Join us on our ecological journey

Following the Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in November 2021, there has been a flurry of activity in green issues in the far north of Scotland. At business level, the Inverness and Loch Ness tourism group have launched their Climate Action Plan and at community level in Thurso the North Highland Climate Change Hub was […]

“Ethical and Responsible Tourism” – Managing Sustainability in Local Tourism Destinations

“Ethical and Responsible Tourism” explains the methods and practices used to manage the environmental impact of tourism on local communities and destinations. The three core themes of the book – destination management, environmental and social aspects of ethical sustainable development and business impacts – are discussed across both topic and case study chapters, alongside explanatory […]

Special Issue “Health and Wellbeing in an Outdoor and Adventure Sports Context”

The World Health organisation defines health as a “state of complete physical, mental, and social wellbeing, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”  While in general health is improving globally there are still challenges. For example, in 2010 mental illness and substance abuse combined were the leading cause of non-fatal illness worldwide and […]

Rethinking the Outdoor Experience: A student’s perspective

This year, the Adventure Tourism Research Association (ATRA) worked alongside the Spanish Outdoor Physical Education Network to host the 2018 International Adventure Conference (IAC) at the end of January in Segovia, Spain. The theme of IAC 2018 was ‘Climates of Change’ and speakers and presenters were asked to ‘rethink the outdoor experience’. This theme was […]

Funded masters by research scholarship at IT Tralee

Funded masters by research scholarship available at IT Tralee, Ireland on ‘Sustainable Cultural Tourism Development in Gaeltacht communities – managing the potential of the Wild Atlantic Way’. To support the research activity the Institute is pleased to announce details of its 2017 Master by Research Scholarship Programme due to commence in September 2017. Graduates holding […]

Mountainbiking has a big tourtistic potential in Germany

Prof. Dr. Manuel Sand hosted the 5th Conference for Outdoor and Adventure from the 7th to the 8th of February at the Adventure Campus in Treuchtlingen. This year’s topic focused on mountain biking and tourism, a widely discussed topic in Germany at the moment. While there are still legal issues in some parts of Germany there is also […]