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The World Leisure Organization (WLO) is greatly pleased to announce that there has been a unanimous decision to recognize and designate the City of Richmond as one World Leisure Communities of Excellence of 2017. The City of Richmond receives this award for its substantive contributions as a community to promoting leisure as a means to … Continue reading “The city of Richmond designated as one of the World Leisure Communities of Excellence of 2017”
The University of Sao Paulo has launched the programme Giro Cultural USP, aimed at facilitating access for everyone, within and beyond the university community, to the USP’s cultural and leisure offer. Departments and museums in Cidade Universitaria, the main campus of the University of Sao Paulo and the biggest in Latin America, can be visited … Continue reading “Giro Cultural USP: providing access to Sao Paulo University’s cultural, scientific and architectural heritage”
The Chinese city of Pinggu will be hosting the 16th World Leisure Congress in 2020. On July 2016, Pinggu District Government and the World Leisure Organization (WLO) signed the contract that established the general basis for preparing the general program for the international Congress. Since then, quite a few movements have been made and the … Continue reading “2020 Pinggu World Leisure Conference: walking the road ahead”
Building on the relations developed within the WLO Future Leaders programme, the Young People’s Leisure Network (YPLN) was created by participant universities and students to involve youth coordinators and adult supervisors in the organisation of a wide range of activities to promote international exchange in the leisure field.
World Leisure Organization (WLO) brought the leisure perspective into ENCATC’s 6th International Study Tour to the United Arab Emirates, which took participants to the cities of Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Dubai from 14 to 17 March. Cristina Ortega Nuere, Chief Academic and Operating Officer, and Mireia Iglesias, Communication & Events Officer from WLO led the … Continue reading “WLO brings leisure perspective into discussion in ENCATC’s 6th International Study Tour to the Emirates”
A sports delegation from the Chinese universities Zheijang University and Nantong University visited Hungary from the 14th to the 20th June. The visit was hosted and supported by the City of Pápa, in northwest Hungary, and co-organised by the Young People’s Leisure Network (YPLN), together with Pápa Table Tennis Association and Bamafo Foundation.
World Leisure Journal is the official journal of the World Leisure Organization. Its main purpose is to stimulate and communicate research, theory, and critical thought in all areas that address leisure, including play, recreation, the arts and culture, sport, festivals, events and celebrations, health and fitness, and travel and tourism. The journal’s quality and impact … Continue reading “World Leisure Journal consolidates as a reference for high quality academic research on leisure”
YPLN is looking for enthusiastic young musicians willing to embark on a project which would take them to play together in different places around the world. This initiative is called YOUPECO’2017 and it aims at spreading a message of peace and understanding through the music played by a group of young musicians from different origins … Continue reading “INVITATION FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS to join an international concert for peace and understanding”
WLO, SESC Sao Paulo and the University of Sao Paulo (USP) are working together on the organization of the 2018 World Leisure Congress, the world biggest network of experts and academic in the leisure field, which will be held in the Brazilian city from 28 August to 1 September 2018.
Sex and tourism has arguably been an understudied area of research relative to the central roles that sex plays within tourism experiences. Under the broad umbrella of sex, concepts such as sensual, sexual, love, romance, and erotic have similarly been under-researched within tourism. As a result, much of the complexity and nuanced nature of sex … Continue reading “CALL FOR CHAPTERS: Sex and tourism: Exploring the light and the dark”
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