Dr. Ko Koens

Associate Professor

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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).

      Subjects

      Sustainable urban tourism, overtourism, slum tourism, city hospitality, visitor pressure, city tourism, sustainable tourism, transition pathways, resilience, governance, small businessses.

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    • Stad voor iedereen met Smart City Hospitality

      Koens, K. & Melissen, F., 2020, In : Rooilijn: tijdschrift voor wetenschap en beleid in de ruimtelijke ordening. 53, 2, p. 94-100 7 p.

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      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.

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    • Management strategies for overtourism

      Koens, K., Postma, A. & Papp, B., 2019, Overtourism : tourism management and solutions. Pechlaner, H., Innerhofer, E. & Erschbamer, G. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 149-159 (Contemporary geographies of leisure, tourism and mobility).

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      Activities

      • 11 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)

      5 Jun 20186 Jun 2018

      Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising an event

      Consortium Meeting Smart City Hospitality

      K Koens (Chair)

      15 Feb 201816 Feb 2018

      Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising an event

      International Conference and General Assembly

      K Koens (Organiser)

      2017

      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)

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