8 Aug 2016

Coming Soon?

We may start seeing 
this automated trolley 
at airports and train stations... 

Is it the way of the future?

Have a look and 
decide for yourself....

1 Aug 2016

14 Jul 2016


Seminar: 'The Future of International Volunteering'
Monday 18th July 2016
10am – 4pm (lunch provided)
Eastbourne Campus, University of Brighton, Eastbourne

Confirmed speakers:

Dr Stephen Wearing, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia and author of: Volunteer Tourism: experiences that make a difference
Dr Peter Slowe, Founder and Director of Projects Abroad
Liz Wilson, CEO of Supporting Kids in Peru (KIDS)
Richard Nimmo, Managing Director of Blue Ventures
Dr Nick Ockenden, Institute for Volunteering Research

4 Jul 2016

Impact of Brexit on Tourism

The United Kingdom’s tourism industry, along with the rest of the country’s economy, has entered  “a period of uncertainty” as the business community grapples with the fallout from the Brexit vote. 

An online panel of tourism experts will be discussing the impact of Brexit on tourism this Wednesday 6th July, 2016 at 11am EST, 4pm UK Time. All are invited to attend - sign up here. The panel have offered to forward a recording, post-discussion, to anyone who can't participate - it is necessary to register to receive this. 

The Panel will be:
Dr. Cihan Cobanoglu, M3 Center Director, University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee
Dr. Dimitrios Buhalis - Bournemouth University, England.
Mr. Kevin Kaley - FTS, MIH, Director, Vice Chair of the Tourism Society, United Kingdom
Jerry D. Parrish - Ph.D., Chief Economist and Director of Research, Florida Chamber Foundation.
                           Here's an article by ATTA member, Christopher Doyle,                                                                        on Brexit’s impact to European tourism.

10 Jun 2016

Looking at photography in a whole, different way....

If like me, you are interested in photography and the fascinating array of effects that can be created by a camera, you might like photographer Stephen Wilkes' compositions of landscapes. In his collection, he has captured iconic destinations as they transition from day to night, exploring the space-time continuum within a two-dimensional still photograph. Here, he talks us through his art and process.....

8 Jun 2016


I am currently trialling Skype as an additional way for any of our UCB students to contact me with their library or research enquiries. If you use Skype, feel free to contact me - my ID is: manjeet.ucb

National Park Maps

“Nothing compares to unfolding the map, spreading it out on the table and plotting your day’s adventure,"   Matt Holly
If you are off to the US and plan to explore some of the wonderful national parks out there, you will want to visit this new website. National Park Maps, is the brainchild of Matt Holly, a park ranger for the National Park Service. He began uploading the maps onto a website as a side project and hopes to one day include all the iconic maps handed out at national parks across the country.