Tourism Mobilities in the suburbs, A case Study of Lyngby

Student thesis: Master Thesis and HD Thesis

  • Susanne Neander Duus
4. term, Tourism, Master (Master Programme)
Tourism mobility has become a new travelling behavior, which results from our access to digital devices and urge for being self reliant when travelling. We, no longer need the traditional touristic elements. This new behavior has especially transformed our travel habits and the travelling industry is the one industry that have taken the digital age to heart. This turn in our mobility is discussed through a historic development where the perspective for the case of Lyngby are being discussed. The discussion leads to the case study of Lyngby. A suburb to Copenhagen, which are developing the city through knowledge. However, as a resident in the city I have wondered why tourism, has no part in the City. I have found several contradictions, such as the tourism office that closes, and a tourist strategy that is being created at the same time, based on a vague report, furthermore the neglection of tourism, which is also made on vague grounds. A statement from the municipality awaked my curiosity; “the fact is, that we don't want tourism”. However as an employee of the city's hotel, I saw many tourists and their need for touristic products.
There seem to be a misconception of tourism among the city representants and also a lack of acknowledgement for how tourism can contribute to the local stakeholders, residents and the community.

The attitude of this “Non-Tourism” is seeked to be understood, and the actions in Lyngby will be analysed through the tourism mobility studies.
Publication date31 Jul 2017
Number of pages77
External collaboratorLyngby-Taarbæk Kommune
Afdelingsleder for Plan og Erhverv Trine Tybjerg
Lyngby Taarbæk Vidensby
Projektleder Mette Rønning Steffensen
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