Alberto is a senior lecturer in tourism and events management.
He has a PhD in Management (University of Canterbury, New Zealand), a MA summa cum laude in Tourism, Territory and Local Development (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy) and a BA in Tourism Studies (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy). He also holds a Certificate in Cultural Tourism Development (Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy) and a PGCert in Higher Education (Solent University, United Kingdom). Since 2019, he is Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
Alberto collaborates as peer reviewer for major journals in the field of tourism, including: Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Management, Current Issues in Tourism, International Journal of Tourist Cities and Tourism Geographies. He is board editor for El Periplo Sustantable, Visions in Business and Leisure and the Journal of Risk and Financial Management. He is a proactive researcher with more than 40 outputs published to date on edited books, peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. Alberto is fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian. He has a strong work ethic and multicultural awareness.
Prior to joining academia, Alberto worked for leading travel agencies and tour operators in Italy. He was the Assistant Manager for the Milan branch of Hotel Reservation S.r.L (2004-2005) and Front Officer at Valtur resorts in Italy (2005). In 2006 he collaborated as assistant site manager for Kairos S.r.L. in Syracuse, Sicily, where he helped with the development of the organisation’s e-commerce plan and organisation of events at heritage sites.