ICTR Mini Tracks

The Mini Tracks for ICTR

  • Trans-Border Tourism
  • Sustainable Tourism and the Circular Economy
  • Gastronomic Tourism: Culture, Territory and Experiences
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Trans-Border Tourism

Mini Track Chair: Małgorzata Leśniak-Johann, University of Business in Wroclaw, Poland 

ICTR 2022 Mini Track on Trans-Border Tourism  

Trans-border tourism refers to the areas on both sides of the political borders that separate bordering states while border tourism refers to their national parts. In the border areas, the geographical peripherality (location) often coincides with the economic marginalisation in relations to the centre of the country. Tourism however is a form of activity, which gives development opportunities to the transborder regions using their location potential, international conditions, long cooperation traditions and coopetition in many cases. In that context, really important seems to be relations amongst tourism economy entities, self- and national governments, tourism ogranisations at the local, regional, national and international level. Trans-border tourism is part of current Border studies, which is widely discussed among researchers and practitioners in the context of geography, economy, management, sociology and others. I’m inviting you to give your contribution to the discussion on transborder tourism, presenting case studies, methodological solutions or practical applications of theoretical models.  Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 

  • conditions and present state of trans-borer tourism in a local, regional and supra-regional scale (national and international)
  • trans-border cooperation and competition in tourism
  • barriers to trans-border tourism in particular related to the pandemic COVID-19
  • contribution of tourism sector to the local, regional and supra-regional economy (national and international)
  • new trends in trans-border tourism
  • trans-border regions as a new tourist destinations

Sustainable Tourism and the Circular Economy

Mini Track Chair: Dr Christopher J Moon, Middlesex University, UK 

ICTR 2022 Mini Track on Sustainable Tourism and the Circular Economy  

This track will explore the latest developments in the use of circular economy concepts in the tourism industry. Papers reviewing best practices in sustainable tourism or highlighting innovative practices are particularly welcome. This includes the tourism industry, sustainable processes, sustainable transport, sustainable stays (hotels, other establishments, local consumption, waste sorting, etc.), feedback between tourists and providers to improve the sustainable tourism global offer; data on sustainable tourism demands and expectations; innovation and sustainability. 

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Circular economy in tourism
  • Energy and carbon savings in establishments
  • Use of recycled materials
  • Eco-friendly sourcing / organic
  • Eco-certifications / labelling
  • Energy positive
  • Zero km

Gastronomic Tourism: Culture, Territory and Experiences

Prof Norberto Santos
Prof Carlos Cardoso Ferreira
Prof Ana Caldeira

Mini Track Chair: Prof Norberto Santos, Prof Carlos Cardoso Ferreira and Prof Ana Caldeira, University of Coimbra, Portugal  

ICTR 2022 Mini Track Gastronomic Tourism: Culture, Territory and Experiences  

Gastronomic and wine products offer the traveller the opportunity of getting to know the culture, customs, traditions and stories of places and people better, and usually in an agreeable and entertaining way. Nowadays food products are an ideal way of diversifying tourism experiences making memorable and transformational contact with place identity, with local know-how and authentic cultural gastronomic experiences. That is why gastronomic tourism gives each place the capability to be creative and innovative, along with sustainable practices and community-based experiences. The appreciation of gastronomic local resources encompasses the holding of unique festivities with gourmet and terroir products, which become components of territorial renown. Showing how local food and wine products are capable exceeding tourist expectations; how gastronomy is at the centre of many of the local cultural characteristics; how the stakeholders connect with the supply chain is central to success. Investments in food and wine help develop and create endogenous resources, and how all this is managed for a territory's best image are the proposals of this mini track.  

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Gastronomy Tourism and Trends
  • Gastronomic Tourism Experiences
  • Wine Tourism
  • Gastronomy and Local Development
  • Cultural Heritage and Gastronomy Tourism