Stefania Ntregka (PhD) was born is Greece and developed an early interest in tourism. She is a Lecturer in Research Methods and Guest Experience at Hotelschool The Hague. She studied Hospitality and Tourism Management at Technological and Educational Institute of Larisa, Greece and continued with postgraduate studies (MSc) in Communication and Public Relations at Ulster University in Northern Ireland. In 2017 she obtained her PhD from Ulster University focusing on destination community empowerment in tourism planning. Stefania worked in hospitality and consultancy in Greece, the UK and Spain and started her teaching career in the UK.
PhD Thesis: Empowering island communities regarding tourism development: The case examination of Sporades Islands in Greece.
Currently working on postdoctoral research: Community empowerment in tourism decision-making processes in urban destinations. Different urban destinations in the Netherlands, Spain and Greece are studied in order to understand how local empowerment in tourism decision-making can shape up a sustainable future for the destinations.