• 50 Citations
20142018
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Research interests

Ko Koens joined the Academy of Hotel and Facility Management in 2013 and currently works as Associate Professor. Ko earned his PhD in Responsible Tourism from Leeds Beckett University with a research project on the market access of small township tourism businesses and holds a master in Social Psychology and Environmental Studies (both at Utrecht University). He is project leader of the JPI Urban Europe (Horizon 2020) funded project ‘Smart City Hospitality’ (SCITHOS).

His research interests are sustainable urban tourism, slum tourism  city hospitality, visitor pressure, small businesses and local economic development. Ko also is active as expert on sustainable urban tourism development at the Centre of Expertise Leisure Tourism and Hospitality (CELTH).

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sustainable urban tourism, overtourism, slum tourism, city hospitality, visitor pressure, city tourism, sustainable tourism,transition pathways, resilience, governance, small businesses

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Research Output 2014 2018

Dealing with overtourism in European cities

Koens, K., 13 Mar 2018

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperOther research output

Developing a sustainable urban tourism game

Klijs, J., Koens, K. & Weber-Sabil, J., 22 Nov 2018

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperOther research output

Governing Urban Tourism - Deliverable 2.2 Smart City Hospitality

Westerbeek, HGW. & Koens, K., 2018, (Smart City Hospitality Project)

Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional

Is Overtourism overused? Understanding the impact of tourism in a city context

Koens, K., Postma, A. & Papp, B., 2018, In : Sustainability. 10, 12

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Local stakeholders and urban development

Koens, K., 2018, 'Overtourism'? : understanding and managing urban tourism growth beyond perceptions. UNWTO. (ed.). Madrid: UNWTO/CELTH/Breda University of Applied Sciences/Stenden etfi, p. 16-20 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Activities 2015 2018

  • 12 Guest lectures/talks/presentations (not at a conference)
  • 5 Organising an event
  • 1 Editorial activity
  • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

Dilemma's in sustainable and responsible tourism and hospitality

Koens, J. (Speaker)
31 Mar 2015

Activity: Talk or presentationGuest lectures/talks/presentations (not at a conference)

Designing socially sustainable city tourism

Koens, J. (Speaker)
2015

Activity: Talk or presentationGuest lectures/talks/presentations (not at a conference)

Congested city destinations: research findings and solutions

Koens, J. (Speaker)
10 Mar 2016

Activity: Talk or presentationGuest lectures/talks/presentations (not at a conference)

Internationaliseren : een introductie

Koens, J. (Speaker)
16 Nov 2016

Activity: Talk or presentationGuest lectures/talks/presentations (not at a conference)

Dealing with visitors

Koens, J. (Speaker)
10 Nov 2016

Activity: Talk or presentationGuest lectures/talks/presentations (not at a conference)