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International Geographical Union Pre-Conference Symposium, Trier, Germany, 22.-25.08.2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joachim Willms [Managing Director]   

International Geographical Union Pre-Conference Symposium

Transforming and Managing Destinations:
Tourism and Leisure in a Time of Global Change and Risks

Trier (Germany)

22–25 August 2012


 Sessions, presentations & presenters

I    Global risks and risk management in tourism
     Chair: Hans Hopfinger (Eichstätt, Germany)

  1. Tourism, sustainability and climate change: policy responses for climate change adaptation in Botswana
    Jarkko Saarinen (Oulu, Finland)
  2. Destination Management in a Time of Climate Change and Systemic Crisis – the Case of Majorca, Balearic Islands
    Angela Hof (Bochum, Germany) & Macià Blázquez-Salom (Palma de Majorca, Spain)
  3. Summer ski areas in the Alps: first victims of climate change?
    Marius Mayer (Würzburg, Germany)
  4. A Comparison of the Trait of Tourist flows before and after Natural Disaster – case of the tourist flow to Jiuzhaigou before and after 8.0 Ms Wenchuan Earthquake, China
    Jie Zhang (Nanjing, China)                                                         

II  Challenges for the positioning of tourist destinations
     Chair: Werner Gronau (Stralsund, Germany)

  1. Challenges for the positioning of destinations: Destination formation processes and territorial boundaries
    Karlheinz Wöhler (Lüneburg, Germany)
  2. Jordan’s Golden Triangle – new diversification strategies in response to current transformation processes
    Markus Pillmayer & Nicolai Scherle (Eichstätt, Germany)
  3. Self-imposed managements in Ogasawara Islands and their academic capitals against World Heritage
    Takayuki Arima (Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan)
  4. Gender, still a power issue for use of public space by visitors and tourists?
    Dominique Vanneste (Heverlee, Leuven, Belgium)
  5. How to make a successful cultural event: case of the Constantin Exhibition
    Andreas Kagermeier (Trier, Germany)



III Governance aspects in destination development 
      Chair: Carolin Funck (Higashihiroshima, Japan)

  1. Destination Governance – A New Management Concept for Tourism Destinations?
    Anja Saretzki (Lüneburg, Germany)
  2. Change management of destinations: a new model based on the concept of stakeholder networks and participation
    Alexander Schuler (Berlin, Germany)
  3. Comparison of management styles of cross-border destinations: Lake Constance, Upper Rhine and the Catlins
    Tatjana Thimm (Konstanz, Germany)
  4. Responsible Tourism Development at National Parks in Chile
    Philip Griesser (Trier, Germany)

IV  ICT related challenges in tourism                                         
      Chair: Diana Marquardt (Emmerich, Germany)

  1. Novel technologies as challenges for the positioning of tourist destinations: Bucovina as a new tourist destination in a globalised world
    Heike Bähre (Berlin, Germany), Ulrike Fergen (Schwerin, Germany) & Annika Kessler (Schwerin, Germany)
  2. The Impact of Social Media on the Information Process of German Hotel Guests
    Nadine Chehimi (Trier, Germany)
  3. Social media in urban tourism and their impact on information search and spatial behavioural patterns
    Fanny Raab (Trier, Germany)

V   War Memorials and Tourism
     Chair: Rudi Hartmann (Denver, Colorado, United States)

  1. Tourism and War: An Ill Wind
    Richard Butler (Glasgow, Great Britain)
  2. The transformation from ‘war landscapes’ to ‘tourism memorial landscapes’
    Myriam Jansen-Verbeke (Leuven, Belgium)
  3. From triumph to reconciliation: rituals and tourism in Verdun
    Sandra Petermann (Mainz, Germany)
  4. War Memorials on the Western Front: British tourists and the embodiment of memory
    Stephen Miles (Dumfries, Great Britain)
  5. National Visitation on the Western Front: A Study of Some Great War Cemeteries
    Caroline Winter (Victoria, Australia)

VI  Local communities and small tourism businesses:Inequalities and exclusion in tourism development
     Chair: Nicolai Scherle (Eichstätt, Germany)

  1. Addressing Inequalities and Exclusion in South Africa's Tourism Economy: The Tourism Enterprise Partnership
    Christian M. Rogerson (Johannesburg, South Africa)
  2. Small scale and community-based tourism in the Mid-Rift region, Kenya: Current realities and future possibilities
    Gesa Kobs (Trier, Germany)
  3. Improving Sustainability of Tourism Development through Enhancing the Role of Local Communities – The Case Study of County-based Rural Tourism in Yangshuo, China
    Xiaoyang Yang (Göttingen, Germany)
  4. Space, Place, and Community: Seven Important Factors of the Resident Experience in Mountain Resorts
    Kathleen Scherf (Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada)

VII Tourism in rural areas    
      Chair: Felix Jülg (Wien, Austria)

  1. Rural Destinations Between Tourism Development and General Public Services
    Monika Rulle (Greifswald, Germany)
  2. Rural Tourism as a Means to Mitigate Economic Disparity in Japan
    Munehiko Asamizu (Yamaguchi, Japan)
  3. The Impact of World Heritage Tourism upon the Local Rural Area: The Case of Horse-Riding Tourism in the Villages around Lashihai Lake, Lijiang
    Guoqing Du (Niiza-shi, Saitama, Japan)
  4. Second Home Owners’ Relation to Rural Destinations: A Swedish Perspective
    Dieter K. Müller (Umeå, Sweden)

VIII Innovations in tourism development                                
       Chair: Monika Rulle (Lüneburg, Germany)

  1. Agrifood meets AgritourismOutlining a new trend in Cypriot tourism Industry
    Werner Gronau (Stralsund, Germany)
  2. Cultural routes – an aspect of creating receptive offers for city marketing and tourism in Barsinghausen by public transport
    Stephan Kinsner (Barsinghausen, Germany)
  3. Professional complaint management as a challenge for tourism industry
    Natalie Stors (Trier, Germany)
  4. The Innovative Potential of Inbound Tourism in Japan
    Carolin Funck (Higashihiroshima, Japan) & Malcolm Cooper (Jumonjibaru, Japan)

IX  Transformation processes in tourism destinations
     Chair: Macià Blázquez-Salom (Palma de Majorca, Spain)

  1. Tourism landscapes and heritage in change. Tallinn/Kadriorg case (Estonia)
    Tiit Kask (Tallinn, Estonia)
  2. 20 Years of Latvia in the Global Tourism System: Changes of Spatial Structures, Cluster Formation, Significant Destinations and Their Branding
    Maija Rozite & Aija van der Steina (Riga, Latvia)
  3. Developing step tour and ecotourism along the Silk Road
    Obidjon Khamidov (Tashkent, Uzbekistan)
  4. Morphology, Governance and regulation of coastal tourist destinations – guidelines for planning and conflict mitigation
    Carlos Cardoso Ferreira (Lisboa, Portugal)

X   Tourism heritage in change
     Takayuki Arima (Tokyo, Japan)

  1. Historic gardens as touristic areas of relaxation and tranquillity with great potential for the future
    Tim Harms (Trier, Germany)
  2. Dinosaurs, Mammoths and other Heavy Weights at Paleontological Heritage Destinations: The Question of Critical Mass in Educational Tourism Development
    Rudi Hartmann (Denver, Colorado, United States)
  3. Language, Heritage and Tourism in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo
    Alan Lew (Flagstaff, Arizona, United States)
  4. Jewish Hiloulas and Pilgrimages in Morocco: Essay about a less known form of religious tourism in Morocco
    Brahim Elfasskaoui (Meknès, Morocco)

XI  Achieving sustainability in tourism    
      Chair: Jarkko Saarinen (Oulu, Finland)

  1. Shifting the Discourse from Growth to Sustainability: New Approaches to Governance in Resort Destinations
    Alison M. Gill (Burnaby, Canada)
  2. The Greening of South Africa’s Hotels – An Exploratory Analysis
    Jayne M. Rogerson (Johannesburg, South Africa)
  3. Environmental management and sustainability in the hospitality business: the case of the Ecolodge Atlas Kasbah Agadir, Southwest Morocco
    El Boudribili Youssef (Agadir, Morocco)
  4. Ecolabelling in the Tourism Industry- A Step towards Sustainable Tourism Development or Marketing Tool?
    Steinbach, Anne & Dirk Reiser (Cologne, Germany)

Closing session                                                                                     

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