Institut de Gestion de l'Environnement et d'Aménagement du Territoire

Brussels Centre for Tourism Studies (BCTS)

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BCTS conducts, in a systemic and interdisciplinary perspective, applied and fundamental research on the interactions between tourism, territorial dynamics and societal dynamics. This research is oriented along three main lines of analysis: 1. The production of tourist territories. 2. Valorization of tourist resources and heritage. 3. The logics of actions and tourist actors (planning, management and evaluation as well as selection, protection and commodification of resources).

TeS mène, dans une perspective systémique et interdisciplinaire, des recherches appliquées et fondamentales sur les interactions entre tourisme, dynamiques territoriales et dynamiques sociétales. Ces recherches sont orientées selon trois axes principaux d'analyse : 1. La production des territoires touristiques. 2. La valorisation des ressources touristiques et des patrimoines. 3. Les logiques d'actions et d'acteurs touristiques (planification, gestion et évaluation ainsi que sélection, protection et marchandisation des ressources)

Domain of activity

 

BCTS has a multidisciplinary team of academics specialized in the interactions between tourism, territorial dynamics and societal dynamics.

The work, carried out in different parts of the world (Brussels, Wallonia, Belgium, France, European Union, Colombia, Syria, Vietnam,) focuses as much on semi-natural environments (protected areas, natural parks) as on rural and urban.

They examine tourist phenomena on the scale of sites, localities, agglomerations as well as States or supra-national groups. They have in common to consider tourism as a dynamic system that connects actors, practices and territories. From this perspective, tourism processes (flows, valuation, impacts, etc.) are conceived as the product of dialectical relations between the components of the system, relations themselves influenced by legacies (social, territorial) and social, economic and cultural overdeterminations. policies that operate at different scales.

In the context of applied research, BCTS seeks in particular to provide decision-making tools to tourism managers (method of valuing resources, choice of location, market research, marketing).

BCTS has a multidisciplinary team of academics specialized in the interactions between tourism, territorial dynamics and societal dynamics.

The work, carried out in different parts of the world (Brussels, Wallonia, Belgium, France, European Union, Colombia, Syria, Vietnam,) focuses as much on semi-natural environments (protected areas, natural parks) as on rural and urban.

They examine tourist phenomena on the scale of sites, localities, agglomerations as well as States or supra-national groups. They have in common to consider tourism as a dynamic system that connects actors, practices and territories. From this perspective, tourism processes (flows, valuation, impacts, etc.) are conceived as the product of dialectical relations between the components of the system, relations themselves influenced by legacies (social, territorial) and social, economic and cultural overdeterminations. policies that operate at different scales.

In the context of applied research, BCTS seeks in particular to provide decision-making tools to tourism managers (method of valuing resources, choice of location, market research, marketing).

Collaboration

BCTS has external scientific collaborators. According to the research, BCTS establishes collaborations with other services of the ULB or other universities in Belgium and abroad, as well as with managers and tourist structures at national and international level.