Eric Zvaniga

Associate faculty

Tourism & Hospitality Management

Eric Zvaniga’s experience has been in the management discipline for the past seven years. He has focused on managerial thought, ethics, management information systems, and negotiation skills at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus - Faculty of Management. During this time, Zvaniga taught undergraduate students in various faculties, along with international student cohorts on both UBC campuses who were interested in exploring the principles of management.

His research explores tourists’ experiences in all seasonal settings to develop involvement and place attachment to a destination. The knowledge gained supports the transformation of the ever-changing global tourism industry.


Zvaniga’s professional experience is formed across different industries and entrepreneurial engagements. Multiple industry roles provide a unique insight into strategic approaches impacting transformation. Tourism and hospitality approaches to strategy and planning are not uncommon. He has examined ideation and vision creation to find future pivots; these assist in forming organizations, goals, culture, and long-range sustainability actions. Engaged as the global data strategy and governance manager at Cisco Systems, Inc., his skills and knowledge form a base for constructing strategic plans.


Doctor of Business Administration, Tourism

Athabasca University

MBA in Project Management

Athabasca University

Post Baccalaureate in Management

Athabasca University



Zvaniga, E. (2020). Tourists’ Destination Choice: Examining the Role of Involvement and Place Attachment. Athabasca University, Digital Thesis Room. Supervisors; Dr. Anshuman Khare, Athabasca University Dr. Dwight Thomas, Athabasca University. Retrieved from

Zvaniga, E. (2018). Do Lifestyle Choices Influence the Tourist Destination Selection? Journal of Tourism and Leisure Studies. 4(1)

Zvaniga, E. (2016). Business Intelligence Data Attributes Informing Destination Choice. 16th World Business Research Conference, Paper # 414

Zvaniga, E., et al. (2015). Realizing the Healthcare Digital Enterprise. Conf-IRM 2015 Healthcare-IT Forum. CONF-IRM. Retrieved from

Zvaniga, E., Brown, D. (1995). Workgroups. CMA Magazine, 69 (4), 30-32.

Zvaniga, E., (1979). Point of Sale Authorization System CC Credit. IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin, 22 (1), 58.