Leszek Butowski

Lodz University of TechnologyPoland

Leszek Butowski is a professor of Tourism and Geography at the University of Lodz (Poland). He received a PhD degree from the University of Warsaw and a habilitation degree from the University of Maria Skłodowska Curie. He also completed his postgraduate study on International Tourism at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Professor Butowski has cooperated with many Polish and European institutions on different issues connected with tourism development. He teaches at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate levels, focusing on methodological foundations of tourism research as well as sustainability in tourism development. His interests revolve in particular around nautical tourism. Leszek Butowski has given lectures at many universities in Poland, Turkey, Cyprus, and Portugal. Apart from academic work, his passion is yachting, and each summer he sails the European waters on his small, classic cutter named “Lideczka” (diminutive form of Lidia).

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Tourism is that area of activity of contemporary man that touches on various fields of human interest. Representatives of numerous academic disciplines find it intriguing for its exceptionally interdisciplinary character. Conditions for and consequences of the development of tourism are investigated, among others, by economists, geographers, sociologists, experts in culture, anthropologists, management and social policy specialists and even by representatives of some natural sciences. Researchers dealing with tourism need to meet strict methodological requirements, but they get access to a very interesting subject of scientific inquiry, which combines social, cultural, economic and environmental aspects to create an ontologically new quality offering epistemological challenges.

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