29 Sep 2014

Birmingham : UK's favourite destination

“Birmingham is thrilled to have been voted Best UK Destination. The city’s growing reputation resulted in our visitor numbers reaching a record high during 2013, and as we gear up for a spectacular 2015 with new developments and exciting events, we look forward to welcoming even more groups.” Emma Gray, Director of Marketing Services at Visit Birmingham
Birmingham has been named the Best UK Destination for Tourists – for the second year in a row. Its success follows record visitor numbers to the city in 2013, with 34m people contributing £5.34bn to its local economy, supporting nearly 64,000 jobs. Birmingham saw off competition from London, Liverpool, Torquay and York in the awards from trade publication, Group Leisure magazine.

The city was recognised at a special awards ceremony held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole last week. The award strengthens the city’s latest tourism campaign - “15 in ’15”, highlighting 15 major events taking place in the city next year. More on the story here...

26 Sep 2014

World Tourism Day 2014

The UNWTO World Tourism Day is celebrated annually on 27th September. The event seeks to address global challenges outlined in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to highlight the contribution the tourism sector can make to help achieve these goals. This year's theme for WTD  is 'Tourism and Community Development', focusing on the ability of tourism to empower people and provide them with skills to achieve change in their local communities.

Visit the official WTD 14 website to read stories about the celebrations and view this year's videos. 

15 Sep 2014

Welcome Back!

To all of our new & returning students -
A very warm welcome to you all! 
Don't forget -
The Subject Librarian for Business and Tourism subjects is Manjeet Dhillon; she can help you with your research by directing you to the most appropriate resources for your assignments and dissertations. 

Find out how to make the most of the various online resources available; come along and see her at Summer Row Library, attend one of the workshops or  
email her for an appointment.

1 Sep 2014

Adventure Conference 2014

The 2014 International Adventure Conference will be held in Sogndal, Norway, 
          from 24-26 November. Registration is now open, click here for more details.

The Sognefjord, Norway 

7 Aug 2014

Adventure in Motion

In order to celebrate the role that creative storytelling plays in motivating travelers to pack their bags and seek adventure, the Adventure Trade Travel Association (ATTA) is accepting submissions for their inaugural short film competition: Adventure in Motion.
Any travel-related business or company, may enter the contest with a short video (up to four minutes long) which has been produced in the last year. The finalists will have their films shown during the Adventure in Motion session at the 2014 Adventure Travel World Summit, where delegates will vote on two winners.

The submission deadline is: August 22, 2014. 

Find out more here

31 Jul 2014

Symposium: Dark Tourism

A symposium entitled "Assessing Dark Tourism Scholarship and Practice: Themes, Issues & Consequences" will be held at the Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston, UK on 23rd September 2014.  In conjunction with UCLan’s Distinguished Visitor Programme and the Institute for Dark Tourism Research, the purpose of this symposium is to review the state of dark tourism scholarship as well as highlighting key themes and issues. The event is free but places are limited - register here.