Here we go.....an outcome of 3 years of work from research idea conception at the start of 2019 through to execution, analysis, writing, rewriting, submission, revisions, revisions, more revisions until final acceptance in the first quarter of 2022. We started on this project while I was still based in Sheffield so it's great that it … Continue reading [New paper, 50 Free copies] Mind the gap: a systematic review of the knowledge contribution claims in adventure tourism research
Finally, I had the premiere of this short edumentary video that provides an overview of my Veni research project. The video was made in August 2021 but COVID-19 related restrictions meant that we've had to keep postpone the date of the Tourism@WUR event during which I wanted to premiere the video. In the end we … Continue reading Premiere of Veni research project edumentary video
We finally found a home for this manuscript after almost throwing it in the bin at some point. The journey of this manuscript has been perhaps too long and understandably our love in this pet project began to wane. Thanks to my co-author Chris Mensah at Ho Technical University, Ghana for persisting when I wanted … Continue reading [New paper, Open Access] Tourism and Hospitality Research in the Peripheries: Thematic Focus and a Research Agenda from Ghana
In line with taking time to enjoy the rejections and acceptance in academic publishing life, I am happy to share the news of my book chapter which is currently in print in a volume on 'Tourism, Change and the Global South' edited by Jarkko and Jayne. This chapter has had a long incubation period starting … Continue reading New book chapter in print: Images, instruments and the governance capacity of local governments in tourism development planning
Our manuscript that got accepted last month has now been published online on the Annals of Tourism Research website. This is my early Christmas present through Elsevier offering 50 days of free access to this article. You can use this link to view and also download a free PDF copy of the article. Download a … Continue reading 50 days FREE article access & download! …Exploring tourism impacts through participant-generated images
Finally, the baby has been delivered live and coloured with black&white patches. Oh, it smells nice and feels good to have a physical copy of the Routledge Handbook of Tourism in Africa in my hands. Part of the whole process of co-editing this voluminous handbook has been shared on this blog including when the manuscript … Continue reading Baby delivered: the smell of a printed book!
We are coming up to almost a year since COVID-19 brought a lockdown of tourism activity across the world. How did this lockdown affect the tourism industry in Africa? How did entreprenuers, businesses, operators and managers adapt to this sudden stop of a very important economic activity? What are the stories of resilience, innovation and … Continue reading Invitation: ATLAS Africa Webinar (The Impact of COVID-19 on the tourism industry in Africa)
YES! Our manuscript after an enjoyable one round of revision (R1) has been accepted in Annals of Tourism Research @AnnTourRes This is a co-authored manuscript with Theres Winter in which we make a call for the adoption of more visual methods in tourism studies, particularly participant generated photo-elicitation approaches. Title and abstract below. Watch out … Continue reading Yes! Manuscript accepted. Get in!
In addtion to the 8 papers of the SI, we have written a new extensive introduction and conclusion chapters. The introductory chapter outlines what we see as the varieties of sustainability conceptualised in tourism policy and planning strategies in different African countries. In the conclusion chapter, we argue for a reconsideration of what sustainability means for tourism policy and planning in sub-Saharan Africa. We then outline a future research agenda that links tourism policy and planning more intimately to the Sustainable Development Goals .
Finally! Finally!! Finally!!!.....we clicked on send, submit, done, BAM! It is gone now and we can catch some respite. I am excited to say that with my wonderful co-editors - Marina Novelli and Manuel Ribiero - we have finally submitted the entire manuscript for the Routledge Handbook of Tourism in Africa to the publishers. The … Continue reading Routledge Handbook of Tourism in Africa: manuscript submitted! Yaay!!!