Xavier Matteucci is Research Associate at MU. Xavier holds a doctorate degree from the Vienna University of Economics and Business (2012). He also holds an MA degree in Modern Languages and International Business from the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France (1997) and an MSc in Tourism Management from the University of Surrey, UK (1998). His doctoral research was concerned with the tourist experience of intangible heritage with a particular focus on the role of the body and senses in that experience. His main research interests are the tourist experience, tourism impacts, transformative travel, quality of life, cultural tourism, second home tourism, sustainability, regionalism and authenticity issues. Before joining MODUL University Vienna, Xavier has worked for both inbound and outbound tour operating businesses in Canada and France. Xavier is also an external lecturer at various institutions in Austria including IMC Krems and the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences.
Xavier Matteucci has been invited to contribute to UNWTO reports and has published in leading tourism journals such as Tourism Management and Annals of Tourism Research.