The international conference on slum tourism that was held in Bristol from 9-11 December 2010 was a great success. Delegates from 6 continents discussed a wide variety of subjects dealing with tourism in slums around the world.
The conference started with an interesting and entertaining discussion of tourism in the favelas by keynote speaker Bianca Freire Medeiros. Following this, 24 other presentations were given that sparked off great discussions not only directly following the presentation, but also during coffee breaks and the evening programme.
The conferences resulted in two publications:
- A special issue of the journal Tourism Geographies edited by Fabian Frenzel and Ko Koens
- and the edited volume Slum Tourism Poverty, Power, Ethics, edited by Fabian Frenzel, Ko Koens and Malte Steinbrink.