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NET-STaR – Network for Social Tourism and Regeneration Seminar: Mapping the Territory


University of Westminster logoLondon, 30 March 2011. The University of Westminster, Centre for Tourism Research hosts the first NET-STaR Seminar, focussing on social tourism in regeneration and social policy.

Date and Time: Wednesday 30th March, 5 PM – 8 PM

Venue: Fyvie Hall, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW


5.00 – 5.45 pm: Networking Reception

5.45 – 6.00 pm: James Berresford – Chief Executive, Visit England
‘Tourism in England: Opportunities and challenges in 2011’

6.00 – 6.15 pm: John McDonald – Director, Family Holiday Association
‘Social tourism provision in the UK today’

6.15 – 6.30 pm: Charles Etienne Belanger – Director, International Organisation of Social Tourism - ‘Social tourism in Europe today’

6.30 – 7.00 pm: Mr Benedict Rickey – Philantropy Capital, Mr Paul Houghton – Shared Intelligence. ‘Using tourism to regenerate British seaside resorts’

7.00 – 7.30 pm: Professor Robert Maitland – University of Westminster, Dr Lynn Minnaert, Dr Graham Miller – University of Surrey - ‘Social tourism – Perspectives and Potential’

7.30 – 8.00 pm: Drinks reception

Further information

NET-STaR (Network for Social Tourism and Regeneration) is a new seminar series supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

NET-STaR will create a network to explore the potential of social tourism as a regeneration strategy in the UK, drawing on scholarship from tourism, family and social policy, regeneration and spatial planning.

NET-STaR will bring together academics, policymakers and industry figures in six seminars to examine existing academic work and to debate policy experiences.

Each seminar explores different aspects of social tourism with an emphasis on its role in regeneration and potential contribution to policy.

The series as a whole provides a synthesised review of knowledge that will identify new research directions and point to innovative policy that is underpinned by theoretically informed research, collaborative in its approach, and cost-effective.

The six seminars will take place between March 2011 and January 2013.

Visit the website of The University of Westminster Tourism Research Group

More information about the seminar and speakers:
Net-STaR Seminar 1 - Contact and Sign-up page.

ENAT member logo VisitEngland is an Associate Member of ENAT.

The International Organisation of Social Tourism (OITS), formerly BITS, is an Honorary Associate Member of ENAT. 

General Information

Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose
Location: University of Westminster, London
Start Date: 30/03/2011
End Date: 30/03/2011




Architecture, design and planning | Management of tourist venues and attractions | Policy, legislation | Social tourism

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