The latest articles include a feature on the pollution issue that was such a concern before the Beijing Games and also looks at the performance of hotels there. Two articles look at what has happened in Athens since the 2004 Games, with Olympic venues standing empty but a revival for the hotel industry. Two articles have featured sport nutrition, an important factor in elite sport performance. Also in sport, the last month has seen a Database Focus article on winter sports injuries.

The economic slowdown has prompted a discussion on falling visitor numbers in Hawaii, while in the UK, the question is whether falling international arrivals may be offset by an increase in domestic tourism as holidaymakers look to take cheaper vacations at home. Funding targeting revival in English seaside resorts is also featured in the UK.

Tourism destinations featured recently include the Maldives, East Africa, India and Cambodia. Golf tourism development in the Philippines is reported, and we feature a report from the USA on how foreign tourists could help the US economy. Tourism issues featured include the effectiveness of loyalty schemes, attempts to set global criteria for Sustainable Tourism, and whether tourism can ever safely coexist with wildlife conservation. Other articles include hospitality management in China, and how to combine profitability and sustainability in the hotel industry.

Upcoming Conferences:

2008, November 21 - 22
Conference: 2nd Asia-Euro Tourism, Hospitality & Gastronomy Conference 2008
Venue: Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

2009, September 16 - 18
Conference: World Medical Health Tourism Conference
Venue: Phuket, Thailand