School of Tourism’s first Health and Tourism Café

This week the School of Tourism hosted their first Health and Tourism Ideas Café at the EBC in Bournemouth.

Guests were invited to come along for a free lunch and to hear debates on the role of health within the Tourism industry.

The Café was moderated by Dr Heather Hartwell titled ‘Healthy Tourism an Oxymoron?’. The presenters included Prof Adele Ladkin from the School of Tourism, Dr Ann Hemingway from School of Health and Social Care and Mark Smith, the Director of Bournemouth Tourism, who talked about the National Coastal Project.

After hearing each presentation the guests debated over the different subjects. One clear outcome from the café was the need for university to share their research with industry more widely.

The Café was a great success and there are already plans to duplicate the Café in different locations such as Weymouth so that more people can attend.

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