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By Dr Trudie Walters (University of Otago) and Dr Allan Jepson (The University of Hertfordshire) Marginalisation in societies has long been the subject of academic research. For example, marginalisation and exclusion have been identified as problematic in fields as diverse as geography (Sibley, 1995; Cloke and Little, 1997), public health (de Jong and Schout, 2013; … Continue reading “Call for book chapter abstracts: ‘Events at the Margins/Marginal Events’. DEADLINE 13 OCT!”
In 2016-2017, the DAFA Program, managed by the Quebec Leisure Council (CQL, Conseil Québécois du Loisir), has welcomed 3.764 new leaders, 168 new instructors, 36 new organizations and organized 240 training courses. Following the 2016 World Leisure Innovation Prize, the DAFA Program received a motion of congratulations from the Québec National Assembly. In addition, the … Continue reading “News from Quebec WL Chapter: the recreation training programme DAFA continues growing”
An on-site visit was made between 6 and 8 July 2017 by members of WLO Board of Directors to assess the nomination of Jingde County, in the Chinese province of Anhui, as a World Leisure Community of Excellence for the year 2017. During the visit, the evaluators met with county officials, staff of management committee … Continue reading “Jingde County (China) designated as a 2017 World Leisure Community of Excellence”
WLO welcomes Senthil Kumaran Piramanayagam as a new member. He works as a professor and a research at the Welcomgroup Graduate School of Administration and Centre for Hospitality Research (WGSHA), Manipal University (India). Keep reading to know more about him!
Read our conversation with Laurel Sliskovic, a graduate of Vancouver Island University, a World Leisure Centre of Excellence (WLCE), who works at The Sociable Scientists Inc and just renewed her WLO membership.
Taiwan, on the Tropic of Cancer – 23.5 degrees North latitude, is an island rich in both resources and natural habitats. It is known as the “Emerald on the Tropic of Cancer” for its beautiful landscape, which makes it an important tourism destination in the region and worldwide. In this context, and on the occasion … Continue reading ““2017 Taiwan Summer Solstice”: Chinese Taipei WL Chapter promotes innovation in tourism”
Cristina Ortega, WLO’s Chief Operating Officer, attended the Cultural Awards ceremony that took place at Il Vitoriale degli Italiani, the museum‐home of Gabriele d’Ánnunzio in Gardone Riviera, on the Brescia shores of Lake Garda, Lombardia, Italy, on the 16 September, where she had the chance to meet its President, Giordano Bruno Guerri. The venue comprises … Continue reading “WLO’s COO meets representatives of leisure destination Lake Garda (Italy)”
Dr. Miklos Banhidi (Széchenyi István University), WLO Board of Directors member, did a teaching and research stay at Zhejiang University, from the 10 to the 29 July, invited by another WLO Board member, Dr. Jane Zhou. Among many other activities, Dr. Banhidi offered a summer course of thee weeks at the end of which students … Continue reading “China-Hungary international cooperation in the field of Leisure fostered by two WLO Board Members”
WLO’s COO, Cristina Ortega Nuere, met in London Alejandra Leach-Núñez, Managing Editor for World Leisure Journal (WLJ) at Routledge, Taylor & Francis, to reinforce the joint work and coordination between the two entities. Discussions focused around the WLO’s preparations for the 2018 WL Congress in São Paulo, as well as plans for marking the journal’s … Continue reading “WLO and Routledge, Taylor & Francis work on increased membership benefits”
The 1st China (Beijing) Leisure Congress was hosted from the 22 to the 24 September 2017 and counted with the participation of the Chairman of the WLO Board of Directors, Roger Coles, member of WLO Board of Directors Lawal Marafa and Jack Agrios, who delivered keynote speeches. At the Congress, there were about 400 participants … Continue reading “1st China Leisure Congress paves the way for Pinggu 2020 WL Congress”
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