Bournemouth University Department of Tourism and Hospitality is pleased to welcome
Anthony Climpson OBE Employment & Tourism Manager
for the New Forest District Council to Bournemouth University Department of Tourism and Hospitality
Tourism Management and Marketing strategies for the New Forest
Monday 18th April 11:00-12:00 noon Venue: KG03
Anthony Climpson OBE the Employment & Tourism Manager for the New Forest District Council, and will be talking about the sustainable tourism work they are undertaking in the New Forest. Anthony has worked for many years in tourism and this is a great opportunity to hear about his experiences and share his enthusiasm for our industry. Grew up in a village on the southern edge of the Gloucestershire Cotswolds. Trained as an artist and designer, working in polythene recycling, photographic sales, community publishing and listing magazines before being seduced by tourism. Established Dorset’s first county tourism service in the early 1980s before becoming Destination Manager in the New Forest in 1987 where I’ve fallen in love with a wonderfully “English” slice of landscape and life.
Totally focused on local inclusion, resilience & sustainability in tourism and the world at large and the embedding of the sector into the wider economy. Currently propagating the concept & measurement of the”Economics of visitor happiness” in the tourism sector and always interested in discussing and debating this and similar ideas with anyone at anytime. Founder of the New Forest Tourism Association in 1988 and the VICE/VERB model for sustainable destination management. Past President & Fellow of the Tourism Management Institute, Fellow of the Tourism Society , Board Member of the Tourism Alliance and participant in many national/governmental tourism policy and reform activities. Achieved National Beacon Status for the New Forest in the promotion of sustainable tourism in 2004. International winner of the Best Destination and Best Personal Contribution in 2007 World Responsible Tourism Awards. Awarded OBE in 2005 for services to tourism. Keen musician, passionate Swindon Town FC fan and recently retired cricketer.
Chaired and Organised by Steve Richards
Professor Dimitrios Buhalis welcomed Antony Climpson and said that it is a great opportunity to develop partnership with the New Forest destination and business community for the benefit all stakeholders.