Aug 7 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: International Leisure Review (Taiwan)

The International Leisure Review launches a call for papers on leisure, recreation, and related issues. The journal publishes studies of theoretical, applied and professional interest. Contributions may be in the form of original articles reporting the author’s research, reviews of a topic or issue, or case studies. Proposals for sets of papers addressing a common theme or issue are also encouraged.

The International Leisure Review is the official refereed journal of the Taiwan Leisure Association (TLA). It has a large, worldwide and diverse readership composed of researchers, scholars, educators, policymakers, and managers in the commercial, public and voluntary sectors, who work in the arts, the media, sport, tourism, community recreation, therapeutic recreation and other specific field, and in the wider leisure field.

Guidelines for authors are provided here.

Manuscripts and other proposals, as well as proposals of books for review, should be sent to the Guest Editor, Dr. Lawal Marafa, at

Deadline for submissions: end of November 2017.

Publication date: end of December 2017.

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Aug 7 2017

WLO and Leisure Media to start new forms of collaboration

Cristina Ortega, WLO Chief Operating Officer, visited the headquarters of Leisure Media in the town of Hitchin (UK) and met Liz Terry, the company’s CEO. The aim of the meeting was to pick up on a previously existing agreement between both organizations and expand it through new forms of collaboration.

Leisure Media edits more than 25 printed and digital publications specialized in Leisure and other, more specific areas such as Architecture & Design, Sports, Attractions or Health & Fitness, among others. Over the course 30 years, Leisure Media has gained expert knowledge in the field of Leisure practice, which is reflected in their high quality and always up-to-date publications. As expressed by Cristina Ortega, WLO COO: “Leisure Media publications are not only very interesting, but they are also an excellent means to grasp the latest trends in the field of Leisure. I think this type of contents is highly valuable to reconnect scholars and professionals, between them and with daily leisure practices, which is an underlying objective of WLO’s action”. It is WLO’s intention to capitalize on Leisure Media long-lasting expertise to offer its members a broader range of contents on Leisure. WLO thanks Leisure Media, and particularly Liz Terry, for their readiness to embark on new joint endeavors!

Some of the many publications published by Leisure Media are: Leisure Management magazine, CLADmag magazine (on Architecture & Design) or Attractions Management magazine.

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Aug 7 2017
Music cities conventions

Get discounted registration fees for the Music Tourism Convention and the Music Cities Convention!

If you are a WLO member, Sound Diplomacy and Music Cities Events are generously offering you discounted ticket for the largest largest and most extensive gathering on Music Tourism and Music Cities:

  • Music Tourism Convention, Franklin, TN. Will be held 21-22 September 2017 and will focus on all aspects of music tourism, from destination marketing, to making the most of your music attractions to looking inside the world’s best festivals. Speakers include the VP of Goldenvoice Concerts, the Head of Marketing UK at, the Executive Director of the Tina Turner Museum.
  • Music Cities Convention, Memphis, TN. Will be held 26 October 2017 and will focus on all aspects of music in cities from the problems facing artists to music strategies in cities to smart music cities and how data can be harnessed to help artists. Speakers include Chief Cultural Officer for the City of Philadelphia, Head of Culture for the City of Guadalajara and the musician Emily Barker.

These conventions are organised by Sound Diplomacy within the series of conferences Music Cities Events. Sound Diplomacy is the leading global advisor in increasing the value of music in cities, places and developments.

For more information on how to get the promotional code, contact

Photo credit: Music Cities Events.

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Aug 7 2017
Mireia at ICCA

WLO at ICCA‘s Association Meetings Programme in Fukuoka (Japan)

Mireia Iglesias, WLO Communication and Events Coordinator, travelled all the way to Fukuoka (Japan) to actively take part at the Association Meetings Programme. With an outstanding 3-day educational programme and speakers in the field, Mireia was selected as an association executive to take part and had the chance to learn and share with other international meeting industry professionals and colleagues, like Kay Troll from International Sport & Cultural Association (ISCA), Jon Bruno from Ecotourism International Society, Esther Banike from World Federation of Tourist Guide Association, and David Chapman from WYSE Travel Confederation.

The programme covered site inspections, seminars, table discussions, business exchanges, and networking sessions. Some of the session topics were: Practical aspects of association management; Online communication and digital strategy: conquering the digital; Understanding trends and opportunities, or Leaving a legacy, among others.

ICCA is the global community and knowledge hub for the international association meetings industry and represents the main specialists in organising, transporting, and accommodating international meetings and events. ICCA has over 1,000 member companies and organisations in almost 100 countries worldwide.

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Aug 7 2017
Yvonne_Klerks_at WLO Secretariat

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.

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