Master in Tourism Destination Management

7 10, 2012

Hungarian TDM student Edit Rakos; Adapting to turbulent changes at a destination

By |October 7th, 2012|Master in Tourism Destination Management, TDM, Thesis|0 Comments

After returning from the Asia Pacific fieldwork in May, I devoted my summer for preparing the thesis to be in line with the original schedule of the course. Finding the suitable topic did not waste my time as it was born even in February when the Hungarian national airline, Malév went bankrupt. Hungary remained […]

18 09, 2012

With this Master in Tourism Destination Management, many incredible things have come to my own!

By |September 18th, 2012|Master in Tourism Destination Management, TDM|0 Comments


This is the first time for me coming and getting to stay in Europe as a Master student, although it ‘s just one year and a few months.

I had to take a 23-hour flight from Hanoi to Kuala Lumpur and then from Kuala Lumpur to Amsterdam. From Amsterdam, like every student coming to study […]

12 04, 2012

Chiang Mai: ‘the Rose of the North’

By |April 12th, 2012|Asia, Field research, Master in Tourism Destination Management, NHTV, Thailand|0 Comments

My personal knowledge of Thailand was very limited at the beginning of the TDM Course, and I was not the only confused student in the classroom when we were informed that this would be our second destination. Where was this place, anyway?

Known amongst Thais as ‘the Rose of the North’, Chiang Mai is a moated […]

8 03, 2012

Sydney: A Trip to Remember

By |March 8th, 2012|Australia, Field research, Master in Tourism Destination Management|0 Comments

To many people, Sydney is just another city. Located too far away for comfortable travel and virtually indistinguishable from any other urban metropolis, Sydney struggles to make itself heard and felt in between the melee of New York, the glamour of Paris and the inordinate chaos of the Mumbai. And hence to many, that’s where […]

17 02, 2012

Congratulations TDM master students! – Janauary 2012 –

By |February 17th, 2012|Master in Tourism Destination Management, TDM, Thesis|1 Comment

We are very proud to announce that recently another batch of 16 NHTV students received their master in Tourism Destination Management degree. Their thesis topics were as interesting as varied:

Positioning Bulgaria as an international golf destination
Complexity in Tourism: The case of Veerse meer
Participation in Tourism Development – Community Perceptions linked with Applied Stakeholder Theory […]

31 01, 2012

Discover your full potential at TDM, NHTV by Sasiwan “Mink” Kludkesa

By |January 31st, 2012|Asia, Bhutan, Master in Tourism Destination Management, Thailand|0 Comments

Born in a small town of Thailand and bound with the belief that girls should not study much, I was never confident of myself. After completing a Bachelor degree in Economics in Thailand, I realized that I wanted to work in the field of tourism. After one year, I moved to Bhutan, a small […]

19 01, 2012

Laura van Meer, TDM alumnus about combining working life and academic achievements

By |January 19th, 2012|Alumni, Master in Tourism Destination Management|0 Comments

My name is Laura van Meer and I finished TDM by the end of 2010. I have been working for over a year now and would not have thought to enjoy it so much after some great student years. I always wondered where this master would take me professionally and what extra value it […]

12 01, 2012

The amazing journey from Rwanda “the land of thousand hills” to NHTV Breda in the Netherlands

By |January 12th, 2012|Africa, careers, Master in Tourism Destination Management|2 Comments

Frank Murangwa is a NHTV Master in Tourism Destination Management alumnus and in this blogpost he shares what the program has contributed to his career.

It had always been my dream to advance my career in the tourism field. Having completed my bachelors in tourism management in 2006 and having worked in the tourism industry […]

28 11, 2011

A TDM student stuck in between China’s power and Australian tourism

By |November 28th, 2011|Australia, China, Master in Tourism Destination Management|0 Comments

The plan was set up from the beginning: after the field trip to the three destinations, Melbourne, Cambodia and Bali, I would have headed back down under to delve into this country that fascinated me since childhood. My intention was combining the duty and challenge of undertaking my own research thesis, with the delight […]

25 11, 2011

Limitations and incentives for sustainable tourism development

By |November 25th, 2011|International Tourism Context, literature review, Master in Tourism Destination Management, sustainable tourism|0 Comments

This literature review is written by Ruta Dambyte as part of her NHTV Master in Tourism Destination Management.

The implementation of sustainable practices in tourism related companies is an object of discussions by many academics. There are various researches made about incentives and obstacles while switching towards sustainable business model (Le & Hollenhorst, 2005; La Lopa & Day, 2011). The scholars question if sustainability is a trend, a way to gain more profit (Higgins-Desbiolles, 2009) or moral duty (Jarvis, Simcock, Weeden, 2010). Moreover, the doubts are being expressed towards the existence of sustainability in tourism while being a very complex industry (Vukonovic, n.d.). Therefore, this literature review reefers to the main reasons limiting tourism related companies to implement sustainability, as well as the incentives to switch towards different business approach.