Maria Alebaki is a Researcher at the Agricultural Economics Research Institute. She holds a Phd in Agricultural Economics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her work appears in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and conference proceedings, while her academic experience also includes teaching in higher education institutes, supervising dissertations, as well as participation in research and development projects. Her academic interests lie in the areas of special interest tourism (with a particular focus on rural and wine tourism); consumer behavior in tourism; tourism networks; tourism education; as well as on the sustainability/resilience perspective of tourism development. Currently, she serves as an Adjunct Faculty Member at the Hellenic Open University; the Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki; and the Agricultural University of Athens.