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Diekmann Anya


Anya Diekmann is Professor in Tourism at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) since 2006. After her studies in Archeology and working as an archeologist for 10 years mainly in Brussels, she joined the tourism department in 1997 where she did her PhD on the relationship between heritage protection and tourism management. Anya has collaborated in a number of national, European and international research projects related to urban cultural tourism development (minority communities and heritage valorisation in particular) as well as to social tourism in Belgium and Europe with a particular focus on social tourism systems and the benefits of tourism on well-being and social inclusion.





Centre(s) de recherche







Diekmann, A. & Cloquet, I. (2016) When transformation depends on the type of tourists: the case of the ethnic urban community of Matonge in Brussels in Reisinger, Y. & Moufakir, O. (eds.) Transformation in tourism, Channel View

Cloquet, I., Diekmann A. (2015) ‘Discovering or intruding? Visitors in guided tours in the ethnic district Matonge in Brussels in Diekmann & Smith, Minorities, ethnic and excluded communities as tourist attraction, Channel View, pp. 41-59

Diekmann; A.; Bryon, J.; Cloquet, I. (2014) Case study Belgium: Tourism structures in Costa, C.;Panyik, E. & Buhalis, D. (Eds.), European Tourism Planning and Organisation Systems. Clevedon, Channel View

Pedegral, P. & Diekmann, A. (2013) Is it possible to reconcile protecting archaeological sites with opening them to the public? in  Sullivan, S. & Mackay, R (dir) Archaeological sites : conservation and management, Los Angelos, Getty Conservation Institute ( 2nd edition of original paper of 2004)

Diekmann, A. (2012) Ethnic Tourism in Richards, G. & Smith, M. (eds) Handbook for Cultural Tourism, pp.346-354

Diekmann A., Cloquet, I. (2011) How ‘capital’ are capital cities on the internet?, Current Issues in Tourism, Volume 15, Issue 1-2, 19-33.

Diekmann, A. and Gillot, L. (2010) Heritage and Tourism: A dialogue of Deaf? The case of Brussels in Rivista di Scienze del Turismo, 2, pp. 263-280.

Diekmann A. and Maulet (2009) Diversifying the tourism product in Brussels, in Maitland R. and Ritchie B. W., City Tourism: National Capital Perspectives, CAB International, pp. 239-252.

Diekmann, A. and Maulet, G. (2009), A Contested Ethnic Tourism Asset: The Case of Matonge in Brussels ‘Tourism, Culture and Communication’; vol. 9, issue 1, 93-106.

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