Head of CAST


Andrea Guizzardi is the Head of CAST for the period from 2021 to 2024.

Associate Professor of Business and Economic Statistics at the University of Bologna, he led teams for national and European projects. Professor Guizzardi published studies related to the quantitative analysis of Tourism supply (firms and destinations) and Tourism demand. He has published extensively on dynamic pricing, destination management, demand forecasting and assessment of tourists’ experiences. He recently focused on the digital traces left by tourists and entrepreneurs suggesting new tools based on statistical algorithms and artificial intelligence. Further research will concern the application of business intelligence methods for corporate travel management and the application of non-linear financial-like statistical models to Tourism.

Professor Guizzardi directs a longlife learning programme at Bologna University for corporate travel managers since 2009. He is also co-responsible of the “Hotel Activity Index Observatory” which operates an analysis of business and leisure segments at the time of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Finally, he collaborates with different national newspapers about themes linked to travel tourism.


Andrea Guizzardi

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