Organization profile

Organisation profile

Tourism expertise in the UK¿s outdoor capital

The Centre for Recreation and Tourism Research (CRTR) is a recently established research centre at the School of Adventure Studies, part of the University of the Highlands and Islands. It provides consultancy and research services in the following areas:

  • Adventure tourism
  • Nature-based tourism
  • Quantitative visitor surveys
  • Qualitative interviews and ethnography
  • Tourism strategy development
  • Marketing tourism products and services
  • European and national funding applications
  • Outdoor recreation

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    Photo of Steve Taylor


    SAINT: Slow Adventure in Northern Territories

    Taylor, S.


    Project: Research

    Research Output

    Slow adventure: from natural concept to consumer desire

    Varley, P., Huijbens, E., Taylor, S. & Laven, D., 21 Apr 2020, 2 ed. Ostersund: Mid-Sweden University. 15 p. (Report series ETOUR Report 2020:2)

    Research output: Book/ReportOther report

    Open Access
  • Building the slow adventure brand in the northern periphery

    Laven, D., Chekalina, T., Fuchs, M., Margaryan, L., Varley, P. & Taylor, S., 29 Nov 2019, The Nordic Wave in Place Branding: Poetics, Practices, Politics. Cassinger, C., Lucarelli, A. & Gyimóthy, S. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, p. 76-90 15 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Rethinking Tourist Wellbeing through the Concept of Slow Adventure

    Farkić, J. & Taylor, S., 8 Aug 2019, 5 p. Basel : Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI).

    Research output: Other contribution

    Open Access
  • Activities

    • 1 Invited talk

    Wild land, rewilding and repeopling

    Jim Hunter (Speaker)

    26 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Press / Media

    Dykes on Bikes and the Long Road to Mardi Gras

    Anna de Jong


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Student theses

    Hospitality in Adventure Tourism: Being, dwelling, guiding

    Author: Farkić, J., 4 Oct 2018

    Supervisor: Varley, P. (Supervisor), Taylor, S. (Supervisor) & Smith, M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)