Annette Toivonen is a tourism professional having worked globally for the industry over a decade in diverse management positions. She is currently finalizing her PhD in sustainable space tourism in the University of Lapland, Finland. She has also gained both BA (Hons.) and M.Sc. in Tourism Research and holds a teachers pedagogical qualification.
In May 2019 Annette was a guest speaker in business tourism oriented ATLAS conference in Finland providing an insight to the future space tourism industry. She is currently working for the Haaga-Helia university to launch one of the worlds´ first courses on sustainable space tourism. Annette is to publish her own "Sustainable Space Tourism - An Introduction" book in the UK in 2020 and is a co-writer in "The Future of Tourism" book series also to be published in the UK in 2020.