Stanislav Ivanov

Professor in Tourism Economics and Vice-Rector (Research) at Varna University of Management

Dr. Stanislav Ivanov is CEO of Zangador Ltd. and Professor and Vice Rector (Research) at Varna University of Management, Bulgaria.

Stan Ivanov is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of two academic journals: European Journal of Tourism Research and ROBONOMICS: The Journal of the Automated Economy. Additionally, he serves on the Editorial boards of over 30 other journals. He has more than 160 publications in over 30 prominent academic journals worldwide. His research and professional interests include robonomics, robots in tourism/hospitality, the economics of technology, hotel marketing, pricing and revenue management, destination marketing, tourism and economic growth, political issues in tourism, etc. He has numerous specializations in the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Norway, Cyprus, USA, Italy, Malaysia, Russia, etc.

Thanks to his business background and extensive expertise in tourism and hospitality Stan conducts training and provides consultancy in Hotel marketing, Pricing and revenue management, Marketing audit, Technology development in hospitality, etc. In addition, Stan implements marketing research projects, prepares specialised analyses and industry reports for various companies.

In recent years Stan dedicated his professional and academic efforts towards the introduction and integration of robots and automation technologies in the tourism and hospitality industry. In 2018-2019 Stan and Craig Webster from Ball State University, USA, conducted a global study on robots, artificial intelligence and service automation in tourism in hospitality.  Their co-edited book “Robots, Artificial Intelligence and Service Automation in Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality” was published by Emerald Publishing in 2019. 

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