Devora Fileva

Devora is originally from Bulgaria and in 2011 she graduated with distinction from NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands. She holds a Bachelor degree in International Tourism Management and Consultancy.

Before graduation, Devora started working for the Marketing & Communication departments of three Dutch Universities: AVANS Breda, FONTYS Eindhoven/Venlo, NHTV Breda. She used to represent them on international educational fairs throughout Europe. At the same time, she became part of the team of the Business Support Centre for SMEs (Ruse, Bulgaria). There, Devora participated in the alternative tourism project “TourNet – Promotion of Cross-border Networking for Development of a Common Bulgarian-Romanian Tourist Product” implemented within the framework of the Romania-Bulgaria Cross-Border Cooperation Programme 2007 – 2013. Within this project she took part in writing a common tourism promotion strategy and strategy for development of a cross-border tourism cluster for the cross-border Danube area Romania – Bulgaria. Devora was also involved into the establishment of a Tourism Network interlinking the main tourism stakeholders within the Danube region of Bulgaria. Between July 2012 and September 2013 she gained experience into tourism management and marketing while being the Manager of the biodiversity and tourism project of the Danube Competence Center – “Online Ecotourism Guide”. Moreover, Devora took part in the organization of FAM trips and tourism B2B events in the Danube area of Bulgaria for domestic and foreign tour operators.

Since September 2014 Devora is a MSc Student in Tourism Management and Marketing at Bournemouth University, UK, writing her dissertation about “Theming the Experience – Tourism Routes”. She is utterly happy and thankful for being able to be part of the eTourism Lab, and work with an extremely enthusiastic team of admirable tourism professionals.

Currently, Devora is involved in the EU project “Holy Grail Route” which focuses on planning and promoting the spiritual and cultural route of the Holy Grail.

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