Dr Philip Long is an Honorary Visiting Research Associate and former head of the Department of Tourism and Hospitality at Bournemouth University. He is also an associate lecturer at the University of Sheffield Master’s programme in Cultural and Creative Industries Management. His previous academic posts were at Leeds Beckett and Sheffield Hallam Universities. His research and publications include work on: festivals, cultural events and their tourism dimensions; connections between creative industries and tourism; diaspora communities, social exclusion and tourism; and partnerships and collaboration in tourism development. Philip maintains long-standing links with the tourism, festivals and cultural sectors through his board membership of the International Festivals and Events Association (Europe) and fellowship of the Tourism Management Institute. Prior to his 30 year academic career, Philip worked for 12 years in the tourism industry in the UK and Zimbabwe.