Connecting creators to tourism
Building bridges and preparing for re-entry into a new paradigm
A decorrer no âmbito dos CREATOUR International Webinars co-organizados pela Universidade Lusófona e o Centro dos Estudos Sociais, Universidade de Coimbra.
This is the second of a series of three International Creative Tourism Webinars in Spring 2021 within the umbrella of CREATOUR International. Conceived as "global conversations," the webinars aim to create a platform for connecting creative tourism research and practice in a spirit of co-learning.
Each webinar will bring together practitioners and researchers, and feature guests from creative tourism and allied areas of practice. Following initial presentations (approx. 10 minutes each), we will be encouraging all participants to engage in an open discussion, aiming to foster a platform to discuss experiences, concerns, and various gaps in knowledge (and practice), especially during this uncertain time.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, both the culture and tourism sectors have been devastated, with retrenchment of actions common and organizational fragilities accentuated. The need for greater attention to place-embedded and socially-minded approaches has become ever greater with new strategies and mindsets being championed in both research and practice contexts. Alas, many of these narratives remain largely at a conceptual level, with the pragmatic extensions of this new thinking still in formation.
This session will focus on addressing the challenges and building new practices of bridging between the tourism and cultural sectors to develop strategies and alliances for collaborations in 're-emergence' contexts.