Research projects

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Accessible and Inclusive Nature-Based Tourism: Promising Practices of Universal Design in Sweden

The purpose of this project is to determine the level of access to different types of Swedish recreational outdoor environments (e.g., mountainous and forested areas, winter- and summer destinations) as excursion goals for physically disabled tourists.


Tourism and sustainable development in Härnösand and the High Coast

Despite Härnösand’s position as a key gateway community to the Höga Kusten UNESCO World Heritage site, its full potential as a tourist destination has not been realized. This pre-study aims to identify the potential for further developing tourism in Härnösand and Höga Kusten in a manner that enhances the region’s overall sustainability.

Sexuella trakasserier, #Me too (fri bild nedladdad från Pixaby)

De-normalizing harassment and (threats of) violence in the hospitality workplace

The overall purpose of this project is to identify and analyze the strategies employed in order to prevent and deal with sexual and racist harassment and (threats of) violence in the Swedish hospitality workplace.

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Enclave tourism and Placelessness in Tourism

Exclusively planned tourism destinations, such as gated resort-based communities, all-inclusive resorts, and private cruise liner owned islands, have increased substantially over the last decades, and enclave-style tourism has in recent years seen an increase in scholarly interest.


Culture, Creativity and Sustainable Development

This project examines the role of the cultural and creative industries in achieving a more sustainable future in the context of Agenda 2030.



The European Tourism Research Institute (ETOUR) at Mid-Sweden University is involved in the BIOTOUR project led by Prof. Peter Fredman at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU).

PhD Projects

Here you can read about the different PhD projects at ETOUR.

Turism på utsatta platser

Tourism in Contested Space

This project focuses on the role of tourism in the highly contested Israeli-Palestinian context.