Centre for tourism co-hosts tourism research symposium in partnership with University of Malta
Tourism and Events 24 July 2014
A range of tourism issues relevant to the world’s most visited tourist region were discussed including socio-cultural impacts, climate change, heritage exploitation, national identities, dark tourism and the rise of low cost airlines.
The event featured a number of influential speakers including Prof. Jeremy Boissevain - one of the leading anthropologists of our times who wrote some of his key work based on fieldwork in Malta.
Dr. Andrew Smith from University of Westminster was one of the keynote speakers and Malta’s Minister for Tourism also addressed the audience. The event was organised by a team including John Ebejer a Westminster PhD student currently writing up his thesis on tourist experiences of Valletta.
The event was a great success, contributing to our existing links with the University of Malta. It enabled Dr Nadia Theuma, Director, Institute of Tourism, Travel and Culture, University of Malta and Dr Nancy Stevenson, ABE’s International Director to make significant progress in developing an Erasmus agreement for staff and student exchange in the future.
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