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Professor Dominique Vanneste is Associate Professor at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Division of Geography.

She is involved in the research groups of Human Geography and Tourism. She is the director of an Research and Development Unit ‘ASTOR’ (Association for Tourism Research) and program director for the KU Leuven part of an Erasmus Mundus Master in Sustainable Territorial Development.

Professor Vanneste represents KU Leuven with the UNITWIN-UNESCO network and with the UNWTO Knowledge Network.

Her main research interests and lecturing topics are: economic geography (regional development, networking and co-creation), historical geography (relationship between landscape, heritage, identity and conservation) and tourism (sustainable tourism and governance, heritage tourism - including war heritage from WWI - dialectic between heritage and creative industries in tourism destinations, geo-tourism.