Tourism, Hospitality and Events Research and Enterprise Group

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Sand island illustrating Tourism Research and Enterprise GroupTourism, Hospitality and Events (THE) are performed broadly through the active engagement of people as consumers or service providers, policy makers and destination communities. The THE Research and Enterprise Group (REG) works as an interdisciplinary open pool of researchers from across the University of Brighton and practitioners from a well-established network of international agencies, governments, private businesses and NGOs, destinations communities at local, national and international level.

Through critical scholarship and interdisciplinary approaches, the THE REG seeks to make a difference to the quality of decision making that underpins the development and management of these sectors and to the understanding of the socio-economic, cultural and natural environments in which these occur.

In line with UoB Responsible, Connected and Radical Futures agendas and as an Affiliate Member of the UN World Tourism Organisation, the THE REG’s vision is to produce world-leading, innovative and impactful research through interdisciplinary and transformative approaches that rethink knowledge and practices in ways that are socially just and environmentally sustainable.

Our broad research themes include: Policy, Practice and Development; Heritage, Culture and Identity; Consumer Behaviour and Ethical Practice; Visualising Tourism and Leisure: ways of seeing and performing culture; Hospitality People and Technology; International Events:  Communities, Conflicts and Identities.

Amongst our research funders, partners and clients are:

  • The World Bank
  • UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
  • UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
  • UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • The European Union (EU)
  • The Commonwealth Secretariat
  • The Environmental Agency, UK
  • South East England Development Agency (SEEDA)
  • The Canals and Rivers Trust, UK
  • East Africa Tourism Platform
  • The Gambia Ministry of Tourism and Culture
  • Gambia Tourism Board
  • Namibia Tourism Board
  • The Travel Foundation
  • Eastbourne Borough Council

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    Research Output

    Conceptualising patterns of career commitment: the leaving process in hospitality

    Gebbels, M., Pantelidis, I. S. & Goss-Turner, S., 13 Jan 2020, In : International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. 32, 1, p. 126-147 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Open Access
  • Digital Human Resource Management

    Pantelidis, I., 13 Aug 2019, Human Resource Management in the Hospitality Industry: A Guide to Best Practice. Boella, M. & Goss-Turner, S. (eds.). 10th ed. London: Routledge

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapter

  • Activities

    Ethical issues in the cruise industry: Personal reflections

    Clare Weeden (Presenter)

    15 Feb 2019

    Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk

    Tourism and Hospitality Research (Journal)

    Clare Weeden (Editor in chief)

    1 Sep 2018 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

    External Examiner

    Michael Williams (Examiner)

    1 Jun 201831 Jul 2022

    Activity: External examination and supervisionTaught course