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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, ...

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May, 2022

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The Best Tourism Villages by UNWTOSmall Destinations, Learning Values, Promoting Community Wellbeing / / The Best Tourism Villages by UNWTO promotes sustainable tourism for rural development. It recognizes outstanding villages that practice tourism ...

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Apr, 2022

Volume 39

Land succession through tourism microentrepreneurship among Black landowners / / Land ownership and agribusiness have been the source of pride and freedom for marginalized and indigenous people around the world. Yet, in the U.S., there has been a co...

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Mar, 2022

Volume 38

EMPOWERING TOURISM VILLAGESSuccessful Practices from Indonesia / / This webinar discusses how rural tourism contributes to socioeconomic wellbeing of local communities. Villages with distinct appeals have the potential to become successful tourism d...

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Mar, 2022

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International and local Perspectives on Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)Tourism, Rural Revitalization and Sustainable Resource Management / / This webinar brings together international and local stakeholders to discuss the co...

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Feb, 2022

Volume 37

AI for SMART destination stewardship / / Destinations have a persistent tendency to grow in unsustainable ways for the short-term benefit of powerful industry actors and the long-term detriment of host communities. The incidence of Overtourism and i...

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Feb, 2022

Satellite V 10

Working Together with Local Communities and Governments for a Better Destination Management Through UNWTO.QUESTLessons from Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association’s experience with the UNWTO.QUEST Certification / / The Thompson Okanagan Tourism As...

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Jan, 2022

Volume 36

한국의 대표적인 관광축제가 지역에 미치는 영향 / Regional Impacts of Korea’s Representative Tourism Festivals / 이번 webninar 에는 배재대학교 정강환 교수님이 좌장으로 3분의 패널분들을 모시고 한국...

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Jan, 2022

Volume 35

Glocalization of the Tourism Industry / / The tourism industry of today is shaped by Anglo-Western world, a trend which has suppressed the distinctiveness of local peoples and destinations. The host cultures, languages, and practices are often silen...

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Dec, 2021

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,...

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Nov, 2021

Satellite V 9

I want to see faces, not just places: hospitality in action / خواهد که رخت بیند، هر چند سرا نیک است: مهمان نوازی در طبق اخلاص / Hospitableness, host sincerity and friendliness of locals are recognized ...

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Nov, 2021

Volume 33

END OF EXCESSIVE TOURISM?Perspectives on Sustainability of (mass)Tourism / / Mobility has been challenged by Covid-19, transportation systems paralyzed, and international border closed—with carefree travel in a distance. Since past “excess” in...

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Nov, 2021

Volume 32

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 ...

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Nov, 2021

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Trabajando junto con las comunidades locales y los gobiernos para una mejor gestión de los destinos a través de UNWTO.QUESTLecciones de la Agencia Córdoba Turismo con la Certificación UNWTO.QUEST / Working Together with Local Communities and Gove...

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Oct, 2021

Volume 31

Current and future issues of tourism in the Arab region / / The Arab region has always been a worldwide destination for tourism since ancient civilizations. Destinations such as Egypt, Iraq, and Palestine have received international visitors for tho...

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Oct, 2021

Satellite V 7

Trabajando junto con las comunidades locales y los gobiernos para una mejor gestión de los destinos a través de UNWTO.QUESTLecciones de la Fundación Mallorca Turisme con la Certificación UNWTO.QUEST / Working Together with Local Communities and G...

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Oct, 2021

Volume 30

Dark skies can brighten community futures / / Rural communities are characterized by low population density and the absence of infrastructure that causes light pollution which makes them suited for astrotourism, a sector that enjoyed exponential gro...

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Sep, 2021

Satellite v 6

Tourism for Inclusive Growth; Models, practices, and learnings / / Monday 27 September is World Tourism Day 2021 with the theme of “Tourism for Inclusive Growth”. But how is this possible when the COVID-19 has had such a massive socioeconomic i...

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Sep, 2021

Volume 29

WOMEN IN TOURISM EXPLORING CHALLENGES AND EMERGING OPPORTUNITIES / / Women contribute 54% of the tourism workforce internationally. Despite this, however, they still face challenges in terms of bridging gender-based wage gaps, breaking gender stere...

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Sep, 2021

Volume 28

QUALITY OF LIFEWellbeing of the Host Community / / This webinar discusses the quality of life (QOL) – wellbeing research and applications from the perspective of residents of host communities. Although their perspective of tourism development and...

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Aug, 2021

Volume 27

Гастрономия как новый двигатель туризма на Шелковом пути в Центральной Азии / Gastronomy as a new Driver of Tourism along the Silk Road in Central Asia / Гастрономия пред...

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Aug, 2021

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Trabajando junto con las comunidades locales y los gobiernos para una mejor gestión de los destinos a través de UNWTO.QUEST lecciones de la experiencia de Punta del Este con la Certificación UNWTO.QUEST / Working Together with Local Communities an...

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Aug, 2021

Satellite V 4

بازاریابی گردشگری با استراتژی و خط مشی جدید / New Marketing Strategies to Rebuild Tourism for the Future / صنعت گردشگری در دوره پسا کرونا به کدام سو خواهد رفت؟ این سو...

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Aug, 2021

Volume 26

Creating and Marketing Tourism Values for Communities through Local Foods / / This webinar discusses how local heritages and identities can be utilized to create opportunities for tourism in communities through local foods. The benefits of food tour...

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Jul, 2021

Volume 25

小さなコミュニティの健康とウェルネス:最前線 / Health & Wellness in Small Communities / 4人のパネリストは、日本の地域保健分野での実践者としての経験を共有し、地元の人々や訪問者に提供さ...

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Jul, 2021

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Working Together with Local Communities and Governments for a Better Destination Management Through UNWTO.QUEST / / These webinar series aims to make you more familiar with the UNWTO.QUEST quality certification system. In this first volume UNWTO exp...

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Jul, 2021

Volume 24

Mountain Tourism and Community Development: Lessons from the Himalayas / / The Himalayas region has a unique environment for mountain tourism. Its development dates back to the middle of the 20th century, popularized after George Mallory’s first c...

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Jul, 2021

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چالش‌های منابع انسانی در پسا کرونابا نگاهی به تجربیات بین‌المللی / / حفظ و بازآفرینی سرمایه‌های انسانی پس از دگرگونی‌های پرشتاب در فضا...

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Jun, 2021

Volume 23

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 ...

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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...

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May, 2021

Satellite V 1

تقاضای سفر در پساکرونا و تغییر الگوهای رفتاری گردشگران / / با شیوع کرونا در جهان نه تنها صنعت رو به رشد گردشگری بلکه سایر عرصه های اقتصاد ی ...

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May, 2021

Volume 21

Dimensión sociocultural de la sostenibilidad en Latinoamérica: avances y desafíos / Social Dimension of Sustainability in Latin America: Advances and Challenges / Con su extraordinaria riqueza natural y cultural, Latinoamérica sigue padeciendo se...

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May, 2021

Volume 20

Domestic Tourism in Asia: Restart and Long-term Strategies / / With COVID-19 vaccination becoming available worldwide, the light at the end of this tunnel is getting stronger. The tourism industry has started tuning up its production engines, prepar...

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Apr, 2021

Volume 19

GLOCALIZATION OF THE TOURISM INDUSTRY:Homogenization vs Distinctiveness / / The tourism industry of today is shaped by Anglo-Western world, a trend which has suppressed the distinctiveness of local peoples and destinations. The host cultures, langua...

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Apr, 2021

Volume 18

SUSTAINABLE STAYCATIONS FOR SMALL COMMUNITY DESTINATIONS / / Staycations is a term used to refer to the practice of taking a holiday or vacation close to home. It is a form of domestic tourism where the tourists stay within or close to their home d...

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Mar, 2021

Volume 17

SMEs and tourism education in the Middle East / المشروعات الصغيرة والمتوسطة والتعليم السياحي في الشرق الأوسط / Tourism’s ability to create job opportunities for entrepreneurs with limited capital...

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Mar, 2021

Volume 16

Smart community tourism development in Indonesia / / Tourism in Indonesia has grown strongly over the past several years. The established tourism sector is based around sun and sand, nature and culture and growth has placed stress on more well-devel...

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Mar, 2021

Volume 15

Corporate and Institutional Resilience and Inclusiveness: The New Bottom-line in Tourism Communities / / This webinar is the second in our series on resilience and inclusiveness training. Our panel, introduced by Jafar Jafari, includes Leigh Bennett...

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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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Feb, 2020

Volume 13

Resilience of ecotourism communities in the South Pacific / / Some small communities in the South Pacific have embraced ecotourism to develop livelihoods that leverage the fragile environmental resources that surround them, and the charismatic cultu...

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Jan, 2021

Volume 12

Branding Small Communities Using International Certifications / / The title of this presentation is “Branding small communities using international certifications”. Japanese small communities are struggling with declining and aging population. I...

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Jan, 2021

Volume 11

Small community tourism development in Sri Lanka / / Tourism in Sri Lanka has grown strongly over the past several years. The country received 1.9 million tourists in 2019. The established tourism sector is based around sun and sand, wildlife and an...

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Dec, 2020

Volume 10

Community-level Poverty Alleviation through Tourism / 通过旅游业的社区脱贫(中文系列) / This webinar, conducted in Chinese language only, will be moderated by Jing XU, former Director of the Regional Programme for Asia and the Pacifi...

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Dec, 2020

Volume 9

Climate Friendly Travel: Case for small communities and entrepreneurs / / Recently UN Secretary General Guterres noted the importance of tourism in a post COVID-19 socioeconomic recovery. Calling for “Climate Friendly Travel” as a response to t...

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Nov, 2020

Volume 8

Special edition in Portuguese: O paper das redes microempresariais / / Os microempreendedores turísticos, pela natureza do seu pequeno tamanho e escassos recursos, sentem dificuldades para que os seus interesses sejam considerados pelos líderes da...

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Nov, 2020

Volume 7

Development of Resilience and Leadership in Small Communities / / Because the CoVID19 pandemic has dramatically reduced the volume of travel worldwide, small communities that formerly had income from tourism have no choice but to function—do busin...

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Oct, 2020

Volume 6

Women in Small Communities Tourism / / Covid-19 has exacerbated the multiple challenges faced by women in small tourism firms (STF). It is recognised that the tourism sector provides women with employment and entrepreneurial opportunities, both vita...

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Oct, 2020

Volume 5

COVID-19 pandemic and recovery strategies of tourism SMEs: Perspectives on Iran / / The worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 has triggered an unprecedented crisis in the global tourism economy due to the severe travel restrictions as well as substantial s...

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Sep, 2020

Volume 4

Prospects for hosting global service learning programs / / Small under-resourced communities are often involved in the provision of accommodation services and cultural experiences to groups of students from international institutions. These host com...

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Sep, 2020

Volume 3

Small business recovery amid covid-19, Lessons from the Caribbean / / Covid-19 is an utterly black swan event. It attacked by surprise the tourism industry at its heart: accessibility and social interaction. By restricting both, the global tourism i...

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Sep, 2020

Volume 2

Actions of Small Destinations to Restore Tourism, Lessons from Beppu, Japan / / Tourism-dependent communities and small businesses around the world have been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic due to the fast and almost absolute decline in t...

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Jul, 2020

Volume 1

Resilience and Recovery of Tourism Communities / / Recent webinars have paid limited attention to CoronaVirus problems of small/remote communities depending on tourism. Simply put, without tourism these destinations cannot feed themselves.This webin...

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