Participation in 2nd AMENET International Conference on Regional Integration
Lucy McCombes, Senior Lecturer on our MSc Responsible Tourism Management course, was recently invited to deliver a keynote presentation at the 2nd International AMENET Conference (Africa, Mediterranean and European in the Era of Global Integration).
AMENET brings academic partners and institutions together from participant countries. The focus of this year’s conference, hosted by the University of Las Palmas Gran Canaria (ULPGC) on 23rd October, was to share insight into the potential of sustainable tourism to promote human sustainable development in North-western African countries by contributing to economic integration and addressing climate change.
Lucy made her keynote presentation on ‘Responsible development and community-based tourism in The Gambia: what can we learn from the Ninki Nanka Trail’ which shared practical lessons from the work she has been doing in The Gambia for over 15 years.
This invitation to present from ULPGC’s Institute of Tourism and Sustainable Economic Development (Tides) follows Lucy’s previous partnership working with the university. These activities include her works as a visiting lecturer through the Erasmus Plus programme and working together on a consultancy project for Kuoni and the Travel Foundation researching the support needed by hoteliers in Gran Canaria to improve their sustainability performance.
Lucy McCombes is a tourism and community development professional with an academic background in Social Anthropology of Development and Responsible Tourism Management. She currently teaches social impacts of tourism and managing host-guest interaction.