This is the presentation that I gave at the 4th Biennial International Tourism Studies Association conference in Indonesia last month. It was broadly based on this paper about Tourism and Local Economic Development in England. I’m planning to carry out some interviews with LEP representatives, local authorities and tourism businesses this year and to write-up the whole thing as a journal article in early 2013.
In my role at EDReC, I’m involved in hosting this event at Greenwich on 17th September, which features Owen Hatherley, architecture critic for the Guardian newspaper, in conversation with Sam Jordison, author of ‘Crap Towns’. The event will be chaired by Andrew Stevens.
The event is free, but places are strictly limited – click here to book your place.