The Question – Tourism

Professor Marina Novelli answers some everyday questions facing the travel industry and travellers:

  • Is there ever such a thing as ethical tourism?
  • After the Brexit devaluation, where should I go on holiday next year?
  • Where are the most exciting undiscovered holiday destinations?
  • Which former no-go country should be my next holiday destination?
  • How is climate change affecting the travel industry?

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The Golden Games

The University of Brighton joined in the Paralympics celebrations, having coached or supported several GB medal-winning stars.

The most decorated female GB Paralympian, Dame Sarah Storey, coached by the university’s Dr Gary Brickley, won her 14th gold medal in the cycling road race, her third gold of the Rio Games.

And another cycling star coached by Dr Brickley, Dave Stone MBE, collected bronze and silver medals, making a career total of six.

Dr Brickley, Senior Lecturer and exercise physiologist and based at the university’s School of Sport and Service Management in Eastbourne said: “The Paralympic Games in Rio have been a huge success, improving on London in the same way the Olympic team managed to secure more medals. Continue reading

Simon’s dreaming of gold

Alex coaching Simon to improve strength and conditioningSimon Munn is playing for gold in the Rio Paralympics – and the University of Brighton can take a bow if he does.

The GB Wheelchair basketball team star, taking part in what will be his seventh consecutive Games, has been working with Alex Bliss, Strength and Conditioning Coach based at the university’s Welkin Laboratories in Eastbourne.

Alex said: “Simon has been has been an integral member of the Men’s Elite Great British Basketball team for over 20 years. Simon, who lives in Peacehaven, has been accessing the University of Brighton’s Sport and Exercise Science Consultancy Unit (SESCU) for around eight years in preparation for three Paralympic games – Beijing in 2008, London, 2012, and now Rio de Janeiro.” Continue reading

Brighton Paralympian makes it Seven in a Row

Brighton-based wheelchair basketball veteran Simon Munn is Rio-bound for this summer’s Paralympic Games

He will join Dame Sarah Storey as ParalympicGB’s most experienced athlete as he makes his appearance at a seventh consecutive games – the most ever by an athlete in a single sport.

As part of his training preparation, Simon, who lives in Peacehaven, has been working with the University of Brighton’s Sport and Exercise Science Consultancy Unit as part of the British Wheelchair Basketball performance programme. Continue reading

Testing time for medical cooling vest

A medical cooling vest was recently tested at the University of Brighton’s Sport and Exercise Science Consultancy Unit (SESCU).

The product called the CAERvest® was tested by Ash Willmott and Dr Neil Maxwell and was effectively used during the recent Brighton and London marathons on several runners suffering from exertional heat illnesses. Continue reading

University of Brighton Declares Business as Usual in The Gambia

Since 2007 the University of Brighton has had a successful association with the Gambian tourism industry. Over the years we have worked with a number of local stakeholders on initiatives aimed at local capacity building and policy making for the enhancement of sustainable tourism development and management. We have collaboratively worked with local research partners to identify ways for The Gambia to become more competitive and consequently attract discerning tourists to the destination. Continue reading