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Dominique Vanneste

Dominique Vanneste
KU Leuven | ku leuven · Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

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Introduction
- 1998-2003: KU Leuven, associate professor - 2002-2012: KU Leuven, ass. prof. + programme director Master of Tourism - 2011-now: KU Leuven, ass. prof. + programme director Erasmus Mundus Master in Sustainable Territorial Development (Erasmus Mundus 2011-2018; Erasmus Plus 2017-2021) - Since 2006: co-founder and co-administrator of the Urbain Claeys Fund for the Master in Tourism - Since 2012: co-founder and director of the Leuven Research and Development Division ASTOR
Education
June 1980 - June 1986
KU Leuven
Field of study
  • Human Geography and Tourism

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Publications (116)
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Binnen de strategische doelstelling ’verminderen van het bijkomend ruimtebeslag’ van het Beleidsplan Ruimte Vlaanderen (BRV) is de uitdaging om "meer te doen met minder ruimte”. Een belangrijke voorwaarde daarbij is een beter gebruik van het huidige ruimtebeslag, wat betekent dat het ruimtelijk rendement verhoogd dient te worden, door bijvoorbeeld...
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Public health and care policies across OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries increasingly encourage aging in place, enabled by both formal care networks, and informal (family) care and social solidarity in the neighborhood. However, little is known about how a person’s neighborhood might affect their aging in place...
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The contribution of tourism to peacebuilding in areas emerging from destructive conflicts has been primarily examined from the perspectives of economic recovery and reconciliation between antagonist groups. Yet we argue that the study of the tourism-peace nexus in post-conflict spaces should engage further in analysing issues of power, social justi...
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Research on the role of tourism in post-conflict scenarios has suggested that it contributes to peace and reconciliation by providing common ground for antagonists to meet. However, not enough attention has hitherto been given to cases where one of the opposing parties consist of former combatants. This chapter draws on academic literature on disar...
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Purpose: This study aims to present and explore the landscape approach as an innovative management model for heritage tourism, applied to the case of the Brussels Art Nouveau heritage. The main objective of this paper is to gain insight in discrepancies regarding visions on the tourism potential of the Brussels’ Art Nouveau and the Art Nouveau patr...
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Dans le cadre de l’accord de paix signé entre le gouvernement colombien et les Forces armées révolutionnaires de Colombie (FARC-EP) - le groupe de guérilla le plus important et le plus ancien du pays – vingt-quatre Espaces Territoriaux Expérimentaux de Réinsertion (connus sous l’acronyme espagnol : ETCR) ont été créés pour héberger temporairement d...
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For full text : https://journals.openedition.org/viatourism/3551 Within the framework of the peace agreement signed between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) - the largest and oldest guerrilla group in the country – twenty-four Territorial Training and Reincorporation Spaces (known by the Spanish acr...
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En el marco del acuerdo de paz firmado entre el gobierno colombiano y las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC-EP) – el mayor y más antiguo grupo de guerrilleros del país- se crearon veinticuatro Espacios Territoriales de Capacitación y Reincorporación (conocidos por el acrónimo español ETCR) para acoger temporalmente a los excombatien...
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Many developing countries aim at balancing macro-level, growth-oriented economic policies with local community-based development strategies under the auspices of global governance organizations. South Africa adopts such a strategy to be competitive in the global market and, simultaneously, to alleviate domestic socio-spatial inequalities inherited...
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Besides being known as the birthplace of fries and waffles, Brussels is also referred to as a superlative Art Nouveau Capital. However, it appears that many of its visitors are unfamiliar with this city’s architectural style which is spread throughout the Capital Region. Due to both the specific opportunities and barriers of the Brussels context, a...
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Tourism is widely recognized as a complex phenomenon. Some academics, however, have studied tourism from their own specialization, contributing from the perspective of their specific fields. Others have argued that the complexities of tourism should be tackled more systemically and so have used diverse concepts from systems thinking theory. Neverth...
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In a number of European heritage cities, concerns are raised that tourism has become unsustainable and that a city space is created – by design or organically – which primarily caters to visitors. In order to preserve a vibrant mix between visitors and locals, development strategies need to recognize residents’ preferences. This paper introduces a...
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Tourism can symbolically underpin policies for economic and political cross-border cooperation but the resulting rhetoric may not be supported by all tourism-related stakeholders. Our research on the viability, community representation and ethical components of the Iron Curtain Trail and the European Green Belt in the German-Czech borderlands shows...
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Many destinations aim at accessing international markets to generate income from abroad, stimulate innovation and develop new skills. Th is paper examines the determinants-conditions that may represent barriers or enhancers-for tourist destination's international markets access. We contrast various sets of determinants from: 1) tourism literature o...
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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 system...
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A tourist destination, as a collective of actors trying to act together, faces the challenges of shaping a common future and self-determining its development path. This depends on its actors’ capacity to act towards collective goals. Social capital (SC) theory explains how resources are mobilised for common purposes, representing a key notion for u...
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To limit additional (net) land take for economic activities, the reality of space use needs to be properly understood. This was assessed by comparing the spatial patterns obtained from a field inventory with those from existing data for five case areas in Flanders (Belgium). Each case area is a transect from a high-density urban area to a suburban...
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The emergence of social media and Web 2.0 has a notable impact upon the tasks of destination managers as these platforms have developed into influential mechanisms affecting tourist behaviour. This paper shows how Destination Management Organizations (DMOs) can reap the benefits of the Web 2.0 revolution as it serves as an important source of user-...
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Enhancing a destination to attract the desired international visitors and ensuring that those enhancements align with local development goals is a major aim for host communities. Thus, it is necessary that actors from diverse sectors and at different locations work towards common goals. Our aims are: to explore how to enhance a destination's Social...
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In order to limit additional (net) land take for economic activities, the reality of space use needs to be properly understood since the location of economic activities and the patterns of space use vary in different environments. This was assessed by comparing the spatial patterns obtained from a field inventory with those from existing data for 5...
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Cross-border tourism governance processes have remained complex despite increasing permeability of European borders in the last decades. While it has been suggested that the presence of cross-border socio-cultural connections may alleviate border-related tourism management complexities, no detailed studies have been conducted yet to explore this as...
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Once the battlefield horrors of the First World War ceased, societies were faced with the acute and sensitive problem of dealing with widespread social grief and trauma. As part of the social mechanisms to encourage a sense of purpose and instil calm, taboos about how to speak about the war and to deal with the masses of war dead were developed. Th...
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Building on the model of Meyer [(2007). Pro-Poor tourism: from leakages to linkages. A conceptual framework for creating linkages between the accommodation sector and ‘poor’ neighbouring communities. Current Issues in Tourism 10(6), 558–83], this paper focuses on the regional development potential of local linkages with the supply chain and communi...
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Scientists as well as the general public remember the terrorist attacks that took place in Brussels in March 2016. This was not a stand-alone event since other places were hit previously. This changes people's perception of places - in tourism terms, destinations - and may affect tourists' behavior. In this paper, we explore the effects on two leve...
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Purpose In a current trend of a growing amount of short city trips, it becomes crucial to understand how local residents perceive the presence of tourists and tourism in their cities and how their socio-cultural context influences those perceptions. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to this understanding which will enable the city planners...
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Crowding studies have a long history in urban geography and environmental psychology, although results are mixed at best. While crowding is found to influence residential quality and visitor experience and crowding perception models show some agreement on influential determinants, research is typically limited to a single setting, therefore minimis...
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Purpose In the recent decades, an increasing trend has been observed in the steps North Korea has taken to open up to tourism. The purpose of this paper is to gain a deeper understanding of the influence the North Korean political ideology has on different aspects of international tourism. Design/methodology/approach Apart from the scarce academic...
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Destinations are highly dynamic and complex systems requiring a responsive and relational governance system. Recent tourism literature proposes a network approach to destination management, but empirical evidence shows interactions in destinations remains low. Dominant stakeholders tend to control destination governance systems; less powerful ones...
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Tourism destinations are complex systems of interrelated entities without a hierarchical chain of command. In order to enhance the ability of destinations to create a high quality, authentic tourism experience, a management perspective based on networks, personal relationships, trust, and reciprocity is suggested. However, while theoretically this...
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Background The reason why Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most common fatal genetic disease among Caucasians has been incompletely studied. We aimed at deepening the hypothesis that CF carriers have a relative protection against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection. Methods Applying spatial epidemiology, we studied the link between CF carriershi...
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This paper aims to identify distinctive obstacles to the establishment of tourism destination governance in both transnational and within-country borderlands. Analysis of the German-Czech borderlands, a region also incorporating within-country borders between three German federal states, indicates the multi-scalar and political contestations of cro...
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This paper aims to structurally analyse the role of tourism in regional development processes in European cross-border regions with different historical development paths. Departing from an institutional perspective, the research is based on comparison of the position of tourism in region-building processes in the newly developing German–Czech cros...
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Most studies of the tourism–development nexus in developing countries tend to focus on short-term and monetary tourism effects, while understating non-monetary and longer-term effects of tourism on local and regional development. Although less tangible and weakly understood, non-monetary and/or long-term tourism effects can both reinforce and under...
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This article investigates China’s heritage development from an evolutionary perspective. On the one hand, by situating the reception of the cultural heritage concept in a socio-cultural construct dimension, it reveals the unique dialogism between the two divergent epistemological paradigms of wenwu (cultural relics) and wenhua yichan (cultural heri...
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Over the past decade, several scholars have argued that livelihood diversification in terms of off-farm activities is key for rural households to escape from poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Although the continuous growth of tourism in many SSA countries has created an additional off-farm income activity, empirical evidence is lacking to substa...
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The People's Republic of China has experienced great economic, political and socio-cultural changes since its founding in 1949, which in turn have considerably impacted every aspect of the Chinese society. Adopting a regime perspective, the paper discusses China's tourism development against these backdrops, with an aim to disentangle the relation...
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Tourism is through its composite nature a domain in which partnerships are a necessary ingredient for sustainable governance. Even though heritage sites are often the main focus of the tourist, the system surrounding the sites is crucial for tourist experience. This has led to a growing interest in tourism networks as a destination governance mecha...
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Landscapes have a central position in many rural tourism destinations. They provide both assets and bounds for tourism development, and they indirectly provide the framework in which tourism is often envisaged as a regional development tool. However, the complexity of the interactions between landscapes and tourism has resulted in multiple and some...
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This paper presents an overview of the current state of research into tourism networks, by providing a systematic literature review and relational citation analysis of 98 scientific papers focusing on network collaboration in tourism destinations. The aim of this study is to get a better understanding why the promising theoretical claims of potenti...
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Actively positioning tourism in regional socio-economic contexts and development plans is regularly seen by researchers as a prerequisite to practically unfold tourism-related regional development potential. However, conceptual elaboration and additional empirical evidence are still needed to gain a more critical understanding of this notion. There...
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everal studies found larger benefits for communities when local stakeholders could participate in the tourism value chain by ‘linking’ their labour, products and services to the sector. However, the establishment of local linkages is difficult because of the complexity of the tourism system that consists of multi-sectoral and multi-scalar relations...
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The housing stock in Flanders contains a significant share of detached dwellings. Recent demographical, economic and ecological developments, however, have induced a large demand for other housing types. This paper addresses the resulting issue of whether the adaptation of existing low-density neighbourhoods is possible, and hypothesizes that the p...
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The housing stock in Flanders contains a significant share of detached dwellings. Recent demographical, economic and ecological developments, however, have induced a large demand for other housing types. This paper addresses the resulting issue of whether the adaptation of existing low-density neighbourhoods is possible, and hypothesizes that the p...
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In the ongoing debate on the connection between tourism and poverty alleviation, tourism is often presented as a tool for poverty alleviation and the improvement of socio-economic conditions of rural communities in developing countries. Findings of prior research suggest that nature-based tourism has a positive impact; however, existing models tend...
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Many rural areas, even in mature economies possess an obvious yet weakly cultivated tourism potential for short stays and leisure. Even with a plurality of initiatives, the industry can remain rather fragmented. This chapter, based on quantitative and qualitative methods, provides insights into collaboration among the local entrepreneurs of such an...
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The Flemish MSc Tourism programme does not include language courses. Although the students come from different educational backgrounds, it can be taken for granted that its students are trilingual (Dutch, French and English). Proof is provided by describing the broader context of, and the interplay between the higher education tourism programmes, t...
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This paper presents the spatial structure(s) of the Belgian housing stock and the spatial outcome of socio-economic inequalities at a (sub)regional level and shows the link with the cultural landscape. A selection of housing patterns illustrates the processes that segment the Belgian housing stock today: north–south contrasts, east–west differences...