During her undergraduate studies at Stenden University, the Netherlands, in ‘International Tourism Management’ Kristin took advantage of the boundless opportunities offered by the tourism industry and completed parts of her studies in Norway and the US, where she worked with the German National Tourist Office. Through internships and holiday jobs in Germany she further complemented her theoretical knowledge by practical work experience.
The reputation of the School of Tourism at BU for cutting edge research as well as her strong interest in marketing and the desire to deepen her technical knowledge of this field took her to Bournemouth, where she started her M.Sc. in Tourism Management and Marketing in January 2011.
Fascinated by the latest research in eTourism and the chance to learn from world leaders, she is currently writing on her dissertation on ‘The role of travel review websites in Tourists’ Trip Planning Behaviour’.