Published: 13 December 2013

Exploring contemporary currents in tourism

Dr Scott Cohen delivers keynote speech on trends in tourism sociology at international conference in Portugal.

Dr Cohen, Senior Lecturer in Tourism at the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, was speaking to an audience of 275 academics at TMS Algarve 2013 – the International Conference on Tourism & Management Studies – hosted by the University of the Algarve.

Presenting a talk titled ‘Contemporary currents in tourism sociology’, Dr Cohen spoke about Eurocentrism in tourism theory and the enfolding of tourism mobilities with other forms of movement in the modern world.

The subject of Eurocentrism was of particular relevance for the culturally diverse audience, with Brazilian academics accounting for over half the assembled attendees.

The annual International Conference on Tourism & Management Studies focuses on a variety of topics related to tourism and hospitality, providing a platform for inter-disciplinary discussions and promoting collaborative work among tourism and hospitality academics across the globe.

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