Annual conference

2014 Annual Conference bannerGCfE 8th Annual Conference

‘Travelling Europe’: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Place and Space

Wednesday/Thursday, 26-27 March 2014, University of Birmingham

Conference programme

This year marks a number of exciting events in the fields of travel and tourism within the UK and Europe. From the UK’s own Yorkshire earning the accolade of Europe’s leading travel destination to recent debates surrounding the High Speed 2 railway line, transport and travel have seldom been out of the headlines. In addition, several other developments are underway including the pioneering efforts of the European Commission to simplify visa procedures in a bid to attract more tourists. Coupled with our increasingly globalised world, it is now more pertinent than ever to consider these fields of travel and tourism in a European and indeed global context.