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Our First Keynote will be Professor Ko Keons,

Ko Koens is a Professor of New Urban Tourism at Inholland University of Applied Sciences. In addition he works at Breda University of Applied Sciences and is a research fellow at the University of Johannesburg.

Within his work he seeks to identify what constitutes sustainable and/or resilient urban tourism in practice, and also with an eye on the role that tourism can play to setting in motion a sustainability transition at city level. Ko has been involved in multiple EU-funded research projects and has co-authored the UNWTO Report ‘Overtourism? Understanding and managing urban tourism growth beyond perceptions’ and edited the books “Slum Tourism: Poverty, Power and Ethics” and “Tourism and Geographies of Inequality: The New Global Slumming Phenomenon”.

We look forward to hearing more from him at our University of Greenwich Think Tank XX in June 23rd to 26th.


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4 Destination pledges to build an emotional connection with visitors file Nov 18, 2019

BESTEN committee member Dr Julia N. Albrecht, University of Otago, New Zealand, and social enterprise GOOD Travel co-founder Eliza Raymond have investigated tourism planners’ and managers’ motivations behind visitor pledges and related imple...

» Greenwich Think Tank Keynote Annouced file Feb 19, 2020

Our First Keynote will be Professor Ko Keons, Ko Koens is a Professor of New Urban Tourism at Inholland University of Applied Sciences. In addition he works at Breda University of Applied Sciences and is a research fellow at the University o...

2 Greenwich 2020 Second Keynote file Mar 02, 2020

We are pleased to confirm our second keynote speaker for the 2020 Think Tank being held at the University of Greenwich, Uk, June 23-26 on the theme of Smart Tourism for Sustainable Destinations. Laura Aalto is CEO of Helsinki Marketing, a co...

1 THINK TANK Postponed to June 2021 file Apr 29, 2020

In the current COVID 19 era, travel is mostly impossible, definitely unwise and, for many, unethical. This we have with the support of our Think Tank hosts at the University of Greenwich that we should postpone the Think Tank on Smart Touris...

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