#EASM2018 Conference Daily Update

This is my blog updates page from the European Association for Sport Management (EASM) main conference and PhD student seminar, taking place from the 4-8 September 2018 at Malmö University, Sweden. You will find below thoughtful observations and analysis shared during the course of the conference. I have included at the bottom of this post […]

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

The rise of ethical funds investing in sport

Investment throughout the sporting industry from ethical fund providers is burgeoning and it is continuing to reap handsome rewards for those individuals and companies that invest in those funds. This investment can come in form of global sponsorship deals with major sporting events, or alternatively long term commitments with national and international leagues. At each […]

The Future of Sport: Marketing Insights & Perspectives Conference

Next week (12th June) I will be attending the 3rd Annual Sports Marketing Conference organised by Conference Director Alan Seymour, and hosted by Northampton Business School, University of Northampton. The event will examine the future of sport, sports development as a vehicle for marketing and the application of marketing techniques in sporting contexts. The conference will feature highly acclaimed and prestigious academics, […]

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). […]

Future Directions of Sports Tourism – Fostering Scenario Planning Practices

The ascent of sports tourism is rooted within seeking to perpetuate and seize upon speculative events and their unprecedented tourism outputs. Sports tourism can be attractive means for bolstering place reputations and forging a demand for repeat domestic and international visitors. The future trends and directions of sport tourism have yet to be contemplated and […]

Predicting Olympic Tourism Flows – Utilisation of Scenario Planning

I will examine whether we can really predict Olympic tourism numbers to a host city/nation. In short I will debate whether the “Major Sporting Event Tourism Flow Model” developed by Preuss (2005) and scenario planning approaches should be integrated together, in order to standardise methods of measuring economical impact of major sporting events on the host city. […]

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 […]

Spectacle Fever

This post aims to interpret and reflect upon the notion of the quintessential spectacle fever. In essence I will argue that present day sports have transcended into visible and outlandish spectacles. Factors such as the media, globalisation, commodification, and the changing social composition of spectators will be examined. Over recent decades the nature and magnitude […]