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Paul Peeters in debate at UCLan: Can sustainable tourism include flying? (30 March 2012)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Friday 30 March 2012, Paul Peeters will join a debate hosted by the University of Central Lancashire (Preston, UK), titled "Can Sustainable Tourism Include Flying?".

Are the social benefits brought to different parts of the world by tourism more important than the environmental damage caused by the emissions and use of fossil fuels?

Arguing that they are will be Valere Tjolle, Sustainable Tourism Editor for TravelMole, the largest on-line community for the travel and tourism industry and Dr Davina Stanford, writer, researcher and lecturer in responsible tourism at the International Centre for Research in Events, Tourism and Hospitality, Leeds Met University.

Arguing that flying and sustainability are incompatible will be former aeronautic engineer Paul Peeters, now Associate Professor of Sustainable Tourism and Transport at NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences and Professor Les Lumsdon, UCLan Emeritus Professor of Tourism and author of a number of books and papers on Sustainable Tourism and slow travel.

Keeping order in what promises to be a lively debate will be Professor Richard Sharpley, Professor of Tourism and Development at the University of Central Lancashire and author of numerous books and papers about tourism, development and sustainability.

The debate, which is free to attend, will take place in UCLan's Darwin Lecture Theatre at 4pm on 30th March. all welcome!

For information and contact details see here.

Added 24 April 2012:
The video is now available on: http://vls.uclan.ac.uk/Play.aspx?VideoId=5903
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