Seminarium: Tour Guiding and Sustainability: Filling the Gaps

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  • Plats: Campus Gotland Sal B51
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  • Arrangör: Uppsala universitet - Campus Gotland, Forskningsprogrammet Hållbara besök
  • Kontaktperson: Consulelo Griggio
  • Seminarium

Uppsala University - Campus Gotland and the research programme Sustainable Visits welcome you to a 2-day multidisciplinary seminar on Tour Guiding and Sustainability.

The increase in tourism poses important questions of sustainability for destinations worldwide. On the island of Gotland in particular, a well-known tourist destination in Southern Sweden, issues related to environmental, cultural, social, and economic sustainability are bound to rise and, potentially, to grow with the launch of the new cruise quay in April 2018. To efficiently tackle them, Uppsala University Campus Gotland started a new, long-term interdisciplinary program called Hållbara Besök (Sustainable Visits) in 2016. The program’s purpose is to develop innovative and sustainable solutions for the tourism industry by productively connecting researchers at Uppsala University with local stakeholders and businesses. The proposed workshop on sustainability and tour guides is part of this program.

In the past decades, sustainable tourism development has become the driving ideology for the tourism industry worldwide. Tour guides are in integrant part of this process. In their multiple and complex roles as providers, intermediaries, and cultural brokers between guests, hosts, and destinations, tour guides have the potential to play a crucial role in contributing to the development and promotion of all aspects of sustainable tourism through their narratives and behaviors, as recent research as shown (Weiler and Ham 2002 and 2010; Jensen 2010; Pereira and Mykletun 2012; Henning 2008).

During this two-day seminar, researchers from Scandinavian and continental institutions of higher educations, tour guides, and other stakeholders will come together and have the opportunity to 1) discuss current issues on sustainability and tour guiding and 2) to develop innovative and sustainable ideas and practices for tour guiding for the tourism industry across the Baltic Region and in Europe.

The workshop is free and open to everyone.

Light refreshments will be served.

Languages: English and Swedish.

For further information, please contact:

Consuelo Griggio, Uppsala University - Campus Gotland or

Programme for Tour Guiding and Sustainability: Filling the Gaps (pdf).