#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

Rio EnCantos Tours Brazil

This afternoon I visited the offices of Rio EnCantos and felt inspired to write a short piece featuring their approach to developing community driven and ecological sensitive tours across Rio de Janeiro. Rio EnCantos is a grassroots tour and exchange agency led by Kelly Tavares and her experienced and knowledgeable team of guides. The travel […]

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 […]

Philanthropy is about giving ‘a hand up, rather than a handout’

David Krantz from the Centre for Responsible Travel (CREST) speaks with Seth Kirby about its Travellers’ Philanthropy programme – where tourism businesses and travellers are going to extraordinary lengths. How would you define philanthropy? When we refer to philanthropy, we’re really talking about giving back through time, talent or treasure. Time and talent refer to […]

New tourism report: hotel workers plagued by low wages and long hours

How does the all inclusive hotel model in the tourism sector affect the rights of employees? This is the underlying question that a report launched last month by campaign group Tourism Concern sought to assess and ultimately shed light on. The new research, supported by the International Federation of Trade Unions and the International Union […]

VisitEngland: sustainability ‘secures a successful future’ for tourism

VisitEngland chief executive James Berresford speaks with Seth Kirby ahead of the eighth international Responsible Tourism in Destinations (RTD8) conference. Taking place at Manchester Metropolitan University on April 3-5, the event coincides with both English Tourism Week – which is co-ordinated by VisitEngland – and Responsible Business Week. Berresford describes the Manchester conference as “the […]