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We did it (URSI Conference) - Place Branding and Strategic Planning

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Place Branding and Strategic Spatial Planning: Towards a conceptual model to brand regions
Eduardo Henrique da Silva Oliveira
Eduardo is a Ph.D. researcher at the Department of Spatial Planning & Environment, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. He was born in Braga, Portugal, and studied Geography and Planning at the University of Minho, Portugal. Then, he completed a post-degree in Tourism and Regional Development at the Portuguese Catholic University and he currently holds a M.Sc. in Marketing and Strategic Management from the School of Economics and Management, University of Minho and University Sains Malaysia. His work focuses on the theory and practice of place branding in strategic spatial planning.
Abstract Place branding aims to make a country, a region, or a city stand out in the complex and changing marketplace, enhance the place reputation and contribute to the development. A place branding strategy asserts the place’s uniqueness and fact…

Reblogged - Qatar: All that glitters… by Samantha J. Manniex

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Qatar: All that glitters…
Shiny towers stand next to on-going construction work: Doha Corniche
(Photo: Author’s own) credits By Samantha J. Manniex http://blog.inpolis.com/2012/11/22/qatar-all-that-glitters/ Ten years ago, how many average people in the Western world had any reason to think about Qatar? How many people had even heard of it? Fast forward to 2012, and Qatar has become the country everyone’s talking about. And usually for the right reasons, thanks to the determined image building and reputation management strategy implemented by the country’s leader. Qatar has been getting richer since its independence from Britain in 1971, when it began to fully exploit its enormous reserves of oil and natural gas. After ousting his father from the throne in 1995, the current Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani has put this tiny country firmly on the map. As discussed in detail by Kenneth Wardrop in his recent article for Place Management & Branding, Qatar’s nation branding efforts have be…

URSI Research Conference, November 29rd, 2012

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Atelier Istanbul - Arnavutköy

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Reblogged - Tourism in Berlin – Opportunities and Challanges for the City

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Tourism in Berlin – Opportunities and Challanges for the CityReblogged http://blog.inpolis.com/2012/11/12/tourism-in-berlin-opportunities-and-challanges-for-the-city/
Tourism in Berlin – Opportunities and Challanges for the Cityby Aresby Ares Kalandides On Saturday 10th November 2012, several Berlin groups of the German Green party organized a one-day conference to talk about tourism and its consequences for Berlin. The context is important: in 2011, before the Berlin elections, there had been several very controversial public discussions on tourism, which were covered by the media (1)(2)(3) and led to a substantial polarization of the discussion. I did not manage to stay for the whole conference, but I was on the initial panel and would like to repeat here what I said:

Best in Travel 2013 - Top 10 regions

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Best in Travel 2013 - Top 10 regions

Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/themes/best-in-travel-2013/top-10-regions/?intaffil=lpemail#ixzz2BiKhSQDG


Best in Travel 2013 - Top 10 regions23 October, 2012 1. Corsica, FranceMelting pot of Med to host Tour Best for: Activities, events, food Mixing the cultures of Italy and France yet fiercely Corsican, the French Mediterranean island of Corsica has a furious beauty. It is this epic beauty combined with its challenging topography that make it a spectacular choice to host the historic centenary of the initial stages of the Tour de France. Race organisers wanted the hundredth Tour to start in an enchanting location, and decided Corsica was the place; this will be the first time the race has braved its challenges. 2. The Negev, IsraelDesert in throes of transformation Best for: Adventure, activities, off the beaten track Acacia Raddiana tree in the Negev desert. © Copyright Lonely Planet Images For decades the Negev was regarded as nothing but a …

Where to Go This Winter | Travel News from Fodor's Travel Guides

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Where to Go This Winter | Travel News from Fodor's Travel Guides

Winter getaways are often divided into two camps: hitting the slopes or sun worshipping. And while we're big fans of both vacation styles, there are plenty of other getaways that are perfect for the winter months. Here, some clever escapes from winter doldrums—think a soul-searching trip to Sedona and a city break in Lisbon, one of Europe's best under-the-radar gems. MendozaWhy Go Now: Escape dreary winter days with a sun-drenched getaway to South America's premier wine region, which further beckons with affordable rates on hotels and restaurants and as much world-renowned Malbec as you can throw back. Mendoza City draws urbanites with an easily navigable geography and impressive culinary scene. The vineyard-rich countryside is as much an appeal for outdoor-lovers as it is oenophiles, with mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding against the dramatic backdrop of the Andes Mountains. Where to Stay: The 1…

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Destination Branding & Marketing IV

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@WCTR_tourism World-leading research centre for all things tourism; specialisms  #hospitality   -- Welsh Centre for Tourism Research, Cardiff School of Management, Visit us at: www.uwic.ac.uk/wctr


PORTUGAL - A BELEZA DA SIMPLICIDADE - HD

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Place Branding & Strategic Planning Presentation

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Towards a conceptual model to brand regions

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Eduardo OliveiraPhD Researcher   Department of Spatial Planning & Environment Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen https://twitter.com/eduoliveira98

English where she is spoke

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Language skills English where she is spoke Oct 24th 2012, 14:27 by R.L.G. | NEW YORK LAST YEAR we looked at the first-ever global survey of English-language skills by EF Education First, a teaching company. This year, EF has produced its second study of the same subject. It's worth revisiting for the changes between last year and this one.  First, I'll repeat my caveat from last year: "This was not a statistically controlled study: the subjects took a free test online and of their own accord.  They were by definition connected to the internet and interested in testing their English; they will also be younger and more urban than the population at large. But Philip Hult, the boss of EF, says that his sample shows results similar to a more scientifically controlled but smaller study by the British Council." The test will obviously not reach poor and rural folk who lack internet access.  So if a country has an urban elite who are good with English, and a lot of rural po…

According to the New York Times

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According to the New York Times, the job market wants YOU :)!

University of Groningen ranked 81 in NY Times Top 100 when it comes to employability of graduates. 

http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2012/10/25/world/asia/25iht-sreducemerging25-graphic.html?ref=asia


Journal of Vacation Marketing Online Table of Contents Alert

Journal of Vacation Marketing Online Table of Contents Alert A new issue of Journal of Vacation Marketing is available online:October 2012; Vol. 18, No. 4 
The below Table of Contents is available online at: http://jvm.sagepub.com/content/vol18/issue4/?etoc
ArticlesValidation of cognitive image dimensions for rural tourist destinations: A contribution to the management of rural tourist destinationsAna Isabel Polo Peña, Dolores María Frías Jamilena, and Miguel Ángel Rodríguez MolinaJournal of Vacation Marketing 2012;18 261-273
http://jvm.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/18/4/261
An advanced framework for food trail performanceAllison Anderson and Lisa LawJournal of Vacation Marketing 2012;18 275-286
http://jvm.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/18/4/275
Recognising new market opportunities and selecting appropriate segments: Targeting Chinese outbound touristsBruce Prideaux, Jenny Cave, Michelle Thompson, and Jonathan SibtainJournal of Vacation Marketing 2012;18 287-299
http://jvm.sagepub.com/cg…