Anya Diekmann

Anya Diekmann.

Culture, Gender equity, Heritage, Policies, Research, Seniors


Academic institution


After studying Art History and Archeology, Anya worked as an archaeologist for more than 10 years. In 1997, she joined the tourism department focusing on the heritage-tourism relationship. Over time, her research evolved including different aspects of cultural tourism, such as heritage management, urban slum and ethnic tourism in India and Europe and social tourism. Within social tourism, Anya focuses on European policies and the benefits of tourism on well-being and social inclusion. She has collaborated in numerous national, European and international research projects.

Publications related to social tourism

    • Diekmann, A., Mccabe, S., & Ferreira, C. C. (2018, August 28). Social tourism: research advances, but stasis in policy. Bridging the divide Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, 10(3), 181-188. doi: showCitFormats?doi=10.1080/19407963.2018.1490859
    • Bauthier, I., & Diekmann, A. (2016). Seniors and Well-being Paper session presented at ISTO Alliance meeting World Congress (18-21 octobre 2016: Zagreb).
    • Diekmann, A., & Mccabe, S. (2016). Social Tourism and Health. In M. Kay Smith & L. Puczkó (Eds.), The Routledge handbook of health tourism (pp. 103-112). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.(The Routledge international handbook series).
    • Diekmann, A. (2011, January). Social tourism today: Stakeholders, and supply and demand factors In Social Tourism in Europe: Theory and Practice. (pp. 35-52). Channel View Publications. doi:10.1007/9781845412340