Shqiperim Reka

Dr Shqiperim Reka BSc, MSc, PhD

Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Course Leader


Dr Reka is a passionate and dedicated teacher who is committed to helping students succeed in their careers. He is a valuable asset to the Sheffield Hallam University community, and he is sure to continue to make significant contributions to the field of tourism research.


Dr Shqiperim Reka is a Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Hospitality Management at Sheffield Hallam University. He is passionate about helping students develop a career in tourism. He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate modules on topics such as "Introduction to the Global Tourism Sector", "Managing Visitor Attractions", and "Tourism Planning and Development". Dr Reka's teaching style is engaging and interactive, and he encourages students to think critically about the tourism industry. He is also a dedicated Course Leader and Research Supervisor.

Dr Reka completed his PhD in 2017 on the topic of "Tourism governance in post-war transition, the case of Kosovo". During his PhD research, he worked as a Tourism Consultant for Kosovo Alternative Tourism Association, where he helped to generate income for live projects and gained support from a local government in Kosovo and international development agencies. He also contributed to the establishment of the first Tourist Information Office in the capital of Kosovo, Prishtina, and organised several other initiatives, including a tourism job fair and an annual wine festival.

Dr Reka's research interests include image restoration of post-war countries through mega and major events, tourism governance in transition, and tourism planning in a divided society.

If you are interested in learning more about tourism, Dr Reka is a great resource. He is passionate about his work, and he is always willing to help students succeed.

Here are some of the things that Dr Reka can teach you:

  • How to develop a career in tourism 
  • How to manage tourism in a sustainable way
  • How to make a positive impact on local communities
  • How to research tourism topics 


Department of Service Sector Management

Sheffield Business School

Courses taught

  • International Tourism Management
  • International Tourism and Hospitality Business Management
  • International Hospitality Business Management

Modules taught: 

  • Introduction to the Global Tourism Sector
  • Managing Visitor Attractions
  • Tourism Development and Societies
  • Work Related Learning
  • Tourism Planning and Development


Journal articles

Reka, S. (2011). AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE IMAGE OF KOSOVO AS A TOURISM DESTINATION. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, 01-Jan.

Theses / Dissertations

Reka, S. (2017). Tourism governance in post-war transition: The case of Kosova. (Doctoral thesis).


Reka, S. (2014). The importance of strategic tourism development in a post-conflict context.

Reka, S. (2013). Challenges of tourism development in post-conflict countries.

Reka, S. (2011). An investigation into the image of Kosovo as a tourist destination.

Other activities

Postgraduate supervision

  • Effects of Covid-19 on tourism attractions
  • Experiences and wellbeing of cabin crew
  • Factors influencing employee performance in the hospitality industry
  • Staff attitude towards waste management in the hotel sector
  • The impact of cultural tourism on society
  • The effects of cost of living crisis in the hospitality sector

Other external responsibilities

  • External Examiner for University of Sunderland

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