Tourism and Science Forum
Tourism and Science: Bridging theory and practice
Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, on 1-3 June 2011
The aim of this Forum is to achieve an ample consensus for tourism research and governance, setting a reference framework vis-à-vis the main strategic challenges that tourism is facing nowadays, such as development, climate change/sustainability and participatory implementation of policies at public and private levels. The Forum is also concerned with ways and means regarding, among other, market positioning, product and process innovation, and competitiveness.
The Forum will assist in establishing a roadmap for the UNWTO Knowledge Network (UNWTO.Know), created by UNWTO to develop and manage a worldwide association of UNWTO Think Tanks, UNWTO Knowledge Strategic Centres and UNWTO Knowledge Institutions. The Network supports UNWTO and its Member States in all matters concerning science, technology, innovation, and knowledge management related to tourism. Officially launched by the UNWTO in 2010, the UNWTO.Know already has over 120 institutions from 40 different UNWTO Member States.
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