Mega-sport Events, Micro and Small Business Leveraging: Introducing the “MSE-MSB Leverage Model”

Take a look at my latest co-written article published in the peer-reviewed journal, Event Management. The article provides a detailed review of mega-sport event (MSE) impacts on existing micro and small business (MSBs) residing within targeted host communities, illustrates a conceptual and practical examination of MSE leveraging opportunities, and outlines a synthesis of good inclusionary […]

From “clone towns” to “slow towns”: examining festival legacies

Take a look at my latest journal article published in the Journal of Place Management and Development alongside other researchers from Anglia Ruskin University (UK) and Bond University (Australia). The full version is available here. You can view the journal article’s abstract below. On a side note, I will be presenting some of the findings from this […]

Tourism and Leisure Studies Emerging Scholars Award

In early 2018, scrolling through an international tourism research and education network, I stumbled upon the final call for applications for an Emerging Scholar Award to attend the Third International Conference on Tourism & Leisure Studies. The awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have a research interest in the conference […]

Urban entrepreneurism and business competitiveness: the state of play for Rio de Janeiro post-Games

Last Tuesday, I presented at the 2nd International Workshop on Regeneration, Enterprise, Sport and Tourism (REST) at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. If you’re interested in reading my conference abstract (on academia or ResearchGate) or would like to view my presentation (on SlideShare), you can find it in the links below: academia ResearchGate SlideShare

Fostering small business socio-economic sustainability and legacies in the context of mega-events: A ‘Stakeholder Theory’ approach

On Thursday, I presented at the Mega Events: Fact or Fairy Tales Conference, Coventry University. If you’re interested in reading my conference abstract (on academia or ResearchGate) or would like to view my presentation (on SlideShare), you can find it in the links below: academia ResearchGate SlideShare

Transforming a region’s food and drink brand profile using a city-based festival

In December, I will be presenting at the International Place Branding Association (IPBA) 2nd Annual Conference. If you’re interested in reading my conference abstract (on academia or ResearchGate), you can find it in the links below: academia ResearchGate

Advancing sport mega-event research – five critical themes

On Thursday, I presented at the Association for Events Management Education (AEME) 14th Annual Conference, Cardiff Metropolitan University. If you’re interested in reading my conference abstract (on academia or ResearchGate) or would like to view my presentation (on SlideShare), you can find it in the links below: academia ResearchGate SlideShare

Social justice and social sustainability of mega-event host communities

Earlier on this week I presented at the Tourism Hospitality & Events: Border Crossings & Inter-Connections Research Symposium, University of Sunderland. If you’re interested in reading my conference abstract (on academia or ResearchGate) or would like to view my presentation (on SlideShare), you can find it in the links below: academia ResearchGate SlideShare

Tourism and Events 2017 Conferences

A number of months have seemingly passed since my last entry, so apologies for the lack of updates. After some very inspiring and immensely rewarding sessions at the 2nd @TouRNet_ PhD Symposium (more info here, highly recommended for those undertaking a PhD in the tourism/events/hospitality fields!), I thought I would provide you with a brief […]

Sustainable tourism for the future we want

Kelly Bricker, chair of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), speaks with Blue & Green Tomorrow about the potential of tourism to influence how the world operates. What is sustainable tourism? I think one of the best definitions of sustainable tourism is that written by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, which addresses what sustainable […]