IFITT Board

IFITT board is elected at the annual AGM from IFITT members.

Chapters

IFITT Chapters are thematic or geographical groups established by IFITT members to drive knowledge generation and sharing on a global or local level within the ICTs in the travel and tourism domain. These chapters organize IFITT-branded online or offline events, promote the IFITT philosophy, strategy, and mission statement, and respect and follow the IFITT Ethics Charter. IFITT members can decide which chapters they belong to in their membership page, and all membership fees are paid to IFITT. IFITT Chapter members enjoy all services and benefits enjoyed by IFITT members, in addition to further benefits that may be provided by IFITT Chapter.

Past presidents

IFITT community has been fortunate over the years to have been led by some of the most influential and proactive academics and industry representatives. Many of the past presidents are still actively supporting IFITT in advisory and collaborative roles.
Hannes Werthner

Hannes Werthner

1997-2000

Josef Margreiter

Josef Margreiter

2000-2004

Andrew Frew

Andrew Frew

2004-2010

Dimitrios Buhalis

Dimitrios Buhalis

2010-2014

Lorenzo Cantoni

Lorenzo Cantoni

2014-2018

Tussyadiah

Tussyadiah

2018-2020

Zheng Xiang

Zheng Xiang

2020-2021

Juho Pesonen

Juho Pesonen

2021-Present

Advisory board

IFITT Advisory Board consists of past presidents, Hannes Werthner Lifetime Achievement Award winners, and key stakeholders identified by the board. The advisory board operates on a voluntary basis and provides strategic guidance and advocacy on behalf of IFITT as well as evaluation of the effectiveness of IFITT’s programs and initiatives.
Cihan Cobanoglu

Cihan Cobanoglu

University of South Florida

Lorenzo Cantoni

Lorenzo Cantoni

Università della Svizzera italiana

Iis Tussyadiah

Iis Tussyadiah

University of Surrey

Andrew Frew

Andrew Frew

Queen Margaret University

Hannes Werthner

Hannes Werthner

Vienna University of Technology

Jamie Murphy

Jamie Murphy

University of eastern Finland

Josef Margreiter

Josef Margreiter

Tirol Werbung

Francesco Ricci

Francesco Ricci

Free University of Bolzano

Rodolfo Baggio

Rodolfo Baggio

Bocconi University

Dimitrios Buhalis

Dimitrios Buhalis

Bournemouth University

Wolfram Höpken

Wolfram Höpken

Weingarten University of Applied Sciences