Tourism Business

Research group

Research group Tourism Business is part of Centre for Tourism Studies, which is the leading actor in tourism business Research in Finland. Our focus areas in research are: *wellbeing tourism and nature based tourism * sustainable and responsible tourism business * information technology and digitalization in Tourism*.

The research group Tourism Business is concerned with understanding the creation, development and communication of customer value based experiences in tourism business destinations including networking and competitive stakeholders. The group pursues an understanding of customer value expectations among different leisure and tourist segments and an understanding of the management of these expectations.

In our research, nature, and lakes and forests in particular, is understood as a resource and environment for nature based tourism experiences, which are co-created with customers and service providers, with an overall mission of economically, ecologically and socio-culturally sustainable activities, aiming to wellbeing of tourists and the society. We are concerned with understanding the creation, development and communication of customer value-based experiences in tourism destinations including networking and competitive stakeholders. The group pursues an understanding of customer value expectations among different tourist segments and an understanding of the management of these expectations. Some of the topics of our Research group, e.g. Social Tourism, are primarily interdisciplinary, striving from findings between disciplines.

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Group members - UEF

Other group members

  • Scott McCabe, professor
    Scott McCabe, professor Scott.McCabe@nottingham.ac.uk
  • Jamie Murphy, adjunct professor
    Jamie Murphy, adjunct professor jamie.perth@gmail.com
  • Riina Iloranta, doctoral student
    Riina Iloranta, doctoral student
  • Esko Sorakunnas, doctoral student
    Esko Sorakunnas, doctoral student
  • Sini Kauhanen, doctoral student
    Sini Kauhanen, doctoral student
  • Xinxin Guo, doctoral student
    Xinxin Guo, doctoral student
  • Jessie Chen, doctoral student
    Jessie Chen, doctoral student
  • Johanna Heinonen, docotral student
    Johanna Heinonen, docotral student
  • Mercy Changa, doctoral student
    Mercy Changa, doctoral student
  • Hilkka Lassila, adjunct professor
    Hilkka Lassila, adjunct professor hilkka.lassila@savonia.fi
  • Saila Saraniemi, adjunct professor
    Saila Saraniemi, adjunct professor saila.saraniemi@oulu.fi
  • Juulia Räikkönen, adjunct professor
    Juulia Räikkönen, adjunct professor juulia.raikkonen@utu.fi