[New paper, 50 Free copies] Mind the gap: a systematic review of the knowledge contribution claims in adventure tourism research

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

Premiere of Veni research project edumentary video

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

Veni project is starting today: Slavery, Heritage and Tourism in the Ghana-Suriname-Netherlands Triangle

Here we are again on this date of 1 April which is fast becoming a memorable and important marker for me in many ways. It has been only two years ago that we made a family relocation from the UK to the Netherlands and I officially started the position of a Lectuer in Cultural Geography … Continue reading Veni project is starting today: Slavery, Heritage and Tourism in the Ghana-Suriname-Netherlands Triangle

50 days FREE article access & download! …Exploring tourism impacts through participant-generated images

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

Baby delivered: the smell of a printed book!

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!

I have a VENI! 3 year research project funded!

I feel at once ecstatic, jubilant and humbled with a keen sense of my extreme privilege in being awarded the Dutch National Research Council (NWO) Veni grant - being 1 of 162 laurates awarded out of 1,127 applicants. This has been more than a year in the process of thinking and writing long before the … Continue reading I have a VENI! 3 year research project funded!

Yes! Manuscript accepted. Get in!

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!

Sneak Peek – The Routledge Handbook of Tourism in Africa

It feels like ages ago but it was back in February, 2020 that I reported here that we submitted the entire manuscript of the book to the publishers. Since then Marina, Manuel and myself have had to do quite some behind-the-scenes work as co-editors. It has been a great collaborative team work process. The copyeditors … Continue reading Sneak Peek – The Routledge Handbook of Tourism in Africa

A Gran Sranan Presenteri – The Great Suriname Exhibition – De Grote Suriname Tentoonstelling – a polyphonic autobiography of Suriname

On a rather wet morning last Monday 24th February, I made my way from Wageningen to Amsterdam. My goal? To see 'A Gran Sranan Presenteri - The Great Suriname Exhibition - De Grote Suriname Tentoonstelling' (Sranan Tongo, English and Dutch respectively) at De Nieuwe Kerk in the centre of Amsterdam. De Nieuwe Kerk with its … Continue reading A Gran Sranan Presenteri – The Great Suriname Exhibition – De Grote Suriname Tentoonstelling – a polyphonic autobiography of Suriname

Out in print now: Sustainability in Tourism Policy and Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa (a special issue)

The wait is over and I am delighted to share with you the special issue on "Sustainability in Tourism Policy and Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa: past, present and future" that is now out in print. I edited this issue with my buddy Albert Kimbu who is based at the University of Surrey and it has … Continue reading Out in print now: Sustainability in Tourism Policy and Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa (a special issue)