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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, […]

UK Tourism Policy and the 2015 General Election

January 7, 2015

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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 […]

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 […]

Local Economic Development and UK tourism policy

December 27, 2013

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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 […]

International Journal of Tourism Cities

March 31, 2013

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I’ve just been asked to joint the editorial board of the new International Journal of Tourism Cities (IJTC), which has been launched by the International Tourism Studies Association (ITSA).   IJTC has four distinct purposes: 1. To encourage greater research and scholarship related to tourism in urban settings. 2. To stimulate more interdisciplinary research on […]