Thomas POULIOS is a Faculty Teaching Member at Business Administration Department from Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Thessaly. His teaching experience is related to subjects (e-Business, Web Presentation Strategic Planning, Global Distribution Systems in Tourism, e-Marketing) and his research interests include entrepreneurship development, e-entrepreneurship, Internet marketing. His project experience is related to e-entrepreneurship development and how to use the Internet techniques and services for establishing successful businesses. He participated in a number of EU projects mainly funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and national resources. Some of the projects are “Go-Digital Project”, “Entre – Development of Entrepreneurship in Tertiary Education”, “Examining the Obstacles of Female Entrepreneurship on the Internet”. Besides his academic activities, he is also involving as eBusiness Consultant for Start Ups, and especially on the Tourism sector.
The paper presents the project and the methodology of the establishment of a sustainable tourism observatory in the islands of the Northern Sporades in Greece in 2021. The mission of the observatory (http://observatorysporades.com) will be the collection of tourist data for the measuring of indicators and the estimation of tourist trends, in order to provide evidence for a sustainable tourism development in the region. The Northern Sporades Islands are a small complex of islands in the North-west Aegean Sea, which show especially in the last 20 years intense tourist growth. At the same time, the area is distinguished by special natural features such as the National marine park, which are a nature reserve for a series of terrestrial and marine species living in the Mediterranean Sea, including the Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus).
Women entrepreneurship is an important research field while women have been underrepresented to the most fields of the economy. The present article attempts a first literature review to the women obstacles in e-business enterprises. Moreover we present the results of a conducted qualitative research for the women’s opinion in net entrepreneurship and the obstacles that they face. The research confirms what international literature states and shows that women face more obstacles and problems than men do in entering and developing an e- entrepreneurial life. This is observed because women should combine family and professional life playing different roles, while they are obliged to face gender stereotypes that are still exist in our society. Future research should focus on the opinions of the entrepreneurs researching them in a quantitative way.