- Best Paper Award (was presented a certificate), nfluence of Tourist Personality on Destination Satisfaction: The Cases of Bangkok, Phuket and Chiangmai, International Graduate Research Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, July 2016.
- Best Paper Award (was presented a certificate), Exploring Gender Differences in Fundamental Moral Orientations: An Empirical Study of the Hotel Industry in Turkey. 15th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, USA. February 2008.
- Award Winner of the Tourism Researcher of the Year 2003 (was presented a plaque and a US$2,000 cheque by The Association of Turkish Tourism Investors, Istanbul, Turkey, 17 January 2004) [Among 19 candidates]
- The European Award for Thesis on TQM 2000-2001 (was presented a plaque and certificate by the European Union-European Foundation for Quality Management, Brussels, Belgium, April 2001) [Among 15 candidates]
- Marquis Who's Who in the World (2003-2014)