School of Business

Tourism and Place Making

The Tourism and Place Making unit (TAPLAM) at the School of Business was formed in November 2017. TAPLAM's main thrust is to embark upon a continuous academic engagement with research themes at the intersections of tourism, space, place marketing, place making, and place branding amongst others. Considering the growth and fragmentation of tourism and place making studies, TAPLAM seems to approach these phenomena from an alternative and multi-disciplinary perspective driven by curiosity and critical engagement. We collaborate with academics, practitioners, and the wider public in our research and impact driven activities and events.

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Leads: Dr Fabian Frenzel and Dr Mandi Jamalian

Member Research interests
Cristina Fona     Place marketing, place branding, place image, ethical consumption, sustainability 
Fabian Frenzel Tourism in areas of urban poverty, urban regeneration, tourism theory
Massimo Giovanardi   Place marketing, place branding, tourism, space
Mandi Jamalian Heritage tourism, visitor experience, place making, and sense of place
Mihalis Kavaratzis Place marketing, place branding, place identity, destinations images, over-tourism
Ozkan Erciyas Fatos Place making, rhythmanalysis, marketplace exclusion and inclusion
Georgios Patsiaouras    Space reproduction, social movements, Henri Lefebvre, place marketing
Tatiana Polyakova Place marketing, place branding, tourism marketing

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