Research in tourism

Tourism research is a multidisciplinary field of study focusing on tourism as a phenomenon and on its economic, environmental, cultural, and societal effects. At the University of Lapland the goal of tourism research is to produce knowledge that generates innovation and supports the comprehensive development of tourism. The research activity emphasizes the economic, ecological, cultural, social, and political responsibilities of tourism.

Our researchers examine for example the following areas: entrepreneurship, consumption, product development, nature-based tourism, future tourism communities, hospitality, tourism vs. other sectors, the cultural construction of touristic experiences, and sleeping.