Saeid Abbasian

Saeid Abbasian

Associate Professor

Programme Coordinator

Senior Lecturer

I do coordinate master's programme in Tourism. I teach mainly courses in Tourism, and partly courses in Development & international cooperation and Environment and development.

+46 8 608 51 25 +4686085125

Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies


I am Associate Professor of Human and Economic Geography from Uppsala University. My research interests include different issues related to tourism (e.g. Urban Tourism, City Tourism, Diaspora Second Home Tourism, Destination image creation) plus self-entrepreneurship among women and immigrants.

Here, some of my recent publications:

Abbasian, S. (2021), Good Idea But Not Here! A Pilot Study of Swedish Tourism Stakeholders’ Perceptions of Halal Tourism. Sustainability Vol. 13, Issue 5, pp. 1-17

Abbasian, S., Benyamine, I., & Lundberg, A. (2021), Festival Venue that makes sense- A study of Skansen arena in Stockholm, Cogent Social Sciences external linkVol. 7 Issue 1external link: 1886652 (Open access), Full article: Festival Venue that makes sense- A study of Skansen arena in Stockholm ( link

Abbasian, S., Lundberg, A. (2020), Between Fire and Ice: Experiences of the Persian Fire Festival in a Nordic setting. Sustainability 12 (24), 1-16 (Open access), link

Abbasian et al., (2020), Overtourism in Dubrovnik in the eyes of local tourism employees: A qualitative study. Cogent Social Sciences, Leisure and Tourism, Vol. 6 Issue 2: 1775944 (Open access). link

Abbasian, S., Müller, D.K. (2019), Displaced diaspora second-home tourism: an explorative study of Swedish-Iranians and their second-home purchases in Turkey. Tourism: An International interdisciplinary Journal, Vol. 67, No. 3, pp. 239-252 (Open access). link

Abbasian, S. (2019), Solo travellers to city destinations: an exploratory study in Sweden. International Journal of Tourism Cities, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 35-50. link

Abbasian, S (2018), Participants’ perception of training programmes in Tourism industry: A Swedish pilot study. International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights Vol. 1 No. 4, pp. 309-324

Abbasian, S. (2018), Political Crises and Destination Choice: An Exploratory Study of Swedish-Iranian Second-Home Buyers, Tourism Culture & Communication, Vol. 18 No. 3, pp. 205-218

Andersson, G, Abbasian, S. (2018), Analysis Dimensions of City Destination Character and Image Positioning, Journal of Almoturism, Vol 19 No. 17, pp. 33-54

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