Most publications can be downloaded from my Resarchgate page (login required); alternatively you can find my work on my google scholar profile:

Journal Articles:

    • Boom, S., Weijschede, J., Melissen, F., Koens, K., & Mayer, I. (2020). Identifying stakeholder perspectives and worldviews on sustainable urban tourism development using a Q-sort methodology. Current Issues in Tourism, 0(0), 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1080/13683500.2020.1722076
    • Koens, K., Melissen, F., Mayer, I., & Aall, C. (2019). The Smart City Hospitality Framework: Creating a foundation for collaborative reflections on overtourism that support destination design. Journal of Destination Marketing & Management, 100376. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdmm.2019.100376
    • Aall, C., & Koens, K. (2019). The Discourse on Sustainable Urban Tourism: The Need for Discussing More Than Overtourism. Sustainability, 11(15), 4228. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11154228
    • Koens, K., Postma, A., & Papp, B. (2018). Is Overtourism Overused? Understanding the Impact of Tourism in a City Context. Sustainability, 10(12), 4384. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10124384
    • Ginneken, R. van, Koens, K., & Fricke, J. (2017). Ownership perceptions in European hotel management agreements. International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Administration,  1–19. https://doi.org/10.1080/15256480.2017.1397586
    • Koens, K., & Thomas, R. (2016). “You know that’s a rip-off”: policies and practices surrounding micro-enterprises and poverty alleviation in South African township tourism. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 24(12), 1641–1654. https://doi.org/10.1080/09669582.2016.1145230
    • Melissen, F., & Koens, K. (2016). Adding researchers’ behaviour to the research agenda: bridging the science–policy gap in sustainable tourism mobility. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 24(3), 335–349. https://doi.org/10.1080/09669582.2015.1071384
    • Melissen, F., Koens, K., Brinkman, M., & Smit, B. (2016). Sustainable development in the accommodation sector: A social dilemma perspective. Tourism Management Perspectives, 20, 141–150. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tmp.2016.07.008
    • Koens, K., & Thomas, R. (2015). Is small beautiful? Understanding the contribution of small businesses in township tourism to economic development. Development Southern Africa, 32(3), 320–332. https://doi.org/10.1080/0376835X.2015.1010715
    • Frenzel, F. & Koens, K. (2012) Slum Tourism: Developments in a Young Field of Interdisciplinary Tourism Research. Tourism Geographies, 14 (2)
    • 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., Postma, A., & Papp, B. (2019). Management strategies for overtourism – from adaptation to system change. In H. Pechlaner, E. Innerhofer, & G. Erschbamer (Eds.), Overtourism, Tourism Management and Solutions. Routledge.
    • UNWTO. (2018). Overtourism? Understanding and managing urban tourism growth beyond perceptions. Madrid: UNWTO. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.18111/9789284419999
    • Koens, K. (2018). Local stakeholders and urban development. In UNWTO (Ed.), Overtourism? Understanding and managing urban tourism growth beyond perceptions. Madrid: UNWTO.
    • Koens, K., Papp, B., & Postma, A. (2018). Management Strategies. In UNWTO (Ed.), Overtourism? Understanding and managing urban tourism growth beyond perceptions (pp. 27–43). Spain: UNWTO.
    • Koens, K., & Reinders, H. (2018). Sustainable Purchasing in an International Context: A relational perspective. In E. Cavagnaro (Ed.), Sustainable value creation in hospitality: guest on Earth (pp. 169–185). Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers.
    • Koens, K., & Postma, A. (2017). Understanding and Managing Visitor Pressure in Urban Tourism. Breda: CELTH, NHTV, ETFI.
    • Wee, D., & Koens, K. (2017). Fifty shades of hospitality: exploring intimacies in Korean love motels. In C. Lashley (Ed.), A Handbook of Hospitality Studies: perspectives and cases (pp. 348–361). London: Routledge.
    • Westerbeek, H., Koens, K., & Melissen, F. (2017). Smart City Hospitality: Een mogelijke weg naar duurzamer stedelijk toerisme. In K. De Bruijn, T. Vermeulen, D. Korteweg Maris, M. Rooijackers, K. van der Morst, N. Heerschap, … K. van Wijk (Eds.), Trendrapport toerisme, recreatie en vrije tijd 2017. Nieuwegein: NRIT Media.
    • 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

Editorial and organisational experience

2018/2019: Editor of special issue ‘Sustainability’ on Sustainable Urban Tourism

2017: Organiser of academic track of ‘European Cities Marketing’ Annual Meeting and General Assembly

2012: Editor of special Issue 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