Dr. Jeroen Klijs

Professor Social Impacts of Tourism

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    In 2019, Jeroen was appointed as a professor on the topic 'Social Impacts of Tourism'. Via the professorship, Jeroen has the ambition to provide knowledge, instruments, and assistance to places that want to have tourism contribute, via its social and economic impacts, to becoming attractive to recreate, live and work in. The professorship is based on a contextual approach: Depending on the local context (the characteristics of the place and its users) places need different knowledge and different methods. Concretely, the professorship will:

    (1) Apply a broad range of instruments to measure and monitor impacts.

    (2) Improve the quality of impact measurement by developing new instruments and by exchanging knowledge with other institutions carrying out impact analyses.

    (3) Help places by gaining and providing knowledge on impact management strategies, answering questions such as:
    • How to go from a focus on quantity (tourism growth) to quality and from short-term to long-term?
    • How to select and market to ‘desired’ types of tourists?
    • How to design places with sufficient capacity, that stimulate positive interactions between tourists and other users?
    • What are the roles of the government, communities, companies, and individuals in managing impacts?
    • What possibilities are offered by ICT / ‘smart’ solutions?

    (4) Contribute to the public and academic debate

    The professorship is firmly embedded in the research and educational programs of the Breda University of Applied Sciences and is based upon a belief in cooperation. This includes cooperation with places/destinations, other professorships, other research institutes, tourism entrepreneurs, etc.


    tourism economics, economic and social aspects of sustainability, economic impact modelling, social impacts of tourism.

    Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

    Research Output 2011 2019

    Overtoerisme : impacts, indicatoren en maatregelen

    Klijs, J., Eijgelaar, E., Hartman, S. & Peeters, P., 2019, Trendrapport toerisme, recreatie en vrije tijd 2019. Vermeulen, T., Bijl, J., Rooijackers, M., Heslinga, J., Politiek, M., Heerschap, N., Schreven, L. & van Wijk, K. (eds.). Nieuwegein: PleisureWorld NRIT, p. 104-108

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

    Relative Economic Importance of Tourism over time; applying Input-Output analysis and Indicator Decomposition

    van Seumeren, B., Peerlings, J. & Klijs, J., 6 Sep 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    Bezoekersonderzoek & Effectmeting Dutch Design Week 2017

    Dynamic Concept Consultancy & Klijs, J., 2018, Dutch Design Foundation. 48 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional

    Developing a sustainable urban tourism game

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

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    Economische impact van toerisme in de gemeente Oosterhout

    Klijs, J., 2018, Gemeente Oosterhout. 21 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional

    Activities 2011 2019

    Trendcongres Toerisme en Vrije Tijd 2019

    Jeroen Klijs (Member of programme committee)
    31 Oct 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising an event

    Trendcongres Toerisme en Vrije Tijd 2019

    Jeroen Klijs (Invited speaker)
    31 Oct 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventContribution at workshop, seminar, course

    Cobra (Leuven) (External organisation)

    Jeroen Klijs (Member)
    5 Feb 2019

    Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

    Trendcongres Toerisme en Vrije Tijd 2018

    J Klijs (Member of programme committee)
    5 Apr 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising an event

    Tourism Destination Management Insights (Journal)

    J Klijs (Editor), C Camargo Borges (Editor), Raymond Boland (Editor)
    2018 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

    Projects 2013 2018