Niki is a trusted, multi-lingual Marketing and Sales Expert, Researcher, and Lecturer, specialized in the the vacation home and resort industry; having a strong knowledge of current industry topics and trends in both applied and theoretical contexts. His experience in international marketing, sales, and business development within the industry spans more than ten years, during which time he has worked for leading organisations, such as Marriott Vacation Club International, and in various European countries, including Germany, Spain, Italy, and the United Kingdom. He studied Business Administration in Munich (Germany), and holds an MBA from the University of Liverpool (UK).
A powerful combination of years of hands-on sales and marketing expertise and a comprehensive understanding of adult learning principles makes Niki a sought after trainer, speaker, and guest lecturer across Europe. An active researcher, his interests focus on the vacation rental, vacation ownership, and the leisure real estate industry. His ability to integrate the professional and academic spheres adds a real world relevance to his cutting-edge seminars and presentations. Niki has been appointed as technical expert for Tourism and Hospitality by EUROSTARS, to assess projects co-funded by EUREKA member countries and the European Union. He is a member of the the Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA), the American Resort Development Organization (ARDA), the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (hsmai), the Association for Tourism and Leisure Education (ATLAS), and the Travel and Tourism Research Association (ttra).