Intute is changing...

Following extensive market research, the people behind Intute have been busy updating the website - so what will change? The home page has been given a face-lift and now display the new 19 subject headings, which will provide a simpler navigational structure and are aligned to university courses. There will be 31 updated Virtual Training Suite tutorials released shortly; these will have more graphics and exercises, making the tutorials shorter and easier to read. The search facility is still there and MyIntute provides the option to save searches and receive email alerts of new records added in your subject area.
If you missed the recent Play the Game conference in Coventry, you can replay the whole thing; view on demand streaming as well as presentations from the conference. The main conference themes can be found here.


Dickens and tourism conference - 11-14 Sept 09, University of Nottingham

Business & cultural tourism in metropolitan areas - 13-15 Sept 09, Warsaw

Int. cultural tourism conference - 23-24 Sept 09, Finland

New paradigms for tourism and tourism education - 2-4 Dec 09, Peak District National Park

3rd Int. Conference on destination branding & marketing - 2-4 Dec 09, China

2nd Biennial conference IATE - 11-13 Dec 09, Thailand

Int. conference on sustainable tourism - 22-25 April 10, Crete & Santorini

Festivals & events research : 'state of the art' - 14-16 July 10, Leeds Met.

Liminal landscapes: re-mapping the field - call for papers; email Dr Hazel Andrews for further details


Published in cooperation with the National Recreation and Park Association, the Journal of Unconventional Parks, Tourism & Recreation Research is a new online journal with articles which challenge conventional ideas on leisure. They encourage submissions of papers from anyone interested in these subject areas; a special issue next year will explore dark tourism more...

Sport England Strategy 2008-11

A new report has recently been published by Sport England which sets out its strategy for community sport in England, in the run-up to the Olympics. Following extensive consultation, Sport England aims to develop a new community sports system to ensure they support the growth in the numbers across communities playing sport, to spot and encourage talent at an early stage and to provide all those taking part in sport with a quality experience. The new strategy also highlights the roles played by the three key bodies in sport - the Sport England, Youth Sport Trust, and UK Sport.

So...who's got the Best Job in the World?

You may remember me mentioning this in an earlier post; well, the worldwide search is now over and in case you've been wondering who got the job, you'll be pleased to know it was a Brit - Ben Southall. He has recently flown over and started his blog. Here's the original video application he submitted. Find more info on the islands of the Great Barrier Reef and Queensland here.