“Travel and tourism are everybody’s business…if you sat on a beach deckchair at least once in your life, you must be an expert!”
Travel and tourism are broadly performed through the active engagement of people as consumers or service providers, planners, policy makers and destination communities. This happens while development priorities are reshuffled in relation to sustainability ambitions. Politics, levels of power, consumers and local communities’ needs, social justice, natural resources’ protection, fair trade principles, poverty reductions strategies, climate change, ethics and corporate social responsibility are all core dimensions of the prominent sustainability agenda, promoted through the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Rio+ Protocol.
Within the tourism and sustainability realm, Prof. Novelli has had an active presence. Her critical scholarship, multi-disciplinary and participatory research approaches have made a difference to the quality of decision-making that underpins the development and management of tourism in destinations across Africa, Asia and Europe. She has also provided new insights into the socio-economic, cultural and natural environments in which travel and tourism occur.
By drawing upon some of her most significant research, enterprise and teaching experiences, Prof. Novelli’s inaugural lecture will offer key reflections on her use of critical social science perspectives in understanding travel and tourism. It will also highlight her pro-activist and impact-orientated commitment to the development of programmes and practices that actively promote progressive social change, tackle social problems and promote positive outcomes beyond travel and tourism.
Travel and Tourism in the Age of Sustainability
Professor of Tourism and International Development
Wednesday 29 March 2017 at 6.30 pm.
Sallis Benney Theatre
Free event. All are welcome. If you would like to attend please register online no later than 48 hours prior to the event.