Alexandra and Christina Karageorgiou
Alexandra and Christina Karageorgiou are twin sisters and managers at their mother’s holiday rental business, “Nicoletta – Your island home”. They manage properties in Santorini, Patmos and Athens, but are based in Santorini, which they also consider their true home, despite being brought up in Athens. They both studied Business Administration in Hospitality Management at the Hotelschool The Hague and then went on to work abroad taking on a variety of positions in a number of hotels. This greatly broadened their international hospitality experience. They then decided to do post-graduate studies in London. Alexandra obtained an MA in Tourism, Environment and Development from Kings College London, while Christina obtained an MA in Events and Conferences Management from Westminster University. Whilst living in London, they took the initiative to add their mother’s properties to the Airbnb platform in order to boost their popularity and ensure that they are up to date with the latest ‘sharing economy trend’. They realized what great potential Airbnb gave them and how much room for growth their mother’s business had, particularly in relation to the new travel trends and the extraordinary popularity Santorini gained. Soon after they decided to move from London to Santorini.