Mapping the Beaten Track: Modeling spatiotemporal tourism consumption (MBT)

Passenger survey in Akureyri ©Þórný BarðadóttirThe project Mapping the Beaten Track: Modeling spatiotemporal tourism consumption (MBT) is about mapping the travel behavior and consumption of cruise ship passengers during their visits to land.

The projects' main goal is twofold: To compare methods on data collection, analysis and findings from available data collected amongst  cruise passengers in Iceland, Denmark and Sweden and to create a platform for an international network on tourism research by connecting Nordic researchers and leading European researchers in the field of tourism research.

During the research period, three project meetings and workshops will be held: in Reykjavík Iceland, Copenhagen Denmark and Uppsala  Sweden.

The study is funded for three years (2020-2023) by the Joint Committee for the Nordic Research Council in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS ).

Guðrún Þóra Gunnarsdóttir (gudrunthora@rmf.is) and Þórný Barðadóttir (thorny@rmf.is) are leading the Icelandic part of the project.