7. mednarodna konferenca ENCUENOTROS

7th International Tourism Conference ENCUENTROS

Sustainable destinations: walking the sustainable talk

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Organized by:

University of Primorska, Faculty of Tourism Studies Turistica

Please, proceed to the Encuentros web page, where you will find all the information required: HERE.

The conference topics should be limited to the main theme, which aims at closing the theory – ideology – policy – behaviour gap; thus identifying challenges and needs associated with desirable level of sustainability of the tourism industry in various contexts of the industry.

Some examples of topics/contexts are:

  • Theoretical underpinnings of sustainable tourism & demand;
  • Monitoring sustainability of tourism demand & supply;
  • (un)Sustainable impacts of tourism;
  • Increasing the sustainable tourism behaviour at supply & demand level;
  • Technology for sustainable tourism supply & demand;
  • Policies for sustainable tourism supply & demand;
  • Case studies of worst and best sustainable practices in tourism;
  • Conceptualizing sustainable tourism demand & supply of “tomorrow”.

Participants are encouraged to cover the generally well accepted aspects of sustainability; social sustainability, environmental sustainability and economic sustainability. Given the main theme of the conference contributors are also encouraged to confine (as much as possible) to only one of the aspects and support their discussions with empirical evidence (credible, but of any kind).

KEYNOTES

    • Stefan Gössling (professor Linnaeus and Lund University)
    • Sara Dolnicar (editor ATR, tourism professor The UQ)
    • Irena Ateljevic (researcher, Tourism Institute Zagreb)

 

PRESENTATIONS

Presentations are to be delivered either in a format of full oral or poster presentation.

  • Full papers: only in person
  • Work in progress: in person or poster
  • Theses: only in person
  • Case study: in person or poster

WORKSHOPS

Two workshops will be organized, featuring the supply and demand side of sustainable walk in the hospitality industry.

  1. Increasing environmentally sustainable supply in & outside of hotels

The workshop is suitable for hospitality industry professionals responsible for the purchase of goods used for delivering services to their guests. Workshop will provide some best practices that can effectively improve sustainable footprint of their companies, by stimulating the sustainable walk of their suppliers. Speakers will also talk about pros and challenges of the “supply – side sustainable walk”

  • Park hotel Ljubljana (B&B hotels, Travel Life, Slovenia Green)
  • Tourism Ljubljana (Green distribution chains, Green Capital of Europe)
  • Bio Terme Mala Nedelja (EU Ecolabel, Self-sufficiency)
  • Terme Snovik (EU Ecolabel, Slovenia Green)
  • WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme, UK)

  1. Increasing environmentally sustainable demand in/outside of hotels

The workshop is suitable for hospitality industry professionals interested in improving sustainable behaviour of guests. Workshop will provide some best practices that can effectively improve sustainable footprint of their companies, by stimulating the sustainable walk of their guests. Speakers will also talk about pros and challenges of the “demand – side sustainable walk”.

  • Hoteli Bernardin d.d. (Reducing plate-waste)
  • Eko Hotel Bohinj (Reducing energy and water use)
  • Park hotel Ljubljana (Improving sustainable awareness and action)
  • Kmetija Urška (Slovenia Green, EU Organic, EU Ecolabel)
  • WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme, UK)