Tourism and Events Research Hub

The Tourism and Events Research Hub aims to provide a clearly defined research and knowledge exchange offer to the visitor economy in Kent and beyond. We welcome enquiries from across the sector, both formal and informal.

About us

We bring together a team of experienced researchers to collaborate on research and consultancy projects, provide bespoke training to the sector and access to a wide range of resources. 

Meet the team and see how your organisation can benefit from our expertise

Puzzle pieces, consultancy and research

Consultancy and Research

The Hub research team have been involved in a wide range of research projects in the fields of tourism, heritage, culture, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Find out about the expertise we offer in the area of consultancy and research



The Culture Kent Research Programme has produced a wide range of outputs from detailed research reports on cultural tourism and cross-sectoral working, to industry insights pdfs designed to disseminate best practice related to building cultural destinations and cross-sectoral working between culture/the arts and the visitor economy.

Culture Kent Research Programme reports and resources


Working with our Students

Our students and recent graduates possess a variety of skills that they can offer the sector including excellent research skills and a contemporary understanding of tourism, leisure and events.

Tap into our abundant student resource with their fresh knowledge, insight and ideas

Links with the visitor economy

We have strong links with the visitor economy, and are members of a number of key local, national and international organisations.

Read more about the networks, associations and partnerships our team are involved in

Funding opportunities

There are several funding opportunities from UK government and the European Union to support collaborations between the university sector and business.

Find out about funding opportunities available to help organisations collaborate with the university sector on various projects



We can offer bespoke training solutions tailored to your organisation’s requirements.

See how your organisation can benefit from our skills and expertise

Contact us

Dr Karen Thomas
Director, Tourism and Events Research Hub

T: 01227 782691

Hub Administrator



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