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_WRDTC 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 snapshot of my work in progress. This will focus on my conference abstract acceptances for the 2017 summer season. I will be speaking at the following conferences:

Social justice and social sustainability of mega-event host communities. Tourism Hospitality & Events: Border Crossings & Inter-Connections Research Symposium. 24 May 2017, University of Sunderland, UK.

Social justice of mega-event and tourism host communities with Michael B. Duignan. Critical Tourism Studies Conference VII. 25-29 June 2017, Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Follow their Facebook page for further details.

Social justice of mega-event and tourism host communities with Michael B. Duignan. International Conference on Tourism, Ethics and Global Citizenship: Connecting the Dots. 3-6 July 2017, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. Search the Twitter hashtag #ctd2017 for key conference announcements and further details.

Advancing sport mega-event research – five critical themes. Association for Events Management Education (AEME) 14th Annual Conference. 5-7 July 2017, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK. Search the Twitter hashtag #AEME2017 for key conference announcements and further details.

Each of the conference abstracts will be posted on my academic and research profiles, namely academia and ResearchGate later on in the summer. Additionally, the conference presentations will be added to my SlideShare account.

Academic Links to Tourism, Events, Sports, Leisure and Hospitality Organisations, Associations and Publishers

In this revised edition I am going to share with you some of the academic links to tourism, events, sports, leisure and hospitality pages that I have collated over the years. This includes social media links (Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn) that correspond directly to the vast collection of organisations, associations/networks and publishers (including journals, books etc). In its rawest form this valuable flagship directory could be used as a starter for those new to the area and who simply want to tap into the plethora of relevant resources available to them. It is primarily for academics, practitioners, researchers and students in the fields of tourism, events, sports management, leisure, hospitality, geography and sustainability. This is my contribution.

Annals of Leisure Research – Annals of Leisure Research is an academic journal published by Taylor & Francis. Twitter.

Association for Events Management Education (AEME) – Providing information about and links to resources relating to events management education, best practice and research. Twitter.

Association for Tourism and Leisure Education – The Association for Tourism and Leisure Education (ATLAS) was established in 1991 to develop transnational educational initiatives in tourism and leisure. Facebook.

Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies – The Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies (ANZALS) is the major disciplinary association in Australasia for promoting the further development of research, teaching and scholarship in the study of leisure. Twitter.

British Society of Sports History – The British Society of Sports History (BSSH) purpose is to promote the study of the history of sport, activities include encouraging research within and beyond academic settings, collaborating with the museum and heritage sector and promoting the study of the history of sport in higher and further education. Twitter – British SocietyTwitter – BSSH South of EnglandTwitter – BSSH Scotland.

Business & Society – Business & Society is an academic journal published by Sage. Twitter.

Channel View Publications – Publishes textbooks and research monographs in the field of tourism studies. Twitter.

CITY: Analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action. Twitter.

Crit Geog Forum – This list provides a forum for the discussion of critical and radical perspectives in geography. Discussions focus on the organisational and disciplinary framework of geographical research and teaching and on critical interpretations of geographical issues. Twitter.

Culture @ the Olympics – Culture @ the Olympics is a space where academics and practitioners involved with the Olympic movement can publish brief commentaries, position pieces, original papers, presentations, working papers, and previously published papers, which may no longer have a visibility in their original form. Twitter.

Dark Tourism and Place Identity – An information page about the book Dark Tourism and Place Identity: Managing and interpreting dark places, published by Routledge in 2016. Facebook.

Discourses of Olympism – Discourses of Olympism: From the Sorbonne 1894 to London 2012 is a book published by Palgrave in 2012. Twitter.

Emerald Tourism and Hospitality – Latest tourism and hospitality research from an international publisher of books and journals. Twitter.

Environmental Education Research – Environmental Education Research is an international refereed journal which publishes papers and reports on all aspects of environmental education. Twitter.

European Sport Management Quarterly – European Sport Management Quarterly (ESMQ) is the official journal of the European Association for Sport Management. Twitter.

European Tourism Futures Institute – The European Tourism Futures Institute (ETFI) is painting pictures about the future of tourism by compiling future scenarios in close collaboration with key representatives from the industry, governmental organisations and researchers and experts from various fields. Twitter.

Events Management: An Introduction – The first edition of Events Management: An Introduction was published by Routledge in February 2012. The second edition will be published in 2017. This introductory textbook is the first to fully explore the multi-disciplinary nature of events management and to provide all the practical skills and professional knowledge students need to succeed in the events industry. Twitter.

Global Sustainability Journal – Global Sustainability is dedicated to supporting the rapidly expanding area of global sustainability research. Twitter.

International Journal of the History of Sport – The International Journal of the History of Sport is an academic journal and publication of the International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport. Twitter.

International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics – The International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics publishes articles that address all aspects of sport policy and politics irrespective of academic discipline. Twitter.

International Journal of Urban and Regional Research – The critical edge of research on cities and regions. Twitter.

International Tourism Studies Association – The International Tourism Studies Association (ITSA) is a global scholar’s organisation bridging the gap between tourism research and practice in developing and developed countries. LinkedIn.

Journal of Destination Marketing & Management – The Journal of Destination Marketing & Management (JDMM) is an academic journal published by Elsevier. Twitter.

Journal of Marketing Management – Official journal of the Academy of Marketing, an international peer-reviewed journal publishing original and thought-provoking research. Twitter.

Journal of Sport History – The Journal of Sport History is the official publication of the North American Society for Sport History. Twitter.

Journal of Sport Management – The Journal of Sport Management is the official publication of the North American Society for Sport Management. Twitter.

Journal of Sustainability Education – JSE serves as a forum for fostering the integration of economic, ecological and social-cultural dimensions of sustainability within educational contexts. Twitter.

Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change – The Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change provides a critical view on the relationships and tensions between tourism and culture. Twitter.

Journal of Tourism Research and Hospitality – Published by SciTechnol. Twitter.

Journal of Urban Affairs – Focusing on urban research and policy, JUA offers a multidisciplinary perspective on issues relevant to scholars and practitioners. Twitter.

Leisure Sciences – An interdisciplinary journal that presents scientific inquiries into the study of leisure, recreation, parks, travel, and tourism from a social science perspective. Twitter.

Leisure Studies – Leisure Studies is an academic journal published by Taylor & Francis. Twitter.

Leisure Studies Association – The Leisure Studies Association provides a unique multi-disciplinary meeting and communication forum open to researchers, practitioners and students in all areas of leisure studies around the world. Twitter. LinkedIn.

Managing Sport and Leisure – A refereed journal that publishes high quality research articles to inform and stimulate discussions relevant to sport and leisure management globally. Twitter.

Marketing for Tourism and Hospitality – The aim is to allow TL2008 students at the University of Central Lancashire to connect and share resources with regard to national and international issues that affect and influence the marketing of hospitality organisations and the tourism sector. Facebook.

Meliora Journal – International Journal of Student Sustainability Research. Twitter.

On Climate – Exploring scientific, policy and strategic perspectives on the impacts of and responses to climate change. Twitter.

On Sustainability – Interdisciplinary perspectives on sustainability, where environmental, cultural, economic, and social concerns intersect. Published by Common Ground Publishing. Twitter.

Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise & Health – Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise & Health (QRSEH) is an academic journal published by Taylor & Francis. Twitter.

Regional Studies Association – The Regional Studies Association supports and connects research and policy making engaged in the analysis of regions and sub national issues. Twitter.

Routledge Geography, Planning and Urban Studies – Routledge Geography, Planning & Urban Studies is a global publisher of academic books, journals and online resources in the humanities and social sciences. Twitter.

Routledge Sustainability – Routledge Environment & Sustainability is a global publisher of academic books, journals and online resources in the field of environment and sustainability. Twitter.

Sage Management – Publishing Management and Business books and journals, as well as general news items of interest. Twitter.

Sage Theory, Culture and Society – Theory, Culture and Society is a major international journal with high impact in the areas of sociology, cultural theory and social theory. Twitter.

Slum Tourism Network – slumtourism.net is aimed at bringing together and creating an international network of academics and practitioners working on tourism in deprived urban and rural areas. Twitter.

Soccernomics – Soccernomics is a book first published by HarperSport in May 2012, the blog and the consultancy. Twitter.

Sport&EU – Founded in 2005, the Association for the Study of Sport and the European Union (Sport&EU) is the first pan-European academic network for the study of sport and the European Union. Twitter.

Sport & Society – Exploring the cultural, political and economic relationships of sport to society. Published by Common Ground Publishing. Twitter.

Sport, Business and Management – Sport, Business and Management is an academic journal published by Emerald. Twitter.

Sport Heritage Review – Discussion and dissemination of sport heritage topics, issues, and research. Twitter.

Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand – The Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ) was founded in November 1995. The principal aim of SMAANZ is to encourage scholarly inquiry into sport management related research and to provide the opportunity to present results from this research. Twitter.

Sport Management Review – Sport Management Review is an academic journal published by Elsevier. Twitter.

Sustainability MDPI – Sustainability is an international cross-displinary scholarly and open access journal. Twitter.

Sustainability: The Journal of Record – A journal committed to providing legitimate information and resources to foster collaboration in the quest for a sustainable way of life. Twitter.

Taylor & Francis Sport, Leisure and Tourism Studies – Latest news from Taylor & Francis Sport, Leisure and Tourism Studies books and journals. Twitter.

The Academy of Leisure Sciences – The Academy of Leisure Sciences was founded in 1980 with its central purpose as the intellectual advancement of leisure sciences. Twitter.

The Institute of Place Management – Formed in 2006, the Institute of Place Management is the international professional body that supports people committed to developing, managing and making places better. Twitter.

The Olympics: The Basics – A resource to accompany the book The Olympics: The Basics published by Routledge in January 2012. Twitter.

The Tourism Society – The Tourism Society is the professional membership body for people working in all sectors of the visitor economy. Twitter.

Tomorrow’s Tourism – 2050: Tomorrow’s Tourism was published by Channel View Publications in June 2012. This textbook paints a picture of 2050 as scenarios helps leaders understand possible change, how change will occur and the consequences, threats and opportunities of the future of tourism. Twitter.

Tourism and Events: Society, Culture and the Visitor Experience – The aim is to allow TL3140 students at the University of Central Lancashire to connect and share resources with regard to the social scientific study of tourism, events, and leisure experiences with the cultural condition of society. Facebook.

Tourism and Leisure Studies – Exploring the social, economic, cultural and organisational aspects of tourism and leisure. Published by Common Ground Publishing. Twitter.

Tourism and National Identities: An International Perspective – An information page about the book Tourism and National Identities: An International Perspective, published by Routledge in March 2011. Facebook.

Tourism and Public Policy – The forthcoming edition of Tourism and Public Policy will be published by Routledge in 2017. Twitter.

Tourism Futures – All about the many futures of travel, tourism, leisure and recreation. Tourism Futures is the international web-portal for tourism and leisure research. Twitter.

Tourism Geographies – Tourism Geographies – An International Journal of Tourism Space, Place and Environment is an academic journal published by Taylor & Francis. Twitter.

Tourism Management Institute – The Tourism Management Institute (TMI) is the professional organisation for anyone working in tourism destination management. Twitter.

Travel and Tourism Research Association – Founded in 1970, the Travel and Tourism Research Association (ttra) is a non-profit association whose purpose is to enhance the quality, value, effectiveness and use of research in travel marketing, planning and development. Twitter.

UK Sport Development Research Network – The UK Sport Development Research Network (UKSDN) is a professional network whose vision is to create an environment in the UK where sport policy and practices are influenced and informed by innovative, research-informed collaborations between academics and practitioners. Twitter.

Urban Geography – Publishing original academic papers on urban issues by geographers and other social scientists since 1980. Twitter.

Urban Studies – Publishing ground-breaking contributions across the full range of social science disciplines. Twitter.

World Regional Geography – The second edition of World Regional Geography: Human Mobilities, Tourism Destinations, Sustainable Environments was published by Kendall-Hunt in 2015. Twitter.

UK Tourism and Sport Management Research Centres

I have devised a list for academics, practitioners, researchers and students who want to find out more about many of the top sport, leisure, hospitality and tourism research centres in the UK (shown in university alphabetical order). This includes links to their website and social networking sites such as Twitter and LinkedIn.

Birkbeck, University of London: Birkbeck Sport Business Centre – The Birkbeck Sport Business Centre is a dedicated research centre of Birkbeck, University of London. Birkbeck Sport Business Centre bring together international experts in sport management to deliver high quality research. Twitter.

Bournemouth University: International Centre for Tourism & Hospitality Research – International Centre for Tourism & Hospitality Research (ICTHR) is truly international in its horizons working with colleagues and for clients across all continents. Projects include impact studies, tourism planning, marketing strategies, labour analyses and explorations into the effects of events and other MICE activities.

Canterbury Christ Church University: Centre for Sport, Physical Education and Activity Research – The Centre for Sport, Physical Education & Activity Research (SPEAR) focuses on the social and health sciences of physical activity, sport, leisure and heritage. Twitter.

Cardiff Metropolitan University: Welsh Centre for Tourism Research – Established in 2001, the Welsh Centre for Tourism Research (WCTR) is one of Cardiff Metropolitan University’s recognised centres of research excellence and the only UK research centre of its kind to be rated as producing world-leading and internationally excellent research. Twitter.

Coventry University: Centre for Business in Society – The Centre for Business in Society (CBiS) is the home for specialist researchers within the business and law school. The centre aims to better understand the role of business in society and through the impact of the centre’s research ensure a better outcome for all. Twitter.

De Montfort University: The International Centre for Sports History and Culture – The International Centre for Sports History and Culture was established at De Montfort University in 1996 and is today widely acknowledged as the leading centre for the study of sport history in the world.. Twitter.

Glasgow Caledonian University: Moffat Centre for Travel and Tourism Business Development – The Moffat Centre is a highly regarded university-based centre undertaking key consultancy and contract research projects in the travel, tourism, hospitality and events sectors. Twitter.

Leeds Beckett University: International Centre for Research in Events, Tourism and Hospitality – The International Centre for Research in Events, Tourism and Hospitality (ICRETH) aim is to combine knowledge creation with knowledge transfer using a range of mechanisms for the latter, including continuing professional development, consultancy, short courses and specialist events. Twitter.

Loughborough University: Centre for Olympic Studies & Research – The Centre for Olympic Studies & Research (COS&R) was founded in July 2004 in order to develop the field of Olympic research. It is one of a network of Olympic research centres. The focus of the Centre is on research relating to Olympism, Olympic Games, the Olympic Movement, and Olympic sport.

Manchester Metropolitan University: The Centre for the Study of Football and its Communities – The Centre for the Study of Football and its Communities (CSFC) is home to an inter-disciplinary network of researchers from across faculties and academic disciplines. Currently there are researchers from human geography, architecture, sports management, business, history, politics & philosophy, languages, sociology and information & communications. Twitter.

Queen Margaret University: International Centre for the Study of Planned Events – The International Centre for the Study of Planned Events based at Queen Margaret University is dedicated to providing government, event professionals and sponsors with scientific evidence of the linkages between planned events and education, health, wealth, environmental sustainability and social cohesion. Twitter.

Sheffield Hallam University: Sport Industry Research Centre – The Sport Industry Research Centre (SIRC) is one of three sport-related research centres in the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing. The main focus of the centre’s work is the use of applied economic techniques to solve the specific research requirements of our clients and to generate new knowledge about the sport and leisure industries. Twitter.

University of Bedfordshire: Institute for Tourism Research – The Institute for Tourism Research (INTOUR) is one of the most widely respected institutes of its kind, with the highest RAE mark awarded to a university in 2001.

University of Birmingham: Sport Policy Centre – The Sport Policy Centre seeks to provide the bridge between first-class academic research and innovative policy-making. Twitter.

University of Brighton: Centre of Sport, Tourism and Leisure Studies – The Centre of Sport, Tourism and Leisure Studies at the University of Brighton exists to develop, focus, and stimulate internationally-leading research concerned with the emergence, practice, and provision of activities relating to sport, tourism and leisure. Formed in 2013, the centre brings researchers together from across the social sciences, humanities, and industries with related and complementary interests and expertise.

University of Central Lancashire: Institute for Dark Tourism Research – The Institute for Dark Tourism Research (iDTR), based at the University of Central Lancashire, is a world-leading academic centre for dark tourism scholarship, research and teaching. Twitter.

University of Central Lancashire: Institute of Transport and Tourism – The Institute of Transport and Tourism (ITT) is a small institute based at the University of Central Lancashire, with big ambitions to make leisure travel more sustainable.

University of Central Lancashire: International Research Institute for Sport Studies – The International Research Institute for Sport Studies (IRiSS) is a multi-disciplinary research institute, primarily based on the social sciences and cultural studies approaches to sport, which seeks to encourage the development of collaborative research projects, within UCLan, the UK and transnationally with groups of colleagues at other universities and research institutes.

University of Exeter: Centre for Sport, Leisure and Tourism Research – The Centre for Sport, Leisure and Tourism Research is helping shape governmental policies, social marketing efforts, and business management, as well as improving academic understandings of sustainable sport and tourism. LinkedIn.

University of Greenwich: Tourism Research Centre – The Tourism Research Centre is a cross-departmental network of academics, researchers and research students who have a particular interest in any aspect of tourism studies. The Tourism Research Centre is situated in a UNESCO World Heritage Site within a vibrant and continuously evolving tourism destination and makes good use of this inspiring location.

University of the Highlands and Islands: Centre for Recreation and Tourism Research – The Centre for Recreation and Tourism Research (CRTR) is an established research centre at the School of Adventure Studies, part of the University of the Highlands and Islands.

University of Kent: Centre for Tourism in Islands and Coastal Areas – The Centre for Tourism in Islands and Coastal Areas (CENTICA) is an explicitly multi-disciplinary research centre that was set up to generate policy-relevant analysis for governments, agencies, the private sector and other funders. CENTICA is unique within world research institutions as it combines a focus on the dynamic sector of tourism with a specialisation in the common challenges facing islands and coastal areas.

University of Salford: Centre for Sports Business – The Centre for Sports Business promotes research and consultancy in sports analytics, sport finance, sport law and the economics of sport. Twitter.

University of Westminster: Centre for Tourism Research – The Centre for Tourism Research distinct focus is on tourism in cities and metropolitan areas. The centre’s interests include airport management, business tourism, city image, conference and event tourism, national capital tourism, social tourism, sports tourism, tourism and city development, and tourism policy.