The Springboard Charitable Trust has awarded the 2007 Len Lickorish Award for excellence in Tourism Education award to University of Salford student Kate Eliopoulis.

The award, named after the former president of the British Tourist Authority (BTA), is open to postgraduate students completing a tourism-related masters degree at institutions that are members of the Association for Tourism in Higher Education (ATHE).

Eliopoulis won the award for her research into predicting Internet booking and repeat booking of travel products, which was judged to provide “an important, practical contribution to the Tourism industry”.

She will be presented with her award, along with a cheque for £500, at the 30th anniversary lunch of the Tourism Society on Tuesday June 19.