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Mounted by Manchester Metropolitan University to celebrate the United Nations’ declaration of 2017 as the ‘International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development’, this symposium also marks twenty-five years’ provision of Tourism Management higher education at Manchester Metropolitan University. Blending industry, academic and nonprofit sector speakers, the day will provide a platform highlighting and debating contemporary responses to the global sustainable and responsible tourism agenda from north-west England and further afield.

Acknowledging the breadth of the endeavour, a diverse array of speakers have been drawn together for the first time to discuss and debate innovative and exciting projects, provision and operations, each with the goal of coupling tourism activity more closely to serve twenty-first century sustainable development goals. The theme of the morning programme is ‘Tourism and Sustainable Economic Growth’, and the afternoon ‘Tourism: Sustainable Consumption and Production’.

Conference Chair Dr Chris Stone is Senior Lecturer in Tourism Management at Manchester Metropolitan University UK and an academic expert in approaches to ‘responsible’ and ‘sustainable’ tourism. He has been consulted by governments, industry, non-profit organisations and professional bodies, is invited to speak at international conferences, and has been a tourism external examiner for seven HE institutions in UK, Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean.


Progress in Responsible and Sustainable Tourism for Development: The First Manchester Symposium 2017


Conference Opening:

09:00 – Registration and Networking Opportunity

09:30 - Symposium Welcome from Manchester Met VC/Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law


Morning Session: Tourism and Sustainable Economic Growth

  • 09:40 - Dr Chris Stone – ‘Futures for Responsible and Sustainable Tourism for Development: Global Progress, Global Challenges’
  • 10:00 – Mr Sean Owens, Director, Thinking Tourism (and formerly with TUI Group) – ‘The Complexities of Working Towards Sustainability in Mainstream Tourism’
  • 10:30 - Ms Sam Hagon, Strategy and Partnership Adviser, Lake District National Park Authority - ‘Managing Emissions at the Destination Scale: Low Carbon Tourism in the Lake District National Park’
  • 10:50 - Tea, Coffee and Networking
  • 11:00 - Mr Neil Darby, Manager of Moss Wood Caravan Park, Lancaster, Lancashire – ‘Responsible Operations in the Traditional Holiday Accommodation Sector’
  • 11:30 - Dr James Pardoe, Director of Design, Heritage and the Built Environment, University Centre Shrewsbury – ‘Sustaining Heritage Attractions: Heritage Management for Sustainable Development’
  • 12:00 - Ms Hetty Byrne, Sustainable Tourism Officer, Forest of Bowland AONB – ‘The Bowland Experience Tourism Business Network - Inspiring Change in a Destination – A Case Study from the Forest of Bowland AONB’
  • 12:30 – Q&A and Panel Discussion - Chaired by Dr Chris Stone, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • 13:00 – Buffet Lunch, Networking, Tea and Coffee

Afternoon Session: Tourism: Sustainable Consumption and Production

  • 14:00 - Mr Max A E Rossberg, Chairman: European Wilderness Society (Austria) - 'Tourism in Protected Areas: Mission Impossible?'
  • 14:30 - Tourism Concern (London) – Mark Watson – ‘Supporting Decision-making for Responsible Tourism: The Tourism Concern Online Ethical Travel Guide’
  • 15:00 - Ms Lynsey Jones and Mr Mike Whitworth, Manchester Museum – ‘A More Sustainable Museum: Embedding Carbon Literacy into Museum Operations’
  • 15:30 - Ms Claire Cowburn, Manchester Metropolitan University MSc International Tourism Management alumnus – ‘Achieving Recognition for Sustainability Projects in the Hospitality Sector: A Market Perspective’
  • 15:50 - Tea, Coffee and Networking
  • 16:00 - Dr Chris Porter, Department of Sociology, Manchester Metropolitan University - ‘Wildlife Conservation and Sustainable Tourism Development in Rural Bulgaria’
  • 16:30 - Mr Tim Murphy - The Kensington Foundation, Blackpool – ‘Supported Holidaymaking for Special Needs: Holidays, Social Equity, and the Work of the Kensington Foundation’
  • 16:50 - Q&A and Panel Discussion - Chaired by Dr Chris Stone, Manchester Metropolitan University

Conference Close: Networking at the nearby Sand Bar, Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HL (two minutes’ walk)

Contact the organiser – Chris Stone, Senior Lecturer in Tourism Management, Dept. of Marketing, Retail and Tourism, Faculty of Business and Law, The Manchester Metropolitan University, Cavendish Street, Manchester M15 6BG UK

Tel - +44 [0]161 247 2745

Email – chris.stone@mmu.ac.uk

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