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(Immediate) future of tourism in the wake of relaxing SARS-CoV-2 shutdowns: Small steps to a temporary new “normal”

Many countries are now beginning to implement the first relaxations in the SARS-CoV-2 related shutdown. Even if tourism service providers are, due to their nature (mobility and human proximity), among the last to benefit from such relaxation measures, possible developments in the revival of the "tourism" phenomenon are already becoming apparent. The present report discusses these on the basis of three specific questions.

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This short report has been jointly prepared by the following persons (in alphabetic order): Airey David, Bieger Thomas (co-lead), Ermen David, Hannonen Olga, Ferraretto Valeria, Hood Steve, Ivanov Stanislav, Jarolimkova Libena, Joppe Marion, Laesser Christian (lead), Lohmann Martin, Majewska Justyna, Mifsud Alfred, Mihalic Tanja, Ohe Yasuo, Origet Claude, Patellis Yannis, Paunovic, Ivan, Pechlaner Harald, Plzáková Lucie, Popesku Jovan, Reinhold Stephan, Roller Marcus, Smeral Egon, Vu Chien Thang, Williams Peter, Zare Samira

The response of tourism businesses vis-à-vis the economic ramifications of SARS-CoV-2 - Opening intellectual and real avenues for innovations

Since many tourism and leisure activities can contribute significantly to the spread of SARS-CoV-2, it is not surprising that corresponding business activities have to endure a comprehensive and long lockdown. The response options of various industries to this lockdown are limited. However, as this short report shows, there are systematic, albeit limited, solutions to limit the economic impact to a certain extent by their own efforts.

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This short report has been jointly prepared by the following persons (in alphabetic order):
Airey David, Bieger Thomas (co-lead), Ermen David, Hannonen Olga, Ferraretto Valeria, Hood Steve, Ivanov Stanislav, Jarolimkova Libena, Joppe Marion, Laesser Christian (lead), Lohmann Martin, Majewska Justyna, Mifsud Alfred, Mihalic Tanja, Ohe Yasuo, Origet Claude, Patellis Yannis, Paunovic, Ivan, Pechlaner Harald, Plzáková Lucie, Popesku Jovan, Reinhold Stephan, Roller Marcus, Smeral Egon, Vu Chien Thang, Williams Peter, Zare Samira

The response of governments vis-à-vis the economic ramifications of SARS-CoV-2

Updated overview as of April 04, 2020

Many economic activities have more or less come to a standstill since measures were taken against the spread of SARS-CoV-2. This includes tourism in particular. Governments in various countries have therefore taken measures to cushion the economic costs of this shutdown. This brief report presents and comments some of these measures as well as countries in which they have been implemented or planned.

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This short report has been jointly prepared by the following persons (in alphabetic order):
Airey David, Ermen David, Hannonen Olga, Ferraretto Valeria, Hood Steve, Ivanov Stanislav,  Jarolimkova Libena, Joppe Marion, Laesser Christian (lead), Lohmann Martin, Majewska Justyna, Mifsud Alfred, Mihalic Tanja, Origet Claude, Patellis Yannis, Paunovic, Ivan, Pechlaner Harald, Plzáková Lucie, Popesku Jovan, Reinhold Stephan, Roller Marcus, Smeral Egon, Vu Chien Thang, Williams Peter, Yohe Yasuo, Zare Samira.

The following countries and territories are exemplary included in this assessment:
Australia, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Malta, New Zealand, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

70th Anniversary - Let's celebrate!

Since 1951 the AIEST as the first scientific organisation in tourism has been shaping tourism futures. 2021 we'll celebrate its efforts and successes in applied, interdisciplinary and solution oriented research and consultation. It is also a time to ask  for visions of and innovative solutions for the future(s) of tourism and tourism related challenges.

Highlights of the anniversary year:

  • Contest of Fresh Ideas
  • Anniversary Conference in Lucerne, Switzerland (August 29 - September 02, 2021)
  • Think-tank-like Forum for practitioners and academics (linked to the conference)

70th AIEST Conference 2020 in Cologne cancelled

Due to the situation related to the SARS CoV-2 pandemic, the 2020 AIEST conference in Cologne, Germany, has to be cancelled. Information about the Young Researcher Workshop on August 30, 2020 will be announced soon.

At the moment, it is planned to still have a conference in Cologne, however in 2022.

The next two AIEST conferences will take place as follows:

2021: 29 August – 01 September in Lucerne, Switzerland

2022: 28 August – 31 August in Cologne, Germany (planned)

All submitted papers to this year's AIEST Conference have the chance to be published in a Special Issue of the International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing on ‘Consumer Behaviour in Sports Tourism, Recreation and Leisure’. Abstracts can be sent anytime until 30 September 2020 to the Special Issue editors and the manuscript via the online submission system will be due by 30 November 2020.

For more information please check the CFP: https://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/cfp.php?id=4949.

The Special Issue editors Kirstin Hallmann, Raija Komppula and Jürg Stettler are looking forward to your contributions.

List of tourism-related Conferences for 2020

Shu-Hsiang (Ava) Chen, Associate Professor, Business School, Shantou University, China, and Aaron Tham, PhD, USC Business School, Australia, provide a list of tourism-related conferences for 2020. May this assist with your time and resource allocation and reach desired networks for teaching, research and professional development.

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Winners of the awards of the AIEST conference 2019 in Varna, Bulgaria

 

The BEST CONTRIBUTION AWARD goes to Sara Dolnicar, Emil Juvan, Bettina Grün for their paper “Reducing plate waste at hotel buffets”.
First runner up for the Best Contribution Award is Yasuo Ohe for his paper “Issues of farmer’s identity and efficiency of tourism-oriented diversification: revised from a perspective of behavioral economics”.

The PETER KELLER AWARD for the best contribution uniting theory and practice goes to Lidija Lalicic, Irem Önder, Ko Koens, Jessika Weber for their paper “Serious gaming: an Innovative method to engage stakeholders with sustainable tourism planning”.
First runner up for the Peter Keller Award is Jana Kučerová and Tomáš Gajdošík for their paper “Reengineering of local destination management organizations in Slovakia”.

The PHD AWARD for the best PhD candidate contribution goes to Annika Aebli for her paper “The role of gamified technology in the tourist experience”.
First runner up for the PhD Award was Sebastian Speer for his paper “Entrepreneurship as a catalyst for sustainability-oriented business models in tourism”.

First Tourism Science Slam at ITB Berlin

ITB Berlin together with the AIEST (International Association of Scientific Experts in Tourism) and the DGT (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Tourismuswissenschaft) has offered the first Tourism Science Slam.
This Slam vividly conveys research results on air travel, hotel accommodation and beach holidays. Science Slams are easy to understand, very instructive, highly entertaining and they get to the point very quickly.

 

 

AIEST at 2nd UNWTO World Conference on Smart Destinations

Prof. Dr. Harald Pechlaner (AIEST President) and Dr. Dirk Glaesser (AIEST member and Director Risk and Crisis Management at UNWTO World Tourism Organization) meet the UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashwili at the UNWTO World Conference on Smart Destinations which was held June 25-27, 2018 in Oviedo (Spain).

AIEST at ITB Berlin

Prof. Dr. Christian Laesser and Prof. Dr. Harald Pechlaner as AIEST representatives took part in a discussion at ITB Berlin on March 10, 2018:

Overtourism: Status Quo, Massnahmen, Best Practices in europäischen Tourismusdestinationen

New Book: The Economics of Tourism Destinations. Theory and Practice, 3th ed. Routledge.

Norbert Vanhove's book provides a succinct guide to the economic aspects of tourism for students and practitioners alike to decipher the methods of measurement of supply, demand, trends and impacts. Each chapter combines theory and practice and is integrated with international case studies. Combining macro and micro aspects of economics to the tourism destination, this is an invaluable resource for students learning about this subject and it is also aimed at tourism researchers and policy makers.

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New Book: Changing Paradigms in Sustainable Mountain Tourism Research

Environmental, social and economic sustainability is an important topic of today’s decision makers in tourism. This book, edited by Harald Pechlaner, Peter Keller, Sabine Pichler and Klaus Weiermair, provides profound insights into current concepts and challenges of sustainable tourism development – with particular regard to mountain destinations worldwide.

Have a look at the new book.

Publication

New Challenges for Tourism Promotion
«Tackling High Competition and Multimedia Changes», Euro 29.95