Trends in second home tourism market—Geographical approach

The PhD dissertation project will be based on the research of current trends in second home tourism. The commercialisation and internationalisation seem to be the crucial processes in development of second home tourism. Practices from leading European and non-European countries will be discussed followed by the specifics of Czechia as an example of a transition and post-transition society; methods of second home tourism research; the development of the second home tourism market, foreign investors and clients as well Czechs using second homes abroad; regional differentiation; the relationship to de-urbanisation and amenity migration processes and heterolocal society; and case studies from Czechia (Czech communities abroad).

  • Type: General
  • Supervisor: Jiří Vágner
  • Programme: Regional and Political Geography
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Start date: 1st October 
  • Application deadline: 30th April (consulting with the tutor in advance is strongly recommended)
  • Funding: Scholarship 10 500 CZK per month (+ additional 2.000 CZK once the doctoral examination is successfully passed)