On 1 June the third China Meet Up took place. During this event Saying Chen, who teaches Chinese at the Academy for Tourism, explained some of the basics of the Chinese language to the audience.
Cruise ship pollution gained a lot of media attention, as did stress and happiness issues related to holiday choices. Eke Eijgelaar and Jeroen Nawijn created a media buzz by giving several interviews on these topics.
The Dutch sustainability website P+ published an interview with Academy for Tourism associate professor Paul Peeters. The article is about Carmacal, the calculating of carbon footprints in tourism products, and how companies and consumers can use this information.
On 25 May, the second China Meet-Up took place. During this meeting, three entrepreneurs shared with the audience their insights on working with Chinese tourists and customers.
Paul Peeters has become a member of ‘Het Groene Brein’ network. This is a network of over 100 Dutch scientists developing a new sustainable economy. He was also interviewed by the New Zealand sustainable tourism site SustainNEWS about the role and limitations of technology in developing a more sustainable aviation sector.
At the South Central University for Nationalities in Wuhan, Dineke spoke about the way in which The Palace Museum (Forbidden City) in Beijing is currently interpreted for English-speaking tourists.
In the past week, Ko Koens, Mata Haggis and Goof Lukken were in the Dutch dailies and on television, about several subjects: last minute trips to Turkey, a computer game and a baby elephant.
On 26 April, Dutch daily ‘de Volkskrant’ published an article on booming tourism in Parkstad Limburg. Jeroen Klijs talks about tourism in the former mine region.
At the 31st International Tourism Student Conference in Madrid last week, the NHTV delegation of the International Tourism Management programme was rewarded with the Best Paper Award.
This week Jos van der Sterren was featured in EditieNL. He was interviewed on his thoughts on tourism in Turkey after the recent arrest of columnist Ebru Umar.