Dr Naci Polat works at Tourism Faculty of Pamukkale University (Turkey) as the Tourism Guidance Department chair and Erasmus coordinator of the faculty specializing in sustainable tourism, tourism marketing and tourism guidance. He received his master degree in development policy at the University of Bremen. He finished his PhD in management at Dumlupınar University. As EU Jean Monnet Scholar, he made researches on ecological management and audit scheme at the University of Trier. He completed an EU-project on sustainability and competitiveness of SMEs in Europe. As a visiting professor, he lectured at BA and MBA programmes of Jaén University in 2017. He has long years of working experience in different tourism companies such as Turkish Airlines and Mövenpick Hotel.