• 210 Citations
20122019
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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 2012 2019

Balancing interests in urban tourism governance

Koens, K., 2019, Ethical dilemmas in the creative, cultural and service industries. Bouwer, J. (ed.). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, p. 189-193 5 p.

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

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

12 Citations (Scopus)
55 Downloads (Pure)

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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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

Slumtourismus in Afrika

K Koens (Invited speaker)
9 Apr 2018

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

Consortium Meeting Smart City Hospitality

K Koens (Chair)
15 Feb 201816 Feb 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising an event

Consortium Meeting Smart City Hospitality

K Koens (Chair)
5 Jun 20186 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising an event

Bezoekersdruk in steden

K Koens (Speaker)
5 Jul 2017

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

Sustainability (Journal)

K Koens (Guest editor)
1 Sep 201711 Jan 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Projects 2016 2019

Smart City Hospitality (SCITHOS)

Koens, K., Melissen, F., Aall, C., Baltruszewicz, M., Eijgelaar, E., Lalicic, L., Linssen, D., Mayer, I., Önder, I., Paradell, A., Peeters, P., Moberg, K. R., Ruiter, V. N., Westerbeek, H., Weber-Sabil, J., Buijtenweg, T., Hutchinson, K., Relouw, J. & Pereira Santos, C.

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Project: Research