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Organizer

Smart Community Tourism
Email
info@scotwebinars.org
Website
http://www.scotwebinars.org

Date

Dec 11 2021
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Time

New York time
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Languages

English
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Duarte B. Morais
Welcome remarks

Bruno Ferreira
Moderator

Jonathan Freeze
Panelist

Annelies Gentile
Panelist

Geetika Agrawal
Panelist

Sash Hickey
Panelist

Alyssa Ramirez
Panelist

Tom Baum
Panelist

Catherine Topel
Panelist

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 11 2021
  • Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Volume 34

Tourism gig economy in small communities
New forms of temporary, hyper-flexible, employment (i.e., gigs) have become prevalent in many economic sectors. Tourism is at the forefront of this trend with prominent web platforms such as Uber, Airbnb, and ToursByLocals disrupting formal retail monopolies. Advocates highlight the freedom and flexibility afforded by the gig economy, and detractors stress the precarious and undignified character of gig livelihoods. Rural communities have a dire need for innovative livelihood strategies, especially with the onset of COVID19, but implications of the gig economy in small rural host communities remain under-examined. Consequently, this webinar highlights how web platforms, microentrepreneurs and communities are adapting to rapid changes in the tourism gig economy in their interconnected journey towards recovery.
Program
Welcome remarks
Duarte B. Morais, North Carolina State University, USA
Moderator
Bruno Ferreira, Arizona State University, China
Destination perspectives
Jonathan Freeze, Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, USA
MicroEntrepreneurial / community perspectives
Annelies Gentile, Conduit for Change Raleigh, NC
Catherine Topel, Smoky Mountain Mangalitsa Farm, Waynesville, NC
Industry perspectives
Geetika Agrawal, Vawaa.com
Sash Hickey, HarvestHosts.com
Alyssa Ramirez, AirBnB.com
Cultural break
Discussion
Tom Baum, University of Strathclyde, Scotland
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