Tourism and Sustainability: A View from England
Dr. Daisy Fan, professor of management at Bournemouth University, has delivered a lecture on Socio-cultural impact of tourism on the sustainable development of countries and regions for students of RANEPA Institute of Finance and Sustainable Development (IFSD).
The lecture was based on Dr. Fan's research on the impact of the socio-cultural aspects of tourism on the regional economies, as well as on the formation and management of clusters as an effective tool for developing tourism in the world. The students showed particular interest in monitoring the socio-cultural impacts of tourism and the use of analysis in building digital platforms in tourism.
Ms. Fan answered questions from students, mainly concerning the development of inbound and domestic tourism, the conservation of natural resources and the environment in the tourism industry. She also highlighted the importance of developing intercultural competencies for effective communication.
“The English professor’s lecture showed us new opportunities for research in the tourism industry and opportunities for the exchange of student research experience between Bournemouth University and RANEPA,” third-year student Yana Miller shared her impressions after the lecture.
Maria Belyakova, head of the Sports and Tourism Industry Management Department at RANEPA IFSD, spoke in more detail about building relationships and interaction: “One of our strategic goals is to develop international partnerships with leading innovative universities in the world to do international research in the field of tourism, implement joint educational projects and organize exchanges of students and faculty.”
Bournemouth University is a public university in Bournemouth, Dorset, England, established at the beginning of the last century. It is an innovative, supportive, cosmopolitan school. The university currently has over 18,000 students, including over 1,500 international students. The employment rate of BU graduates exceeds 90%. The university ranks fourth in the UK among universities that have recently made the greatest leap in research development. According to Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), BU shows world leading results in 8 out of 10 scientific areas. The Bournemouth University School of Tourism is also recognized as the World Tourism Organization (WTO) Tourism Center of Excellence.