Networking for Growth and Digital Business: Local Urban Tourism SMTEs and ICT

  • Graeme Evans


The paper is based on a three year action research project — Networking for Growth — which developed a network of tourism (SMTEs) and emerging multimedia firms in a local area (“borough” of Islington) of North London. This enabled collaboration between ICT/web designers, tourism information (TIC) and tourism suppliers, supported by local education and enterprise agencies. This action research project was initiated as a partnership between the University of North London; Discover Islington — the tourist information agency for this borough — with funding support from the area Training and Enterprise Council (TEC) and the UK government’s Urban Programme.


Fair Trade Tourism Activity Action Research Project Support Agency Urban Tourism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Graeme Evans
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  1. 1.Centre for Leisure and Tourism StudiesUniversity of North LondonEngland

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