12 Oct Professor Boyd Travel & Tourism Visit
Professor Stephen Boyd gave an overview of his background; Professor Boyd gained a degree in Geography from Queens then moved to Canada to gain a Master and PhD in Geography. Returned to NI in 2004 to take up a professor post within the Ulster University.
Professor Boyd explained that the travel and tourism sector is currently employing 108 million people within the UK which is more than many other sectors and contributed 30% of global GDP. In 2016 £851 million was spent by tourists in Northern Ireland alone. The tourist industry is certainly a lucrative and interesting industry to go into!