Bart Neuts has a Masters in Applied Economics and a Masters and PhD in Tourism. He has worked at a policy-supporting research centre, the destination management organization of Flanders, and at universities in Belgium, the Netherlands and New Zealand. He has lectured classes in both the bachelor and master program on topics such as ‘Tourism Planning and Development’, ‘Cultural Heritage Management’, ‘Business Strategy and Innovation’, and ‘Management of Tourism Organizations’, among other things. He currently works as a research expert at KU Leuven and is coordinator of the Horizon2020 project ‘SmartCulTour’. His main area of expertise is in tourism externalities and sustainable development, specifically focused on social carrying capacity studies in urban environments.