The launch of Wish You Were Here: The Stories Behind Fifty of the World's Great Destinations

18.09.2020 | News

11:00am (UK time; 12:00 CET) Thursday 24 September 2020

Free Ticketed Event    

Join Terry Stevens and an international selection of guest speakers for the launch of Wish You Were Here: The Stories Behind Fifty of the World's Great Destinations, published by Graffeg. Discover what makes them great places to visit, who the people behind these successful operations are and what makes them leaders in world tourism destination management.   Hosted on Zoom by Graffeg, this event will include: 

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This book will give tourists and travelers a description of each of the 50 destinations with a personal explanation giving an insight as to why, and how, these destinations consistently deliver high quality visitor experiences. It aims to show the visitor how good management and an understanding of the importance of hospitality underpins the success of each destination. Tourists are now very interested in knowing more about how the places they visit are organized and how they get things right.   

About the Author

Professor Terry Stevens is an international tourism consultant who has now worked in 55 different countries around the world on all aspects of tourism development. A love of travel and an interest in landscape were inspired by a teacher of geography at Yeovil Grammar School and fuelled by fellow East Coker ‘villagers’ William Dampier (1651-1715), explorer, hydrographer and buccaneer, and the great twentieth-century poet T. S. Eliot. After graduating from Swansea and Reading universities, Terry held senior posts in tourism organisations in Wales. His company, Stevens & Associates, has worked for major international development agencies, national and regional tourist boards and numerous private businesses. In 2019 he was awarded the LUXLife Global Tourism Development Expert of the year. He is the author of one previous title with Graffeg, Landscape Wales, a pictorial celebration of the country's glorious natural treasures and landscapes.