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October 30, 2008


I have just found out about Tourisimos, an international multidisciplinary tourism journal which is published online with free access under a creative commons license.  The journal is published by the University of the Agean and you can access content for free from the last two years of the journal.  the latest issue was published this month and […]

La Luminata

October 26, 2008


The web’s best blog for ethical / sustainable fashion and design news has moved – you can now find Rachel Holland’s La Luminata blog here, definitely one to bookmark if you are interested in the quirkier and innovative end of the green marketplace.

Human Futures: Art in an Age of Uncertainty

October 23, 2008


Andy Miah’s new book, ‘Human Futures: Art in an Age of Uncertainty’, is being launched with a day long conference at F.A.C.T. in Liverpool on 30th October.  “The book is a major, design-led publication, consisting of 25 Chapters by artists, bioethicists, sociologists, designers and philosophers. These are accompanied by 250+ images from leading artists and designers.”.  […]

Memetics and the Cultural Olympiad

October 21, 2008


I will be giving a paper at the 2nd ITSA bi-annual conference on “Globalisation, mega-events and tourism”, 6-9th November in Shanghai.  The paper is the latest output from the research I have been carrying out with a colleague, Nikki MacLeod, into the Cultural Olympiad of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  In this paper, we […]

The global economic crisis as an ‘event’ within tourism

October 10, 2008


Bob Cotton OBE, the Chairman of the Tourism Alliance, has written a letter to British MPs today, calling for specific action to support the UK’s tourism industry during this period of economic crisis: “…What is needed now is a comprehensive strategy for UK tourism to market its way out of the present downturn. In 2002, […]

Is tourism the world’s largest industry?

October 8, 2008


In an MA class yesterday we were discussing some definitional frameworks for tourism and the tourism industry.  A common misconception (although not one held by these students!) is that tourism is the world’s largest industry.  You see this ‘fact’ repeated time and time again, but it does not really bear up to much scrutiny.  Click […]