Smart Community Tourism (SCoT)

A monthly webinar series, is designed to broadcast the seldom-heard voices of the neglected bulk.

“‘Think Global, Act Local’ - or is it rather to ‘Think Local, Act Global’?”

Volume 44, Willy Legrand

“Villages with distinct appeals have the potential to become successful tourism destinations.”

Volume 38, Hera Oktadiana

“Inclusive growth creates employment opportunities and helps in reducing poverty. It provides equality of opportunity for all, empowering people through education and skill development.”

Satellite Volume 6, Noel Scott

Smart Community tourism

Smart Community Tourism (SCoT), a monthly webinar series, is designed to broadcast the seldom-heard voices of the neglected bulk. Its panels are populated with individuals who have expertise in small and medium-size tourism communities and operations. Each webinar deals with a thematic subject: by first setting the stage and outlining its parameters; subsequently identifying relevant issues, problems, and prospects; road-mapping operational strategies forward; and closing the session by inviting webinar participants to add their voices to the discussion. Sustainable tourism development, with built-in resiliency, is among the principles feeding the webinar series, advocating strategies which benefit all: the host, the guest, and the stakeholder populations. By bridging tourism theory and practice, the series brings to light the notion and practice of “A Nice Place to Live is a Nice Place to Visit“.

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Dec, 2022

Volume 46
Revisiting tourism villages in IndonesiaThe synergy of the penta-helix tourism stakeholders / / Following the success of previous webinar volume 38 on ‘empowering tourism villages: successful practices from Indonesia’, this webinar aims to furth...

Past webinars

The SCoT Webinar series aims to democratize the creation, access, and use of tourism knowledge among industry, government, academia and small host communities. Our growing community of contributors and participants envision ourselves as globally 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.

Based on SCoT’s goals, several webinars have been successfully held so far, available on the past webinars’ searchable page.

Jun, 2021

Volume 22

The Inca Trail and its impact on community-based tourism / / The Inca Trail (Qhapac Ñan in Quechua) with an extension of more than 30,000 kilometers, is considered the most extensive network of roads in pre-Columbian America. It was built to contro...


May, 2022

Volume 40

Beauty and Wellness Therapy and Community-based Tourism / / The strong tradition of beauty therapy has become a major theme in health and wellness tourism. This webinar discusses the importance of approaches based on the community’s requirements, ...


Feb, 2021

Volume 14

El turismo rural en Iberoamérica ante la pandemia del COVID-19 / / El turismo rural ha sido una de las modalidades de turismo más beneficiadas en Europa durante el pasado verano, pero también en muchos lugares de Iberoamérica. Los espacios rural...


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