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Eva Vroegop


Eva Vroegop is a PhD student in Economics at the Institute for Economic Research (IRE) at USI.

Eva holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Communication – Major in International Tourism from USI, studied Tourism Management in New Zealand as part of her Bachelor’s degree in Public Management and Law at Tilburg University, and gained tourism work experience in the Netherlands.   

At the same time, Eva is the programme coordinator of the multidisciplinary USI Master in International Tourism, which combines Economics and Communication Sciences applied to tourism and is entirely taught in English. The USI Master in International Tourism offers two minors: the minor in eTourism and the minor in Sustainable Management. More details on the USI Master in International Tourism: 

Eva's main research interests are tourism economics and tourist behaviour, tourist psychology, innovative travel products focusing on personal development, as well as design thinking and tourism experience design.

Eva is committed to her PhD research project (in progress) that investigates the effects of vacation trips on vacationers.


Eva's research interests include:

  • Tourism economics (utility, preferences, constraints)
  • Tourist psychology (memory, motivation, well-being) and tourist behaviour 
  • Travel products focusing on personal development
  • Design thinking and tourism experience design
  • Nature-based tourism