International Conference on Transdisciplinary Research for Sustainable Tourism Development 2017

The International Conference of Trandisciplinary Research for Sustainable Tourism Development (ICTRSTD 2017), organized by the Discover Transylvania’s Reaches Cluster in collaboration with the renowned Faculty of Geography from Babes-Bolyai University, seeks to outline the links between tourism and technology for a more peaceful and sustainable development of society.

The Conference will raise discussions between academics, policy makers and practitioners throughout the world on the topic of the newest academic findings and their applicability in planning and development strategies, assessment tools and decision making processes, pursuing fresher attitudes and outlooks on planning and managing tourism activities. These discussions search to raise the awareness of everyone who may get involved into sustainability, be it citizens, investors, companies or politicians.

Between the 6th and 8th of October 2017, the ICTRSTD will elaborate on a wide range of themes regarding the sustainability of tourism: Sustainable Tourism and Territorial Development, United Nation Sustainable Development Goals, Governance for Sustainable Tourism, Urban Tourism – Sustainable Transport and Mobility, Education for Sustainable Tourism Management and Practices, Tourism and the Preservation of Cultural Heritage Sites, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Mechanisms in the Tour Guiding Industry, Cultural Tourism.

These themes at ICTRSTD 2017 will be proficiently approached by expert speakers: chair Danut Petrea, the Dean of the Faculty of Geography and a leading researcher in physical geography, methodology and epistemology of geographical phenomena, co-chairs Stefan Dezsi, Prof.PhD. and Director of Human Geography and Tourism Department, and Cristina Bolog, PhD. Lecturer at Department of Human Geography and Tourism and Incoming Manager at Grand Hotel Napoca.

The Discover Transylvania’s Reaches Cluster, organizer of this Conference, reunites in a “triple helix” trading companies, universities and research institutes and local or regional public authorities, coordinated by ODAS Global Consulting. The Cluster’s goals are developing innovative touristic products and services, augmenting the quality of Transylvania’s tourism, creating European Projects in partnership with regions outside of Romania, creating and promoting Transylvania’s own touristic brand.

The Conference will take place on the premises of Babes-Bolyai University, Faculty of Geography on 7-9 Universitatii Street, and partners of Discover Transylvania’s Reaches Cluster.

The Conference Fees are currently on Early Bird and there are numerous discount offers especially for groups, 2nd time participants, professor and student, members of the Cluster.

The International Conference on Transdisciplinary Research for Sustainable Tourism Development of 6-8 October 2017 is guaranteed to deliver a stimulating atmosphere in the lively city of Cluj-Napoca, for specialists to discover new trends in the tourism industry.


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