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Tourism conference about a sustainable future in Östersund

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The European Tourism Research Institute (ETOUR) at Mid Sweden University, hosted the 31st Nordic Symposium on Tourism and Hospitality Research on 19-21 Sep 2023. The symposium focused on the topic “Rethinking tourism for a sustainable future”. Several researchers from the department of Service Studies attended the conference.

The theme

Wherever you go in the world, almost every region rely on their tourism industry to survive economically. But a lot of regions also suffer because of the over-tourism, or the opposite. On top of that: a pandemic, political destabilization, financial speculations in the globalized economic system and climate change – the tourism industry has suffered from many disruptions the past years. With the theme ”Rethinking tourism for a sustainable future”, the aim of the symposium is to share, discuss and advance science-based ideas and approaches that can transform contemporary crises into opportunities.

Read more on the conference website.

The department researchers contribution:

The servitization of game meat: recreational hunting in-between wildlife care and holistic tourist experiences by Erika Andersson Cederholm and Carina Sjöholm

Addressing increasing tourist congestion in urban destinations; food as a means for destination resilience? by Josefine Östrup Backe and Jan Henrik Nilsson

Networking for inclusion: the role of Place in tourism mobilities of local ‘foreign’ communities by Sara Licata

Transformation of time-space ontology through technology: Phygital time geography by Micol Mieli, Malin Zillinger and Jan-Henrik Nilsson.

Science Driven Mobility and digital nomadism by Jan Henrik Nilsson

Scripting guests’ and hosts’ accountability on P2P platforms: The case of Airbnb by Aurimas Pumputis

City marketing and convention bureaus value propositions in the post-covid time by Malin Zillinger

Full texts can be found here.