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Nantes Research

Feb 23, 2017 |

This research compares travel journalism from the UK press with the elements used in place branding as defined by Zakarevičius & Lionikaitė (2013). The aim is to discover if the two practices share common approaches in describing urban destinations. From the findings a new range of research opportunities from place making are identified for the […more]

I-Walk. Will My I-Stay Stay Put?

Jan 30, 2017 |

My i-stay 10.1inch tablet case and gadget bag arrived much sooner than I expected from Amazon on Saturday 28th January 2017. Wonderful.  Why do I need one?  I have just won funding from the EU to spend time with a research lab at Nantes University that specialises in methodologies for personal history interviews.  Their work […more]

Research Masters Degrees in the UK

Jan 23, 2017 |

As new research Masters programmes began to take off in 2014 across UK universities, departments took the opportunity to experiment with new methods of assessment. Read the whole article here on Jobs.ac.uk …

Writing in the Tourism, Cruise and Hospitality Industries

Jan 14, 2017 |

In my constant quest to find inspiring examples of professionals making a living by writing well about their passion for food, drink or travel I have just discovered Simon Woolf’s blog, The Morning Claret and can recommend it highly.  In the main I want to draw attention to his articles because they do stay tightly-focused on the tasting, […more]

Finding your Place

Dec 20, 2016 |

I sit with friends around a wobbly table at a rustic taverna in Eastern Crete. The waves slapping against the terrace tickle our bare toes, discouraging the cats prowling underfoot in hopes of a handout. My dining companions are a motley group:  four local fishermen with foreign wives and several singles unstrung from relationships. A […more]