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

Publications


Journal Articles:

Frenzel, F. & Koens, K. (2012) Slum Tourism: Developments in a Young Field of Interdisciplinary Tourism Research. Tourism Geographies, 14 (2), p.pp.1–18

Koens, K. & Fletcher, T., 2010. Issues of access: beyond the insider-outsider perspective. Methodology: Innovative approaches to research, (Spring), pp.33-37. [link]

Koens, J.F., Miranda, M.A. & Dieperink, C., 2009. Ecotourism as a development strategy; experiences from Costa Rica. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 11(6), pp.1225-1237.  [link]

Books and Book Chapters

Koens, K. (2014). Small Businesses and Township Tourism around Cape Town (PhD thesis). Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds. [Download]

Koens, K. (2012) Competition, Cooperation And Collaboration; Business Relations And Power In Township Tourism. In: F. Frenzel, K. Koens, & M. Steinbrink eds. Slum Tourism: Poverty, Power and Ethics. London, Routledge

Koens, K., Frenzel, F. & Steinbrink, M. (2012) Concluding thoughts: Keep on Slumming? In: F. Frenzel, K. Koens, & M. Steinbrink eds. Slum Tourism: Poverty, Power and Ethics. London, Routledge

Frenzel, F., Koens, K. & Steinbrink, M. eds. (2012) Slum Tourism: Poverty, Power and Ethics. London, Routledge

Conference papers:

Koens, K. (2010) Competition, Co-operation and Collaboration in Township Tourism: Experiences Studies from South Africa. At Destination Slum! conference. Bristol, 10-12-2010

Koens, K. (2009) Interviewing in a cross-cultural context- Dealing with power relations and being accepted as a researcher. At: Exploring Tourism III: Issues in PhD Research Nottingham, 02-07-2009.

Koens, K. (2009) SMEs and tourism in the townships of Cape Town. At: ICRT Local Economic Development Conference. Leeds, 05-01-2009

Koens, J.F., 2006. The Influence of Social Capital on the Tourism Industry. Conference on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Editorialand organisational experience

2012: Editor of special Issues Tourism Geographies 14(2) on Slum Tourism

2010: Founding member of International Slum Tourism Network

2010: Organiser of Destination Slum! International Conference on Slum Tourism

2008-2010: Editor of Methodology: Innovative approaches to research

2007-2009: President of PORESO – Postgraduate Researcher Society of Leeds Metropolitan University

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