NEWS

Oct 27 2017
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Get to know the facilitators and join WLO’s Special Interest Groups!

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are intended to focus upon a significant segment of leisure study and/or service. Member-generated and member-driven, they provide a space for WLO members to meet and work together at a global level. SIG are coordinated by the WLO Research and Knowledge Transference Committee, and particularly by the chair of the Committee Dr. Douglas A. Kleiber, University of Georgia.

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Oct 27 2017
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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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Oct 27 2017
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Jerome Singleton (Canada): “Leisure is any experience that has the following characteristics: it is fun, enjoyable, and relaxing, it is freely chosen”

Jerome Singleton is a professor and a leisure researcher at Dalhousie University (Canada). He is also the facilitator or the Special Interest Group (SIG) “Diversity, Access and Inclusion”. Jerome just renewed his membership and we took the opportunity to ask him a few questions to let you know him better.

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Oct 25 2017
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BOOKS: Recent and upcoming publications by scholars of the University of Otago (New Zealand)

If you want to feel the pulse of the work being produced in the field of leisure in Australia and New Zealand, here you are a selection generously provided by our colleagues at the Department of Tourism of the University of Otago. The following selection is focused mainly on tourism and, particularly, on tourism management, sustainable tourism, indigenous peoples, animal welfare, and sports tourism.

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Oct 25 2017
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WLO Treasurer and WLO COO discuss on leisure as a driving force for city development in a seminar at the University of Otago

The seminar “Leisure transforming old European industrial cities: case studies of Manchester and Bilbao” took place at the Department of Tourism of the University of Otago, in Dunedin (New Zealand), on the 12 October. Yvonne Klerks, WLO Treasurer and lecturer at NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences, Academy for Leisure, and Dr. Cristina Ortega, WLO Chief Operating Officer, ran this two part, 90 minute seminar, which started with a brief introduction about the industrial era in Europe, and then focused on two study cases that illustrate the role of leisure in a city’s transformation: Manchester (UK) and Bilbao (Spain).

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