Aris is Research Director at Institute SETE (INSETE). INSETE is the research institute of the Confederation of Greek Tourism (SETE). At INSETE he is responsible for the studies prepared and issued by the Institute and he is developing SETE Intelligence, a business intelligence unit for Greek tourism. He is involved in Greek and Cypriot tourism since the 80s. His experience includes Tourism Planning at a Regional and National Level as well as all types of tourism investment: hotels, resorts, marinas, conference centres, casinos, spas, theme parks etc.
Since 2005, he is the only Greek member of the by-invitation-only International Society of Hospitality Consultants, which has approximately 200 members worldwide. He has also been a member of the Academy of Experts, a body with a dual function as an Accrediting Body that aims to safeguard high standards for Experts during the execution of their duties and a Professional Body promoting these high standards.