Conference in Dunedin for challenges faced by tourism

Published on : Friday, February 10, 2017

Conference in DunedinOver 270 researchers gathered in Dunedin for discussing the need for big ideas for meeting the challenges faced by tourism in a world that is changing fast. Prof Robin Gauld, of the Otago Business School, said that the success of the conference showed that how respected University of Otago’s tourism department was.


Prof Gauld said that more people attended this year’s conference in its 27-year history. To quote Prof Gauld, “Arguably, the reason for that is because of the stellar international reputation that our tourism department has.”


The conference dealt with important issues affecting the future of tourism, hospitality, and events research and education. Some developments globally which are supposed to impact the future of tourism included the move towards autonomous vehicles, visitor congestion and destinations changing due to climate change.


The programme schedule contains 224 full and working papers with eight concurrent sessions and international delegates from New Zealand, Australia, Asia, Africa, United Kingdom and Europe, and North America.


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