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Ioannides, Dimitri, Professor of Human GeographyORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-3549-750X
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Ioannides, D., Röslmaier, M. & van der Zee, E. (2019). Airbnb as an instigator of ‘tourism bubble’ expansion in Utrecht's Lombok neighbourhood. Tourism Geographies, 21(5), 822-840
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Airbnb as an instigator of ‘tourism bubble’ expansion in Utrecht's Lombok neighbourhood
2019 (English)In: Tourism Geographies, ISSN 1461-6688, E-ISSN 1470-1340, Vol. 21, no 5, p. 822-840Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Airbnb phenomenon as part of the broader growth of the so-called collaborative economy has grabbed the attention of a growing number of tourism researchers. Among the topics explored have been investigations as to the spatial tendencies of Airbnb in cities and discussions concerning its effects, inter alia, on gentrification, over-touristification and eventual resident displacement. Recognizing that the majority of extant studies have been conducted either in major cities, which in their own right attract large numbers of visitors or in tourism-intensive smaller communities we chose to investigate what Airbnb growth means for a mid-sized city with a highly diversified economy, which is not yet over-touristified. Our focus was on the Dutch city of Utrecht. Through a geospatial and statistical analysis of AirDNA data, we explored the growth of Airbnbs in the city overall, focusing specifically on the phenomenon's effects on the Lombok neighbourhood, a nascent ‘neo-bohemia’ neighbouring the city-centre tourist bubble. Our analysis reveals that although Airbnb activity in this neighbourhood is relatively recent there are signs suggesting that further touristification of parts of Lombok has ignited increased Airbnb activity. Moreover, there is a distance decay of Airbnb activity as one moves away from the city centre and from established tourism services including restaurants. These findings suggest that in an emerging neo-bohemian space such as Lombok, Airbnb takes on a role as instigator of urban tourism bubble expansion. The study ends with a call for further investigations to better understand the implications expanded Airbnb activity has, among others, on social justice within cities. For example, future investigations could examine the manner in which Airbnbs influence the everyday life of the residents of urban spaces and investigate the conflicts that might arise in Airbnb ghettoes between visitors and locals. 

Keywords
Airbnb listings, collaborative economy, Lombok, neo-bohemia, urban tourist bubble, Utrecht
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-33631 (URN)10.1080/14616688.2018.1454505 (DOI)2-s2.0-85044778848 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-05-15 Created: 2018-05-15 Last updated: 2019-11-04Bibliographically approved
Rodriguez-Giron, S., Vanneste, D. & Ioannides, D. (2019). An intergrative model (iModel) for decision-making in tourism. Tourism Planning & Development, 16(5), 514-532
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An intergrative model (iModel) for decision-making in tourism
2019 (English)In: Tourism Planning & Development, ISSN 2156-8316, E-ISSN 2156-8324, Vol. 16, no 5, p. 514-532Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article contributes to the conceptual and methodological strengthening of the study of tourism as a complex phenomenon using systems thinking. It is aimed at supporting decision-making for tourist destinations’ planning and management. Few authors provide a schematic model of how tourism works, and among them, even fewer expressly use a systemic approach. However, nobody presents a methodology for their models’ analytical application to bridge theory and practice. The integrative model (iModel) fills this gap. It is developed through a review of previous models, research in Belgian, German and Ecuadorian cases, discussion in experts’ panels and supported by a long experience in destination development in Ecuador. Main contributions are 1) the introduction of a model of tourism as a dynamic complex system based on the functions performed by the actors involved in the tourism experience; and 2) the presentation of a methodology to apply the model-as-a-tool for decision-making support in tourism practice.

Keywords
Analytical application; decision-making; iModel; methodology; systems thinking; tourism planning and management
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34282 (URN)10.1080/21568316.2018.1506818 (DOI)000478935700003 ()2-s2.0-85051973050 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-08-20 Created: 2018-08-20 Last updated: 2019-08-23Bibliographically approved
Wall-Reinius, S., Ioannides, D. & Zampoukos, K. (2019). Does Geography Matter in All-Inclusive Resort Tourism?: Marketing approaches of Scandinavian tour operators. Tourism Geographies, 21(5), 766-784
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Does Geography Matter in All-Inclusive Resort Tourism?: Marketing approaches of Scandinavian tour operators
2019 (English)In: Tourism Geographies, ISSN 1461-6688, E-ISSN 1470-1340, Vol. 21, no 5, p. 766-784Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Over the last decade, there has been noticeable rise in popularity of all-inclusive holidays. This growth has coincided with the propensity in many destinations to develop tourism enclaves, which can either be purpose-built gated resorts physically isolated from their surrounding community or appear in the form of cruises, which have emerged as a particularly popular form of travel. In this explorative paper, we focus on the marketing of all-inclusive holidays, specifically those occurring in enclaves (including cruise-ships). We investigate to what extent the geographic location of the tourist enclave is an important consideration for the travel industry. In other words, when it comes to all-inclusive holiday products, do the place-based attributes on offer at the destination and the actual location of the holiday matter from the perspective of those who are creating and selling the travel packet? An explorative study of Scandinavian tour operators shows that the local settingof the holiday is in fact a secondary consideration compared to the services and facilities on offer. Thus, there is an overriding tendency to downplay the destination’s place-based attributes and it does not seem so important where the all-inclusive resort is located as long as it is well connected to the market and promises a comfortable holiday to the consumer. Tourism enclaves in the context of placelessness are discussed.

Keywords
All-inclusive resorts; cruises; enclave tourism; marketing; placelessness; Scandinavia
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32533 (URN)10.1080/14616688.2017.1375975 (DOI)2-s2.0-85029700635 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-12-19 Created: 2017-12-19 Last updated: 2019-11-05Bibliographically approved
Ioannides, D. & Zampoukos, K. (2019). Exploring the geographic dimensions of tourism work and workers (1ed.). In: Dieter K Müller (Ed.), A Research Agenda for Tourism Geographies: (pp. 89-98). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring the geographic dimensions of tourism work and workers
2019 (English)In: A Research Agenda for Tourism Geographies / [ed] Dieter K Müller, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019, 1, p. 89-98Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In the neoliberal era we live in, a number of issues crop up, seriously hindering the pursuit of equity/social justice dimensions of sustainable development in numerous communities worldwide. Importantly, in many tourism-related sectors we notice an ever-increasing reliance on outsourced casual/part-time labour, much of it based on zero-hours contracts. Often we hear that workers demand a ‘living wage’, given that government-mandated minimum wage contracts – if they exist – do not reflect the reality of ever-increasing living costs encountered in places affected by tourism. This chaptercalls for a research agenda relating to the geographies of tourism work and workers. Specifically, this agenda draws inspiration fromthe work of Andrew Herod, who argues that workers are the authors of their own everyday geographies under capitalism, as well as the research conducted by Tufts, who specifically examines issues revolving around the geography of hotel workers. The chapter seeks to set an agenda to further strengthen our understanding of the everyday geographies of people who are classified as tourism workers. Issues addressed relate inter alia to the workers’ identity, geographic mobility (or immobility), and workers’coping strategies in negotiatinga highly uneven playing field in the working environment but also in terms of access to resources such as affordable housing. The chapteralso raises questions such as:In what manner do recent developments (e.g., the rise of the shared economy) impact the geography of tourism workers?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019 Edition: 1
Series
Elgar Research Agendas
National Category
Social Sciences Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37625 (URN)10.4337/9781786439314 (DOI)978 1 78643 930 7 (ISBN)978 1 78643 931 4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-11-05 Created: 2019-11-05 Last updated: 2019-11-11Bibliographically approved
Petridou, E., Olausson, P. M. & Ioannides, D. (2019). Nascent island tourism policy development in Greenland: A network perspective. Island Studies Journal, 14(2), 227-244
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Nascent island tourism policy development in Greenland: A network perspective
2019 (English)In: Island Studies Journal, ISSN 1715-2593, E-ISSN 1715-2593, Vol. 14, no 2, p. 227-244Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Following its achievement of Self-Rule status in 2009 Greenland embarked on a series of measures to diversify its economy with an eye towards eventually gaining full independence from Denmark. Tourism was underlined as a key sector for reaching this goal and, consequently, over the last few years there has been a concerted effort to develop the island as an important polar destination. Significantly, the Greenlandic government created the tourism development policy for 2016-2020, which it views as a key instrument for shaping the sector’s future. In this paper, we adopted a policy network approach to determine the relational architecture among various stakeholders from the public and private sectors who are seen as relevant to tourism’s development. Inter alia, we examined how these actors were linked to each other while examining what kind of tourism networks existed in Greenland and what obstacles might hinder or foster their formation. A thematic analysis of qualitative data on Atlas.ti reveals that though there exist networks in the Greenlandic tourism sector, they are not policy networks and that the Greenlandic government’s approach to developing this tourism policy has been top-down, reflecting a ‘government’ rather than a ‘governance’ approach. Barriers to the formation of policy networks included lack of a shared image for the future; lack of trust among actors; lack of time and spatial fragmentation hindering iterative interactions, and lack of institutional enabling of information and knowledge sharing. 

Keywords
governance, Greenland, islands, networks, policy development, tourism
National Category
Public Administration Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-36885 (URN)10.24043/isj.94 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-08-19 Created: 2019-08-19 Last updated: 2019-11-08Bibliographically approved
Ioannides, D. (2018). Book review: Collaborative economy and tourism: perspectives, politics, policies and prospects [Review]. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 18, S105-S107
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Book review: Collaborative economy and tourism: perspectives, politics, policies and prospects
2018 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, ISSN 1502-2250, E-ISSN 1502-2269, Vol. 18, p. S105-S107Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35392 (URN)10.1080/15022250.2018.1496358 (DOI)000452013200010 ()
Available from: 2019-01-08 Created: 2019-01-08 Last updated: 2019-01-08Bibliographically approved
Margaryan, L., Prince, S., Ioannides, D. & Röslmaier, M. (2018). Dancing with Cranes: A humanist perspective of cultural ecosystem services of wetlands. Tourism Geographies
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dancing with Cranes: A humanist perspective of cultural ecosystem services of wetlands
2018 (English)In: Tourism Geographies, ISSN 1461-6688, E-ISSN 1470-1340Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Cultural ecosystem services (CES) are important spatial elements providinghumans with recreational, aesthetic, spiritual and other benefits. Yet, because of their immaterial, subjective, qualitative and unmeasurable nature, this means that scientists,decision-makersand general public oftenfind their value difficult to grasp. Weenrich the CES approach with theoretical insights from humanistgeography, where we frame CESas arising from perpetual interactions between humans and their environment.Places are formed through various processes, both organic and planned, which endow people with unique identities, experiences, capabilities, knowledge and skills.We use the rural wetland area of Lake Hornborga, Sweden, with its complex history of restoration phases, to explore theprofound interrelations betweenenvironmental spaces and cultural practices expressed in the everyday activities of learning, playing, creating, caring, producing, and consuming. The data was collected through qualitative methods, including interviews, observations and a focused group interview, in order to capture these unique senses and experiences. The findings outline CES as key drivers behind the formation of place, rather than mere labels for inventoryingbenefits people receive from nature. The presence of the iconic migratory crane is especially conducive to a positive sense of place and the practice of various activities, including tourism, around the wetland. We frame the implications for planning and future research of our findings within a context of ethics.

Keywords
cultural ecosystem services, place making, cranes, wetlands, Sweden, case study
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34757 (URN)10.1080/14616688.2018.1522512 (DOI)2-s2.0-85059450029 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-10-23 Created: 2018-10-23 Last updated: 2019-03-27Bibliographically approved
Wallstam, M., Ioannides, D. & Pettersson, R. (2018). Evaluating the social impacts of events: in search of unified indicators for effective policymaking. Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Evaluating the social impacts of events: in search of unified indicators for effective policymaking
2018 (English)In: Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, ISSN 1940-7963, E-ISSN 1940-7971Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Policymakers in destinations regularly struggle to identify effective ways to evaluate the impacts of planned events. Especially problematic is the relative lack of knowledge about the social impacts that planned events incur. This challenge is largely attributable to the historic focus on economic impacts. However, this trend is shifting along with the realization that events often fail to deliver on promised economic trickle-down effects. This paper addresses the absence of a unified view on social impacts, and how this impedes destinations that aspire to work strategically with planned events. Policymakers at the destination level currently lack the common language needed to effectively measure these impacts. We use a Delphi approach to pinpoint social impact indicators that are of use in policy settings. The results show six indicators that meet the study criteria, thereby contributing towards a unified set of indicators for dealing with strategic event management at the destination level.

Keywords
Delphi, destination management, event portfolio, Events, social impacts
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34608 (URN)10.1080/19407963.2018.1515214 (DOI)2-s2.0-85053278225 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-10-03 Created: 2018-10-03 Last updated: 2019-03-27Bibliographically approved
Prince, S. & Ioannides, D. (2017). Contextualizing the complexities of managing alternative tourism at the community-level: A case study of a nordic eco-village. Tourism Management, 60(June), 348-356
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Contextualizing the complexities of managing alternative tourism at the community-level: A case study of a nordic eco-village
2017 (English)In: Tourism Management, ISSN 0261-5177, E-ISSN 1879-3193, Vol. 60, no June, p. 348-356Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

To shed light on the complexities of fostering sustainability through alternative tourism, we explore the managerial contradictions and difficulties that arise as alternative tourism is developed in the name of sustainability at Sólheimar eco-village in Iceland. Following a focused ethnographic approach, we establish that those behind the management of volunteers, students and other guests regularly struggle to coordinate these respective groups in a manner that balances economic objectives with those relating to the environment and social equity. This is because limited human resources and strategic knowledge exist to fulfill all the host community’s goals through alternative tourism. The findings reveal the need to conceptualize alternative tourism as a forum for discussion between host and guest over the complexities of generating sustainable development.  This highlights the need for knowledge transmission over matters such as conflict resolution, critical reflection and cultural communication associated with the tourist experience at the community.

 

Keywords
Sustainability, alternative tourism, Iceland, volunteer tourism, focused ethnography.
National Category
Human Geography Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-29796 (URN)10.1016/j.tourman.2016.12.015 (DOI)000395599600037 ()2-s2.0-85007248633 (Scopus ID)ETOUR (Local ID)ETOUR (Archive number)ETOUR (OAI)
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Available online 27 December 2016

Available from: 2016-12-29 Created: 2016-12-29 Last updated: 2017-08-18Bibliographically approved
Ankre, R., Kronenberg, K. & Ioannides, D. (2017). Möjligheter och utmaningar för tillgänglighet till friluftsliv och naturupplevelser: En fallstudie om Östersunds kommun. Östersund: Mid Sweden University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Möjligheter och utmaningar för tillgänglighet till friluftsliv och naturupplevelser: En fallstudie om Östersunds kommun
2017 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Östersund: Mid Sweden University, 2017
Series
Rapportserien / European Tourism Research Institute, ISSN 1403-4220 ; 2017:3
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-33590 (URN)978-91-88527-41-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-05-08 Created: 2018-05-08 Last updated: 2018-05-09Bibliographically approved
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