Dr. Jeroen Klijs

Senior Researcher

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Research interests

One of my main research interests is the economic impact of tourism.

Tourism can have a big impact on the economy of regions or city. It brings in income and leads to employment and added value. Even companies that are not directly linked to tourism can benefit from it. Together with colleagues I carry out economic impact analyses. The method I use, which is founded in decades of scientific research (including my own PhD research) and years of practical experience, allows for a detailed calculation of these impacts. I can show which economic sectors benefit the most, how many people (in each sector and in total) have work because of tourism, and what the total value of tourism is for the economy. Besides looking at the current situation the method may be used to look at future impacts and compare the excepted impacts of different policy scenario’s. E.g. calculating the impacts of a new marketing campaign or new tourism facilities.

The fact that several Dutch provinces and municipalities are using this method allows for useful comparisons. The analysis of the economic impacts can be combined with analyses of social and environmental impacts of tourism and be put in a framework of destination management and marketing.



Economic impact analyses (in tourism)

Sustainability in relation to tourism and transport

Urban development and area based developments

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

Research Output 2011 2018

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

Gebruiken van OV voor het reizen naar toeristische attracties: Hoe makkelijk is dat?

Klijs, J., Mitas, O., Straatman, SB., Proper, J. & Weppner, JGG., 2018, Trendrapport toerisme, recreatie en vrije tijd 2018. Vermeulen [et.al], T. (ed.). Nieuwegein: PleisureWorld NRIT, p. 552-559 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

Het belang van toerisme voor detailhandel in Nederlandse Gemeenten

Klijs, J., Curvers, JJ., Mitas, O. & Korteweg Maris, DM., 2018, In : Vrijetijdstudies. 35, 3, p. 7-12 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Activities 2011 2019

Cobra (Leuven) (External organisation)

Jeroen Klijs (Member)
5 Feb 2019

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

KNEITER (External organisation)

J Klijs (Member)
1 Jan 2018 → …

Activity: MembershipMembership of network

Tourism Destination Management Insights (Journal)

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

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Trendcongres Toerisme en Vrije Tijd 2018

J Klijs (Member of programme committee)
5 Apr 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising an event

Regional economic impact of tourism

J Klijs (Invited speaker)
17 May 2017

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

Projects 2013 2018