Post-Pandemic Tourism Development

17:56 by Cornelius Holtorf

Cornelius Holtorf and Anders Högberg (among others) are going to work in a new project funded by Kamprad Family Foundation 2020-2021.

The project is entitled “Post-Pandemic Tourism Development: Navigating Uncertainty in the Visitor Economy” and seeks to study how stakeholders in the visitor economy in and around Kalmar make sense of the uncertainty induced by the current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. We will engage stakeholders in the visitor economy in a forward-looking process to open horizons that envision the present crisis as a chance to work towards a more sustainable future.

The project will also kick-start regular collaboration between academic researchers and key stakeholders in the local visitor economy. At a university level, the project will help establish an interdisciplinary and cross-faculty working group that establishes collaboration on issues of mutual interest between researchers in cultural heritage and archaeology on the one hand, and researchers in business studies and tourism research on the other hand.
Cornelius Holtorf
In 2017, Linnaeus University in Kalmar, Sweden, was awarded a UNESCO Chair on Heritage Futures. This is one of eight Chairs in Sweden, and the only one within the cultural sector. Cornelius Holtorf, holder of the UNESCO Chair, alongside his team, will continue to generate ideas through this forum.

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