Analyst Krassi Simonski

Krassi Simonski

Market Analyst, EuropeKrassi Simonski

Sofia Bulgaria

Dr. Krassi Simonski is Phocuswright's market analyst, Europe and managing director of eCommerceAcademy.net. Krassi is the lead analyst for Phocuswright's Russia and Eastern Europe: Navigating the Emerging Online Travel Marketplace research initiative. The Special Project measures travel size and trends and forecasts online travel penetration for Russia, Ukraine, Poland and other Eastern European travel markets. 

Prior to establishing the eCommerceAcademy.net, Krassi was head of business development for TravelStoreMaker.com, managing the spin-off of innovative business lines into different companies. He is also executive officer of Skal International's Sofia club, assisting in expanding the international relations in the region.
 
Krassi's background also includes chair of the Bulgarian Research and Education Network. Prior to that, he served a political mandate as deputy chair of the State Agency for ICT of Bulgaria in charge of the national IT development. He was the Bulgarian representative to several EC high-level groups including Internet and information society. Krassi implemented multiple ICT projects of EU and national funding in the area of digital inclusion, broadband penetration, research networking and e-learning. He was the first chair of the Telecentres.Europe organization to support the network of telecenters across Europe 

His university background as adjunct professor in computer sciences and 12 years as director of communications and computing at the first American University in Central and Eastern Europe (AUBG) as well as being one of the first Internet missioners in the region, brought him thousands of contacts at the national, European and international levels.

Travel Research From Krassi Simonski

Greece Interactive Charts

Greece Interactive Charts

Category: Market Overview & Sizing Published: June 2021 Analysts: Krassi Simonski

This product includes raw data downloads for the Greece travel market, presented in a visually interactive, customizable format.

Poland Interactive Charts

Poland Interactive Charts

Category: Market Overview & Sizing Published: June 2021 Analysts: Krassi Simonski

This product includes raw data downloads for the Poland travel market, presented in a visually interactive, customizable format.

Russia Interactive Charts

Russia Interactive Charts

Category: Market Overview & Sizing Published: June 2021 Analysts: Krassi Simonski

This product includes raw data downloads for the Russia travel market, presented in a visually interactive, customizable format.

Ukraine Interactive Charts

Ukraine Interactive Charts

Category: Market Overview & Sizing Published: June 2021 Analysts: Krassi Simonski

This product includes raw data downloads for the Ukraine travel market, presented in a visually interactive, customizable format

Russia and Eastern Europe Spotlight 2017

Russia and Eastern Europe Spotlight 2017

Category: Market Overview & Sizing Published: May 2017 Analysts: Krassi Simonski, Karen Burka

As Eastern Europe’s largest travel market, Russia plays a key role in the economic vitality of the region. As proof, the 2014 default of the ruble plunged Eastern Europe’s travel markets into a series...

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