IFITT is facilitating the development and activities of local chapters globally.

The following chapters are active:


Board Members:
Paul Baron, President
Dr Nina Mistilis, Vice-President
Liz Ward, Conference/Network Director

Contact: [email protected]


Board Members:
Juho Pesonen, President
Jere Kuusinen, Vice-President
Jenni Mikkonen, General Secretary
Anja Tuohino, Accountant

Contact: [email protected]


Board Members:
Christos Ditoras, President, E-Commerce and Marketing Executive, Hilton Athens
Dimitris Serifis, Vice President, CEO, Nelios
Danai Tsogia, General Secretary, Athens Express Tour Operator, Sales and Marketing
Antonios Giannopoulos, Member, Founder the voyager voice, Adj.Lecturer AUEB, Programme Manager BCA
Stavros Kefalas, Member, Co-founder, Tourix
Chariton Brousalian, Member, Sales & Marketing Manager,Greek Travel Pages
Sotiris Varelas, Member, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Virtual and Augmented Reality
Minas Liapakis, Member, CoFounder, EyeWide Digital Marketing Agency

Contact: [email protected]


Board Members:
Rodolfo Baggio, President, Bocconi University
Luisa Mich, University of Trento
Roberto Peretta, University of Bergamo
Giacomo Del Chiappa, University of Sassari

Contact: [email protected]

Spain and Latin American

Board Members:
Estela Marine-Roig, President
Enric Lopez C., Vice-president
Eva Martin-Fuentes, General Secretary
Berta Ferrer-Rosell, Treasurer
Antonio Guevara, Board Member
Montserrat Peñarroya, Board Member
Marina Abad, Board Member

Contact: [email protected]


Board Members:
Miriam Scaglione, President
Elena Marchiori, General Secretary
Thomas Steiner, Treasurer

Contact: [email protected]


Board Members:
Dr. Gizem Kayar, President – Faculty Member at Yasar University,  Department of Computer Engineering
Dr. Eda Avci, Vice-President – Faculty Member at Dokuz Eylul University, Efes Vocational School, Tourism and Hotel Management Program
Dr. Seden Doğan, General Secretary – Faculty Member at Samsun Ondokuz Mayıs University, Department of TourismGuidance
Dr. Senem Yazıcı Yılmaz, Treasurer – Faculty Member at Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Department of TourismManagement
Serkan Ceylan, Member, General Coordinator at Bodrum Peninsula Promotion Foundation (BOYTAV)
Murat Toktaş, Member, Chairman of the Board at Blacksea Touristic Hoteliers Association (KATİD), Board Member at Turkish Hoteliers Federation (TÜROFED)
Berrin Benli, Member, Founder at NOVUSENS Innovation and Entrepreneurship​
Melih Gezer, Member, Co-Founder at NOVUSENS Innovation and Entrepreneurship​
Özge Ersu, Member, Professional Tourist Guide, Radio Documentary Producer and Director
Fatih Caner, Member, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Antalya​
Ezgi Karakaş, Member, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Department of Tourism and Travel Services Management.Owner at PARION Hotel.
Levent Apaydın, Member, Chairman of the Board at Belgian Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Ayşe Baş Collins, Member, Faculty Member at Bilkent University, School of Applied Technology and Management
Orhan Hallik, Member, Head of İbrahim Çeçen IC Investment Holding- Tourism and Services Group

Contact: [email protected]

North America

Board Members:
President/Chapter Director: Dr. Cihan Cobanoglu – University of South Florida, USA
Vice-President: Dr Katerina Berezina- University of Mississippi, USA
General Secretary: Faranak Memarzadeh, San Jose State University. USA
Treasurer:  Dr. Aysegul Songur, University of South Florida, USA
Member: Andrei Kirilenko, University of Florida
Member: Ulrike Gretzel,  University of South California

Contact: [email protected]