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The Economic Impact of the Self Catering Sector in England

January 11, 2017

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With a colleague, Ewa Krolikowska, we recently published a report for the English Association of Self Catering Operators, on the economic impact of the self-catering accommodation sector in rural and coastal England.  This was the first national study of its kind and you can download the report from the EASCO website by filling in your […]

Events Management Research: Attendee motivation, Festivals and Economic Impacts

November 19, 2016

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Along with my colleagues Denise Hawkes, Emma Abson and Paul Booth, we’ve recently had a new book chapter published which looks at the relationship between motivations to attend events and the spending that takes place at them.  This research was carried out over three months during a series of festivals held in an area of […]

UK Tourism Policy – A Punctuated Equilibrium view

July 22, 2016

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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 […]

Carrying Capacity – new publication

February 9, 2016

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My contribution to the new Springer Encyclopedia of Tourism, on Carrying Capacity, has just been published.  I blogged about this, and the possibilities for linking this concept to big data, last year -you can read this here. If you would like a copy of the entry for research purposes, please contact me directly.

Heritage, Tourism and Economic Development in Seaside Towns

March 18, 2015

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Yesterday, I gave this presentation at a fascinating event at Turner Contemporary in Margate on local lists and the heritage sector.  I was invited to speak by the Margate Neighbourhood Plan Forum and Margate Civic Society, about the relationship between heritage, tourism and economic development.  This was great opportunity for me to return to Margate, […]

Tourism: A modern synthesis – case studies

April 23, 2014

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The new edition of Page and Connell’s ‘Tourism: A Modern Synthesis’ has just been published.  This is a textbook that we make great use of on our BA Tourism Management degree at the University of Greenwich, so I was very pleased to be asked to contribute five digital case studies to the 4th edition. My […]

Educating the 21st Century Events Management Graduate

March 3, 2014

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My colleague Charles Bladen and I have just had this paper published in the journal ‘Events Management’.  In the paper, we are argue that Events Management degrees need re-examining, to ensure that they are helping students to develop the kinds of skills and attitudes that employers, and society need.  You can read the abstract below […]