Sustainable cruise destinations: reflections from around the world
Have you ever wondered about cruise ships? Are they good for Victoria? How does that industry work?
Royal Roads associate faculty member Dr. Clare Weeden, an expert on the cruise ship industry and its effect on destinations and the environment, will present on the benefits and challenges of developing a sustainable cruise industry Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Centre for Dialogue, Learning and Innovation Centre.
The School of Tourism and Hospitality Management will welcome Dr. Weeden in January 2020 as associate faculty for the Bachelor of Arts in Global Tourism Management program. She will be teaching Cruise Ship Tourism as the current topic for the Selected Topics in Tourism and Hospitality Management course.
Weeden is a is a social psychologist and principal lecturer in tourism and marketing at the Brighton Business School, University of Brighton, United Kingdom. Prior to her career in the post-secondary sector, she worked 12 years for the international hospitality industry. She holds a PhD from the University of Glasgow; her dissertation explored the holiday choices of ethical consumers.
She is interested in people and their behavior, particularly the ethical choices they make in life and how these connect with their personal values. She mostly explores this in the context of tourism choices, but also believes in challenging business to make ethical and responsible decisions.
In 2013, Weeden published Responsible Tourist Behaviour (Routledge). She also co-edited Managing Ethical Consumption in Tourism (Routledge) in 2014. Her latest book is 2016’s Cruise Ship Tourism (2nd edition) (CABI). She is the editor-in-chief for Tourism and Hospitality Research, and a member of the editorial boards of Tourism and Marine Environments and Tourism Recreation Research.