ITRC's researchers at the 26th Nordic Symposium of Tourism and Hospitality Research




Two of the ITRC‘s researchers recently gave their presentations at the Nordic Symposium of Tourism and Hospitality Research in Falun, Sweden.



Eyrún Jenný introducing her presentation. Photo: ÞBEyrún Jenný Bjarnadóttir introduced her recent study on the social impacts of tourism in three different communities in Iceland. The title of her talk cited one of her interviewee "Ok, I'll just have for dinner whatever they still have at the supermarket": Tourism impact in small Icelandic communities.





Þórný introducing the area of research in her first presentation. Photo: EJBÞórný Barðadóttir introduced findings from two researches on the receiving of and service to cruise ships. The first presentation, titled Are we Poles apart? A North/South investigation into cruise ship tourism, introduced first findings of comparison between the viewpoints of stakeholders in Northern Iceland and New-Zealand. In her second presentation, Is a dock all they need? Cruise ships in Northern Iceland, Þórný introduced study of the way in which cruise tourism is organized in three small communities in Northern Iceland.


Academics from Hólar University College, Akureyri University and University of Iceland also presented research papers at the conference.


This was the 26th Nordic Symposium of Tourism and Hospitality Research, the 27th will be held in Alta, Norway 25-27 September 2018.

In 2015, 2010 and 2005, ITRC hosted the conference on the behalf of Iceland.