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.


Sustainable Tourism Thesis Award: 2nd place!

The increase in air travel, especially in tourism, has led to a policy debate on the economic importance of the aviation sector and the environmental impacts of it (Broër, 2006). In the Netherlands, this debate consists of mainly two parties: the aviation sector who desires expansion and environmentalists who want to reduce the negative impacts. [...]