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Jan 1
1970

WLO Photo Contest – It is your time!!! Share with us your best leisure moment from 2017

As for every activity we organize, we think about our WLO Members and giving them the voice and the opportunity to participate. For this time, we would really like to see you sharing with us your best leisure moments and experiences from 2017.

See below the one of the most memorable “moments” from Cristina Ortega, WLO COO, in 2017.

How to participate? Very easy!

Only for WLO Members! Send us your photos together with a title and short description by December 31st. to secretariat@worldleisure.org

The winners will be announced by January, 2018.

For the winners!

The winner will get 2018 free Individual Membership and a free 15th. World Leisure Congress Registration Ticket. The second winner will get the 2018 free individual membership.

It is time we get to know each other better!!! WLO will be publishing and sharing your stories from the time you start submitting them in our social media channels.

 

It is all about what makes me feel...

COO_2017LeisureMoment

La Bohéme at The Royal Opera House, it moves me. The moment you sit and wait. You get excited. The thoughts of the UNIQUE moment you are going to share with all the crowd.  The feeling that the world stops for a while. The one and only thing, the story, the melody, the act…and La Bohéme!
Despite, I know the end of the story, I always end up crying!

As for every activity we organize, we think about our WLO Members and giving them the voice and the opportunity to participate. For this time, we would really like to see you sharing with us your best leisure moments and experiences from 2017.

See below the one of the most memorable “moments” from Cristina Ortega, WLO COO, in 2017.

How to participate? Very easy!

Only for WLO Members! Send us your photos together with a title and short description by December 31st. to secretariat@worldleisure.org

The winners will be announced by January, 2018.

For the winners!

The winner will get 2018 free Individual Membership and a free 15th. World Leisure Congress Registration Ticket. The second winner will get the 2018 free individual membership.

It is time we get to know each other better!!! WLO will be publishing and sharing your stories from the time you start submitting them in our social media channels.

 

It is all about what makes me feel...

COO_2017LeisureMoment

La Bohéme at The Royal Opera House, it moves me. The moment you sit and wait. You get excited. The thoughts of the UNIQUE moment you are going to share with all the crowd.  The feeling that the world stops for a while. The one and only thing, the story, the melody, the act…and La Bohéme!
Despite, I know the end of the story, I always end up crying!

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Jan 1
1970

Thomas and Ruth Rivers International Scholarship is now open!

Thomas and Ruth Rivers International Scholarship – Open Call
Are you in final year graduate or undergraduate in a college or university program, with a major in recreation, leisure studies, leisure services, leisure resources or tourism studies? Then Thomas and Ruth Rivers International Scholarship is for you!!! – Apply now! More info: http://bit.ly/2j36NfT

“My experience in attending the World Leisure Congress was unprecedented in terms of the quality of the research presentations I was able to attend, as well as to the numbers of inspirational scholars that I was privileged to get to meet from all around the world. I was also very fortunate to present my dissertation research, under the auspices as one of the recipients of this award, and received a great deal of supportive and critical feedback at a critical time in my own research. The highlight of my participation at the Congress, however, has to have been the afternoon that I got to spend exploring the highlights of Durban with three senior scholars, whose work I have been reading for years.” Meghan Muldoon, University of Waterloon – 2016 TRISS Winner

Thomas and Ruth Rivers International Scholarship – Open Call
Are you in final year graduate or undergraduate in a college or university program, with a major in recreation, leisure studies, leisure services, leisure resources or tourism studies? Then Thomas and Ruth Rivers International Scholarship is for you!!! – Apply now! More info: http://bit.ly/2j36NfT

“My experience in attending the World Leisure Congress was unprecedented in terms of the quality of the research presentations I was able to attend, as well as to the numbers of inspirational scholars that I was privileged to get to meet from all around the world. I was also very fortunate to present my dissertation research, under the auspices as one of the recipients of this award, and received a great deal of supportive and critical feedback at a critical time in my own research. The highlight of my participation at the Congress, however, has to have been the afternoon that I got to spend exploring the highlights of Durban with three senior scholars, whose work I have been reading for years.” Meghan Muldoon, University of Waterloon – 2016 TRISS Winner

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Jan 1
1970

The Third World Leisure Expo and Forum in Hangzhou: a gathering platform to advance in global leisure concepts

This year, and from the 20 October to the 12 November, the World Leisure Expo and Forum has a more international feel gathering exhibitors and speakers from all over the globe. The four main spotlights include the Third World Leisure Expo, the World Summit Forum on Leisure Development, the Leisure Festival for Citizens and the Route of Leisure Experience Demonstration Area.

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This year, and from the 20 October to the 12 November, the World Leisure Expo and Forum has a more international feel gathering exhibitors and speakers from all over the globe. The four main spotlights include the Third World Leisure Expo, the World Summit Forum on Leisure Development, the Leisure Festival for Citizens and the Route of Leisure Experience Demonstration Area.

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Jan 1
1970

Senthil Kumaran Piramanayagam (India): “I am researching to develop a comprehensive universal design of built leisure infrastructure”

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!

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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!

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Jan 1
1970

China-Hungary international cooperation in the field of Leisure fostered by two WLO Board Members

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 were able to: give a detailed description on a professional sports manager’s position, write a CV to apply to a professional sports club, and successfully complete a test with several questions. Parallel to this teaching activity, Dr. Banhidi had the opportunity to join Dr. Zhou’s research team and assist her in her work as an advisor for cities in the province to develop their leisure and tourism. More specifically, he accompanied her in a visit to Quingyuan County to analyze the local conditions and plans by the communities.

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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 were able to: give a detailed description on a professional sports manager’s position, write a CV to apply to a professional sports club, and successfully complete a test with several questions. Parallel to this teaching activity, Dr. Banhidi had the opportunity to join Dr. Zhou’s research team and assist her in her work as an advisor for cities in the province to develop their leisure and tourism. More specifically, he accompanied her in a visit to Quingyuan County to analyze the local conditions and plans by the communities.

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Jan 1
1970

World Leisure Board of Directors – Open Call for Nominations. Deadline: Tuesday, 31st October 2017

WLO is currently seeking international leisure field scholars and professionals who want to invest their time in strengthening our organization. We are looking for thought leaders to assist WLO in empowering our projects and community, advocating for the leisure field and supporting our members worldwide.

The advancement and growth of WLO would not exist without the commitment and passion of our volunteer leaders.

WLO Board seats are open to any WLO  member in good standing and members appointed will serve a three-year term beginning January 1, 2018.

Expressions of Interest should be sent to secretariat@worldleisure.org as e-mail attachment in PDF File, no later than Tuesday, 31st October 2017.

For more information about the Open Call for Nominations and Board Members Characteristics needed for the 2018-2021 term click: 2018_WLO_Elections_Board_Member

 

More info about World Leisure Organization and Board of Directors: WLO – About Us

 

WLO is currently seeking international leisure field scholars and professionals who want to invest their time in strengthening our organization. We are looking for thought leaders to assist WLO in empowering our projects and community, advocating for the leisure field and supporting our members worldwide.

The advancement and growth of WLO would not exist without the commitment and passion of our volunteer leaders.

WLO Board seats are open to any WLO  member in good standing and members appointed will serve a three-year term beginning January 1, 2018.

Expressions of Interest should be sent to secretariat@worldleisure.org as e-mail attachment in PDF File, no later than Tuesday, 31st October 2017.

For more information about the Open Call for Nominations and Board Members Characteristics needed for the 2018-2021 term click: 2018_WLO_Elections_Board_Member

 

More info about World Leisure Organization and Board of Directors: WLO – About Us

 

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Jan 1
1970

WLO Treasurer, Yvonne Klerks, visited WLO Office in Bilbao for a working meeting

For two very intense days Yvonne Klerks, WLO Treasurer, met the team at WLO Office in Bilbao. This has recently become kind of a traditional working meeting in which team members recap and reflect in the future activity and projects of the organization. These are always intense and long days, accompanied by a learning process.

Some of the results of the meeting will be shared in the upcoming Board Meeting in Hangzhou, next October, 2017.

For two very intense days Yvonne Klerks, WLO Treasurer, met the team at WLO Office in Bilbao. This has recently become kind of a traditional working meeting in which team members recap and reflect in the future activity and projects of the organization. These are always intense and long days, accompanied by a learning process.

Some of the results of the meeting will be shared in the upcoming Board Meeting in Hangzhou, next October, 2017.

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Jan 1
1970

Hear from previous participants and get ready for the next Field School in São Paulo 2018!

WL Centers of Excellence (WLCE) network are currently working on the next WL Field School, which will take place on the occasion of the next WL Congress 2018 in São Paulo, connected to the theme of the Congress: “Leisure Beyond Constraints”. Students from the 3 WLCE and Brazilian students will participate in the Field School and work together on leisure case studies.

In preparation of this new edition of the WL Field School, we wanted to share with you the experience of some participants in Field Schools in Mobile (Alabama, US, 2014) and Durban (South Africa, 2016).

Rosangela Martins de Araujo Rodrigues

University of São Paulo (Brazil)

C_Rosangela Martins2-60“Initially, I thought the Field School was about sharing knowledge and experience with the local community, but I soon realized how much one can be taught from a different culture and from learners from different nationalities, on a reciprocal learning process. As a challenge of this experience, I would highlight proposing leisure solutions in a context that was very different from mine. That way, the Durban Field School brought an important upgrade to my professional and scientific path. The next edition will take place in one of the largest megacities in the world,  which has inhabitants who are native of more than 200 countries. It is marked by its architectural and gastronomic diversity, and for concentrating the largest Brazilian cultural pole, as well as the largest hotel complex in Latin America and the main office to renowned academic centers. The students will find this scenario of cultural plurality in 2018, because São Paulo is all well and good!”.

Gift Muresherwa

Cape Peninsula University of Technology (Cape Town, South Africa)

C_Gift Muresherwa-FD Testimony-60“The Field School provided me with an exceptional opportunity that allowed me to work together with student delegates from various universities around the world in international and multi-disciplinary groups on a project related to the city of Durban. Through the discussions we had, in trying to accomplish the assigned tasks, knowledge was exchanged which enabled building on each other’s expertise. From this I learnt that if people work together, aiming to achieve set goals, the result is always fulfilling. The main highlight for this Field School to me was the contact we had with the community members particularly our host, the residents and sangoma (traditional healer). It was an amazing experience experiencing the rich tourist products of the Inanda area while trying to find best ways to market these products to benefit local businesses and community. I highly recommend academics regardless of level of study to participate in the Field School since there is much to learn and makes one to meet wonderful people from different parts of the world”.

Karabelo Khophoche

Central University of Technology (Free State Bloemfontein, South Africa)

C_Karabelo Khophoche-FS testimony-60“Firstly I would like to thank all the organisers and programme managers that made the Field School possible. It was an exceptional programme that I got to engage in and I am glad I got to be part of it as day by day I got to learn and discover many insightful information that I still use in my field till this day. Getting to be around different individuals from different cultures and speak diverse languages for me was the highlight of the entire Field School programme, as it allowed us to have many perspectives and dimensions when we had to work together. This is a great programme and I would love to do again, but also would definitely recommend it to every student to participate in it. It is one of the best experiences one can be part of at any given time”.

Lizzy Klijs

NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands)

C_Lizzy Klijs-60“During the Field School in both Alabama and Durban I got the opportunity to communicate with a wide variety of students from different disciplines and backgrounds, where leisure was the connecting topic. I noticed similarities but also differences in the perception of leisure in different contexts and countries. So I have learned that in some countries leisure is mainly perceived as sports, yet in other countries the word has a broader definition (also including events and attractions). This was one of the very important learnings I took with me, especially working with people globally. In my opinion the main highlight of the Field School has been that leisure students from different countries were united to discuss the phenomenon leisure. For all students over the world it is a great opportunity to join the Field School and the World Leisure Congress. The Field School gives you the opportunity to work on the practical side, yet the Congress gives you insights into the more theoretical and academic side of leisure. A perfect combination in my opinion. Participating in the Field School and presenting at the World Leisure Congress twice opened a lot of doors for me, and made me grow as a professional in the field of leisure”.

WL Centers of Excellence (WLCE) network are currently working on the next WL Field School, which will take place on the occasion of the next WL Congress 2018 in São Paulo, connected to the theme of the Congress: “Leisure Beyond Constraints”. Students from the 3 WLCE and Brazilian students will participate in the Field School and work together on leisure case studies.

In preparation of this new edition of the WL Field School, we wanted to share with you the experience of some participants in Field Schools in Mobile (Alabama, US, 2014) and Durban (South Africa, 2016).

Rosangela Martins de Araujo Rodrigues

University of São Paulo (Brazil)

C_Rosangela Martins2-60“Initially, I thought the Field School was about sharing knowledge and experience with the local community, but I soon realized how much one can be taught from a different culture and from learners from different nationalities, on a reciprocal learning process. As a challenge of this experience, I would highlight proposing leisure solutions in a context that was very different from mine. That way, the Durban Field School brought an important upgrade to my professional and scientific path. The next edition will take place in one of the largest megacities in the world,  which has inhabitants who are native of more than 200 countries. It is marked by its architectural and gastronomic diversity, and for concentrating the largest Brazilian cultural pole, as well as the largest hotel complex in Latin America and the main office to renowned academic centers. The students will find this scenario of cultural plurality in 2018, because São Paulo is all well and good!”.

Gift Muresherwa

Cape Peninsula University of Technology (Cape Town, South Africa)

C_Gift Muresherwa-FD Testimony-60“The Field School provided me with an exceptional opportunity that allowed me to work together with student delegates from various universities around the world in international and multi-disciplinary groups on a project related to the city of Durban. Through the discussions we had, in trying to accomplish the assigned tasks, knowledge was exchanged which enabled building on each other’s expertise. From this I learnt that if people work together, aiming to achieve set goals, the result is always fulfilling. The main highlight for this Field School to me was the contact we had with the community members particularly our host, the residents and sangoma (traditional healer). It was an amazing experience experiencing the rich tourist products of the Inanda area while trying to find best ways to market these products to benefit local businesses and community. I highly recommend academics regardless of level of study to participate in the Field School since there is much to learn and makes one to meet wonderful people from different parts of the world”.

Karabelo Khophoche

Central University of Technology (Free State Bloemfontein, South Africa)

C_Karabelo Khophoche-FS testimony-60“Firstly I would like to thank all the organisers and programme managers that made the Field School possible. It was an exceptional programme that I got to engage in and I am glad I got to be part of it as day by day I got to learn and discover many insightful information that I still use in my field till this day. Getting to be around different individuals from different cultures and speak diverse languages for me was the highlight of the entire Field School programme, as it allowed us to have many perspectives and dimensions when we had to work together. This is a great programme and I would love to do again, but also would definitely recommend it to every student to participate in it. It is one of the best experiences one can be part of at any given time”.

Lizzy Klijs

NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands)

C_Lizzy Klijs-60“During the Field School in both Alabama and Durban I got the opportunity to communicate with a wide variety of students from different disciplines and backgrounds, where leisure was the connecting topic. I noticed similarities but also differences in the perception of leisure in different contexts and countries. So I have learned that in some countries leisure is mainly perceived as sports, yet in other countries the word has a broader definition (also including events and attractions). This was one of the very important learnings I took with me, especially working with people globally. In my opinion the main highlight of the Field School has been that leisure students from different countries were united to discuss the phenomenon leisure. For all students over the world it is a great opportunity to join the Field School and the World Leisure Congress. The Field School gives you the opportunity to work on the practical side, yet the Congress gives you insights into the more theoretical and academic side of leisure. A perfect combination in my opinion. Participating in the Field School and presenting at the World Leisure Congress twice opened a lot of doors for me, and made me grow as a professional in the field of leisure”.

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Jan 1
1970

WLO presents its new, member-driven, SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

An invitation for expressions of interest to contribute to defining the key topics for World Leisure Organization Special Interest Groups (SIGs) was launched in 2016. This invitation responded to a priority that was pointed out during an open debate held in 2016 LARASA World Leisure Congress (Durban, South Africa): open and accessible SIGs should be developed to update and replace the Commissions formed in the 1970s, they should be member-generated and member-driven.

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An invitation for expressions of interest to contribute to defining the key topics for World Leisure Organization Special Interest Groups (SIGs) was launched in 2016. This invitation responded to a priority that was pointed out during an open debate held in 2016 LARASA World Leisure Congress (Durban, South Africa): open and accessible SIGs should be developed to update and replace the Commissions formed in the 1970s, they should be member-generated and member-driven.

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Jan 1
1970

Strengthening Chinese-Hungarian ties through table tennis

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.

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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.

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