Aalborg University, TRU
Tourism Research Unit (TRU) at the Department of Culture and Global Studies, is committed to the shaping of sustainable and smart tourism futures. We engage in research activities focusing on tourism as an agent of socio-cultural change. Our multidisciplinary team studies tourism and transnational mobility in its broader geopolitical, sociocultural and historical context. TRU’s core field of interest is Destination Dynamics, within which we have consolidated expertise in five key areas: Tourism Consumption Cultures, Place-Making, Destination Governance and Innovation Ecologies, Collaborative Economy and Digital Tourism Mobilities.
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Contact: Szilvia Gyimóthy
TRU Affiliated Researchers
Szilvia Gyimóthy, main research competences: placemaking strategies, collaborative economy
Laura James, main research competences: tourism policy, governance, innovation, food tourism
Dianne Dredge, main research competences: tourism and higher education, tourism planning and policy, community capacity building, place-based tourism land use planning, tourism organisations
Henrik Halkier, main research competences: destination development, tourism policy, food tourism, coastal tourism
Anette Therkelsen, main research competences: food tourism, coastal tourism, tourism consumption, branding
Helene Balslev Clausen, main research competences: sustainable tourism development, social entrepreneurship, transnational intermediaries/brokers, mobilities, place/space and power. Geographical area of interest: Latin America and the US.
InnoCoast is an applied research project implemented in close collaboration with the Danish tourism industry. The project will contribute to experience innovation within outdoor, food and cultural tourism: http://www.cgs.aau.dk/forskning/projekter/innocoast
Background Photograph: Niels Thye for VisitDenmark.