Albert is heading the research programme of ETFI. He makes sure that the studies that ETFI undertakes are focusing on the research methods strategic foresight and scenario planning. This way he aims to prepare the tourism and leisure industry for future social developments. He also includes these two concepts in the curriculum of the undergraduate programmes of Leisure Management and Tourism Management at NHL Stenden University. Albert is a respected speaker at business and academic conferences across Europe and beyond. He is co-editor of the book The Future of European Tourism and the Journal of Tourism Futures.
Albert is an expert in futurology, strategic foresight, scenario planning and in residents’ perspectives towards tourism. He has authored dozens of research reports and articles related to these areas of expertise. He is a skilled moderator of creative sessions with representatives in the leisure and tourism industry. Furthermore, he is a well-known course leader on scenario planning in tourism for businesses and universities.