The water footprint of a hotel’s food consumption

Tourism is a growing business in the world, which requires big numbers of freshwater in its facilities and services. With emerging water issues in popular tourism destinations, it is important that water consumption is managed adequately by investigating how water is used exactly, in form of a water footprint.


Rural tourism as livelihood strategy: comparing the West with the Global South

This thesis explores the viability of rural tourism as a livelihood strategy to slow down rural-urban migration. Through a comparative case study approach, it explores the differences in a case of the West with a case of the Global South. Findings show that the case context matters and institutional arrangements were identified as key factors.


The role of salient referrals in slow tourism preferences

Tourism has seen a rapid increase in different forms of sustainable and alternative tourism, such as slow tourism in the 20th century. This quantitative study explores the tourist's decision-making process, aiming to find out whether referring to the perceived social pressure by an individual's referrals salient at one time had a significant impact on slow tourism preferences.


Dutch policies and their implications for different actors in the disability tourism network

Recent political changes in the Netherlands have influenced the lives of people with disabilities. Also, disability tourism must deal with this changing political context and the implications of it. Disability tourism is a unique form of tourism that is specifically designed to meet the needs and wants of the participants involved.


Perceived Authenticity: A Tourist and Service Provider Perspective in the Belgian Ardennes

How does perceived authenticity of tourists meet perceived authenticity of service providers on marketing content? This study focusses on a small area of the Belgian Ardennes named La Vallée de l'Ourthe et de l'Aisne to contribute to the development of the concept of authenticity in marketing content for the Belgian Ardennes.


Community Involvement and Responsible Innovation in Community-Based Tourism

The purpose of this study was to explore and enhance community involvement and responsibility-thinking in tourism development, through the development of design principles derived from theories on community involvement and responsible innovation. The study addresses how these principles are embedded in current Community-Based Tourism practices in Southwest Sumba.


The Interplay between Science and Tourism Practices

This thesis explores the increasingly occurring relationship between tourism and science in the Arctic by focusing on two cases in Svalbard, namely research town Ny-Ålesund in Spitsbergen and the Scientific Expedition Edgeøya Spitsbergen (SEES). This interplay is analyzed by using social practice theory as a framework.