Monday, 4 July 2016

Jo's Journeys

Jo presents at a Workshop in Germany about Desirable Transport Futures
Jo Guiver was invited to the quite exclusive workshop in Kirchzarten, Germany; to discuss Desirable
Transport Futures. After Jo presented the impact of interventions to reduce car use in the Lake District, she was present for other guest speakers:
  • The experience of using the New Forest Tours – Angela Smith, Bournemouth
  • The treat to climate change of increasing aviation – Paul Peeters, NHTV Netherlands
  •  Building coalitions with unlikely partners to reduce unsustainable tourism development –      Professor Michael Hall – New Zealand
  • Attitudes towards academic mobility – Professor James Highman, Otago
Discussions, which were continued over evening meals, focused on whether paradigm change was needed before there could be any definitive move to reduce the impact of tourism on the environment. 

Jo Joins Master Students on their end of Term Outing

Jo Guiver, a researcher with the Institute of Transport and Tourism, visited Heilbronn Hochschule where UCLan has exchanged staff and students with the International Tourism Management Department. She joined their Masters students and their course leader, Suzanne Hilland on their end of term outing. The course is entirely free to students who come from all over the world to learn about tourism management in English.

This year's course included students from Russia, Canada, Italy, Mexico, Turkey, Vietnam and two from Germany. The outing was to local vineyards where they learnt about the different types of grape, typical pests and the problems being encountered because of the unpredictable and changing climate. Of course the produce, local wines, cakes and chocolate, had to be sampled too!

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