Researcher of tourism, sustainablity and conservation with a focus on tourism in slums and slow travel


Ko regularly updates a blog at the Slum Tourism Network for which he is also webmaster. The latest blogs of this website can be seen below.

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  • Tue, 01 Aug 2017 09:52:50 +0000: New Paper: Tourist agency as valorisation: Making Dharavi into a tourist attraction - Slumtourism.net
    Frenzel, F. (2017). Tourist agency as valorisation: Making Dharavi into a tourist attraction. Annals of Tourism Research, 66, 159–169. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2017.07.017 The full paper is available for free download until mid September 2017 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S016073831730110X Abstract Tourist agency is an area of renewed interest in tourism studies. Reflecting on existing scholarship the paper identifies, develops and critically […]
  • Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:03:05 +0000: Touristified everyday life – mundane tourism - Slumtourism.net
    Touristified everyday life – mundane tourism: Current perspectives on urban tourism (Berlin 11/12 May 2017) conference program announced / call for registration Tourism and other forms of mobility have a stronger influence on the urban everyday life than ever before. Current debates indicate that this development inevitably entails conflicts between the various city users. The […]
  • Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:46:20 +0000: AAG Boston Programm - Slumtourism.net
    The slum tourism network presents two sessions at the Association of American Geographer Annual Meeting in Boston on Friday 7 April 2017 : 3230 The complex geographies of inequality in contemporary slum tourism is scheduled on Friday, 4/7/2017, from 10:00 AM – 11:40 AM in Room 310, Hynes, Third Level   3419 The complex geographies […]
  • Thu, 22 Dec 2016 08:22:53 +0000: Stigma to Brand Conference Programme announced - Slumtourism.net
    From Stigma to Brand: Commodifying and Aestheticizing Urban Poverty and Violence Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, February 16-18, 2017 The preliminary programme has now been published and can be downloaded  here. For attendance, please register at stigma2brand (at) ethnologie.lmu.de Posters presenting on-going research projects related to the conference theme are welcome. Convenors: Prof. Dr. Eveline Dürr (LMU Munich, […]
  • Mon, 14 Nov 2016 16:50:39 +0000: Touring Katutura – New Publication on township tourism in Namibia - Slumtourism.net
    A new study on township tourism in Namibia has been published by a team of researchers from Osnabrück University including Malte Steinbrink, Michael Buning, Martin Legant, Berenike Schauwinhold and Tore Süßenguth. Guided sightseeing tours of the former township of Katutura have been offered in Windhoek since the mid-1990s. City tourism in the Namibian capital had […]

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