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Jeroen Klijs

Professor Social Impacts of Tourism
E-mail:klijs.j@buas.nl
Education:Jeroen Klijs (1979) is a researcher and lecturer at the Academy for Tourism of Breda University of Applied Sciences, and Professor Social Impacts of Tourism since 2019. February 2016 he successfully defended his PhD thesis - on the economic impacts of tourism - at Wageningen University.

Jeroen has gained academic qualifications at Erasmus University Rotterdam (MSc in Economics and Business). He has participated in several national and international research projects and has expertise and interest in Urban Area Development, Economic Impact Modelling, Social Impacts of Tourism, and City/Regional Marketing.

Career:
Jeroen Klijs studied Urban, Port, and Transport Economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. After that he worked for Ecorys, a Rotterdam-based international research and consultancy firm. He contributed to several research project, including studies about the Trans-European Network (TEN), international road safety, and public transport policies.

After one year he returned to the Erasmus University, where he worked for RHV BV and Euricur. At RHV BV/Euricur Jeroen participated in several research project, including ‘Partners for Healthy Cities’. This project was based on an international comparison of policies to create cities that contribute to the health of their inhabitants. Besides research, Jeroen was also a lecturer and theses supervisor in several initial and post-initial courses and was one of the coordinators of the Master City Developer (MCD). The topic of this course is large sale urban redevelopment (‘gebiedsontwikkeling’ in Dutch).

In 2010 Jeroen joined BUas as a researcher and lecturer. Jeroen started working on his PhD research about the economic impacts of tourism. In February 2016 Jeroen successfully defended his PhD thesis at the University of Wageningen. The research involved the application and further development of one model to calculate the economic impacts of tourism; the input-output model. From 2016 to 2019 Jeroen worked as a senior lecturer at the International Tourism Studies Department and an economic research fellow at the Centre for Sustainable Tourism and Transport.

In September 2019 Jeroen was appointed as a professor on the topic 'Social Impacts of Tourism' Jeroen has the ambition to provide knowledge, instruments, and assistance to places that want to have tourism contribute, via its social and economic impacts, to becoming attractive to recreate, live and work in. The professorship is based on a contextual approach: Depending on the local context (the characteristics of the place and its users) places need different knowledge and different methods. Concretely, the professorship will:

(1) Apply a broad range of instruments to measure and monitor impacts.

(2) Improve the quality of impact measurement by developing new instruments and by exchanging knowledge with other institutions carrying out impact analyses.

(3) Help places by gaining and providing knowledge on impact management strategies, answering questions such as:
• How to go from a focus on quantity (tourism growth) to quality and from short-term to long-term?
• How to select and market to ‘desired’ types of tourists?
• How to design places with sufficient capacity, that stimulate positive interactions between tourists and other users?
• What are the roles of the government, communities, companies, and individuals in managing impacts?
• What possibilities are offered by ICT / ‘smart’ solutions?

(4) Contribute to the public and academic debate

The professorship is firmly embedded in the research and educational programs of the Breda University of Applied Sciences and is based upon a belief in cooperation. This includes cooperation with places/destinations, other professorships, other research institutes, tourism entrepreneurs, etc.
 
Expertise:tourism economics, social impacts of tourism, economic impact modelling, economic and social aspects of sustainability
Publications:  

2018

Overtourism: impact and possible policy responses
Peeters, P., Gössling, S., Klijs, J., Milano, C., Novelli, M., Dijkmans, C., Eijgelaar, E., Hartman, S., Heslinga, J., Isaac, R., Mitas, O., Moretti, S., Nawijn, J., Papp, B. and Postma, A. (2018). Research for TRAN Committee - Overtourism: impact and possible policy responses. European Parliament, Policy Department for Structural and Cohesion Policies, Brussels.

2017

Health tourism in the EU: a general investigation
Mainil, T., Eijgelaar, E., Klijs, J., Nawijn, J., & Peeters, P. (2017). Research for TRAN Committee - Health tourism in the EU: a general investigation. Brussels, Belgium: European Parliament, Policy Department for Structural and Cohesion Policies.
Verbetering van Economische Impactanalyses van Toerisme: Het niet-lineaire Input-Outputmodel
Klijs, J., & Peerlings, J. (2017) Verbetering van Economische Impactanalyses van Toerisme: Het niet-lineaire Input-Outputmodel, Vrijetijdstudies, 3, 9-22.
Attracties in de metropoolregio Amsterdam
Cornelisse, M., & Klijs, J. (2017) Attracties in de metropoolregio Amsterdam, Vrijetijdstudies, 3, 67-70.
Toeristen hebben oog voor detail(handel), maar geldt dat ook andersom?
Klijs, J., Curvers, J. & Mitas, O. (2017) Toeristen hebben oog voor detail(handel), maar geldt dat ook andersom?, Recreatie en Toerisme, Augustus-September 2017, 53-55.
Het NLIO-model en MKBAs: samen op weg naar veel meer verbetering
Klijs, J., & Peerlings, J. (2017) Het NLIO-model en MKBAs: samen op weg naar veel meer verbetering, Vrijetijdstudies, 1, 45-49.
Space and economics – An introduction to regional economics
Heijman, W., Klijs, J., Peerlings, J., Rouwendaal, J, Schipper, R. (2017) Space and economics – An introduction to regional economics. Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Publishers.
Het belang van toerisme voor de detailhandel in Nederlandse gemeenten
Klijs, J., Curvers, J., Mitas, O., & Korteweg Maris, D. (2017). Het belang van toerisme voor de detailhandel in Nederlandse gemeenten. In CBS (Ed.), Trendrapport toerisme, recreatie en vrije tijd 2017 (pp. 350-355). Nieuwegein: NRIT Media-CBS-NBTC Holland Marketing-CELTH.  

2016

Wat bepaalt het succes van een toeristisch-recreatieve attractie?
Klijs, J., & Singleton, P. (2016). Wat bepaalt het succes van een toeristisch-recreatieve attractie? In NRIT Media (Ed.), Trendrapport toerisme, recreatie en vrije tijd 2016 (pp. 505-514). Nieuwegein, Netherlands: NRIT Media-CBS-NBTC Holland Marketing-CELTH.
Tourism, income, and jobs: Improving the measurement of regional economic impacts of tourism
Klijs, J. (2016). Tourism, income, and jobs: Improving the measurement of regional economic impacts of tourism. PhD, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands.

2014

Herdenken is ‘hot’: Over motivaties en emoties van bezoekers aan herinneringscentra
Van Liempt, A., Nawijn, J., Isaac, R. K., & Klijs, L. (2014). Herdenken is ‘hot’: Over motivaties en emoties van bezoekers aan herinneringscentra. In NRIT Media-CELTH-NBTC Holland Marketing (Ed.), Trendrapport toerisme, recreatie en vrije tijd 2014 (pp. 308-310). Nieuwegein, The Netherlands: NRIT Media.