Academy for Tourism

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    Mgr. Hopmansstraat 2, Horizon Building

    4817 JS Breda


Organisation profile

Organisation profile

In the domain of tourism, we study its challenges and opportunities, and its impacts on consumers, organizations and society. The 3 focus areas in our tourism research and projects are: 

•    Sustainable Tourism and Transport
•    Social Impacts of Tourism
•    Digital Transformation of Tourism

Tourism is a fast-growing economic sector and one of the world’s largest industries. Tourism offers numerous opportunities for destinations and businesses worldwide. Perhaps the greatest value is to tourists themselves, who depend on their holidays to experience the best moments of their lives. Tourism may contribute greatly to people’s overall quality of life. At the same time, continuous growth of tourism is not as obvious as it used to be.

Nowadays, tourism has to deal with major global challenges such as its environmental effects, including the share of tourism transport on climate change (e.g., aviation, cruise holidays). Sustainability of tourism and minimization of its footprint has become very important. Furthermore, the social impacts of tourism are not to be denied (on e.g., destinations, inhabitants and general livability). Lastly, the digital transformation of tourism causes disrupting innovations and generates significant changes for companies and society, and challenges ethics and the privacy of consumers.

In our research, we aim to contribute to the understanding of these impacts of tourism, and to support society and industry in determining strategies to manage these impacts.