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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The notion of "mobilities," when looked at from a practical point of view, turns out to cover different kinds of human activity. It is not surprising, then, that when approached from an academic perspective, it reveals enormous potential for interdisciplinary research, which has proven extremely attractive to many scholars from different continents, disciplines, and schools of academic inquiry. The scholars in this volume focus on the specific aspects of mobilities, namely, tourism and travel behavior, but approach them from a plethora of positions. Such a myriad of perspectives is bound to be challenging in methodological terms, but it seems there is a growing agreement as to the worthiness of this interdisciplinary research. By means of combining various approaches, researchers obtain access to a fascinating and increasingly ubiquitous phenomenon of contemporary human mobility.

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