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World VIU Points with Dr. Kajsa Åberg - Webinar recording and resources available

You can download the presentation slides and watch this webinar on Innovations in Destination Development

The World Leisure Centre of Excellence hosted its first online World VIU Points on December 10th with WLCE Visiting Scholar Dr. Kajsa Åberg who spoke about Innovation in Destination Development in Umeå, northern Sweden. 

The webinar recording is available here

You can also access and download the PowerPoint presentation here.

In addition, you can find below a list of resources mentioned during the presentation, including Dr. Kajsa Åberg's contact in case you have any questions or comments regarding her work.

  • Västerbotten on the Global Sustainable Tourism Council:

  •  Description of work process the Regional Development Organization of Västerbotten has developed:

  •  Film mentioned during the Q and A with interviews with Västerbotten entrepreneurs:

  • Homepage of Region Västerbotten Tourism

Dr. Åberg's recent publications: 

Tourism Employment in Nordic Countries: Trends, practices, and opportunities (2020) Springer:


Regional tourism organizations from management to marketing to knowledge-based development (2020) Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism:

To contact Dr. Kajsa Åberg, please send an email to

Many thanks to Dr. Kajsa Åberg for sharing her knowledge and perspectives in destination development with us, Dr. Suzanne de la Barre for organizing the webinar, and Dr. Patrick Brouder for hosting the session.

Thank you to those who joined the webinar, and stay tuned for more WLCE World VIUPoints in 2021!


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