I am Professor of New Urban Tourism at Inholland University of Applied Sciences in Rotterdam, who has been involved in sustainable tourism for nearly twenty years. My work focuses on sustainable urban tourism with an emphasis on new urban tourism, overtourism, city hospitality and tourism of inequalities (slum tourism).
In recent years I have mainly worked on managing tourism impacts. I am author of the UNWTO report on overtourism, and editor of the books “Slum Tourism: Poverty, Power and Ethics” and “Tourism and Geographies of Inequality: The New Global Slumming Phenomenon”. In adition to this, I have also published in a variety of academic journals.
I have managed multiple European research projects (JPI Urban Europe, H2020, European Commission) and am currently involved in the project ‘SmartCulTour), which involves create a more sustainable development of cultural tourism.