Main research themes in Tourism Geographies are sustainability, tourism and regional and local development, impact of tourism, policy-making and governance of tourism, tourism and climate change and relationships between local cultures, communities and identities with tourism. The key emphasis is to study tourism in its socio-spatial context as a multiscalar and constantly transforming phenomenon.
Research in Tourism Geographies is internationally oriented and research aims to connect theoretical and empirical approaches. Tourism geographies also links fruitfully with other social sciences, including anthropology, development studies, political economy, political ecology and evolutionary economics, for example.
Professor C. Michael Hall (Docent, Tourism Geography)
Researcher MSc Ellen Kimaro
Related research projects
Centre of Excellence in Research on “The relational and territorial politics of bordering, identities and transnationalization” (RELATE)(2014–19). Academy of Finland.
A Nordic Centre of Excellence in Arctic Research on “Resource Extraction and Sustainable Arctic Communities” (REXSAC)(2016-2020). Nordforsk