This interdisciplinary research project studies how stakeholders in the visitor economy make sense of the uncertainty induced by the current COVID-19 pandemic in the short- and long-run through different lenses. The project is supported by The Kamprad Family Foundation and running for one year through September 2021.
The project studies how stakeholders in the visitor economy justify their decisions to deal with the immediate implications of pandemic tourism. The project engages stakeholders in a forward-looking process of scenario development and action-learning to open horizons that envision the present crisis as a chance to work towards a more sustainable future. The project aims to produce results with tangible benefits and practical impact for the visitor economy in South-East Småland in dealing both with the present uncertainty and future crises of a similar nature.
The project is a joint effort by two research groups at Linnaeus University:
Archaeology and Heritage Studies Group represented by Cornelius Holtorf
Reinhold, S., Strzelecka, M., & Pettersson Löfquist, P. (2022). Managerial sensemaking in tourist destinations: Riding the COVID rollercoaster. Paper presented at the 5th Advances in Destination Management Forum, June 8-10, 2022, Kalmar, Sweden. Available at https://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-123284.
Holtorf, C. (2021) “Post-Pandemic Tourism Development for the Long-Term.” Paper presented in the session “COVID-19: Assessing the Impact and Planning for a Different Future for Archaeological Heritage Tourism” at the virtual 26th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Kiel, Germany (September 2021)