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Virtual Events Management:
Theory and methods for event management and tourism | 2023

Editors: Tim Brown and Claire Drakeley
Chapter:  Planning and Managing a Virtual Event
This chapter includes a case study on the HTHIC Heritage and Slow TourismLAB

Authors: Burçin Kalabay Hatipoglu and Karin Elgin-Njhuis
Publisher:  Goodfellow Publishers
ISBN 978-1-915097-03-3 HBK; 978-1-915097-04-0 PBK; 978-1-915097-05-7 eBook
This is “the first academic textbook to examine events from an ‘online’ perspective and the various connotations of this – virtual, hybrid, augmented and virtual realities, and more recently within the metaverse” and “aims to help event professionals and students (both current and aspiring) to understand what virtual and hybrid events are, how they can be designed and managed, how they can be created to enhance the event experience, and how to reduce the likelihood of failure, as well as the potential future directions of events.” (Source: Goodfellow Publishers)

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Handbook on Heritage, Sustainable Tourism and Digital Media | 2022

Editors: Silvia De Ascaniis and Lorenzo Cantoni
USI – Università della Svizzera italiana, UNESCO Chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites, Lugano, Switzerland
Chapter:  Digital media can CONNECT residents, visitors, and heritage
This chapter focusses on heritage interpretation and storytelling
Authors:  Silvia De Ascaniis and Karin Elgin-Njhuis
Publisher:  Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN 978 1 78897 007 5
“Exploring the impact of the rise of digital media over the last few decades, this timely Handbook highlights the major role it plays in preserving and protecting heritage as well as its ability to promote and support sustainable tourism at heritage sites. ” (Source:  Edward Elgar).

Preceedings HTHIC2020 | 2020

“Preceedings” of the Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality, International Conference –
HTHIC2020: “Living Heritage and Sustainable Tourism”
(supposed to take place April 6-8, 2020, Mendrisio, Switzerland)
Editors: Lorenzo Cantoni, Silvia De Ascaniis and Karin Elgin-Nijhuis
Publisher: USI – Università della Svizzera italiana (Lugano 2020)
ISBN 978-88-6101-020-8
Available for download on the USI website.

Conference Paper | 2019

The Role of Perceived Collaborative Value in Place Branding Processes – A Case Study of Cittaslow in the Netherlands
Proceedings of the 4th Annual Conference of the International Place Branding Association Volos, Greece, 27-29 November 2019,  pp. 139-158.
Karin Elgin-Nijhuis | Elgin & Co.
Guido Berens and Erik van ‘t Klooster | Rotterdam School of Management | Erasmus University
Editors: Alex Defner and Eva Psatha
Publisher: Department of Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly
(Volos, Greece 2019)
ISBN: 978-618-84403-2-6
Available for download on the university website.

CCC RSM Book of Research Abstracts 2018

Research Abstract | 2018

Cittaslow in the Netherlands – Raising Brand Awareness
Book of Graduates Research Abstracts 2018
(Part-time Executive International Master of Science in Corporate Communication)
pp. 12-14
Author: Karin Elgin-Nijhuis, awarded the
Andreas Award for Innovation in Corporate Communication 2018
Publisher:  Corporate Communication Centre | Rotterdam School of Management | Erasmus University (Rotterdam,  2018)
Available for download on the university website.

Handbook on E-marketing for Tourism Destinations | 2014

Fully revised and extended edition 3.0.
Commissioned to TEAM Tourism Consulting by UNWTO and ETC.
Project management: Karin Elgin-Nijhuis
Authors: Karin Elgin-Nijhuis, Jon Munro and Christian Maurer
The authors were supported by  TEAM’s managing director Roger Carter (advice) and Carolyn George (editing) and many in the field of destination management and digital marketing (interviews and case studies).
Publisher: UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization) (Madrid 2014)
ISBN: 978-9284415748, ISBN-10: 9284415748
Available in electronic format and print via UNWTO, ETC or Amazon.

Handbook on E-marketing for Tourism Destinations | 2008

Commissioned to TEAM Tourism Consulting by ETC and UNWTO
Authors: Peter Varlow, Karin Elgin-Nijhuis, Roger Carter
Editor: Peter Varlow
The authors were supported by many in the field of destination management and digital marketing (interviews and case studies)
Publishers: ETC (European Travel Commission) and UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization) (Madrid 2008)
ISBN: 978-92844-1276-1.
Language versions: English, Spanish and Norwegian
Available in electronic format and print via UNWTO, ETC or Amazon.

Evaluating and Improving Websites – The Destination  Webwatch | 2005

Managing editor and co-author: Karin Elgin-Nijhuis
Contributions from a.o. Britta Oertel, Maggie Bowen and Roger Carter
Publisher: UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization) (Madrid 2005)
ISBN: 92-844-0917-9
Language versions: English, French and Spanish
Available as printed and electronic book via UNWTO
Destination Web Watch was a destination website evaluation and benchmarking scheme, endorsed by the UNWTO and based on global research and best practice criteria.
Advice on critical success factors and quality criteria were updated/incorporated in the UNWTO and ETC Handbooks on E-marketing.

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