A monthly webinar series, is designed to broadcast the seldom-heard voices of the neglected bulk.
Volume 44, Willy Legrand
Volume 38, Hera Oktadiana
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“.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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, ...
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...