As a Pan-African event, this is the first Africa travel and tourism industry gathering designed by Africans, for Africans and being hosted in Africa. The forum will convene global and African travel and tourism business leaders, ministers, policymakers, tourism authorities, investors, destination marketing organisations, academics, travel trade and media to deliberate on initiatives to enhance intra-Africa travel and sustainable development of tourism across the continent. Read More
The School of Sport and Service Management is delighted to announce that it is now a member of the Association for Tourism and Leisure Education and Research (ATLAS).
ATLAS membership will benefit those studying tourism with us providing Special Interest Groups, networking and conferences and symposia opportunities. Read More
Federico Cerimonia, Katie Carruthers, Gregg Doswell, Rachel and Ed Williams, Phil Green, Courtney Taylor and Laura Eggleton reunited in Eastbourne on Friday 22 June 2018 for a weekend of fun and friendship celebrations forged while at the School of Service Management.
Tight links between public and private sectors are needed to transform tourism growth across the African continent, according to UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili.
He was speaking at the 61st meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa, held in Abuja, Nigeria, which was attended by 18 tourism ministers and key tourism stakeholders from 36 countries in Africa.
Professor Marina Novelli, Professor of Tourism and International Development and Academic Lead for the University of Brighton’s Responsible Futures Agenda, was amongst the guest speakers. Her work on fostering Responsible Futures through Sustainable Tourism is aimed at contributing to a more just and environmentally sustainable society through the development of research and enterprise collaborations with local, national and international organisations and industry partners. Read More
School of Sport and Service Management PhD Student Jennifer Holland has won 1st place in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition at the University of Brighton’s Festival of Postgraduate Research which took place on 7 June.
Hosted by Vitae, the 3MT invites doctoral students to explain their research and its significance to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes, using only one slide, which is a huge feat when an 80,000 word thesis would take nine hours to present! Read More
Travel and tourism e-commerce expert Tim Williamson visited tourism and hospitality students to provide an in-depth, contemporary review of what is currently happening within the sector.
Tim, who helps run on-line activist travel company Responsible Travel talked about using e-commerce in the real world. He showed in some detail how building a good looking website may be relatively easy but the challenge of getting traffic to the site and getting customers to buy something from it is less so.
The students discussed how Google works and how you either need deep pockets to buy a slot at the top of their listings or you need to be great at Read More
Tourism needs a radical overhaul to help secure the sustainability of the planet, tourism activists will argue.
Tourism and the impact of climate change, marine pollution, biodiversity loss, food and water security, health wellbeing and equality will be discussed at a seminar organised by the University of Brighton’s Tourism, Hospitality and Events Research and Enterprise Group. Read More
Daniel Neilson, a freelance travel writer and book editor specialising in travel, has been teaching tourism and hospitality students this term as a guest lecturer.
He also contributes to magazines and newspapers including National Geographic Traveller, Wanderlust and The Guardian, and also is a regular speaker at the Adventure Travel Trade Association and with National Geographic Traveller.
Daniel was able to bring his real-life experience to the course and has even got students to contribute to real time projects. Currently he is online and special projects editor of adventure journal Sidetracked and works with tourist boards to produce content. Read More
First year International Tourism Management BA(Hons) students recently visited the National Trust property Batemans.
The field trip was led by lecturer and course leader Dr Nigel Jarvis and was organised so students could learn about the impacts tourists have on the site. Batemans is a Jacobean house and was formerly owned by The Jungle Book author Rudyard Kipling.
Gary Enstone, Historic Buildings Conservator and House Manager of the property provided a 30-minute talk for the students upon arrival. Read More
East Sussex’s Green Tourism is booming, as visitors to the county are increasingly demanding environmentally sustainable experiences, involving unique locations such as the South Downs National Park, locally produced food and drinks and local cultural attractions, such as art galleries, museums and vineyards.
This was the core message of the University of Brighton’s Wish You Were Here event held at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill, on Tuesday 20 March 2018. Read More