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TOURISM EDUCATION FUTURES INITIATIVE 9, Kamloops, Canada, 26.-29.06.2016
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    Thompson Rivers University

    Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

    June 26–29, 2016




Call for Contributions

Caring is rarely given serious attention. It tends to be associated with emotionality rather than rationality, weakness rather than strength. Talking about it publicly, in professional contexts, is likely to land you with the charge of naïveté for optimism. But it is precisely care—for our students, our communities, our planet—that unites our efforts at knowledge production and transmission with a larger sense of purpose. Knowing what we care about and working in service of it moves us away from a sense of inevitability for the status quo and toward alternate futures where tourism education can help to advance the good life for humanity, in the context of the ecosystem that sustains us.

Care ethics, which place a focus on the interdependence of human beings and the importance of context, challenge utilitarian views of the world and of the role of academia. They represent a counter force to the continued onslaught of neoliberal management in higher education, which would easily have us forget about the diverse types of capital that permeate tourism education and scholarship, beyond today’s typically narrow focus on money and the reputational forms of capital that currently dominate our work. By turning our attention toward a richer variety of capitals—social, intellectual, creative—within a framework of care and commitment toward those things which we value, we invite participants to disrupt current logics and practices, and to activate change in tourism education.

Please join us for an energetic, rigorous, creative, and soulful four days of intellectual growth and community-building for tourism higher education, amid the breathtaking scenery of Beautiful British Columbia.  We invite contributions ranging from the traditionally intellectual to the innovative, artistic, and experiential. 

3rd BITCO: Tourism Education in the 21st Century, Belgrade, Serbia, 18./19.03.2016
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3rd Belgrade International Tourism Conference

Tourism Education in the 21st Century: Policies, Practices, Internationalization
Belgrade, March 18 – 19, 2016


Following the previous two successful Belgrade International Tourism Conferences we are pleased to announce BITCO 2016 entitled "Tourism Education in the 21st Century: Policies, Practices, Internationalization".

Institutions specialized in education and training of tourism professionals have grown exponentially over the last decades. Much of this process was undoubtedly owing to the global development and overall impact of tourism which has become quite appealing to younger people for pursuing a prospective career.

Many researchers notice that existing tourism study programs are primarily oriented to mastering business skills and practical know-how. There are views in favour of obtaining relevant knowldge within a more comprehensive scope of studies. Only thus could graduate students become occupationally functional and, at the same time, be able to understand the multifaceted phenomenon of tourism. This will be of extreme importance in the future world of turbulences where tourism as such may be vulnerable due to various threats.

Therefore, the crucial issue in educating professionals in tourism industry is to achieve necessary balance between vocational skills and ”liberal aspects of tourism education“. Profesor John Tribe, one of the plenary speakers at the previously held conference - BITCO 2014, is particularly in favour of a curriculum resulting in what he calls ”philosophic practitioners“, i. e. the programs aimed at delivering better service, but also contributing to the construction of a better tourism world.

RSA Workshop 2016: Rescaling Heritage and Tourism; Rimini, I, 10.-12.02.2016
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RSA Workshop 2016

'Beyond the Great Beauty, Rescaling Heritage and Tourism'

10-12 February 2016 | Rimini, Italy 

The aim of the workshop is to promote the investigation of the entanglement between cultural heritage and tourism through a multi-level and multi-disciplinary perspective.

A particular focus will be given on adapting policies and practices to the new demand trends and on developing a quality offer that promotes local cultures and traditions.

At the same time, attention will be given to the sustainability dimension, such as landscape preservation and local culture. The seminar also welcomes contributions on other aspects of tourism and regional development.


Intimate relationships exist between the enhancement and preservation of cultural heritage and tourism as a fundamental driver for regional development. The time has come to give due recognition to the rescaling processes affecting heritage and tourism destinations, intended both as upscaling and downscaling. Rescaling heritage and tourism destinations can be seen as both a strategy pursued by national and regional agencies, or as unintended consequences of the constant interplay between an increasingly complex array of stakeholders, including cross-national institutions and local communities.

The aim of the RSA research network is to examine tourism diversity from the perspective of regional development in order to identify current challenges and opportunities in a more systematic manner, and hence provide the basis for a more well-informed integration of tourism into regional development strategies and move beyond political short-termism and buzzword fascination.

The Rimini workshop aims to discuss and exchange ideas, experiences, and research results about cultural heritage and tourism with a particular focus on the rescaling processes. This endeavour has in fact the potential of shedding new light on the intricate and multilayered decision-making processes underpinning the rescaling of heritage and tourism.

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