Drakopoulos George

George Drakopoulos, a tourism expert with more than 35 years of experience, is the founder and ceo of Tourism Generis, as of May 2015. During the period 2014-2017, he served as a Special Adviser to the Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in PPP (Public-Private Partnerships) and from March 2021 to September 2022, as a Board Member of EOT (Greek National Tourism Organisation). Since 2018, he cooperates with the UNWTO as an Expert Consultant.

He also served as Counselor in the European Economic and Social Committee (2010-2015), as Chairman of the Affiliate Members of the UNWTO (2012-2013) and as Director General  SETE-Greek Tourism Confederation (1997-2014).

Enjoyed 7 years working in various hotels in Greece. Delivered speeches and presentations at more than 420 national and international conferences, while he has produced 50 studies / publications and 700 articles about Tourism. Holds a MSc in Tourism Studies from the  University of Surrey, UK. He has also studied Tourism Management, TEI Athens, GR and trained in Hotel Management in Glion, CH.  Communicates effectively in Greek, English, French, German and Spanish.

Specialized in lobbying and tourism development.

E: drakopoulos@tourism-generis.com