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The Apprentice does seaside regeneration!

March 26, 2009


BBC1 show ‘The Apprentice’ is taking on the re-branding of Margate in Kent as one of the tasks for it’s contestants in the latest series, which started last night.  Contestants will be tasked with designing a brand for the seaside town that can capture the town’s aspirations as a 21st century seaside destination.

South East tourism and the economic crisis – TV update

March 23, 2009


You can view the report on the BBC Politics Show South East about tourism and the economic crisis by clicking here.  The link will open up theshow in the  BBC iPlayer.  The whole article starts 30 minutes in and I am interviewed along with two other contributors from 38 minutes.

TV appearance – Sunday 22nd March, BBC Politics Show

March 20, 2009


I’ll be appearing on the BBC’s Politics Show, in the south-east section this Sunday.  I’ll be talking about the impact of the economic crisis on tourism in the south-east region of the UK.  For those of you not able to watch it between 12.30 and 12.50 on Sunday, you can view it on the BBC […]

WTTC Economic Impact 2009 study published

March 19, 2009


The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has just published its annual economic analysis, looking forward to 2009.    After four years or strong growth, the WTTC are predicting that the global tourism economy will contract by 3.9% in 2009 and that will only expand by 0.3% in 2010.   Long term, the WTTC still forecasts strong […]

Arcades and Promenades

March 10, 2009


Along with Wesley Rykalski, I have just embarked on an online project that seeks to examine the role of the seaside promenade in the imagination and practices of late modernity, through a critical encounter with Walter Benjamin‘s ‘The Arcades Project’.   In his final project, Benjamin was attempting to critique the ‘bourgeois experience of nineteenth century […]

More on the Marx revival

March 5, 2009


Comedian / activist Mark Steel writes in the Independent yesterday about the resurgence of interest in Karl Marx that appears to be happening as the economic crisis gathers pace…. “Even Karl Marx himself is in vogue. Most papers have had articles about him in their business sections, commending his analysis of booms and slumps, and […]

Cultural Olympiad review published

March 2, 2009


An article that I have written with a colleague has just been published in the journal Cultural Trends.  You can view the article’s abstract by clicking here.  You will need the appropriate permissions to read the full text.   The article is based on a review of more than 50 documents from the grey literature relating […]