HZ Coastal Tourism Knowledge Centre (KCKT) is the knowledge partner in the leisure domain in Zeeland. As part of HZ University of Applied Sciences, it has access to a rich knowledge network of research, policy and practice. KCKT answers questions from entrepreneurs, governments and social organisations through knowledge development and knowledge transfer. The goal is to stimulate sustainable innovation of the leisure domain in Zeeland.
In addition, KCKT supports the government in making strategic choices that create a playing field for businesses. The researchers always take into account the common interest for the region and the balance between inhabitants, economy, nature and living environment.
In answering the questions, the knowledge centre makes use of the domains of the HZ, varying from economy, care and welfare to ICT and area development. The practical case studies are in turn used in the HZ's courses. This creates optimal cross-fertilisation.
Research and generating facts and figures
KCKT measures tourism and visualises the behaviour of guests. It conducts research into the wishes, needs and experiences of guests. It also studies the impact of tourism on the region, in economic and social terms. To do this, KCKT uses various research methods and utilises a wide variety of data, including big data.
Translating and interpreting
KCKT shares knowledge about the leisure domain in Zeeland. Thanks to research and knowledge of the region, it can interpret facts and figures. The knowledge centre shows connections, explains the figures and places them in perspective of current trends and expected developments.
Guiding and connecting
KCKT's knowledge is a building block that entrepreneurs, governments and other stakeholders can use to make choices. The knowledge centre is happy to assist in this selection process and brings parties into contact with each other so that developments can be achieved collectively.
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