Niki is a recognized expert in the vacation home and resort industry; having a strong knowledge of current topics and trends in both applied and theoretical contexts. His experience in international marketing, sales, product and business development within the industry spans more than fifteen years, during which time he has held positions and assignments with leading hospitality and leisure real estate companies such as Marriott Vacations Worldwide, HomeAway, and Expedia, 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 is a committee and award jury member for various industry associations, including VRMA and EHHA, and has also been appointed an expert in assessing hospitality and tourism projects co-funded by 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).