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Environment and Society Forum

A series of events organised jointly with the Tourism Society.

Tourism and the British coastline

1 October 2008

An evening discussion which focused on coastal regeneration, erosion and access.


  • Kevin Boorman, Chairman of the DP:UK Coastal Group, member of British Resorts & Destinations Association Officer Advisory Group and Head of Destination Management & Marketing at Hastings Borough Council.
  • Sarah Gaventa, Director, CABE
  • Dr Steve Fletcher, Department of Geography, University of Bournemouth, Coastal Erosion in Britain
  • Aviva Pearson MTS Director of Tourism, English Riviera Tourist Board
  • Denise Fletcher, Head of Tourism and Andrew Parry-Jones, Porthcawl Regeneration Officer, Glamorgan Heritage Coast & Countryside
  • Paul Johnson, Principal Specialist - Access, Coastal Access & Rights of Way

Download the PowerPoint presentations - 1 file, 58MB (PPT)

Tourism's Footprint: The Environmental Impacts of Tourism

21 April 2009

Focused on the environmental impact of domestic and international tourism including damage to coral reefs, deforestation, water shortages, erosion and litter.


  • Alison Cryer FTS, Chair of the Tourism Society and Director of Tourism for the Grenada Tourist Board (UK & Ireland) and the Oman Tourist Office (UK & Ireland) and MD of Representation Plus (UK) Ltd
  • Professor Andrew Holden FRGS, Professor of Environment and Tourism, University of Bedfordshire, Director for the Centre for Research into the Environment and Sustainable Tourism Development (CREST)
  • Tricia Barnett, Director of Tourism Concern

Case study speakers:

  • Roger Heape FTS, Chairman & Founder, the Travel Foundation: Tourism to Antarctica
  • Gregg Anderson, Regional Manager UK & Europe, Tourism New Zealand
  • H.E. Pilar Saborio, Ambassador, Costa Rica

Download all presentations (PDF)

Rural Tourism

8 June 2009

Considered the domestic and international issues relating to rural tourism.


  • Keynote speech by Andrew Woodward, Chief Executive, Farm Stay UK
  • Dr Gordon Clark FRGS, Senior Lecturer in Geography at Lancaster University

Case study speakers:

  • James Turner, Project Development Manager for the South East, Hidden Britain: Rural Tourism in South East England
  • Orestis Rossides, Director of the Cyprus Tourism Organisation: Agro Tourism in Cyprus
  • Janet Cochrane MTS, Senior Research Fellow, Leeds Metropolitan University: Rural Tourism in Kaliandra, Indonesia

Download presentations (PDF)

Tourism and Climate Change

22 September 2009


Tourism Society The English Riviera Glamorgan Heritage Coast

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