The Asian Symposium on Sustainable Tourism for Development

Country: Japan

City: Hiroshima

Abstr. due: 05.02.2015

Dates: 28.04.16 — 30.04.16

Area Of Sciences: Economics and management; Geography;

Organizing comittee e-mail: secretariat@esdfocus.org

Organizers: INTESDA

 

The key to reconciling the differences resides in sustainable tourism, defined by the UN as “Tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities.”  Viewed in the past as an ‘alternative’ or ‘fringe’ form of tourism, today it is widely accepted and plays an integral role in generating a green economy.

Conventional tourism, especially in developing countries, is more vulnerable to the industry’s adverse effects from environmental risks like compromised ecosystems to socio-cultural conflicts arising from failure to respect, communicate and include local communities in the planning and benefit sharing.  Sustainable tourism, on the other hand, reshapes the landscape by prioritizing the inextricable link between the welfare of people and the preservation of our natural and cultural heritage.

The transition to sustainable tourism challenges all participants to respect host communities’ socio-cultural diversity, fairly distribute the socio-economic benefits between all stakeholders, and optimize the use of environmental resources, among others.  Hiroshima, Japan, the City of Peace, is proud to host the 2016 inaugural Asian Symposium on Sustainable Tourism for Development (AST4D 2016).

In our commitment to sustainable tourism, AST4D will include several guided tour options including a Walking Tour of Hiroshima City and also tours of Hiroshima Peace Park and the shrine island of Miyajima — both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites!

We welcome abstracts of 250 words in English on any of the streams below. Submissions should be received no later than Friday, February 5, 2016:

    Adventure Travel
    Agritourism and Culinary Tourism
    Consumer Behavior
    Corporate Social Responsibility
    Cultural, Heritage and Dark Tourism
    Destination Branding and Promotion
    e-Tourism, ICT and Travel Technology
    Eco-Friendly Destinations and Attractions
    Eco-Friendly Hotel Operations
    Eco-Tourism
    Food Safety, Quality and Innovations
    Food Service and Catering
    Gastronomy and Wine Tourism
    Geo-Tourism
    Health, Wellness and Medical Tourism
    Hotel and Hospitality Management
    Indigenous Tourism
    Marine And Coastal Areas Tourism
    Responsible Tourism
    Sustainable Business, Production and Consumption
    Sustainable Development
    Sustainable Energy and Tourism
    Sustainable Tourism
    Theme Parks, Casinos and Resorts
    Tourism Accounting and Finance
    Tourism Economics
    Tourism Education and Training
    Tourism Management
    Tourism Marketing
    Tourism Policy, Planning and Development
    Tourism Products
    Travel & Transportation
    Urban and Rural Tourism
    Other Areas (please specify)
 

Conference Web-Site: http://www.esdfocus.org/sustainable-tourism-development-symposium/