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Advances in Tourism Economics 2014 – Event motivations and attendee spending

May 19, 2014


Last week, I presented a paper on event motivations at the 5th Biennial Advances in Tourism Economics conference in Lisbon, Portugal. The paper was written by four of us and my co-authors were Denise Hawkes, Emma Abson and Paul Booth.  It was an analysis of the relationship between motivations to attend events that were part […]

London vs. New York: Who is winning?

November 23, 2012


These are the details of an event being run by the London branch of the Institute of Economic Development.  I became secretary of the branch a few months ago and I’m really looking forward to working with them, especially on events and where we can develop links into our work in EDReC at the University […]

A Sporting Chance: the legacies of mega-events for post-industrial British cities

April 24, 2012


I’ll be contributing to this event at the end of May….   A Sporting Chance: the legacies of mega-events for post-industrial British cities  23rd and 24th May 2012 Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC), University of Manchester Comparing the city of Manchester, ten years after it hosted the Commonwealth Games, with London – host […]

Further Education and Local Economic Development

April 4, 2012


This is a presentation that I gave last week at the annual Teaching and Learning Conference at Thanet College in Kent, UK. In my talk, I explored some of the language currently being used by the Government and by OFSTED when they make links between further education and local economic development.  As with much current policy […]

Tourism and Local Economic Development in the UK

February 13, 2012


 Recently, I’ve been working on this topic as part of my work with the Economic Development Resource Centre.  Below are a presentation I gave at an Inside Government event on the visitor economy and the paper that supports it, which was published in the proceedings of the 13th International Research and Practice Conference of the Russian State University […]

The Future of UK Tourism: Developing the Visitor Economy

November 3, 2011


I’ll be speaking at this Inside Government event on 7th December in London.  My talk will examine the links between economic development and tourism in the UK, in the context of the economic crisis.  Click on the image below to go straight to the event booking page which has a list of all the invited […]

Economic Insurgency – paper for the Future Cities 2011 conference

June 7, 2011


Graham Symon and I have had an abstract accepted for a paper we will present at the Future Cities 2011 conference, being held in London on 15th & 16th December this year.  The paper builds on an idea that came from some work  on localism we were doing earlier in the year for the Economic […]