Prof. Dr. Werner Gronau holds the position as Professor of Tourism, Travel & Transport at the University of Stralsund/Germany and is affiliated with the University of Bergamo/Italy as Adjunct Professor.

He holds a German Degree in Human Geography from the Technical University of Munich and a Ph.D. in Tourism Studies (“Leisure mobility and leisure style”) from the University of Paderborn.

Dr. Gronau is a member of several research groups in the field of Tourism and Transport, such as the British “Leisure Studies Association”, the “German Society of Tourism Research” or the “German Transport Geography Research Group”.

He works as a reviewer for several academic journals, such as “Tourism Management”, “Journal of Sustainable Tourism“ or “Leisure Studies”. Furthermore, he is a co-editor of the German tourism journal “Zeitschrift für Tourismuswissenschaft”.

His research interests focus on sustainable Destination Management and tourism related transport issues.

Dr. Gronau has worked in several research projects granted by different institutions as for example the German Ministry of Research or the European Commission and presented the results at international conferences, in various journals and books.