Browsing All posts tagged under »sustainability«

Turizmijada 2015

May 4, 2015


Last week, I gave a presentation at the Turizmijada 2015 event in Tivat, Montenegro. This was the 8th annual event hosted by the International Association of Students of Tourism and Hospitality.  You can see my presentation, on ‘Sustainable Tourism Development in the Adriatic Region’, at the end of this post, or by clicking here. The […]

An ERASMUS visit to Germany

April 10, 2014


I’ve recently returned from an ERASMUS teaching exchange visit to Germany.  I visited the Fachhochschule Stralsund – University of Applied Sciences, in the beautiful medieval city of Stralsund, in the north-east of the country.  While I was there, I taught MA and BA students studying tourism management and destination development. My teaching in Stralsund focused […]

Responsible Events

February 11, 2014


I recently gave a talk on ‘Responsible Events’ at the Event Horizons conference in Cornwall.  You can see the presentation below.  ‘Responsibility’ is a new way of thinking about sustainability.  In this presentation, I argue that ‘sustainability’ has been the least successful policy agenda of the last 50 years.  Top-down policies, frameworks and industry standards […]

Event Horizons 2014

January 29, 2014


I’ll be speaking at the Event Horizons conference in Falmouth, Cornwall, next week. The conference run from 6-7 February and will be bringing together the regional cultural and events sectors to explore two key issues – digital technology and sustainability. I’ll be speaking on 7th February on the topic of ‘responsible events’ and taking part […]

Tourism Carrying Capacity : due a big data comeback?

October 25, 2013


I’ve just written an entry for the 2nd edition of the Encyclopaedia of Tourism, on tourism carrying capacity. This is a concept that has become quite unfashionable in recent years – it is certainly one that I hadn’t thought about making use of in a practical way in my work in tourism destinations. Writing this […]

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 […]

Greening Bonnaroo

July 16, 2010


This is the presentation that I gave today at the Global Events Congress IV, in Leeds. It is a case study of the event experience and sustainability, based on the application of micro-ethnographic methods.  The primary research was carried out by my colleague, Rebekah Sitz.  The full paper from this study is published in the conference […]