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Dr. Simon Darcy Opens New Blog on "Accessible Tourism Research"

28/12/2009 | 1 comments

Photo of Simon Darcy, Associate Professor, University of Technology, Sydney.With thousands of blogs appearing on the Web every minute, it takes something special to make any single one of them stand out from the crowd.

For those interested in research on accessible tourism, Dr. Simon Darcy's new blog on Accessible Tourism Research holds significant promise of making research findings more accessible to everyone. Also, it can help to shape the international agenda of research and development in this growing and diverse field.

Simon Darcy (photo) introduces himself and the blog as follows:

"I teach and research in sport, tourism and diversity management. All my research is industry linked with the private sector, third sector or government organizations.

Why did I start the blog? The areas in which I have chosen to dedicate my work are important areas that have received little academic or industry attention in Australia or internationally. My work in accessible tourism has gained national and international recognition from academic and industry practitioners. I take the knowledge arising from my academic rigour into the public policy and market arena to develop enabling management practices to create a more just society. I have held numerous board and management committee positions with government and community organisations. These involvements have been widely recognised through community, academic and university awards for disability, diversity and social justice work. I strongly believe in the rights of all people regardless of their backgrounds to fully participate in all the rights of citizenship. This blog will become the site to post a history of the field, breakthroughs and research as it becomes available.

Enjoy, Simon Darcy."

View Dr. Darcy's first blog posting, concerning this long-standing issue of interest and contention:

Numbers of People with Disabilities who Travel: Disability and tourism statistics

Simon Darcy is Associate Professor at the University of Technology, School of Leisure, Sport and Tourism, Sydney, Australia. 
 

1 comment(s) posted

Posted by Ambrose Ivor on 2009/12/28 - 10:03:10

Simon, well done and good luck with your blog! It's a great initiative. Several of our ENAT members are currently planning to form an ENAT "Research" section and will be happy to collaborate with you.

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