Tourism Policy Research after COVID-19

My new article has just been published in the Skyline Business Journal, called ‘Tourism Policy Research after the COVID-19 Pandemic: Reconsidering the Role of the State in Tourism’. The article is open-access, meaning anyone can read it. I argue that the decisions that governments around the world have taken to intervene in their tourism industries … Continue reading Tourism Policy Research after COVID-19

Tourism Policy Implementation in Bangladesh

Our new paper, on the implementation of tourism policy in Bangladesh has just been published online in the journal Tourism Recreation Research. If you don’t have access, and you would like to read it, please just get in touch! “National tourism policy in Bangladesh is a relatively new development and this research is the first … Continue reading Tourism Policy Implementation in Bangladesh

UK Tourism Policy – A Punctuated Equilibrium view

Based on our ongoing research into tourism policy in the UK, Dr Samantha Chaperon and I recently gave this presentation at the International Conference on Tourism in Naples, Italy. In our presentation, we present research where we tested the utility of the concept of punctuated equilibrium, for understanding recent changes in UK tourism policy.  Punctuated … Continue reading UK Tourism Policy – A Punctuated Equilibrium view

Policy Change and Tourism Policy in the United Kingdom

Along with Dr Samantha Chaperon, I have recently had a paper accepted for the 6th International Conference on Tourism, which is being held in Naples, Italy from 29th June to 2nd July this year. The paper builds on our earlier joint work on UK tourism policy, and my own work in this area.  In our … Continue reading Policy Change and Tourism Policy in the United Kingdom

Backing the Tourism Sector? The UK Government’s new tourism policy

The UK Government recently published their new ‘five point plan’ for the tourism industry.  You can download it from here.  In this post, I’m going to have a critical look at this new policy, which actually contains very little policy at all… As Kurt Janson, the policy director of Tourism Alliance, has pointed out, it … Continue reading Backing the Tourism Sector? The UK Government’s new tourism policy

Tourism Policy in the UK – do we really need one?

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; … Continue reading Tourism Policy in the UK – do we really need one?

UK Tourism Policy and the 2015 General Election

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 … Continue reading UK Tourism Policy and the 2015 General Election

Local Economic Development and UK tourism policy

I’ve just had this paper published in the International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, on the relationship between local economic development and UK tourism policy.  In the paper I review the economic development aspects of the United Kingdom’s tourism policies under the New Labour government and then concentrate on the most recent tourism policy, published … Continue reading Local Economic Development and UK tourism policy

An analysis of the UK Government’s tourism policy

We’ve just had this analysis published in the journal ‘Cultural Trends’. You can download the article from here.  If you don’t have access, please contact me.  The abstract is below, as well as a presentation of the article that we gave at the Tourism Trends and Advances in the 21st Century conference in Rhodes, earlier … Continue reading An analysis of the UK Government’s tourism policy

UK Tourism Policy

Today, we gave a presentation of our analysis of the UK Government’s tourism policy at the University of the Aegean’s fith annual conference on tourism in Rhodes, Greece. You can view the presentation below. This presentation was based on this article: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09548963.2013.819662#.UeGLScu9KK0