Volume 35:

Glocalızatıon of the Tourısm 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 silenced, with diversity and creativity discouraged. This globalization process is driven mainly by the formal sector in tourism, but about 60% of hospitality/tourism businesses are in the informal sector. Without recognizing their resources and involvement in tourism, how can the national importance and function of the industry be assessed? How can tourism provide authentic experiences in this globalized industry? How can tourism continue playing its peacemaking role in our global village? Having this in mind, further to our former webinar in Turkish (see Volume 19 – SCOT Webinars), we have decided to host another panel on the glocalization of tourism in English to reach the wider international community. This webinar discusses the ambivalence of locality/informality in the tourism industry and suggests the way forward.

January 8, 2022 @

Metin Kozak
Metin Kozak​​ -  Moderator

Metin Kozak

Dr. Metin Kozak holds a Ph.D. degree from Sheffield Hallam University, UK. He has contributed to a wider range of articles, conference papers in more than 40 countries and over 30 books released by international publishers. As a Research Fellow, he was affiliated with the University of Namur, Belgium (2005-2006), Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR (2014-2015) and Bournemouth University, UK (July–August 2016). He has been invited as a guest lecturer to conduct seminars or lectures in more than 20 countries worldwide. He also has an extensive experience in taking parts in the organization of academic organizations. He acts as the co-editor of Anatolia and the Fellow of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism, Tourist Research Centre, and International Academy of Culture, Hospitality and Tourism. His research interests entail destination marketing and consumer behavior. His current affiliation is with Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey.

Jafar Jafari
Jafar Jafari -  Panelist

Jafar Jafari

Jafar Jafari is Founding Editor, Annals of Tourism Research; Chief Editor, Tourism Social Science Series; Co-Editor, Bridging Tourism Theory and Practice; Co-Editor, Encyclopedia of Tourism; Co-Founder, TRINET; Founding President, International Academy for the Study of Tourism; Co-Founding Editor, Information Technology & Tourism; and Co-Founding President Tourism Intelligence Forum.

Aslıhan Aykaç (1)
Aslihan Aykac - Panelist

Aslihan Aykac

Aslihan Aykac completed her MA and PhD in Sociology at Binghamton University, USA. Her dissertation focused on contemporary forms of labor transformation in the tourism industry and her field work as conducted in Turkey. Her dissertation was published as a book in Turkey and since then she has published several articles on various aspects of tourism and labor relations. She has been a tenured faculty in the department of International Relations, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey. She received a scholarship from the Middle East Research Competition in 2007 to study women’s labor force participation in Turkey.  She spent the 2014-2015 academic year as Fulbright Scholar at Rutgers University, USA and her research for this period was published into a book: The Political Economy of Employment Relations: Alternative Theory and Practice (Routledge, 2018). She recently co-authored an article on battlefield tourism in Gallipoli.

Tamara Ratz
Tamara Ratz - Panelist

Tamara Ratz

Tamara Rátz is Professor of Tourism and Head of Tourism Department at Kodolányi János University, Hungary. She obtained her PhD in 2000 from the Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration with a thesis investigating the socio-cultural impacts of tourism development. She has extensive experience of teaching abroad: besides being a Guest Professor at HAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland (1995-2011), Karaganda Economic University of Kazpotrebsoyuz, Kazakhstan (2011-2014), and University of Bologna (2017-2018), she taught various tourism-related courses in Russia, Spain, Turkey, Poland, Netherlands, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Norway and the DPRK. She is the author or co-author of more than 190 publications, including 12 books.

Asie Kim
Asie Kim - Panelist

Asie Kim

Aise Kim is a senior lecturer in tourism management and member of the Centre for Tourism and Leisure Management, University of South Australia, Australia. She completed her PhD research in School of Management, at the University of Surrey, UK. Her primary research interests include pro-environmental behaviour, sustainable tourism, place tourism marketing, tourist experience, food tourism, and Asian markets. She is also the recipient of competitive research grants including Australia-Korea foundation. Her research projects have included various works on both South Australian tourism industry sectors and international case studies – UK, Italy, China and Korea. She currently serves as a regional editor at Anatolia, and is actively engagement in other academic activities as a review member for “Tourism Recreation Research”, and a committee member for Wildlife Tourism Australia.

 

 

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