Leszek Butowski is a professor of Tourism and Geography at the University of Lodz (Poland). He received a PhD degree from the University of Warsaw and a habilitation degree from the University of Maria Skłodowska Curie. He also completed his postgraduate study on International Tourism at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Professor Butowski has cooperated with many Polish and European institutions on different issues connected with tourism development. He teaches at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate levels, focusing on methodological foundations of tourism research as well as sustainability in tourism development. His interests revolve in particular around nautical tourism. Leszek Butowski has given lectures at many universities in Poland, Turkey, Cyprus, and Portugal. Apart from academic work, his passion is yachting, and each summer he sails the European waters on his small, classic cutter named “Lideczka” (diminutive form of Lidia).