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Fair space. Fairgrounds and the transformation of public space.

Many different types of events are staged in England’s public spaces, but few can match the history or the mystery of the fair. These events date back to the 13th century and although there have been notable shifts in their…

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How Bali could build a better kind of tourism after the pandemic

COVID-19 has hit tourism-reliant destinations hard. The Indonesian island of Bali, for example, where 70% of the population depend on tourism, has seen extensive job and income losses since it closed its borders in April. The economic impact so far…

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Researching Women Mountaineers, United Kingdom, 2020

Our final version is completed. Thank you to Dr Adele Doran at Sheffield Hallam University for your patience and contribution in making this a reality. Adele and I have both independently recently completed our PhD research theses that explore the…

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Nature, Health and Digital: Transcending Borders of Exclusion Through Immersive Solutions

Join us for a virtual event! Nature, Health and Digital: Transcending Borders of Exclusion Through Immersive Solutions In partnership with GLTRG and DGRG (Digital Geographies Research Group) Date: 28th September 2020. Time: 9am – 12pm Location: zoom (details provided upon…

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Dr. Jaeyeon Choe published a Special Issue- “Geographies of religion and spirituality” in Tourism Geographies Journal!

Dr. Jaeyeon Choe at Bournemouth University, UK and Dr. Michael Di Giovine at West Chester University, US organised a panel session, ‘Geographies of religion and spirituality: pilgrimage beyond the ‘officially’ sacred’ at Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference in 2016 (https://blogs.bournemouth.ac.uk/research/2016/09/04/geographies-of-religion-and-spirituality-at-royal-geographical-society-conference-london-2016/).…

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Can the tourism industrytry recover from the Covid-19 pandemic? Dr Jaeyeon Choe interviewed in Geographical, the Magazine of the Royal Geographical Society.

The sudden cessation of international tourism as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic has brought the world’s largest employer to a standstill, with widespread hardship following in its wake. Can the sector recover? See the following link for the full…

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Coronavirus: cruise ships were prepared for quarantine thanks to norovirus horror stories

Some tourists might welcome an extra two weeks of holiday on a luxury cruise ship. But imagine being confined to a cabin of 14 square meters with no windows, little access to fresh air and only wifi and the TV…

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Turning experiences into research: A conversation with Christy Hehir about tourism’s role in conservation

Hello Christy, thank you very much for taking the time to talk to PGF-RGS – first of all could you explain what your thesis is? My research measures the value travelling has for conservation and is recognised and funded by…

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