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Carry on sailing – despite the Coronavirus

A University of Brighton tourism expert is advising cruise ship passengers “not to be nervous but be cautious” and to carry on with their travel plans. Dr Jennifer Holland, Lecturer in Competitive Marketing and a former cruise liner employee, said: “People need to take precautions and follow health guidelines but there are many cruises that…

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Brighton professor appointed as independent advisor on Airbnb task force

A University of Brighton tourism expert has joined a team of experts to underpin the development of Airbnb’s planned registration system for rentals in the UK. Professor Marina Novelli, Professor of Tourism and International Development and Academic Lead for the university’s Responsible Futures Research and Enterprise Agenda, will be coordinating the research process and collaborating…

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A responsible future?

Through Responsible Futures the University of Brighton harnesses change to enhance the delivery of sustainable economic development, improved environments and more inclusive societies. Responsible Futures research generates new ideas to positively influence policy, practice and behaviours. By bringing together interdisciplinary expertise, we explore opportunities to create more just and environmentally sustainable societies, including research into…

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Boozing and Cruising

Short cruises have become a favourite choice for boozy breaks by young people, according to one of our University of Brighton tourism experts. Dr Clare Weeden, tourism and marketing Principal Lecturer at the university Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics, said there has been a noticeable change in passenger behaviour in the last decade,…

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Advancing gender equality in tourism

Major progress has been made advancing gender equality globally, but women and girls continue to face precarious employment in many economic sectors, particularly tourism, according to a University of Brighton expert. Professor Marina Novelli will be speaking and moderating an expert panel on the issue at the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) 1st Regional Congress…

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Hotel of Excellence project

The university’s hospitality, tourism, events and business management students will have the opportunity to take part in an exciting new project as part of their studies. The Hotel of Excellence Project is a collaboration between the council, the university and the View hotel in Eastbourne. The project will provide opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students….

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Santander award supports volunteering opportunity

International Tourism Management student Nazare (Naz) Asvedo Mendes has had a summer volunteering opportunity made possible thanks to the Santander International Experiences Fund. Santander Universities provides philanthropic funds to help eligible undergraduate students take advantage of opportunities overseas, such as work placements, volunteering or studying abroad. Naz, who is on the second year of her…

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Marina speaks to the BBC One on overtourism

Professor Marina Novelli, Professor of Tourism and International Development and Academic Lead for the University’s Responsible Futures, appeared on BBC One’s Rip Off Britain programme as expert on the subject of overtourism. Professor Novelli, who is globally renowned for her research on the impact of tourism, told the BBC: “The problem of overtourism is in…

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Managing the impacts of tourism

First year International Tourism Management BA(Hons) students recently visited the Royal Pavilion in Brighton to learn about how the attraction manages the impacts caused by visitors to the property. The trip was organized by their Impacts of Tourism module leader Dr Nigel Jarvis. The students had a 90-minute detailed guided tour led by Nick Kay,…

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Harley-Davidson and Identity visit

Students from the School of Sport and Service Management and the Brighton Business School (based on the Brighton Moulescoomb campus) were visited by Harley-Davidson, including motorbikes, and Identity group. The afternoon provided an opportunity to meet key figures from both organisations and gain an insight into the importance of events for high-profile brands. Identity is one of…

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