Scope

The dramatic events experienced in 2020 provide an unprecedented opportunity for tourism to evolve into a global force for peace, equitable prosperity and sustainability. Drawing from many decades of scholarship, we know that tourism can only be responsible to host communities if their residents are involved in technical discussions, planning, and policy-making. Accordingly, Smart Community Tourism Webinars fuels this transformation by leveraging emerging communications technology to inject the seldom-heard voices of host community members and microentrepreneurs into global discussions with industry, technocrats and academics.

Vision

Global interconnected networks of scholars conducting engaged research with industry and host communities informing the strategic evolution of tourism as a global force for peace, equitable prosperity and sustainability.

Mission

To democratize the creation, access, and use of tourism knowledge among industry, government, academia AND small host communities.

Goals

Goal 1: To facilitate the hybridization of hyper-local perspectives of host residents and professionals with the technical and scientific knowledge of industry professionals and academics.

Goal 2: To disseminate new global knowledge among under-resourced host residents to enable their improved tourism livelihoods and equitable voice in destination management.

Goal 3: To disseminate new global knowledge to well-resourced centers of power and influence to inject hyper-local perspectives into policy-making, scholarly agendas and industry practices.

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Executive Curators

Duarte B. Morais, Deputy Curator

North Carolina State University, USA

Jafar Jafari, Curator

University of Wisconsin-Stout, USA

Kazem Vafadari, Deputy Curator

Asia Pacific University, Japan

Associate Curators

Mónica Alatorre

Universidad de Las Américas, Ecuador

Cheng Li

Sichuan University, P.R. China  

Xu Jing

Global Tourism Economy Research Center, Macao

Koji Nakamura

Kanazawa University, Japan

 

Xerardo Pereiro

Universidade de Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal


Field Curators

Yasuo Nogami

Nogamihonkan Ryokan Inn, Japan

 

Apolonia Rodrigues

Alqueva Dark Skies, Portugal

Andreia Roque

Instituto Brazil Rural, Brazil

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Partners

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