I am a Senior Lecturer at Breda University of Applied Sciences who has been involved in sustainable tourism for nearly twenty years. My work focuses on sustainable urban tourism with an emphasis on 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.
Currently I am project managing the EU funded research project ‘Smart City Hospitality’ (SCITHOS), which involves using serious gaming to bring stakeholders together to come to more sustainable urban tourism.