WHO WE ARE: NEWS
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.