research, 4(1), 8-20.
  4. Dalakis, A., Yfantidou, G., & Costa, G. (2018). The effect of demographics on tourist experience and competitiveness of tourist destinations in eastern Macedonia and Thrace. Proceedings of 21st International Conference on Excellence in Services. Paris, France, under publication.
  5. Dalakis, A., Yfantidou, G., Costa, G., Matsouka, O., & Tsitskari, E. (2018). Tourists' perspective and nationality impact on destination competitiveness. e-Review of Tourism Research, 15(2-3), 192-222. (SCOPUS, SJR: 0.262)
  6. Yfantidou, G., & Zioumbiloudi A. (2018). Sport Tourists with Disabilities: Accessible Tourism, Accommodation, Recreation and Sport in Greece. Hellenic Journal of Sports & Recreation Management (HSASMR), 15(1).
  7. Gkirtziki, A., Yfantidou, G., Panagiotopoulos, D., Costa, G., & Karagkounidis, A. (2018). Broadcasting Rights under the EC Antitrust Rules. Advances in Sport Management Research Journal (ASMRJ), 1(1), 90-111.
  8. Nikolaidou, S., Yfantidou, G., Mavromatis, G., & Costa, G. (2018). Evaluation of The Organizational Structure of Sports Organizations: The case of Greek MSO. International Review of Services Management (IRSM), 1(1), 1-22.
  9. Yfantidou G., & Goulimaris, D. (2018). The exploitation of edutourism in educational society: a learning experience necessity through physical activity and recreation. Sport Science, 11(1), 8-15.
  10. Yfantidou G., Nikou M. & Matsouka O. (2018). Winter tourism in Greece: an approach to tourists’ behavior and needs. GeoJournal of Tourism and Geosites, 21(1), 74-87. http://gtg.webhost.uoradea.ro/PDF/GTG-1-2018/272_Yfantidou.pdf (SCOPUS, SJR: 0.24)
  11. Yfantidou G., Papaioannou A. & Kriemadis Th. (2018). Green hotels and environmental practices: The challenge of travel behaviour change. TOURISMOS: An International Multidisciplinary Refereed Journal of Tourism. Paper under publication. (SCOPUS, SJR: 0.121)
  12. Yfantidou G., Spyridopoulou E., Papaioannou A., Balaska P. (2018). The Interest of Sport Tourism Enterprises in Green Practices. In: Katsoni V., Velander K. (eds), Innovative Approaches to Tourism and Leisure (pp. 275-287). Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics. Springer, Cham. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-67603-6_21https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-67603-6_21
  13. Yfantidou G., Dalakis A., Costa G., Tzetzis G. (2018). General Travel Behavior in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace. In: Katsoni V., Velander K. (eds) Innovative Approaches to Tourism and Leisure (pp. 433-466). Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics. Springer, Cham. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-67603-6_33https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-67603-6_33
  14. Papaioannou A., Kriemadis T., Kapetaniou P., Yfantidou G., Kourtesopoulou A. (2018). Customer Oriented Strategy and Business Performance in Tourism and Hospitality Industry. In: Katsoni V., Velander K. (eds), Innovative Approaches to Tourism and Leisure (pp. 417-432). Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics. Springer, Cham. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-67603-6_32https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-67603-6_32
  15. Yfantidou G., Spyridopoulou E., Papaioannou A. & Balaska P. (2017). Service innovation in hotels for people with disabilities. Proceedings of 20th International Conference on Excellence in Services. Verona, Italy, 835-848. http://www.toulonveronaconf.eu/papers/index.php/tvc/article/view/501
  16. Papaioannou A., Kriemadis T., Yfantidou G., Patrikiou A. & Avgerinou V. (2017). Customer-oriented strategy in Greek Sport Business Sector: The case of the sport enterprise “Holmes Place Glyfada”. Proceedings of 20th International Conference on Excellence in Services. Verona, Italy, 607-620. http://www.toulonveronaconf.eu/papers/index.php/tvc/article/view/485
  17. Dalakis A., Yfantidou G., Papaioannou A. & Costa G. (2017). The tourist behavior of tourists and the type of holiday they choose in Greece. Proceedings of 20th International Conference on Excellence in Services. Verona, Italy, 203-212. http://www.toulonveronaconf.eu/papers/index.php/tvc/article/view/455
  18. Yfantidou G., & Anthopoulos P. (2017). Designing of Outdoor Green Recreational Parks. Theoretical and Empirical Researches in Urban Management, 12(2), 5-18. http://www.um.ase.ro/no122/1.pdf (SCOPUS, SJR: 0.28)
  19. Yfantidou G., Spyridopoulou E., Kouthouris Ch., Balaska P., Matarazzo M. & Costa G. (2017). The future of sustainable tourism development for the Greek enterprises that provide sport tourism. Tourism Economics, 23(5), 1155-1162. DOI: 10.1177/1354816616686415 (SCOPUS, Impact Factor: 0.942) https://doi.org/10.1177/1354816616686415 (http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1354816616686415)
  20. Yfantidou G. & Matarazzo M. (2017). The Future of sustainable tourism in developing countries. Sustainable Development, 25, 459–466. DOI: 10.1002/sd.1655 (SCOPUS, Impact Factor: 2.75) (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/sd.1655/full)
  21. Dalakis A., Yfantidou G., Tsitskari E., Costa G. & Tzetzis G. (2016). Location and activities that eco-tourists prefer in Greece. The case of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace. Journal of Physical Education and Sport ® (JPES), 16 Supplement issue (1), Art 101, 633 - 639. https://doi.org/10.7752/jpes.2016.s1101 (SCOPUS, SJR: 0.46)
  22. Patsi C., Yfantidou G., Antoniou P., Gkoraki V. & Lagiou K. (2016). Perceptions of people with schizophrenia regarding digital interactive games. Journal of Physical Education and Sport® (JPES), 16 Supplement issue (1), Art 104, 650-655. DOI:10.7752/jpes.2016.s1104 (SCOPUS, SJR: 0.46) http://efsupit.ro/images/stories/nr1.2016/Art%20104.pdf 
  23. Nikolaidou S., Gialamas V., Yfantidou G., Costa G. & Mavrommatis G. (2015). Confirmation of the Dimensional Adjustment Model of Organizational Structure in Municipal Sports Organizations. International Journal of Sport Management Recreation & Tourism, 19(a), 1-11.
  24. Yfantidou G., Costa G. & Polemitis A. (2012). Tourist role preference in Cyprus. Rekreologia Leisure Science, 1, 4-8.
  25. Matsouka O., Yfantidou G., Trigonis I. & Michailidou M. (2012). Psychological and Physiological effects of aquatic exercise program among the elderly. The Sport Journal, 19. http://thesportjournal.org/article/psychological-and-physiological-effects-of-aquatic-exercise-program-among-the-elderly/
  26. Yfantidou G., Costa G. & Michalopoulou M. (2011). Sports tourist destination brands. The case of Greece. Journal of Tourism Today, 11, Fall, 96-109.
  27. Yfantidou G., Costa G. & Michalopoulou M. (2011). Human needs determining the profiles of popular tourist roles in Greece. Studies in Physical Culture and Tourism, 18(1), 59-70.
  28. Yfantidou G., Tsernou A., Michalopoulos M. & Costa G. (2011). Criteria of participation at the sport and recreation services of municipal organizations. International Journal of Sport Management Recreation & Tourism, 7(a), 1-10 (http://www.ijsmart.eu/Contents.aspx?Y=2011&V=7&Is=a).
  29. Yfantidou G., Costa G. & Michalopoulos M. (2011). Tourists’ Roles Preference in Greece. Journal Personality, Motivation, Sport, 16, 312-323.
  30. Yfantidou G., Matsouka O., Costa G. & Michalopoulos M. (2010). Psychological needs as determinants of engagement in sports tourism. Exercise and Quality of Life, Vol.2(2), 1-11.
  31. Genti M., Goulimaris D. & Yfantidou G. (2009). The Psychological Mood of Adult Participants in Aerobics, Greek Traditional Dances and Muscle Strengthening Programs. International Journal of Sport Management Recreation & Tourism, Vol.4(c), 40-51. DOI: 10.5199/ijsmart-1791-874X-4c
  32. Yfantidou G., Costa G. & Michalopoulos M. (2008). Tourist Roles, Gender and Age in Greece: A Study of Tourists in Greece. International Journal of Sport Management, Recreation and Tourism, 1(b), 14-30. DOI: 10.5199/ijsmart-1791-874X-1b