VII Tourism Students’ Virtual Conference


Welcome to students from the University of Lincoln as well as other visitors. Through this student-led Virtual Conference, we seek to involve final year tourism students in the exploration of the social and political dimensions of tourism of the early 21st century. Our conference theme for 2016 is "Society, access to tourism and tourism employment".

We invite you to actively participate in this stimulating event and engage in thought provoking debates. Join us in reflecting on issues of equality, access and participation in tourism as well as an analysis of tourism and hospitality working environments​. The conference gives students a unique opportunity to explore a range of critical issues in tourism. The key questions for the 2016 conference are:

  • Is access to tourism equal to all?
  • What are the social factors affecting access to tourism?
  • How do factors such as our gender, age, disability, ethnic identity and social status affect our access to tourism?
  • How can tourism help empower women?
  • Who are those working in tourism and what key challenges are they facing in tourism employment?

We look forward to exploring your ideas and seeing you engage in debates with other students. We hope you enjoy this experience!

Key Dates

Friday 29th April
Students to be sent login details

Monday 9th May
Students upload their discussion papers

Tuesday 10th May - Friday 13th May
Full conference runs and commentaries to be uploaded