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.
Paris post-covid. Vers une nouvelle relation entre touristes et habitants locaux Post-Covid Paris: Towards a New Relationship between Tourism and Local Inhabitants / / Les acteurs locaux du tourisme parisien se posent la question de la réinvention ...
A Nice Place to Live is a Nice Place to Visit / / The livability and attractiveness of a place is influenced by its culture, lifestyle, natural landscape, and built environment. These resources and their mélange shape the place and as such respond ...
RECIPROCAL ALTRUISM AND TOURISMCooperation and Trust (or not) in Guest-host Interactions / / Cooperation has long been a topic of interest in tourism studies research in regional development, alliance, and marketing contexts based on social science ...