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Taking Responsibility for Tourism

I was honoured by the audience which turned out for my inaugural lecture in the Gandhi Hall of Leeds Metropolitan University – there were old friends from Faversham, colleagues from the industry and form the university, alumni from the last 10 years of the course and current students.

I began by accounting for how I became involved in
the study of tourism fifteen years ago, raised the issue of the �Tragedy of the
Commons�, the conflict between individual and collective interest, and then went on to discuss Responsible Tourism , the concept of responsibility, the
development of the International Centre for Responsible Tourism and concluded
with some questions about the implications of the responsibility agenda for

There is a video of my inaugural lecture. The text, the PowerPoint and some photographs are also available on line.

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