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27 10, 2008

A common tourism brand for Asia?

By |October 27th, 2008|International Tourism Context, Master in Tourism Destination Management|3 Comments


More than 300 delegates from the private and government tourism sectors in Asia discussed about a common brand for Asia. Travel executives believe that it will be difficult to market Asia as one tourist destination, due to its diversity and issues like health and safety. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations does not believe […]

22 10, 2008

Tourism is everybody’s business and everybody benefits

By |October 22nd, 2008|International Tourism Context, Master in Tourism Destination Management|1 Comment


The city Swansea, situated on the South Wales coast, aims to attract visitors with its beautiful bay, valleys and hills to stimulate the local economy. Each year tourists bring in hundreds of millions of pounds and help to create thousands of jobs for local people. There are many businesses and facilities, like bars and […]

7 10, 2008

Climate change: be warned

By |October 7th, 2008|International Tourism Context, Master in Tourism Destination Management|0 Comments


Over the past years the link between climate change and the frequency and intensity of weather events became very clear. According to the World Tourism Organization, climate change due to global warming will bring major changes to the tourism industry. Some destinations should start with a long-term planning and need education about the recovery […]

30 09, 2008

Tour operators responsible for deaths abroad?

By |September 30th, 2008|Europe, International Tourism Context, International trade and law, Master in Tourism Destination Management, UK|0 Comments


A new corporate manslaughter law has caused commotion among tour operators in the UK. Lawyers argue about the fact whether tour operators can be prosecuted for deaths abroad. The corporate manslaughter act became a law in April 2008 and should make it easier to convict companies whose managers refuse their duty of care. The […]

22 09, 2008

Voluntourism is on the rise

By |September 22nd, 2008|Master in Tourism Destination Management, Tourism consumer trends|8 Comments


Surveys show an increase in awareness of a concept called volunteer tourism or voluntourism, which attracts travelers looking for a special tourist experience. Instead of a regular beach holiday, tourists can make a positive contribution to the society that they visit. Voluntourism takes place in all kinds of destinations and is suitable for all […]