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Global Tourism and Market-Driven Management
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Open Access Magazine:

'Global Tourism and Market-Driven Management'

Latest Edition: No 2 (2016)


[University of Milan-Bicocca,Piazza dell'Ateneo Nuovo 1, 20126 Milan, Italy

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Silvio M. Brondoni, Simona Franzoni
Silvio M. Brondoni
Nicola Bellini, Laetitia Convert
Carlo Massoletti
Fabrizio Mosca, Kamel Ben Youssef, Thomas Majd
Antonella Reitano, Marco Fazio, David W. Taylor
Mariapina Trunfio, Maria Della Lucia
Codrina Sandru, Florin Nechita
Marie Avellino Stewart

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RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2017, London, GB, 29.08.-01.09.2017
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Call for papers

RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2017

"Decolonising geographical knowledges: opening geography out to the world."

London, Tuesday 29 August – Friday 1st September 2017

Session sponsor: Geographies of Leisure and Tourism Research Group (GLTRG)

Call for papers: Geographies of cruise tourism: Navigating the field(s) of inquiry

Session convenors: Jo-Anne Lester (University of Brighton) & Antonio Paolo Russo (University Rovira i Virgili)


Cruise tourism unfolds within fluid, dynamic and often intensely competitive environments. Set against other forms of tourism the cruise market can be characterised as relatively niche. However sustained levels of market growth over the past two decades underscores its significance. Indeed investment in port developments and the infrastructure of receiving destinations is a key indicator of the continued confidence in the cruise sector and accompanying economic benefits.

Despite the developing interest and research activity from academics focusing on cruise tourism there remains a dearth of inquiry that reaches beyond economic and environmental impacts and consumer-orientated studies. Undoubtedly the landscape of cruise research is hampered by issues of access and accompanying methodological challenges, which often present barriers for those investigating cruise tourism. For example ship-based studies are scant and investigations within and from the perspective of receiving destinations remain relatively scarce, particularly so in relation to socio-cultural and technological processes of transformation of place. Moreover given the high levels of competition between cruise receiving ports of call, few inquiries exist that take a collaborative approach to research across destinations and regions.

Why is corporate health management so important?
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I recommend the following article!

Why is corporate health management so important?

Social trends are creating new and increased health risks in the work environment. This topic has powerful ethical considerations and includes a term that barely existed a decade ago: “presenteeism” – the practice of working while unwell or persistently working longer hours and/or taking fewer holidays than the terms of one’s employment allow, especially as a result of fear of losing one’s position or even employment. Employers that proactively use corporate health management to address potential issues can create significant competitive advantage.

Edited by Prof. Edward Yagi, from a speech made by Dr. Axel Baur, Senior Partner, McKinsey and Company, Tokyo Office

Key studies demonstrate a worrying trend in the relationship between employee healthcare and negative financial impact. Indeed, healthcare costs are shown to be increasing faster than other cost factors with presenteeism currently representing the biggest cost driver in many industries. Statistics show that just the top three problem classifications (psychiatric conditions, respiratory conditions, and musculoskeletal conditions) cause annual presenteeism costs of roughly US$8.4 billion for the German car manufacturing industry alone. Furthermore, compound annual growth rates of German employer healthcare costs were 4% between 2005 and 2010, while during the same period the comparable growth of wages and GDP was only 1%. In parallel, it has been estimated that UK employer failure to adequately invest in the health and wellbeing of their employees, costs the UK economy £57 billion a year in lost productivity.


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