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An elephant delighting tourists in Margate (Thanks to Geoff Orton @ Margate Civic Society) March 18, 2015
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Tourism Policy in the UK – do we really need one?

February 9, 2015



Despite writing and teaching about tourism policy, I do sometimes wonder about whether we need tourism policy at all, at least in the UK. The classical arguments for why we need tourism policy are fairly convincing: The industry is incredibly complex and fragmented and benefits from structure and leadership; The environmental impacts of tourism require management; […]

Belgrade Tourism Conference 2015

January 30, 2015



I’m going to speaking at the Belgrade Tourism Conference 2015, on 21st February. The topic of my presentation is ‘Cultural tourism as a regeneration tool: lessons for Serbia’. This event is part of the three-day ‘Belgrade 4 Youth’ event, which links into the Serbian tourism destination marketing campaign ‘Serbia 4 Youth’, which aims to attract […]

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UK Tourism Policy and the 2015 General Election

January 7, 2015


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As the 2015 general election in the UK draws nearer, the tourism industry will look with interest to the manifestos of the major parties to see whether tourism gets a mention.   Despite none of the parties mentioning tourism in their manifestos for the election in 2010, tourism was the subject of one of the first […]

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