The 12th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations took place in Jyväskylä 9-10 June 2016. The theme of the conference was Four Seasons and Responsibility, the first day focussed on seasonality and the second on water . The conference was organised by JAMK in cooperation with Hub ICRT, Lahti University of Applied Sciences and Lapland University Consortium; Multidimensional Tourism Institute and ICRT Finland Network under the leadership of Petra Blinnikka of the Finnish International Centre for Responsible Tourism. The conference was hosted by the JAMK University of Applied Sciences.
The conference brought together 99 tourism industry professionals, academics, and media from 15 countries Finland, Iceland, the UK, the Czech Republic, Germany, Canada, Russia, Turkey, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Estonia, Spain, Sweden, Venezuela, and Bulgaria.
Video recordings and pictures of the conference are now available.
Video recordings you can find through this link
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Here you are! Captured memories from Responsible Tourism in Destinations 8-10 June 2016 Jyväskylä, Finland. Thank you for being inspiring models. 🙂
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19:00 - 21:00 Get-together party, Alvar Aalto museum
Theme Four seasons and responsibility: seasonality
Chair: Minna-Maaria Hiekkataipale, Head of Department, Tourism and Hospitality, School of Business, JAMK University of Applied Sciences
9:00 Registration and coffee
Conference Opening Words
Director Asta Wahlgrén, School of Business, JAMK University of Applied Sciences
Professor Harold Goodwin, International Centre for Responsible Tourism/ Manchester Metropolitan University
Senior Lecturer/ICRT Finland coordinator Petra Blinnikka, JAMK University of Applied Sciences
Climate change and challenges in responsible tourism
Postdoctoral researcher Kaarina Tervo-Kankare, University of Oulu
Attracting tourists all year round – challenges and opportunities in seasonality and responsibility
Product development manager Terhi Hook, Visit Finland
11:30 Tackling with seasonality: company cases
Responsible tourism business - story of Yöpuu Yhtiö Ltd
Sales manager Ella Salmela, Yöpuu Ltd
Responsible business from seasonality in food
Entrepreneur Riitta Halttunen, Arts & Crafts Restaurants
12:30 Questions and discussion
13:45 Parallel sessions
Session A, Chair: Lecturer Anne Törn, JAMK University of Applied Sciences.
Session B, Chair: Principal Lecturer Tiina Seikkula, Lahti University of Applied Sciences.
B: Locality and Responsibility
|13:45-14:05||Summer Tourism: Off-season activities at tourist resorts in Lapland.
PhD candidate Kirsi Nikkola, University of Lapland, Faculty of Social Sciences, Multidimensional Tourism Institute, Finland
|Short food supply chains – Local food and social capital.
M.Sc. (Econ), Project Specialist Hanna Hauvala, Bachelor of Hospitality Management, JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland
|14:10-14:30||Implications of climate change on glacier tourism demand in Iceland.
Ph.D. candidate Johannes T. Welling, Department of Life and Environmental Science, University of Iceland, Iceland
|Experience value through identity and heritage.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ruhet Genc, Vice-Dean, Faculty of Economics & Administrative Sciences, Turkish-German University (TGU), Turkey
|14:35-14:55||Planning the wild: in times of tourist invasion.
Associate professor Anna Dóra Sæþórsdóttir, Department of Geography and Tourism, Institute of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Iceland, Iceland
|Save the world meal by meal.
(Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management) Project Manager Hilkka Heikkilä, JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland
|15:00-15:20||Foresight for Borders-model predicts the seasonal amount of borders traffic.
Project Manager Laura Tarkkanen, Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland
|Employing local food products in a destination to enhance a sustainable tourism value chain - perceived benefits by tourists, locals and food producers.
M.A. Sarah Seidel, Stenden University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
Responsible Tourism - addressing seasonality
Prof. Harold Goodwin, International Centre for Responsible Tourism, Manchester Metropolitan University
16:30 Roundup of the first conference day
Theme | Four seasons and responsibility: water in its´ different forms
Chair: Johan R. Edelheim, Director, Multidimensional Tourism Institute (MTI), University of Lapland
Tourism, Water and the Business of Responsible Tourism
Professor C. Michael Hall, Canterbury University, New Zealand
Lake Päijänne on its way to responsible tourism destination?
Environmental Protection Manager Päivi Halinen, Central Finland Centre for Economic Development
10:00 Waterbased activities and responsibility - panel discussion
Moderator: Prof. Harold Goodwin, International Centre for Responsible Tourism, Manchester Metropolitan University
11:30 Green Key - Practical solution for responsible hospitality industry
Green Key Program Manager Marketta Viljasaari
11:45 Lunch and networking
Poster exhibition by summer school students in the lobby (open during the breaks).
13:00 Parallel sessions A & B
Session A, Chair: Principal Lecturer Minna Tunkkari-Eskelinen, JAMK University of Applied Sciences.
Session B, Chair: Lecturer Outi Rantala, Multidimensional Tourism Institute/University of Lapland
A: SME Approach
B: Destination approach
|13:00-13:20||Factors influencing on sustainability performance in micro-sized rural tourism enterprises.
M.Sc. (Econ.) Hanna-Maija Väisänen, University of Helsinki, Ruralia Institute, Finland
|Is recreational hiking responsible? A pilot study of experimental plots in Iceland.
PhD Micael Runnström, Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University, Sweden
|13:25-13:45||Succesful implementation of sustainability of and responsibility in SME destinations.
Keijo Salenius, APA, Board member of Basecamp Oulanka, Finland
|Understanding the motivations for more sustainable behavior in lake destinations.
Dr. Professor Rachel Dodds, Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Ryerson University, Canada
|13:50-14:20||The role of portable outdoor devices in risk assessment of visitors to remote areas.
M.A. Konstantin Gridnevskiy, Stenden University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
|Sustainable Tourism in Space Tourism.
Annette Toivonen, Doctorate Candidate in Tourism Research in the University of Lapland, Finland
|14:25-14:45||Bottom-line of tourism responsibility in Finnish destination brochures.
Professor, Director Johan Edelheim, Multidimensional Tourism Institute (MTI), Finland
|14:50-15:10||Planning sustainable leisure landscapes in arctic rural communities.
Professor Rannveig Ólafsdóttir, Institute of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Iceland, Iceland
15:45 Keynote and panel discussion
Future of Responsible Tourism
Visiting Professor John Swarbrooke, Plymouth University and Director, J and S Consulting
Moderator John Swarbrooke
17:30 Conference closing words
19:00-23:00 Social Programme at the Jyväskylä Harbour