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The ICRT grew substantially in 2007-8 and we will next year too.

Back in July 2007 we were struggling to complete the
rewrites of the Modules for the new MSc in Responsible Tourism Management and
anxious about recruitment. In the event we recruited a cohort of 50+ students
and we graduated out first MSc Responsible Tourism Management student, Kate
Walters, yesterday.

 

We have done well enough to convince the University to fund
4 new posts to grow the ICRT and enable us to broaden our expertise. Three of
our new colleagues demonstrated their expertise today: Dr Emma Harvey talked
about carbon reduction; Dr Rebecca Hawkins debated the industry response to the
ethical and responsible agenda; and Andreas Walmsley linked Responsible Tourism
with CSR and pointed to the importance of employment and labour condition to
our agenda for study and change.

 

Out team has been strengthened by the appointment
of a dedicated administrator Maria Alcahuz-Chacon. Maria has strengthened the
ICRT and we look forward to sustained growth in 2008-9

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