Monthly Archives: October 2013

On Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell was on very good form at the Lyceum Theatre in London last night. He is as fine a storyteller stood on a stage as he is at his keyboard.  The Lyceum was sold out for two performances last … Continue reading

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Does tourism make a big enough contribution to the maintenance of cultural heritage around the world?

The brief answer is no. Many regard access to a nation’s or a community’s heritage attractions as a “Merit good”, people should have free, or low cost, access to their heritage as it is their heritage and the enjoyment of … Continue reading

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The London Olympics: economic impact #5

The latest International Passenger Survey (IPS) suggest that London had 7.9m* international arrivals in the fist half of 2013, a rise of 7.7% over the same period in 2012. These are the best ever first half year tourism numbers ever … Continue reading

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No real progress at ICAO on reducing carbon emissions

At the close of the 38th session of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on Friday the ICAO States committed the organisation to develop a global market-based measure (MBM) to limit the growth of international aviation emissions. The key paragraph is … Continue reading

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