Around the Corner: 1st International Tourism Conference in Barbados

The 1st International Tourism Conference, “Beyond the Boundary: Creating New Epistemologies in Tourism,” will be hosted by the Department of Management Studies of the University of the West Indies-Cave Hill (Barbados) and the University of Surrey (United Kingdom). The conference will take place in Bridgetown, Barbados, on December 8-11, 2009.

This conference will bring together academics and tourism industry practitioners from across the region and internationally to engage in original and creative dialogues on tourism. The conference has been timed to take place in December to provide an opportunity for participants to reflect on the recent world economic turmoil, its impacts on tourism, and innovative strategies for the future.

The keynote speakers will be Brian Wheeller, Professor of Tourism at the University of Tasmania, Australia; and Marcella Daye, Professor of Tourism at Coventry University, United Kingdom; and Hugh Riley, Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, who oversees the CTO’s offices in Barbados, North America, and Europe.

For more information, you may contact Sherma Roberts at sherma.roberts@cavehill.uwi.edu or see http://www.cavehill.uwi.edu/fss/tourism_conference2009/index.html

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