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Centre for Tourism


The Centre for Tourism forms a cross disciplinary research platform in close collaboration with the tourism industry. The mission is to initiate, develop, and support increased knowledge development and professionalisation within the tourism field. The objective is to become one of the leading tourism research centres in Europe.

The Centre for Tourism is conducting qualified research and education in the field of tourism. The staff at the Centre represents a broad range of academic competences, and research is often interdisciplinary. Current prioritised research at the CFT are event and meetings management, impact analysis of tourism, hotel and restaurant management, destinations management and cultural tourism.

About us in the media

Hängivna motionärer ger klirr i kassan, IdrottensAffärer.se, 2018-04-17

Allt fler slåss om idrottsresenärerna – så måste destinationerna vässa sig, Besöksliv, 2018-03-14

"Folk bryr sig inte om i vilken stad Melodifestivalen går” Kristianstadsbladet, 2018-03-03

Svensk natur lockar turister men dom blir kvar i stan P1, 2017-06-24

Kommuner och andra samhällsinstitutioner missar chansen att påverka evenemangsbesökare, Kulturnytt, 2017-06-21

New publications

Developing a Theory of Surprise from Travelers’ Extraordinary Food Experiences, Sandhiya Goolaup; Cecilia Solér; Robin Nunkoo (2018).

Social marketing through a music festival: Value perceived by festival visitors who reduced meat consumption, Henrik Jutbring (2018).

Collaboration across borders, Eva Maria Jernsand; Helena Kraff (2017).

Food and gastronomy for sustainable place development: A multidisciplinary analysis of different theoretical approaches ,Chiara Rinaldi (2017)

Experience quality, satisfaction, perceived value behavioral intentions in an event context, John Armbrecht; Erik Lundberg; Tommy Andersson (2017)

Definitions and meanings of value, D. Getz; Tommy Andersson; J. Armbrecht; E. Lundberg (2017)



  • TBD

    30 May at 12:00 PM [Research profile seminar]

To the calendar


The Food Tourism group at the Centre for Tourism will co-organize the academic/business conference “Tomorrow’s Food Travel - TFT”, together with Visit Sweden, West Sweden Tourism Board and Göteborg and Co.
The TFT conference will be held 8-10 October 2018 at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg.  

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