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Responsible Tourism Management Spotlight: Rethinking success in tourism

This year’s RTM spotlight focusses on perceptions of success in tourism. This one day conference for industry and academics starts by looking at the traditional measures of success which have led, in some cases, to ‘overtourism’. Responses to overtourism will be presented as well as introducing new ways of measuring successful tourism. The afternoon is set aside for a workshop in which we revisit the definition of Responsible Tourism. There is a separate workshop for industry.

Morning Session: Rethinking success in tourism
Venue: RB 546  

8.45 – 9.15: Tea / coffee and registration  

9.15 - 9.30: Welcome from Prof. Rhodri Thomas, Dean of School Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management  

  Introduction and current measures of success: the ‘Growth Fetish2’ 
                    Dr Davina Stanford, Course Director, Leeds Beckett University 

Strategies for dealing with success: the response of the private sector
                     Gerben Hardeman, Travel Tomorrow at ANVR 

10:30-11:00: Strategies for dealing with success: the response from the public sector  
                     Dr Ko Koens, Associate Professor, Breda University of Applied Sciences 

11:30-12:00:   TEA / COFFEE BREAK   

12.00-12.30: Alternative approaches to measuring success. Obstacles and practical solutions for data collection and monitoring in the field: case study from Kayah, Myanmar
           Peter Richards, Consultant on Cultural Tourism Development and Market Access
           Potjana Suansri, Consultant on Cultural Tourism Development and Capacity Building 
12.30-13.00: Tourism impacts and measuring success
                     Anna Waddilove Koens, Lecturer, Academy for Tourism, Breda University of Applied Sciences; Freelance (sustainable) tourism consultant 

13.00-13.30: Alternative metrics for success: measuring well-being for the Tour de Yorkshire
                     Lucy McCombes, Senior Lecturer, Leeds Beckett University 

13:30-14:30 LUNCH 
Afternoon session 1: ‘RT spotlight
Venue: RB207 
14.30-15.30: Workshop: Revisiting our definition and application of Responsible Tourism
15:30-16:00: TEA / COFFEE BREAK 
16.00-17.00: Workshop: Revisiting our definition and application of Responsible Tourism
Afternoon session 2: ‘RT for Industry’
Venue: RB208 
17.00 Close and move to All Bar One for informal networking (Address: D, The Electric Press, 4 Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 3AD)

Event Details

17 May 2019 -
17 May 2019
8:45 - 17:00
Rose Bowl, City Centre, Leeds Beckett University
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