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Tourist motivations for small european cities

Our latest article has just been published in the journal Sustainability. It is open-access, meaning anyone can read it with no paywall. In the article, we propose a new fuzzy-logic model for analysing tourist motivations, which shows how they can change across different age groups. The research was carried out in Novi Sad, in Serbia, […]

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Tourism, Governance and Sustainable Development

With my colleague, Professor Francisco Antonio dos Anjos, we have just edited a special issue of the journal Sustainability.  This is an open-access journal, so it is free to everyone to read and download.  There are fifteen papers in the special issue which deal with issues related to sustainable tourism in countries as diverse as Iraq, […]

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Sustainable Events and Historic Buildings

Our new paper, ‘The Role of Sustainable Events in the Management of Historic Buildings’, has been published today in the journal Sustainability.  This is an open-access journal, meaning that anyone can read and download the paper from here. As the use of historic building as venues for commercial activity grows, events management professionals working in historic […]

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Call for Papers – Special Issue “Tourism, Governance and Sustainable Development”

With my colleague Professor Franciso Antonio dos Anjos, from Univesidade do Vale do Itajaí in Brazil, we are editing a special issue of the journal Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050), on ‘Tourism, Governance and Sustainable Development’.   You can read the full call for papers here, and find out more about the journal here.  If you are […]

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Sustainability – journal editorial board

I have just joined the board of the open-access journal Sustainability. The journal is an international and cross-disciplinary scholarly, open access journal of environmental, cultural, economic and social sustainability , which provides an advanced forum for studies related to sustainability and sustainable development.  I have joined the editorial board for the ‘Sustainability of Culture and Heritage’ […]

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Turizmijada 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 […]

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An ERASMUS visit to Germany

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 […]

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Responsible Events

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 […]

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Event Horizons 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 […]

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Tourism Carrying Capacity : due a big data comeback?

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 […]

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