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human growth, development and well-being.
2018 WLO Study Tour in the city of Sao Paulo presents a unique opportunity for first-hand site visit learning experiences for professionals, scholars, public/private sector professionals and any bodyr elated to the field of leisure studies. Introduction The 3-day intense interactive programme has been designed according and connected to the WL Congress main theme “Leisure Beyond … Continue reading “2018 WL Study Tour Sao Paulo, Brazil – Registration is now open!”
In her trip to Mexico, Isabel Verdet, WLO Research and Publications Coordinator, met Demetrio Valdez in Mexico City (PhD Candidate and professor at YMCA University, and former responsible for the direction of the recreational activities programs and the training of operating staff in that area at UNAM-Mexico Autonomous University, for the past 20 years) and … Continue reading “WLO travels to Mexico and meets some very engaged members!”
We talked to new WLO Board member Ling Ping (Hangzhou Normal University, China) about his projects and engagements for the promotion of leisure and as a representative of the WLO. Learn more about him and his views on leisure through this interview.
Sue Street participated in the 2016 Field School in South Africa and is now working with Joanne Schroeder (WLCE VIU) in the organization of the 2018 Douglas Ribeiro da Silva Field School in São Paulo. For Sue, being involved in the WLO is a way of following the current trends in the field of leisure, … Continue reading “Sue Street (Canada): “I’d love to develop enhanced synergies between leisure and primary education and/or local community development””
With a growing demand in dark tourism today, we find a variety of names under which it can be studied: favela, slum, township, poverty tourism, and poorism. A community-based response to the growing demand for tourism in the favela, and an organized response to the exploitation carried on by favela tours today has a far-reaching … Continue reading “Douglas Ribeiro da Silva Field School in São Paulo (Brazil, 24 Aug-1 Sept 2018): new details revealed!”
Read our conversation with Antonio Bramante, a Professor at the University of Sorocaba (Brazil) who has been actively involved in the WLO since the late 1970s, and recently (re)joined WLO Board of Directors.
We talked to Stephen Anderson, member of the WLO Board of Directors and a Professor at Florida International University (USA). This short interview is part of a series of posts aimed to bring you closer to the members of our Board.
A call for applications to become a World Leisure Community of Excellence is open now and until the 1 July 2018. This designation is bestowed by the WLO, for a three-year period, upon communities of any size that have undertaken broad-based citizen involvement to promote leisure as integral to the social, cultural, economic, and sustainable … Continue reading “World Leisure Communities of Excellence: showcasing and networking opportunities”
WLO Communications and Events Coordinator, Mireia Iglesias, received the PCMA Global Scholarship and had the chance to travel all the way from Bilbao (Spain) to Nashville (United States) to attend PCMA 2018 Convening Leaders, which took place from the 7 to the 10 January. Events legacy, experience design, and more and more the importance of … Continue reading “Mireia Iglesias, WLO Communications and Events Coordinator, attends the PCMA 2018 Convening Leaders”
WLO Chief Operating Officer Cristina Ortega met Yolanda Perdomo, Director of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Affiliate Members Programme, at the UNWTO headquarters, which are located in Madrid, close to the WLO’s Scientific and Technical Office in Bilbao.
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