Masters in Travel Writing

Do researchers discover destination knowledge or create it?  This question has been at the heart of our discussions over the last five years and gradually, through conferences and meetings, travel writing has emerged as both a method of inquiry for us in tourism and area studies and as a professional practice for the synthesis of […more]

Satori in Brittany

Satori in Paris is Kerouac’s account of his fieldwork research in Brittany and Paris.  The book continues to fascinate publishers, so much so that Penguin have recently reissued an edition in their Modern Classics series.  It continues, too, to inspire travel writers, travel bloggers and carnettistes thanks to its autobiographical approach coupled with detailed observation […more]


Jul 26, 2016 | | 2 comments

BOOKS AND TRAVEL (Tourism and Cultural Change) By Warwick Frost and Jennifer Laing Channel View Publications, 2012 ISBN-13: 978-1845413484 224 pages Available in paperback and Kindle formats review by Linda Lappin One day, when I was about ten years old, my parents brought back a children’s book in French from the Kingsport Public Library. This […more]

Rowan Atkinson as Maigret

If, like me, you enjoyed Rowan Atkinson in the role of the French Chief Inspector Maigret on British television you will be looking forward to his next episode, called: Maigret’s Dead Man, planned for December 2016.  If you can’t wait that long, then you can read the new Penguin translation that came out in March […more]

Honours Project Research – Investigating culture and talent management

Jul 14, 2016 | | 1 comment
Dissertation 2016

In Plymouth University, I studied International Hospitality Management with French and German and a placement year working in a 5 star luxury hotel. For my research project, I took interest in investigating the relationship between cultural diversity management and talent management within the hospitality industry in the UK. The three main challenges about my research […more]