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Conversations in Tourism

Conversations in Tourism

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Conversations in tourism is a fresh new, disruptive podcast that puts thought-leaders, industry professionals, academics, and futurists on the spot to explore the diversity of issues that are impacting and informing the evolution of travel and tourism.

Conversations in tourism is about taking new perspectives and engaging in deep dives into what the future of the world’s largest industry can and should look like.
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A Conversation on "Good" Tourism with David Gillbanks
In this episode, we explore the concept of "Good Tourism" with David Gillbanks, owner of GT Travel and publisher of the "Good Tourism" Blog.  https://goodtourismblog.com/
46:04
October 18, 2021
Jim Butcher on Growth and Degrowth in Tourism
Is degrowth the sustainable answer tourism is looking for? Is growth-led tourism all bad? These are the questions that Jim Butcher, researcher and lecturer at Cantebury Christ Church University discusses with us in this episode of Conversations in Tourism.  Jim writes extensively on issues of growth in tourism and is a rare champion of the economic and  cultural benefits of mass tourism, and is critical of the claims made for the ‘ethical’ niche alternatives. In particular, Jim has argued for growth in tourism, both to enable more people to partake of the delights of leisure travel, and also to spur post Covid-19 recovery. Follow Jim's inputs: https://jimbutcher.substack.com/ or via twitter: @JimButcher2
49:14
October 4, 2021
Tourism Futures - Digital Transformation and the need to democratise technology with Thomas Mueller - Rainmaker Travel
In this episode Rainmaker Travel CEO Thomas Mueller talks to us about the status quo of digital transformation in tourism and travel and highlights the barriers to relaising digital transformation at scale.  Thomas also draws on his extensive experience in the tourism and hospitality sector to explain the need to democratise technology within the tourism industry so that smalle businesses can take back control over communication, customer engagement and importantly, enable direct booking mechanisms so that more tourism spend remains within local economies. Essentially, ensuring direct bookings, maintaining tourism spend locally and empowering local business owners across the supply chain provides the foundation for more sustainable economic tourism practices.  Connect with Rainmaker Travel: https://rainmaker.travel/en/
42:21
September 20, 2021
Women and the Future of Tourism with Nisha Abu Bakar
Tourism Management expert Nisha Abu Bakar, Co-Founder of World Women Tourism: https://www.worldwomentourism.com/ and SheIn Tourism: https://www.sheintourism.com/ joins us for this episode of Conversations in Tourism to discuss the future of women in tourism and travel.
32:07
September 6, 2021
Thomas Power on Sustainable Tourism and the Future
Pura Aventura CEO Thomas Power gives us his insights and opinions on the kind of mindset that is needed to create tourism futures that are more just, more sustainable and importantly, offer better experiences.  Check out Pura Aventura and their positive travel offers: https://pura-aventura.com/
39:47
August 23, 2021
Tourism Futures with Ian Yeoman
Ian Yeoman, Tourism Futurist and Sunderland AFC fan joins us for a conversation on what it means to examine tourism futures and the power of the intersection between imagination and reality in planning for the futures of tourism.  Check out Ian's website "Tomorrow Tourist" - https://www.tomorrowstourist.com/ 
46:35
August 9, 2021
Getting started...Imagination, creativity and design in tourism
Conversations in Tourism has been in the pipeline for a while but we finally made it! In this episode to kick off Season 1, Lauren and Daniella talk about how Conversations in Tourism came about and what they believe is needed to foster the potential of the tourism sector moving forward. Key words? Imagination, creativity, innovation, collaboration and design! Powered by Know your Tourist
14:12
August 2, 2021
Conversations in Tourism Trailer
Conversations in tourism is a fresh new, disruptive podcast that puts thought-leaders, industry professionals, academics, and futurists on the spot to explore the diversity of issues that are impacting and informing the evolution of travel and tourism. Conversations in tourism is about taking new perspectives and engaging in deep dives into what the future of the world’s largest industry can and should look like. 
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July 28, 2021